Cleveland Park
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Staff Recommendation

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Cover: Tender at the Bone, ReichlIn Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl writes about her unconventional upbringing and includes some great recipes she learned from people who influenced her life. Ruth had to learn to cook because, as the reader finds out, her mother was notorious for serving old, moldy food and even poisoned an entire dinner party.

Staff-Recommended Documentaries

Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DVD Artwork: LuckyIf you were to win a lottery jackpot, would your life change for the better? Just as improbably, if a bolt of lightning struck you (and you survived!) would you find meaning in the experience?

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Alan Dart elfsFeeling pressed to get those holiday gifts finished?  Join like-minded fiber artists to get a lot accomplished.

On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m., Barbara, Stephanie and Yamile will be on hand to help you make your own knitted tomte creations to gift or to enter in our contest. We will have a tomte exhibition in January, with prizes awarded to the winner, and first- and second-runners-up.

Pick up the Alan Dart pattern at the meeting, and bring along something for show and tell -- or any project you are currently working on.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Photo of cast members from the Sherlock television series.The Mystery Book Club takes a December holiday. We will reconvene Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the BBC One series Sherlock, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

We will be joined by Lloyd Rose, author, critic, Dr. Who authority and long-time fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E Streets NW. 

It's Back!

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Cover of SidekicksAttention all kids who love comics, pizza or talking about comics while eating pizza, the Kid's Graphic Novel Book Club is back!

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. We will be discussing the book Sidekicks by Dan Santat. This fun take on the superhero genre of comics tells the story not of Captain Amazing, but of his pets.

Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

For kids ages 9 and older.

Third Installment: The Poisonwood Bible

Published on Monday, October 29, 2012
Poisonwood Bible CoverPlease join us at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., for our third installment of the Ethical Dilemmas book discussion series. The selection for November is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.   

Mystery Book Club Selection for November

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Book Cover: Sin in the Second City by Karne AbbottOn Nov. 1, the Mystery Book Club goes off the fiction track to read Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott.

Next Session: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Illustration of Office WorkersThe Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Get one-on-one support for basic activities in an online job search, including creating an email account, writing a resume, working on an online application and more.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.

Published on Monday, October 22, 2012

This year, Halloween falls oTrick or treatersn a Wednesday, so we are taking the opportunity to turn our Terrific Twos storytime into a Halloween extravaganza.

Come in costume and enjoy Halloween-themed stories and songs and then join the costume parade around the library and down the block.

Tuesday, October 23, 8 pm

Published on Monday, October 22, 2012

Dreamtime Photo of Vegetables in a Ladle   The Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library, Friends of the Cleveland Park Library and Councilmember Tommy Wells invite you to attend “Tommy’s Traveling Book Club” at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We will be discussing Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

Refreshments will be served.





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