Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

July 26 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Saturday, July 12, 2014

Crazy Puttycrazy putty
The children will learn that when they mix glue with Borax in a water solution, the borax reacts with the glue and the mixture can absorb a large amount of water and produce a putty like substance which can be squish in their hands and even bounce. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

August 9 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

This science experiment is a fun way for children to learn about solid and liquid. The Ooze they are going to make acts like both and the children will experiment withGlow in the Dark Ooze both textures and weight and decide which one they prefer and what they need to do to make it stay solid or liquid and for how long it can last as a solid or liquid. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
 

August 9 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

Giant Bubbles
This is a Fun in the Sun program while learning about air and gravity. The children will try their best to make the biggest bubbles. We will have a competition about who has the strongest lung and how much air you can blow to make the biggest bubble, or is it easier to use a big wand to make the giant bubbles? Can a person fit inside a giant bubble without bursting it? This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
 

July 25 Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014


Have fun making dry ice bDry ice bubbleubbles that will grow and grow as they fill with fog that looks like clouds. This experiment is a great one for kids who love science and those who want to discover science. The children will find out how big the bubble will get before it bursts. Give it a try and find out! Come and join us on July 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Winners!

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014

During the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the winners for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced.  Below are the winning titles available to check out and download throughout the library system:

Fiction
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Weather in the Library

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kids in puddleBeat the heat this Wednesday July 9 and come to Sundown Science at 7 p.m. where we will be talking about the science of weather. Kids ages 4 and up will have the opportunity to explore weather concepts and make their own rain and snow.

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014
August will mark the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington, D.C. as part of the War of 1812.  So much of what really happened has been replaced by tall tales and local lore. Ralph Eshelman, a War of 1812 historian, has visited every known War of 1812 location in the region.  He has named three of the biggest myths surrounding the burning of Washington.
 
Myth 1: The British Burned Washington

Share the techniques of Master Gardener Neil Hoffman

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

urban gardenOn Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m.,  the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library will host Master Gardener Neil Hoffman for a talk on problems unique to gardening in a city. Whether you are an old hand at gardening or a beginner, cultivate a community garden plot or a planter or two, you can benefit from his experience. The challenges of limited space and limited light can be overcome with strategies including biointensive techniques, vertical structures, containers, and season extension.


124 Years of Preservation

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rock Creek Park Boulder Bridgeford in Rock Creek Park
Boulder bridge over Rock Creek                                          Ford through Rock Creek ca. 1925 - 1930


Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

boat of veggiesOn Friday, July 11, 3:30 p.m., come find out why some vegetables float and others sink?  Why do cargo and cruise ships float, but pennies sink?  Displacement, up-thrust, buoyancy, density, and surface tension all contribute to an object’s ability to travel on top of or to bury itself deep below the surface of a body of water.  Join us as we make our own clay, aluminum foil, paper, or cardboard boats and see whose boat can hold the most pennies without sinking.  

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