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Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

In celebration of National Poetry Month we're posting a new public domain poem every Monday.
Photo of Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Rosemary" by Edna St. Vincent Millay         

For the sake of some things
    That be now no more
I will strew rushes
    On my chamber-floor,
I will plant bergamot
    At my kitchen door.

For the sake of dim things
    That were once so plain
I will set a barrel
    Out to catch the rain,
I will hang an iron pot
    On an iron crane.

Many things be dead and gone
    That were brave and gay;
For the sake of these things
    I will learn to say,

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Future of Us CoverIt is 1996. The Internet as we know it today does not exist. Facebook, Twitter and You Tube are at least a decade away.

Emma is a junior in high school when she gets her first computer. When she logs onto AOL for the first time, she finds her Facebook page. Facebook, which has not been invented yet. Emma gets a window into her future, 13 years from now.

If you could log onto your future, would you try to change what you saw?

Published on Monday, April 8, 2013
In celebration of National Poetry Month we're posting a new public domain poem every Monday.

"It Was a Lover and His Lass" by William Shakespeare

It was a lover and his lass,
    With a hey, and a ho, and hey nonino
Cherry BlossomsThat o'er the green corn-field did pass,
    In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey, ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye,
    With a hey, and a ho, and hey nonino,
These pretty county folk would lie,
    In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey, ding a ding, ding;

Staff recommendations

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 it the cover illustration or the title, Defending Jacob, that drew me to this book?  The description on the inside of the front jacket promised a suspenseful mystery full of guilt, betrayal, a father's fierce loyalty and his love for his son.

The Sooner State on Broadway

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 popular musical Oklahoma! is 70 years old. The original production opened on Broadway at the St. James Theater in New York City on March 31, 1943, and ran for 2,212 performances.

Published on Monday, April 1, 2013

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we'll be posting a public domain poem every Monday. Library

"The Library" by Frank Dempster Sherman

GIVE me the room whose every nook
Is dedicated to a book:
Two windows will suffice for air
And grant the light admission there,-
One looking to the south, and one
To speed the red, departing sun.
The eastern wall from frieze to plinth,
Shall be the Poet's labyrinth,
Where one may find the lords of rhyme
From Homer's down to Dobson's time;
And at the northern side a space
Shall show an open chimney-place,
Set round with ancient tiles that tell

Mystery Book Club Selection for April

Published on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dark Places bookcoverJoin us on Thursday, April 4 to discuss Gillian Flynn's Dark Places.

Cleveland Park Library's harbinger of Spring

Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013

maple leavesIt must be Spring:  It's time for the annual haiku contest!

Find your inspiration and enter the Cleveland Park Library contest.  We welcome submissions on a wide range of subjects, from playful to serious, from nature to the city. Our judges will select one winning haiku poem from each of three groups -- Child, Young Adult, and Adult, and each of the winners will be awarded a prize. Please follow the haiku style of three lines: five syllables, then seven, then five. 

We will post all submissions in the front window so that everyone can enjoy your creativity.

The entry deadline is April 15, and the winners will be announced on April 20.

An expanded opportunity

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

Checkmate bookcoverWednesdays at 4 p.m.: For those of you who accompany children to the chess class, and may be bringing other children along, we have started two companion programs, something for the kids and something for the adults.  We'll mix it up and you can help us plan a varied program. 

Let Garry Kasparov improve that chess strategy!

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cover image of Gotham CentralBeing a cop is a difficult job no matter what city you work in, but what if you were a cop in Gotham City? That’s the premise of Gotham Central, written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, art by Michael Lark.