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Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Maggie Sefton photoThe Mystery Book Club got a big surprise when Maggie Sefton dropped by the September meeting.

Tommy Wells' Traveling Book Club on October 23

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Cover: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by KingsolverThe 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 pm. 

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

Refreshments will be served.

Next Session: Sept. 5

Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Business Handshake / DreamtimeThe 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.   

The Handmaid's Tale

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Cover:  The Handmaid's TaleJoin us for the second session in our series on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., when we discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2012
Miss Patty with a pie

The kids are heading back to school, the days are getting shorter, and summer reading is over.  Hopefully everyone has turned in their summer reading logs after hours and hours of reading. That means it’s time for a party! 

On Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m., the Cleveland Park Library is throwing an "End of Summer Reading Party" and everyone is invited!

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This summer the Cleveland Park Library welcomed one of the many teens who found employment in the District through the Summer Youth Employment Program. Our teen was Donte. He shelved many, many books, he hauled tables around for children’s programming, he helped organize story times, he blogged about his experiences and he worked on a "capstone" project. Teens could chose to do anything library related for their capstone project, and Donte chose to to review movies. Since he’s now off to college to major in creative writing and film this seemed a perfect fit.

He’s left us some reviews to post and I’ll be putting up one a week for the next three weeks.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 6

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

French booksBonjour! French story time has returned following a short summer break. Kids of all ages are invited to join Ms. Jackie every Thursday at 4 p.m. as she presents stories and songs in French.

Mystery Book Club Selection for September

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

In the Woods bookcoverOn  Sept. 6, the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will discuss Tana French's In the Woods, which won the 2008 Anthony, Edgar and Macavity awards for Best First Novel.  In this riveting combination of police procedural and harrowing psychological thriller, Bob Ryan is the investigating detective when a 12-year-old boy is murdered in the same woods where two of his friends disappeared. There are now four books in the series, featuring the Dublin Murder Squad.

Alan Dart's Jultomtar & Teeny Tomte Contest

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Alan Dart's TomteJoin us at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. as the Cleveland Park Library resumes the Fiber Arts Workshop. We will be introducing our knitted tomte contest, to include in an exhibition in January with prizes awarded to the winner, and first- and second-runners up.

Pick up the Alan Dart pattern at the workshop, and bring along something for show and tell -- as well as anything you are currently working on -- while we share ideas for upcoming programs, possible charity opportunities and more.

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

We hope to see you on the 25th!

Published on Monday, August 6, 2012

Book cover of HerevilleHey kids, we're eating pizza and talking about graphic novels again! This month the book we'll be discussing is Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch. This is the story of Mirka Herschberg. She's an 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl who wants to fight dragons, even though everyone knows dragons don't exist. Then one day she accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch. It turns out Mirka may get her wish after all.

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