Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

We have a couple of new series for kids in our paperback collection.

Cover image of Cupcake Diaries number 1The Cupcake Diaries

The Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon follows the adventures of middle-schoolers, Katie, Mia, Emma and Alexis as they navigate new friendships, school dances, popular girls, boys and cupcakes.

Free help from the DC Office of Tax & Revenue

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Free Tax Assistance
Still need to get your D.C. income, business, or real property taxes done?  Do you have questions about property assessment or other matters handled by the Office of Tax and Revenue? On Thursday, March 21, from 2-6 p.m., staff from the D.C. Office of Tax & Revenue (OTR) will be at Cleveland Park Library to provide free assistance. First come, first served; no advance appointments.

Suggestions for People Who Want to Start Reading Marvel Comics

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pile of comicsLast year I, like many, many other people, went to the movies and saw The Avengers. And I loved it. Not that this was a surprise: I had already seen all the other Marvel movies leading up to The Avengers and I loved them too. In fact, I liked these characters enough to venture into the world of comic books.

Music Time with the Levine School of Music

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Image of childrenOn Friday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m., we are proud to offer this opportunity for children and their caregivers to make music together as they participate in musical activities, including singing, chants, finger plays, listening and movement in Chinese.

Through musical stories, games and activities in Chinese, children are introduced to basic rhythmic and melodic concepts. No previous knowledge of Chinese necessary. The class is taught by Xing Jin, a native Chinese speaker and offered in partnership with the Levine School of Music.

For children ages 1-4.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ThKnitting Never Felt Better bookcovere next meeting of the Fiber Arts Workshop will be Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.  Socks seem to be the predominate on-going projects, but if that's not your interest, don't let it keep you away.  We're having some interesting discussions of matching fibers to projects, experimenting with the effect of needle sizes (not just for making gauges), and how dye affects texture.

From Town to City

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

City of the Century bookcoverOn March 4, 1837, the Illinois state legislature enacted a city charter for Chicago.

At the time, Chicago was a different place than we would recognize today. The population was over 4,000, according to the 1840 federal census.

Staff Recommendations

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

River of Smoke bookcoverIf you are not familiar with the work of Amitav Ghosh, you are in for an enriching reading experience.  If you want to know what the atmosphere was like in the area of India and China in the early part of the 19th century, the author will treat you to vivid descriptions so real that you will actually feel like you are living in that time and place.  Ghosh seems to know everything about the East in the early 19th century.  His descriptions of the people, towns, clothing, customs and food are amazing and dialogs in Gujarati, Hindustani, Pidgin and Cantonese are astounding.