Cleveland Park
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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.

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.