Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pile of booksDo you work during the week? Wish you had mornings off so you could bring your children to storytime? Well, in March, we are offering not one but two Saturday morning Family Story Times!

Bring your children out to the library on Saturday, March 2 and March 16 at 10:30 a.m. for a wonderful time full of books, music and fun. We look forward to seeing you here.

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

cover of one crazy summerOne Crazy Summer is set in the summer of 1968 in Oakland, Calif.

First Teen Space event

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cleveland Park Library is proud to introduce Teen Space, a monthly event taking place on the first Thursday of the month.

What exactly does Teen Space mean? Good question! Teen Space is a monthly event that provides a space for teens to interact with the library. Teen Space events will vary each month. From art classes to creating a study space before finals, Teen Space will have something for you!

Image of the poster for Perks of Being a Wallflower For our first event, we will be screening the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, based on the book by Stephen Chbosky.

Get free help from the DC Office of Tax & Revenue

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Free Tax Assistance
Need help with your DC income, business, or real property tax, or other questions such as property assessments? On Thursday, March 21, staff from the DC Office of Tax & Revenue (OTR) will provide free tax services to D.C. residents at Cleveland Park Library. This community outreach event will be held from 2-6 p.m.

For further information, please contact the OTR Customer Service Center at (202) 727-4829 or online (Click on the large banner).

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

Book Cover of Wrinkle in Time

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cover of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsTeen Book Club is back!

Join us on Feb. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. while we discuss Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

Anna is about to go into her senior year of high school when she finds out that her father has decided to send her to boarding school. In Paris! Which is exciting and terrifying, since Anna has never been out of the country and speaks absolutely no French.

Ha Jin's Waiting

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Book CoverWaiting by Ha Jin

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Beginning on Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., the Fiber Arts Workshop will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other fiber artists.  Discussing projects and materials and helping each other figure out difficulties is part of our shared experience.  If you are beginner, we provide one-on-one instruction and have available donated supplies appropriate for getting you started.