Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

ToJohn Eaton Elementary School Sign help us all get in the holiday mood, the John Eaton Elementary School Chorus is bringing their Holiday Celebration to Cleveland Park!

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. for a festive afternoon of holiday songs for all ages.

Schedule change for December

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Textile Artist's Studio Handbook bookcoverOn Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., we'll warm our fingers around cups of hot spiced cider and work away on current projects.  If you are a beginning knitter or crocheter, we can start you out with one-on-one instruction or help you with an already started project. 

Thursday, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Book cover of GettysburgComics! War! Battles! Lincoln!

This month we're looking at how the graphic novel format can be used to tell a nonfiction story. The book we'll be talking about is Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel by C. M. Butzer.

We have copies of the book available for checkout at the children's desk. Please stop by to register and pick up a copy of the book.

For kids ages 8 and up.

Children's Librarian Patty Reeber

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012

Photo: Patty ReeberSince "Miss Patty's" arrival at Cleveland Park, our younger patrons have flocked to her -- and some have even named toy animals after her. Patty's delightful enthusiasm and hearty laughter enliven our library, and the children adore her for her warmth, openness, and kindness.  Patty enjoys being silly, and is totally at ease leading storytime and singing for 1- and 2-year-olds on Monday and Wednesday mornings, as well as at pajama storytime in the winter. 

Staff Recommendation

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Cover: Tender at the Bone, ReichlIn Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl writes about her unconventional upbringing and includes some great recipes she learned from people who influenced her life. Ruth had to learn to cook because, as the reader finds out, her mother was notorious for serving old, moldy food and even poisoned an entire dinner party.

Staff-Recommended Documentaries

Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DVD Artwork: LuckyIf you were to win a lottery jackpot, would your life change for the better? Just as improbably, if a bolt of lightning struck you (and you survived!) would you find meaning in the experience?

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Alan Dart elfsFeeling pressed to get those holiday gifts finished?  Join like-minded fiber artists to get a lot accomplished.

On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m., Barbara, Stephanie and Yamile will be on hand to help you make your own knitted tomte creations to gift or to enter in our contest. We will have a tomte exhibition in January, with prizes awarded to the winner, and first- and second-runners-up.

Pick up the Alan Dart pattern at the meeting, and bring along something for show and tell -- or any project you are currently working on.

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

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Photo of cast members from the Sherlock television series.The Mystery Book Club takes a December holiday. We will reconvene Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the BBC One series Sherlock, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

We will be joined by Lloyd Rose, author, critic, Dr. Who authority and long-time fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E Streets NW. 

It's Back!

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Cover of SidekicksAttention all kids who love comics, pizza or talking about comics while eating pizza, the Kid's Graphic Novel Book Club is back!

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. We will be discussing the book Sidekicks by Dan Santat. This fun take on the superhero genre of comics tells the story not of Captain Amazing, but of his pets.

Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

For kids ages 9 and older.

Third Installment: The Poisonwood Bible

Published on Monday, October 29, 2012
Poisonwood Bible CoverPlease join us at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., for our third installment of the Ethical Dilemmas book discussion series. The selection for November is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.