Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Come Write In!

Workspaces for aspiring novelists to work on their National Novel Writing Month projects

November is here and that means another NaNoWriMo!National Novel Writing Month is a great challenge for aspiring novelists to finally finish that great book. Have you told yourself that you could write a better Hunger Games? Or are you the next James Patterson? Use this month to work on the next great novel!

'Prague Fatale' by Philip Kerr

Mystery Book Club November Selection

The eighth book in the series finds Bernie Gunther, recently returned from the Eastern Front, in Prague in October, 1941. In the most diplomatically sensitive case of his police career, Gunther investigates the murder of an adjutant of SS General Reinhard Heydrich.

Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.

Staff Recommendation

Did you know the Old Stone House on M Street in Georgetown was George Washington's surveying headquarters in 1791?Were you aware that the city is built on a swamp?What do the hoofs mean on equestrian statues around the city?Have you heard that while Abraham Lincoln was touring Fort Stevens in 1864, a young Oliver Wendell Holmes ordered the Pre

One Spooky Night

A Halloween Celebration

On Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the library will be taken over by costumed creatures of all sorts in a spooky, silly, celebration of Halloween.Come dressed in your best costume and listen to scary (but not too scary) stories, sing silly Halloween songs, and eat delicious Halloween treats.Kids of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and participate in our costume parade.

Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Book Sale

Two days of great browsing and buying to support the library

Job Seekers Clinic: Nov. 6

The 2 Hour Job Search

Can you find a job in two hours? It can be done.

Halloween Reads at the Library

Spooky suggestions for readers of all ages!

October is here, and that means the countdown to Halloween has begun! Whether your idea of a good Halloween scare comes from Hocus Pocus or something darker, the library is the place to get your Halloween fix! Here are some favorites to get you in the Halloween spirit. Recommendations are split into two categories: light and dark.Kids' Reads

'How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare' by Ken Ludwig

Author talk

Join author Ken Ludwig on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m., in a program directed to children and their parents, to share his friendly and easy-to-master approach to Shakespeare.

Cleveland Park Library History Files: 60th Anniversary

Dedication and Opening Day

After many years of waiting and fund-raising, the Cleveland Park neighborhood finally had a permanent library branch of its own.

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Author Talk

Paris, 1942. The capitol is occupied by the Germans while the remainder of France is governed from Vichy. A Parisian architect, Lucien Bernard, is commissioned to design a hiding place for Jews.  Initially he has no interest and doesn't want to be known to be associating with Jews. As it is, daily life in Paris is dangerous. However, the money is appealing and Lucien could use it.