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Published on Thursday, August 30, 2012
Miss Patty with a pie

The kids are heading back to school, the days are getting shorter, and summer reading is over.  Hopefully everyone has turned in their summer reading logs after hours and hours of reading. That means it’s time for a party! 

On Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m., the Cleveland Park Library is throwing an "End of Summer Reading Party" and everyone is invited!

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This summer the Cleveland Park Library welcomed one of the many teens who found employment in the District through the Summer Youth Employment Program. Our teen was Donte. He shelved many, many books, he hauled tables around for children’s programming, he helped organize story times, he blogged about his experiences and he worked on a "capstone" project. Teens could chose to do anything library related for their capstone project, and Donte chose to to review movies. Since he’s now off to college to major in creative writing and film this seemed a perfect fit.

He’s left us some reviews to post and I’ll be putting up one a week for the next three weeks.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 6

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

French booksBonjour! French story time has returned following a short summer break. Kids of all ages are invited to join Ms. Jackie every Thursday at 4 p.m. as she presents stories and songs in French.

Mystery Book Club Selection for September

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

In the Woods bookcoverOn  Sept. 6, the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will discuss Tana French's In the Woods, which won the 2008 Anthony, Edgar and Macavity awards for Best First Novel.  In this riveting combination of police procedural and harrowing psychological thriller, Bob Ryan is the investigating detective when a 12-year-old boy is murdered in the same woods where two of his friends disappeared. There are now four books in the series, featuring the Dublin Murder Squad.

Alan Dart's Jultomtar & Teeny Tomte Contest

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Alan Dart's TomteJoin us at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. as the Cleveland Park Library resumes the Fiber Arts Workshop. We will be introducing our knitted tomte contest, to include in an exhibition in January with prizes awarded to the winner, and first- and second-runners up.

Pick up the Alan Dart pattern at the workshop, and bring along something for show and tell -- as well as anything you are currently working on -- while we share ideas for upcoming programs, possible charity opportunities and more.

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

We hope to see you on the 25th!

Published on Monday, August 6, 2012

Book cover of HerevilleHey kids, we're eating pizza and talking about graphic novels again! This month the book we'll be discussing is Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch. This is the story of Mirka Herschberg. She's an 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl who wants to fight dragons, even though everyone knows dragons don't exist. Then one day she accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch. It turns out Mirka may get her wish after all.

Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012

KlibanCat The Cleveland Park Library Fiber Arts Workshop is taking a break in August.

We will resume our monthly sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 25.  Stay tuned for details!

Happy Summer! 

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Holy Thief bookcoverOn Thursday, Aug. 2, the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will discuss William Ryan's The Holy Thief.

An Arts Olympiad Exhibition

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012
Painting with Acrylic imageIn honor of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the Library is partnering with the International Child Art Foundation to offer kids a chance to create their own special work of art.

Children are invited to come by on July 19 at 4:30 p.m. to work with Jessica Axelrad, a certified K-12 art teacher and practicing artist to paint a “My Favorite Sport”-themed painting.
 

David Thomson's Musings on the Cultural Effect of 'Psycho'

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'The Moment of Psycho' book cover.Not everyone likes the horror genre. I used to find it trashy, crude-for-crudeness's sake, and generally not creative. However, as I read more on film history and theory, I am learning that there is always more to a film than meets the eye, even in slasher movies. Regardless of whether you find horror books and films enticing or thought-provoking, you have to admit that, for some reason, the genre has affected the formation of our modern American identity. We see vestiges of Puritanism in the media's constant censorship of expletives, and yet violence saturates American media—television shows, movies, video games, the news.

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