Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

First Sunday Open House

Sunday, Oct. 6

Come celebrate our new Sunday hours!Sunday, Oct. 6 will be the first Sunday we've been open and we're throwing a party to mark the occasion.From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., we are hosting an open house at the library. The first 100 people to visit the library will receive a free tote bag. We will also be giving away free books.

Full Body Stretch Yoga

New extended hours means new extended programs! We are pleased to announce that after nearly two years of the popular Yoga at the Library we are able to offer an additional weekly yoga class.

'Nairobi Heat' by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Mystery Book Club Selection for October

In Nairobi Heat, you follow African-American detective Ishmael from Madison, Wis., to Kenya and back while investigating the mu

'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

In the summer of 1945, President Truman was tired of war. The European war had ended in May, but the Japanese were still holding on in the Pacific. The Japanese had been losing the war, but did not want to accept the American conditions for surrender. The result was that Japan was starving, but still fighting. The decision to use the atomic bomb on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 was one filled with contention, and left the world irrevocably changed.

'The Brontes' by Juliet Barker

Staff book recommendation

Although the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) only wrote a few novels in between them, their names remain well-known in English literature. Over time, many myths and gossip grew to surround the family, which persisted over the years. In 1994, Juliet Barker, who had worked as curator in in the Bronte Parsonage Museum, published a definitive biography of this famous literary family.

Job Seekers Clinic: Oct. 2

Next Day Interviews

You've been called for a job interview. Great!  It's scheduled for...tomorrow.