Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Upcoming Book Discussion Series

Published on Friday, July 6, 2012

Aristotle holding a copy of "Ethics"  - detail of painting by Raphael

Published on Friday, July 6, 2012

Cover of Unsinkable Walker Bean    Book cover of pride and joy

July Make Up Session

Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The July session will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to make up for the Fourth of July holiday.

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Get one-on-one support for basic activities in an online job search, including creating an email account, writing a resume, working on an online application and more.   

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

Cover Art:  Slugs by David GreenburgJoin us at the library on Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. for some really GROSS stories about slugs, and even GROSSER - slug pizza! 


For children of all ages!

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

Reading under the coversPajama storytime is back for a special three-week event.

Families are invited to dress in their PJs and join Miss Patty for an evening of stories and songs at 7:30PM on July 5, July 12 and July 19.

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

squid chefWould you eat a cookie with a spider on it? What about one with worms? What if it was a super delicious cookie that you got to decorate with your very own choice of licorice spiders, gummy worms or other tasty yet gross-looking treats?

Kids ages 6 and up are invited to join Ms. Jackie on Thursday, July 5 at 4:30 p.m. for gross-out cookie decorating. She’ll supply the cookies and the decorations, you’ll supply the imagination.

Everyone will get to decorate and eat the cookies.

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012

dreamscape photo On Friday, June 29, children 8 and older are invited to come make a journal in which to record thoughts and dreams.

Children will use markers, fabric and collage to design the covers of their journals.

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012

Sleeping teddyOn Tuesday, July 3th at 7:00PM children are invited to dress in their pajamas and bring their teddy bears to a special pajama story time and teddy bear sleepover. We’ll sing songs and read stories during our story time and then all of the teddy bears and other stuffed animals are invited to spend the night in the library.

Published on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth RendellOn Thursday, July 5, the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will discuss Ruth Rendell's Tigerlily's Orchids

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Gene Wilder as Willy WonkaComic actors are an underrated lot. Being a good comedian requires a mastery of timing and emotion, transcendence of physical setting, empathy and the ability to manipulate each in real-time. A brilliant comic actor knows how to overdo it because he/she already knows how to do it.  Consider:

     • Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
     • Jamie Fox in Ray
     • Robin Williams in One Hour Photo, The Night Listener, Dead Poets Society’, Good Will Hunting, Insomnia, The Fisher King, etc.

If you need more proof that comedy is not only a legitimate art form, but a true art, let’s not forget one of the most important comic artists of history: William Shakespeare.  Who do you suppose played in Shakespeare’s famous comic roles?  These weren’t beer-hall entertainers. They were the same actors who play Hamlet and Richard III!

It should not be surprising that many artists with the comedy bug have tried their hands at the written word. I’d like to focus on one actor who succeeds in extending his reach into the realm of literature: Mr. Gene Wilder.