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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.

Goldy Bear and the Three Locks

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goldy and the three locksJoin us on Thursday, July 12 at 4:30PM for another fabulous program from one of our favorite performers from last summer, Blue Sky Puppets. This summer they are back to tell the story of “Goldy Bear and the Three Locks"; the story of Goldy, a student athlete, bookworm and world-class babysitter.

When called on to babysit for the Lock family, Goldy shows up to find that his charges are three mysterious boxes.  All kinds of creative and magical book oriented surprises come from the boxes to amaze and delight the audience!

For all ages, 40 minutes.

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This July the children's department is showing family movies based on popular books. Join us every Friday at 3:00PM to get out of the heat, watch a fun movie, and then check out the book the movie was based on. 

Cover of HolesFriday, July 13 

This week we will feature Holes, rated PG and based on the Newbery Award winning book by Loius Sachar.


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.