Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library


Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014

During the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the winners for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced.  Below are the winning titles available to check out and download throughout the library system:

Goldfinch cover

Weather in the Library

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kids in puddleBeat the heat this Wednesday July 9 and come to Sundown Science at 7 p.m. where we will be talking about the science of weather. Kids ages 4 and up will have the opportunity to explore weather concepts and make their own rain and snow.

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014
August will mark the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington, D.C. as part of the War of 1812.  So much of what really happened has been replaced by tall tales and local lore. Ralph Eshelman, a War of 1812 historian, has visited every known War of 1812 location in the region.  He has named three of the biggest myths surrounding the burning of Washington.
Myth 1: The British Burned Washington

Share the techniques of Master Gardener Neil Hoffman

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

urban gardenOn Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m.,  the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library will host Master Gardener Neil Hoffman for a talk on problems unique to gardening in a city. Whether you are an old hand at gardening or a beginner, cultivate a community garden plot or a planter or two, you can benefit from his experience. The challenges of limited space and limited light can be overcome with strategies including biointensive techniques, vertical structures, containers, and season extension.

124 Years of Preservation

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rock Creek Park Boulder Bridgeford in Rock Creek Park
Boulder bridge over Rock Creek                                          Ford through Rock Creek ca. 1925 - 1930

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

boat of veggiesOn Friday, July 11, 3:30 p.m., come find out why some vegetables float and others sink?  Why do cargo and cruise ships float, but pennies sink?  Displacement, up-thrust, buoyancy, density, and surface tension all contribute to an object’s ability to travel on top of or to bury itself deep below the surface of a body of water.  Join us as we make our own clay, aluminum foil, paper, or cardboard boats and see whose boat can hold the most pennies without sinking.  

The original UK trilogy on DVD

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

House of Cards trilogy DVD coverBefore Senator Frank Underwood was on Capitol Hill, there was Francis Urquhart in the halls of Parliament...

July 12 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blowplastic balloons balloons with plastic putty
The children will learn that they can blow a weightless balloon out of heavy plastic putty. They will learn that by using air they can make something that is heavy turn into something light. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on July 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

girl with hula hoopWhat is summer without a hula hoop?  Join us on Friday, June 27 at 3:30 p.m. as we make our own hula hoops, using materials from the garden store.  Then, we will enjoy a few hula hoop games and dances as we test parallel oscillation, centripetal force, angular momentum, and friction.  Parents of infants will learn how to recycle their hula hoops in various ways as their children grow. All ages welcome.  Registration is required. Please call 202-282-3073 to make a reservation.

Summer science program for ages 4 and up

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014

Sundown ScienceEvery Wednesday this summer the children's department will host a science program for ages 4 and up at 7 p.m. Each program will cover a different scientific concept and will include relevant books, music and hands-on experiments for kids to try in the library and at home.

June 25: Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Balls
July 2: Chromatography Crafts
July 9: Make it Rain: weather in the library
July 16: Build it: the science of architecture
July 23: Airplanes
July 30: Buried Treasure
August 6: Hot Air Balloons
August 13: Vibration and Dancing Oobleck!