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Third Annual Cleveland Park Library Haiku Contest

Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cherry Blossoms Graphic

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the winners of our 2012 Haiku Contest. Once again, many wonderful poems were submitted and it was challenging to choose just one favorite in each of our three categories. 

Here is the first, from our children's division:

    The ball hits a bat
    Crack, it flies through the air fast
    Out, mitt catches ball.
                        --Zachary I.

Our winning entry in the teen category anticipates summer:

     Running through summer
     Converse slapping the concrete
     Blue sky full of hope.
                      -- Elizabeth C. 

El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012

El Dia photoIn honor of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) we will be hosting a special musical celebration at the Cleveland Park Library! 

Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. for a bilingual English-Spanish performance featuring songs, dance and drumming. All ages are welcome!

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012

New books! New books!

New books being processed                                                       

Selection for May

Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Join us on Thursday, May 3, for a discussion of James Lee Burke's, The Glass RainbowThe Glass Rainbow bookcover, the 18th book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Widely reviewed as one of the best of Burke's novels, the reader continues to follow Robicheaux's life in the bayou country of Louisiana with all its local color and complexity of characters. As Robicheaux investigates the death of a series of young women, the author moves back and forth between the depths of human depravity and the heights of nobility.

Submit your original poem by April 27

Published on Friday, April 13, 2012

© Ealisa / Stock Free ImagesSubmit your original Haiku poem on the contest entry form, available at the circulation desk. Submissions will be posted in the library through the end of April. To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable pattern.

How We All Got This Way

Published on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
domesticationOn Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., the Cleveland Park Library will host a discussion of the process of domestication beginning in the Neolithic period. The topic centers around the dog, the first domesticated animal (unless one includes humans).
Domestication of animals and plants led to an enormous change in the way humans lived, easily rivaling the changes occurring from the creation of tools and weapons. 

Published on Friday, April 6, 2012

Anatomist's Apprentice bookcoverThe Mystery Book Club had an exciting first at its April meeting. British Author Tessa Harris met with the group via Skype to discuss her book The Anatomist's Apprentice. This was extraordinary given the time difference -- the author graciously joined us at midnight, her time. She discussed her professional writing, the origin of her interest in anatomists in the early 19th century, how she developed it into what will become a trilogy, with an outline of future books.

Monday, April 9 at 10:30AM

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We are pleased to announce that starting in April, on the second Monday of the month, a representative from Early Stages will available after our 10 a.m. story time to talk informally with parents and provide information about the Early Stages program. Early Stages is a D.C. Public Schools program for children between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 5 years 10 months to help parents identify any delays that their child may have and provide appropriate services to help address those delays.

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Cover: The French Slow CookerFollowing the great success of The Italian Slow Cooker, Michele Scicolone's newest offering is The French Slow Cooker --and it is every bit as wonderful!

Wilson High School Jazz Chorus and Band (New Date, April 20th)

Published on Monday, April 2, 2012

Jazz Age Josephine book coverApril is Jazz Appreciation Month, and to celebrate we are hosting an afternoon with the always fabulous Wilson High School Jazz Choir and Band.

Kids of all ages are encouraged to join us on Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m. for songs and stories about jazz.