Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

March 20 - April 27, 2012

Published on Monday, March 19, 2012

Utamaro Woodblock PrintThe Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce our Third Annual Haiku Poetry Contest!

To enter, submit an original Haiku poem on the contest entry form, which are available at the circulation desk. Submissions will be posted in the library during the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival. To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable pattern.  Prizes will be awarded for the best haiku submitted in the adult, teen and children’s categories and the winning poetry will be published on the Cleveland Park Library website. Winners will be announced on April 30, 2012. One entry per participant, please.

Brian Farrey's New Book Wins Stonewall Honors

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Image and Link to Book With or Without You in catalogWith or Without You is not just a highly realistic portrayal of the misconceptions many people still hold regarding HIV and AIDS, it's also the story of a high school senior trying to figure out who he is and how to make his own decisions.

April Selection

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Anatomist's Apprentice bookcoverJoin us for a discussion of Tessa Harris's The Anatomist's Apprentice, on April 5. Set in 18th Century England, follow the twists and turns as Dr. Thomas Silkstone a Philadelphia anatomist, researches the death of Lady Lydia Farrell's brother. Did her husband murder the victim to gain his inheritance? Based on solid historical research, this is as much history of forensic science as it is a detective story.

How Humans and Animals Became Domesticated

Published on Friday, March 9, 2012
There are footprints in petrified mud on a cave floor in France. They are of a boy and a dog/wolf. They are 26,000 years old.  30,000 year old dog remains have been identified in Belgium. Dogs have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. They helped humans domesticate sheep, goats, cattle and horses.

Celebrate DC Read-In

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Join us at 12 p.m. on Saturday March 10th for not one, but two fabulous puppet shows.

"A Bunny Shouldn't Ever Have a Fox for a Pet - A Cautionary Puppet Show," by David Greenfieldboyce. Greenfieldboyce is a puppeteer, former teacher and stay-at-home dad for his 20-month-old son. He’s also the same dynamo who organizes the Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour.

"Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" - A shadow puppet show based on the book by Carmen Agra Deedy, performed by our own children’s librarian and puppeteer, Patty Reeber.

All ages.

Celebrate DC Read In

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Join us from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to meet authors Jennifer Allison, Pamela Ehrenberg, Anna El-Eini, Caroline Hickey and Katherine Marsh.

Saturday, March 10, Read In Activities

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

As part of DC Read In, the National Capital Apple Macintosh Users Group (NCA-MUG) and Barnes & Noble will have representatives on hand to help you get started with free e-book downloads from the library's catalog. Bring your own device for one-on-one assistance.

9:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m.  Read Any Good e-Books Lately?  Presented by the National Capital Apple Macintosh Users Group (NCA-MUG)

12 p.m. -- 4 p.m.  One-on-one Mac download assistance available from NCA-MUG members

3 p.m. -- 4 p.m.   Nook Clinic, staffed by Anuja Deorukhkar of Barnes & Noble

What's Happening in the Library?

Published on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Photo of Flying BooksOn Saturday, March 10, join us from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a variety of events for all ages as members of the community demonstrate the various activities that take place at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library.  We will begin at noon in the first floor meeting room with shadow puppet plays for the younger children, proceeding to a lesson in Scottish dancing for all ages accompanied by readings of Robert Burns.   This event will be followed by a Teen Hour.  Later, we will feature readings in world languages with English translation, the reading of a one-act play, and more! The schedule and names of the readers will be posted in the front window of the library. 

Check Out Our Graphic Novel Collection for New Releases!

Published on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Image and link to book Manga Man in catalogWritten by Barry Lyga and illustrated by Colleen Doran, MangaMan is an eye-popping fun-ride through the comic traditions of East and West. Fans of both comics and manga will love this book!

Selection for March

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

City of Dragons book coverOn Thursday, March 1, the book group will discuss Kerri Stanely's City of Dragons, the 2010 Macavity Award winner for Best Historical Mystery. The author fulfills her goal, "to give you an enriching, immersive, and entertaining experience" depicting San Francisco in 1940 complete with its politics, popular culture and the frictions between non-Asians, Chinese, and Japanese.