Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

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