Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Cleveland Park History Files: 60th Anniversary series

The Early Years

Prior to the permanent location of Cleveland Park Library, it was housed in a school building.In 1911, the Cleveland Park School and Community Association established a temporary library in the John Eaton School.  Miss Clara Herbert was the first librarian.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month; In celebration we are posting a new public domain poem every Monday."Spring Storm" by William Carlos Williams     The sky has given overits bitterness.Out of the dark changeall day longrain falls and fallsas if it would never end.Still the snow keepsits hold on the ground.But water, waterfrom a thousand runnels!

'Beethoven's Hair' by Russell Martin

Staff recommendations

Beethoven's Hair by Russell Martin is a fascinating true account about a lock of Beethoven's hair snipped off on his deathbed and preserved in a glass and wood frame for almost two hundred years.  The readers find themselves traveling from the present, when a surgeon

'Bombingham' by Anthony Grooms

Where were you in 1963?

Join us at Cleveland Park on Saturday, May 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., to discuss Bombingham. Reminisce if you're the right age, and hear first-hand what it was like to be there in 1963.

'Beautiful Creatures' by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures, at its core, is a "forbidden love" story, with a healthy portion of "it's a race against time" thrown in.

'Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker' by Jennifer Chiaverini

Staff Recommendation

In her first historical novel, best selling author Jennifer Chiaverini writes about Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hobbs Keckley, an African-American modiste who lived in Washington, D.C. for many years. A former slave, Mrs.

'Before I Go to Sleep' by S. J. Watson

Staff recommendations

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson grabs the reader's interest immediately but then, progresses very slowly.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration we are posting a new public domain poem every Monday."A Performance of Henry V At Stratford-Upon-Avon" by Elizabeth Jenkins     Nature teaches us our tongue againAnd the swift sentences came pat. I cameInto cool night rescued from rainy dawn.And I seethed with language, Henry at

April Fiber Arts Workshop

Whatever needlecraft you enjoy, on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m., bring your project and join us for an evening with others with similar interests.  We share, encourage, and educate each other with discussion of our projects while working away.  Our interests cover spinning, dying, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, lace-making and more.  We would love to add your special enthusiasm to our repertory.

"Frozen Assets" by Quentin Bates

Mystery Book Club Selection for May 2

In the first in the Officer Gunnhildur series, the investigation of an unidentified body found floating in the harbor of a fishing village leads the policewoman to uncover a web of corruption connected to Iceland's business and banking communities. Frozen Assets is as much

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