Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

A Purim Entertainment at Cleveland Park Library

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yiddish song coverLearn about early Yiddish entertainment and how it developed in theater and film.  Using clips from Yiddish classic films, Dr. Miriam Isaacs, affiliate faculty at the Jewish Studies Program, University of Maryland, will bring you to laughter and tears.  She will present a selection of classic film clips and sound recordings. From the Purim plays of medieval times, through the Jewish enlightenment of Eastern Europe, to its heyday in the 1920s in Lower Manhattan, to today, Yiddish entertainment is powerfully evocative of Ashkenzai Jewish culture across the continents and time.

Tuesday, March 6, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

See the Official Illustrated Movie Companion Now!

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

Image and Link to The Hunger Games Movie Companion in catalog The Hunger Games - The Official Illustrated Movie Companion is now in stock. Get the inside scoop before the movie comes out. In the Young Adult Section now and ready for checkout.

Professor Domnica Radulescu, Washington & Lee University

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Published on Friday, February 10, 2012

Fish Reading a BookCome check out the amazing selection of books, music and DVDs for sale by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library. There is something for everybody!

Union Military Espionage and African Americans in the Civil War

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2012

Black History Month Banner © Getty ImagesOn Saturday, February 25th, author Kenneth Daigler will discuss the important contributions of runaway slaves (considered "contraband of war"), slaves in place and free blacks to Union military intelligence.

Tuesday, February 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lego BookcoverJoin us in the children's area for our brand new building brick program. Open to kids of all ages. We'll have both regular sized bricks for older children and big bricks for toddlers. Stop by on Tuesday, February 14th at 4:30 and show us how creative you can be.

Check out some cool LEGO books the library has:

The LEGO Book by Daniel Lipkowitz