Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lady with LambJoin us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work, and sharpen your skills! Our April 26 session will offer an introduction to sock knitting on two needles.  To participate, please bring two 20” size 3 circular needles and sock yarn.  Or bring along one of your own projects to knit or crochet and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists!  Hope to see you here!

For more information, visit the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. N.W., or call 202-282-3080.

Published on Friday, April 8, 2011

Free yoga classes led by a qualified instructor will begin at the Cleveland Park Library on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m.  This class is geared toward beginners and for people  who have mobility concerns.  Please bring a mat, if you have one.  If not, one will be provided.

All are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged because space is limited.  Please call 202-282-3080. 

Classes are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings the ice-age epic Earth's Children series to an

Image of Painted Caves bookcover

extraordinary conclusion. Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary

fiction, continues to explore the world and people around her with curiosity, insight, and above all, courage.

Published on Saturday, April 2, 2011

Photo of Cherry Blossoms

Enter an original Haiku poem through the close of business on Saturday, April 9.  Submissions will be posted in the library during the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival.  To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven syllable, five syllable pattern. 

Prizes will be awarded for best poem submitted in the adult, teen and children's categories, and the winning poetry will be published on the Cleveland Park Library web page. 

Winners will be announced on April 14.  One entry per participant please.

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 An intimate biography--Book Cover

Elizabeth Taylor, a larger than life actress, died March 23, 2011. In honor of her long movie career, the Cleveland Park Library is highlighting a few of her works and books about her life that are available.

DVDs:

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Giant
  • The Father of the Bride
  • National Velvet
  • The Taming of the Shrew

Books:

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sedaris book cover

Join us Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. for a discussion of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.

Characterized by some as his best and funniest book, David Sedaris' unique irreverence makes these essays on life both delightful and provocative. Skewering family life with love has led Sedaris to an almost legendary reputation as a humorist, memoirist and raconteur.

The Cleveland Park Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bone Rattler book coverIn Bone Rattler,  the first in a new series, Eliot Pattison has moved from his Edgar-Award winning Inspector Shan series to colonial America during the French and Indian War, while retaining his absorption with disenfranchised peoples. 

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, in partnership with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is proud to present a lecture on "The Origins of Nazi Anti-Semitism" by Dr. Peter Black on Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m.

Black has worked as Chief Historian for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations, as part of a team tracking and prosecuting suspected war criminals; and has testified as an expert witness for the government in numerous trials. He is credited with helping the Department of Justice prosecute 16 Nazi guards from the Trawniki camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He now serves as the senior historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Registration is recommended for this event. Please call the Cleveland Park Library at 202-282-3080 to register.

Published on Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photo of Yarn SkeinsJoin us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work and sharpen your skills! 

Our first session will feature an introduction to sock knitting on two needles. To participate, please bring two 24” size 3 circular needles and sock yarn. Or bring along a project to knit or crochet, and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists!  Help will be available for beginners. Hope to see you there at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. N.W., or call 202-282-3080.

Published on Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japanese print with women and cherry treeThe Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce our Second Annual Haiku Poetry Contest, to be held March 26 through the close of business on Saturday, April 9.

Enter an original Haiku poem, which will be posted in the library during the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival. To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable  pattern. Prizes will be awarded for the best poem 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 14.  One entry per participant, please.

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