Cleveland Park
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Photos and Stories from “The Color of Hay; The Peasants of Maramureş”

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Maramureş Valley in Northern Romania is so remote that generations of peasant farming practices remained intact.  As modern amenities like cable TV began to reach the region, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin documented how the people changed.   On December 15, McLaughlin will share her experience and photographs from her book, “The Color of Hay; The Peasants of Maramureş” at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library

Wednesday, November 23 at 4:00 PM

Published on Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving bannerCome celebrate Thanksgiving with a special children's craft party at the library! We will have a puppet show, lots of music for dancing and plenty of fun treats to eat. Everyone will make a special Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home.

Wednesday, November 23, at 4 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Published on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Photo of Crochet BagThe Cleveland Park Fiber Arts Workshop meets at the library every 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m. Our next meeting will be on November 22.

This month’s session will feature a demo of the crochet stitch used to make this colorful bag. If you’d like to try it yourself, you will need a skein of worsted weight yarn and a crochet needle in the size indicated on your label.

Or just bring along a project of your own and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists! Beginners welcome!            

A Detailed, Illustrated Examination of Animal Fibers

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Cover:  Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius is an encyclopedic examination of more than 200 animal fibers from around the world, including a wide variety of sheep breeds by group:  Blackfaced Mountain, Cheviot, Dorset, Down, English Longwool (my personal favorite!), Feral, Merino, Northern European Short-Ta

One Book. One City. One Good Read.

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Cover:  The Other Wes MooreJoin the Cleveland Park Book club at the library on Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. as we participate in DC Reads.  The selection this year is The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore.  

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Romanian Girls, Photo by Kathleen Laria McLaughlinThe Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library in partnership with the Embassy of Romania will present a free cultural event for children ages 8-12 on Wednesday, November 9, at 10 a.m.   The theme of this year's program is: Winter!  Join us for a Romanian film and a traditional craft, and sample some delicious goodies!

Saturday, October 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Join us Jack'O'Lanternfor our Halloween Party featuring special musical guest Ray Owen!

With lots of food, music and fun, this party is sure to be a fantastic time. After the music we'll have a short parade down the block to show off all our fabulous costumes.

All ages!

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Photograph by Ian Aberle Hey teens!

Have you been trying to figure out how to make your zombie make-up look real? Do you need some help learning how to perfect that special bruise or flesh wound?  Maybe you need to get your eye make-up perfect for that great fairy look... Well, we can help you out!

Stop by the library on Monday, October 24, at 4 p.m. for a special effects make-up workshop, and learn tips and tricks from a professional make-up artist!

Saturday, October 22, Noon - 4 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

graphic of woman sitting on books
The Friends of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library invite you to the annual fall book sale, which will be held in the second-floor community room from noon until 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 22.   There are loads of great reads for all ages and interests. 

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Join Us Tuesday, October 25, at 7 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Book Cover: Mastering the Art of Knitting Join us at the library next Tuesday evening for an introduction to Fair Isle (color stranded) knitting.  It's easier than it looks!  

Bring along some yarn from your stash and a pair of needles -- any size -- to practice.  Or come with a project of your own to knit, spin, or crochet -- and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists.  Share your work and learn new skills!

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