Cleveland Park
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With Special Guests: The Wilson High School Jazz Chorus

Published on Monday, December 12, 2011

Music NotesIs there a better way to get in the holiday mood than with songs and stories? The fabulous Wilson High School Jazz Chorus is going to come help us celebrate the holidays on Wednesday, December 21, at 1 p.m.

Please join us for a festive time of songs, stories and fun. All ages are welcome.

"The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures"

Published on Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Cover:  The Color of HayJoin us at the library on Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m., as photographer and author Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin discusses her book, The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures.

A selection of photographs from the work will be displayed, and a book signing will follow the program. 

Roy Blount Jr.'s Newest Book

Published on Monday, December 5, 2011

Bookcover: Alpha Better JuiceAlpha Better Juice or, the Joy of Text is another of Roy Blount Jr.'s romps through the English language.  Blount has a way with words and quite obviously loves words having their way with him.  The best example of this is the title of his previous work on the subject:

Thursday, December 8th at 4:30PM

Published on Monday, December 5, 2011

Bead photoGet ready for the holidays with a fun beading workshop! Join us at the library to create the perfect gift with some help from Ms. Jackie. 

We'll be making necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks and napkin rings.

For kids ages 9 and up.

Wednesday, December 7, at 4 p.m.

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Henna Hands
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating a henna tattoo? This is your chance. We will learn the basic shapes used to create the intricate designs of mehndi body art.

Then participants will have a chance to apply what they've learned to create their own, unique "tattoo." All the materials will be provided.

Children and teens ages 10 and up.

Wednesday, December 7, at 4 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The DC Public Library will be closed Friday, December 2, for staff training. Visit the library's website 24/7 to download books, music, renew materials, sign up for eNews and eNotices and much more. Normal business hours resume on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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