Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pajama Story Time is back! With the days getting shorter and the sun setting earlier, we have moved Pajama Story Time from Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

That's right, every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., your family is invited to put on their PJs, grab their teddy bears (or other much loved toy) and join Miss Patty for a half-hour of stories and songs.

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jackie Mikolaski & Pauline Jones Enjoy an eBook! Please stop by the library for free giveaways, a library card and information about our many services on Saturday, October 1, as we join in the celebration of Cleveland Park Day!  Learn about downloading digital media to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook - or other compat

Published on Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Book Thief book cover

On Tuesday, October 11, join a discussion of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, the recipient of numerous awards and which is on many lists such as The New York Times Children's Best Seller List and ALA Best Books for Young Adults. 

Published on Saturday, September 24, 2011

Charlatan book cover

  At the October 6 meeting we'll discuss a nonfiction book, Charlatan by Pope Brock.  This fascinating social history set in the first half of the 20th century describes the career and downfall of John R. Brinkley, who at the peak of his career was the richest and most famous surgeon in the United States.  Beyond medicine, his innovative influence was felt from modern political campaigning to the rise of country music.  The jacket flap describes the book as a portrait of a "boundlessly audacious rogue on the loose in an America that was ripe for the bamboozling."

Guest Author: Ioan Suciu, Georgetown University Press

Published on Friday, September 23, 2011

Man Reading eBookThe future of the university library is up in the air, literally in the cloud. At a time when cloud computing and digital distributions are on the rise, academic publishers and some of the nation’s biggest booksellers have been slow to adapt.

Last month’s bankruptcy filing by Borders is the latest example. Booksellers and lenders risk sliding into obscurity as digital editions become ubiquitous.

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Photo of Gerbils

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Purl Scarf - Pattern From Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Join us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work and sharpen your skills.

Our September session will be a "sit and knit."  Bring along a project to knit, crochet or spin, and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists.  Check out some of our great new craft books while you are here... 

All ages are welcome!

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bookcover image and link to Alice in Charge Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's new Alice in Charge tells of Alice and her friends, who face trouble when an increase in vandalism at their school turns out not to be a prank but the work of an unexpected and dangerous group.

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

The library system has all sorts of books about dogs: training dogs, dog health and personal stories about dogs.  Mutts by Brian Kilcommons and Michael Capuzzo [636.7009 K48] is the book about most American dogs. It is an appeal for adopting shelter animals and an explanation of why mutts make such good pets.

Dogs are the most genetically plastic mammals, ranging in size from five pounds to nearly 300 pounds.  Dogs were the first animal domesticated by humans, and a case can be made that dogs cooperated in this.  Many later species were domesticated with the assistance of dogs.  Any animal that lives in herds was domesticated with the  help of dogs.

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011

About a month ago Slate magazine wrote an article about Martin Amis moving to Brooklyn and his new neighborhood.  It mentioned his book The Moronic Inferno from 1987 [973.92 A517].  The title was taken from Saul Bellow, who purloined it from someone else.

Rereading the book, much is dated; the literary interviews and reviews have been worth rereading.

There are pieces on Saul Bellow (from whom the title), Truman Capote, Gore Vidal ("Unpatriotic Gore"), John Updike and Philip Roth, among others.

Skip the pieces on period politics.