French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive.
Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories.
Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages.
Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill.
Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Free Legal Help through Neighborhood Legal Services: Ban the Box
The Cleveland Park Job Seekers Clinic is held on the first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can receive help writing resumes and cover letters, filling out online applications, and setting up accounts on popular job websites.
England, 1953. Sidney Chambers, a young Anglican vicar, arrives in the English town of Grantchester. At his new parish, Chambers meets Inspector Geordie Keating, and the two work together to solve mysteries.
On Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Park Library, Kenneth Daigler will lead a discussion on his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors examining intelligence operations in the Revolutionary War.
In honor of Black History Month, he will specifically discuss the little known roles of African Americans in helping with the birth of our nation.
This very special transportation-themed edition of Sunday Stories will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Stories, songs, and dancing will be included in this fun-filled event.
In addition, supplies for children to make their own cardboard car to use in the story time will be provided.
Books and crafts are designed for ages 3 and older but all ages are welcome to drive in for some warm wintry fun.
As one of the events in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., we will screen King, a documentary from 2008, on Monday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
The film includes footage of Dr. King and his contemporaries, plus current interviews with public figures.
All ages are encouraged to join us for a special craft program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. We will read a story, listen to music, and make Peace Mobiles and Peace Magnets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Parents also will have an opportunity to make Peace Badges to bestow upon their little do-gooders as a way of acknowledging acts of selflessness.
Wonderful OnesMondays at 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m.
This is our storytime created for 1-year-olds. It lasts around 25 minutes and is filled with songs and rhymes in addition to picture books.
Baby LaptimeTuesdays at 1:30 p.m. OR 2:30 p.m.
Directed for children ages 0-12 months, birth to walking, this program includes lap bounces, songs, rhymes, and a few short board books.
Terrific TwosWednesdays at 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m.
Story Time for Infants (Birth to Walking) and Their Caregivers
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a special story time for infants (from birth to walking) and those who care for them. Each day, there is a 1:30 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. circle time where we sing bouncing and finger rhymes, read stories, and engage in cooperative play.
This story time is part of STAR (Sing, Talk and Read), an early-literacy initiative that focuses on supporting caregivers as they cultivate a love for reading in children from birth through age 8.
The end of the year means that its time for reflection. In list form. With so many new books it can be hard to find one that stands out from the crowd, but here are 10 that make the cut.
Isla and the Happily Ever After
If the weekly children's programs here at Cleveland Park leave you wanting more, have no fear! We also offer four additional events every other week.
To find out which week offers each program, please call the Children's Desk at 202-282-3073, check the calendar of events at dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or pick up a printed copy of the monthly schedule at the Children's Desk.
Every other Tuesday at 4 p.m.