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.
In the fourth session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss Noo Saro-Wiwa's Looking for Transwonderland. Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register. Books available for checkout.
Dr. Phil Burnham, Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, will return to Cleveland Park to facilitate a six-part discussion series entitled "Literature of the English Speaking World." In this, the seventh annual series, Dr. Burnham aims at giving readers a sense of the wide diversity of English language writing on a global scale over the past several decades.
Curious about a famous person? Want to learn more about him or her? Are you interested in contemporary figures or historical ones? Do you have a school project and need a reliable source?Find out how to use Biography in Context, one of the databases available for free on the DC Public Library website. One of Cleveland Park Library's adult reference librarians will explore the site with you and help you navigate it on your own, from the library or from home.
Learn how to make an easy lava lamp with this fun science experiment. The children will have a chance to use simple household items to make their own lava lamp. They will learn how citric acid and baking soda react when mixed with water. How oil and water don't mix. This is an action and reaction experiment that kids will enjoy. Come and join us for this fun experiment on August 15 at 3:30 p.m.
On Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m., Kyle Wichtendahl, Education Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, will present a lecture about medical practices during the Civil War and their legacy.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will venture forth for its annual Screen on the Green picnic to see Key Largo, a John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, Lionel Barrymore and Edward G. Robinson.
Come and join us Friday,August 8 at 3:30 p.m. Summer is here and it’s hot. What better way to spend summer than to learn how to make your own fizzy lemonade? Do you like it fizzy? Do you like it sweet? Do you like it sour? Or, do you like it just right?
Come design a cool summer picture frame and learn about the properties of glow in the dark paint at the same time. Children candecorate a picture frame with seashells painted with glow in the dark paint. They will learn about the effect of light on the paint and why the paint does not glow in daylight. They will then watch the reaction when the painted seashells are exposed to black fluorescent light.