Cleveland Park
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Cleveland Park Village and Older Americans Month

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

older americans monthJoin us May 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. as we welcome Elizabeth Fox, Coordinator with the DC Senior Advisory Coalition, to speak with Cleveland Park residents and library-goers on the topic of aging in place.  Aging in place is the philosophy of being allowed and able to remain in one's home, in one's community, as one grows older without regard for income or ability level.  Cleveland Park Village, opened in May of 2013, is a 501(c)(3) purposed with helping residents age in place through services delivered by screened and trained volunteers  and many different opportunities to connect with neighbors and make new friends.

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

On May 1, the 2014 Edgar Award winners were announced in New York City. Presented by the Mystery Writers of America, the Edgars award the best mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television produced in 2013. If you're looking for a good mystery to kick off your summer, there's no better place to start looking for your new favorite book! Below are some highlights from the awards.  

Best Novel: 
cover to Ordinary Grace
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

image of mario kartJoin us every third Wednesday at 6PM in the first floor auditorium for Teen Game Night! 

Whether you prefer board games, card games, or video games, Cleveland Park has got you covered! 

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This year's James Beard Awards have been announced!  This prestigious award honors the best in all aspects of the food and beverage industry in North America. Below is a partial list of winning titles of cookbooks and food writing available to check out through the library system.

American Cooking
 200 heartland recipes
The New Midwestern Table by Amy Thielen


Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to Write AnythingDo you have a report, letter, or announcement to write and need help getting started?  Do you want to improve what you've already written?

New book discussion series

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Historic Restaurants of Washington, DC coverDo you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C. history?  The Cleveland Park Library has a new book discussion series on D.C. history!

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Visiting librarian in front of the Cleveland Park LibraryAt the end of April, Alina Batkayeva visited Cleveland Park Library from an academic library in her native country, Kazakhstan. Alina was in the area to see the sites of the capital and spend time with Julie Pflager, one of the children's librarians at Cleveland Park. The two met while working together in a library in Kazakhstan. Alina spent a good deal of time touring the library and learning about the services provided by the D.C. public library system. When asked about her time here she replied that she "enjoyed the friendly environment of the library and librarians."

June 5, Mystery Book Club Selection

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"Silence of the Grave" book coverIn Silence of the Grave, when a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavik, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archaeological dig.  Bone by bone as the body is unearthed the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light.

Overview of what's available through the library

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
caduceus symbolWhether at the library or at home, you can access health and wellness information: is your gateway to quite a few websites on a wide selection of subjects including health and medicine: everything from medical encyclopedias to doctors' ratings to medical journals.  Come by Cleveland Park's first floor meeting room at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 9, for an overview of what is available and tips for use from our librarians.

The next program is coming up on May 9 at 10 a.m.

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program.  Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music, memorize songs and maybe become little musicians. Every other Friday the children will enjoy a music timemusical petting zoo. Come and enjoy the music!