Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Join Theresa Luu as she presents a session of her Mother and Sons Kitchen Book Club, Wednesday, August 17, at 4 p.m. Learn practical ideas for using reading and cooking to help kids think, solve problems and make connections between concepts and real life.

Mothers and sons will read Aesop's fables and make bread dough, which they will be able to take home and bake. Theresa will explain how the process of making bread is an example of "slow and steady wins the race," as learned from the fable of "The Hare and the Tortoise," how "the power of small" as seen in the story of "The Lion and the Mouse" relates to yeast and how preparing today (the bread dough) for tomorrow (homemade bread) is a good rule to live by, as experienced in "The Grasshopper and the Ants."

Published on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Join us on Thursday, August 18, at 2 p.m. to learn about Japan and Japanese culture through hands-on activities and demonstrations presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. Hear stories about the daily school life of Japanese children, learn a basic Japanese greeting and counting, and basic geography of Japan.

For children ages 7-12.

Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Mystery Book Club has chosen Cool Hand Luke [1967] for its annual picnic at Screen on the Green on the National Mall, between 8th and 14th streets N.W., Monday, August 15.  Bring your own supper and a snack to share. 

After 6:30 p.m., black and white helium balloons will mark our meeting spot close to 8th Street, near the center of the screen.  The movie starts at dusk.  Call Barbara at 202-282-3072 for more information.

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011

Mosaic BowlWe still have lots of space in our mosaic workshop! Kids ages 7 and up are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 27, at 1 p.m. to design and make their own mosaics.

Registration is required. To register, please stop by the children's desk at the library, or give us a call at 202-282-3073.

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011

Impresionist paintingsLast Wednesday was a special craft day at the library, and the children created these beautiful impressionist style paintings.

They will be on display in the children's area of the Cleveland Park library for the next week, so be sure to stop by and see our beautiful new art.

Published on Friday, July 22, 2011

Image and link to Warlock in DCPL catalog In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophecy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning. We are introduced to new monsters, new Elders, new magic, flying saucers and lots of history on many of the characters. It's fast moving, compelling, and the characters literally jump off of the page. The plot twists and turns at a break-neck pace, but exactly who is on which side can never be guaranteed.

In stock and ready for check-out!

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Photo of Yarn (c)ScenicReflections

Our July session will offer an introduction to the spinning wheel and drum carder, as well as continued practice on the drop spindle.  

Join us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work and sharpen your skills.  Or bring along a project to knit or crochet, and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists. 

The Cleveland Park Fiber Arts Workshop is held every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.   

Hope to see you here!

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Poacher's Son bookcover Join us on Thursday, August 4, to discuss Paul Doiron's The Poacher's Son, in which Maine game warden Mike Bowditch's estranged father, a poacher, is the prime suspect in multiple murders.

Published on Friday, July 1, 2011

Sushmita Mazumdar

Join us on Thursday, July 7, at 1 p.m. to listen to Sushmita Mazumdar’s story about how she got her Buddhist Prayer Wheel in the mountains of India.

Hear how it inspired her to create a book of wishes, and learn to make your own.

For children ages 7-12.

Published on Friday, June 17, 2011

Image of chess piecesThe Cleveland Park Library Chess Program will continue through the summer! We meet Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m.  Please join us while we review historical games, study scenarios and play chess.   All ages welcome!