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Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Statue of LibertyAmerica is a nation of immigrants, but Americans have long shown ambivalence toward those who seek a better life in our country. Emma Lazarus’ words, “Give me your tired, your poor,” have often been at odds with how the “tired and poor” have been treated upon arrival. We seem to go through periods of tolerance and intolerance, sometimes related to economic conditions, and other times because there is a perception that there are too many people coming from a single place, or they’re “taking over” and tarnishing what it is to be an American.

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Link to War Horse in catalog

If you saw the recent Tony Awards ceremony on TV, you saw Neil Patrick Harris ride in on an extraordinary horse puppet from War Horse, which was awarded the 2011 Tony for Best Play, four additional Tonys, and a Special Award to the Handspring Puppet Company for the life-size  puppets created for the production. 

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011

Faberge book cover

Who said blue is boring? Color Russian style eggs in all shades of blue with Miss Jackie on Wednesday, June 15, at 4 p.m.  For children ages 5 and up.

Published on Friday, June 10, 2011

Little Green Dresses Book Cover During college, I once pulled an old nightgown out of a friend’s Goodwill bag and remade it into a blouse that I wore for years.  I never failed to be complimented on it – it was pretty and at the time, quite unusual.  

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011

Okite runner book cover image n Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.,  the Cleveland Park Book Club will revisit The Kite Runner, originally published in 2003.  A story about how childhood choices affect adult lives as well as a political chronicle, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than five years and has sold well over 10 million copies. 

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011

Drop Spindle PhotoJoin us at the library Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. to learn new techniques, share your work and sharpen your skills! At the June gathering we will present an introduction to hand spinning. To participate, please bring a top-whorl drop spindle, approximately two ounces in weight.  (A bit more or less is fine.)  Roving will be provided.  Or just come and watch the demonstration, and bring a project to knit or crochet while enjoying the company of your fellow fiber artists. Hope to see you here!

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Image of Teen Reading and link to Teen Summer Reading Signup

The Teen Summer Reading Program "You Are Here!" has officially begun. Go to the Teen Sign up Page for information and to sign up online and track your progress. Read two books and get a coupon for a free Dunkin Donut.

Published on Friday, June 3, 2011

Kids learning about Italian masks

Kids traveled the world at the library to learn about Italy and make Italian Carnival Masks.

It's summer, and that means the children's staff at Cleveland Park has been busy getting ready for Summer Reading! This year the theme is One World, Many Stories, and the library will be offering a variety of programs for kids of all ages. Come in, and pick up our summer schedule, or check back here to keep up on dates and times of events.

Published on Friday, June 3, 2011

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library will be closed on Monday, June 6 for maintenance.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, June 7.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Books and other library materials may be returned to any DC Public Library location.  You can always visit the Library’s web site 24/7 to download books, videos or music, access databases, and place holds or renew books.

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ordinary Thunderstorms Bookcover Join the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club on Thursday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E streets N.W.  This month's selection is William Boyd's Ordinary Thunderstorms.