Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Link to The Man From Beijing in catalog Join the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E streets N.W. 

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Girl on BirdYou know the story of Rumplestilskin, but do you know about his daughter? You've probably heard fables that teach you a lesson, but what about those stories to which you shouldn't pay any attention? And if you've only heard the pig's side of the "Three Little Pigs," you're missing half the story.

Come listen as Miss Patty tells fairy tales and fables with a twist!

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

 Tomatoland Do you ever wonder why you can’t find a flavorful tomato in the grocery store, or why they are hard enough to substitute for a baseball? Next time you are in the library, ask for a copy of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook. 

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Please join us for a special story time on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

Storyteller Janice Rosen tells the story of Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer. Told out loud and in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired, this story follows Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, and his family as they carve out a life for themselves guiding families up the mountain on yaks. When the yaks go missing one day, Kami sets out to find them and is confronted by storms and separation from his family. Kami, however, finds the courage to bring the yaks home.

For ages 5-12.

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!