Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Triumph Over Stroke Banner Join Georgetown University at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library on Saturday, June 4, at noon for a seminar on stroke prevention and treatment.   

Did you know that strokes are the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States?  Strokes can be treated and can be prevented.  Attend our free event on Saturday to learn how.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Aspire Project at 202-687-7288 or

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Link to Girl, Stolen in catalog

April Henry's YA thriller, Girl, Stolen is a fast and ripping read. It has a smart, resolute victim and a slew of bad guys. The story is well thought out and fast-paced. There's suspense, action, and a twist towards the end.

Fresh and original, this kidnapping is unlike any other you've read.

Published on Monday, May 2, 2011

Art Exhibit InvitationCleveland Park Neighborhood Library and the Embassy of Romania invite you to an exhibition featuring artwork by young Romanian artists.

An evening reception will be held at the library on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. with remarks by Ambassador Adrian Vierita, and Floriana & Mihai Ionescu, Founders of Atelier Mix Gallery.

Light refreshments will be served.   

For more information, please call or visit Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. N.W.,  202-282-3080.

Published on Monday, May 2, 2011

Black Hole Sun BookcoverBrand new in the Young Adult section, Black Hole Sun is a terrific novel filled with wit, sharp dialogue and an imaginative premise. There's an evil queen, cannibalistic bad guys, oppressed masses and corrupt politicians.

Published on Monday, May 2, 2011

Sheep Knitting a Sock

The Cleveland Park Fiber Arts Workshop meets every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.   Our next meeting will be held May 24.

Join us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work and sharpen your skills.  At the May gathering, you will learn to turn heels on socks and pick up stitches. If you are just beginning, there is still time to catch up! You will need two 20” size 3 circular needles and sock yarn.  Or bring along a project to knit or crochet and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists.  Hope to see you here!

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yoga pose Please join us Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. for Gentle Yoga with chair option classes.  The classes are geared toward beginners and those who have mobility issues.  The classes are led by a qualified instructor and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.  Please bring a mat, if you have one, and wear comfortable clothes.  If you have not registered, please call 202-282-3080.

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Image of You Don't Even Know Me BookcoverTen portraits interspersed with poetry draw readers into the lives of a variety of African-American teens.

Hilarious and anguished, Sharon Flake's stories about growing up today speak with rare truth.

These complex and thought-provoking stories won't disappoint.

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 10:15 — debra.shumate

In celebration of National Poetry Month and the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Haiku Contest.

So many wonderful poems were submitted that we had a difficult time choosing our favorites.   Once again, we had a tie in the adult category!   Here is the first, which truly touches the heart:

     I've pictures of you.
     Eyes closed, I still see your face.
     Sad, your voice is lost.
                    -- Laura Berney

Our second winner in the adult category follows winter into spring:

     A lone snowflake melts
     as jonquils blossom golden
     in the morning sun.
                   -- L. Martin