Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japanese print with women and cherry treeThe Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce our Second Annual Haiku Poetry Contest, to be held March 26 through the close of business on Saturday, April 9.

Enter an original Haiku poem, which will be posted in the library during the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival. To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable  pattern. Prizes will be awarded for the best poem submitted in the adult, teen and children’s categories, and the winning poetry will be published on the Cleveland Park Library website. Winners will be announced on April 14.  One entry per participant, please.

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Please use this link if you have or need any information about people in Japan: Google Person Finder: Japan Earthquake.

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In the last week we've received more than a dozen new young adult titles, including Prisoners in the Palace, The Big Crunch and No God but God.

We've added some new graphic novels as well. Stop by and check out our ever-changing young adult section!

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Live in the Future and Here
Check out the new book from New York Times Technology Reporter Nick Bilton called I Live in the Future and Here’s How it Works.

Each chapter begins with a QR code that can be scanned with a smart phone, taking the reader to a website containing related articles, video and other information.

Published on Monday, February 28, 2011

On Monday, January 10, the American Library Association announced its 2011 Youth Media Awards. For people involved with books for children this is like the Oscars.

This year the Randolph Caldecott Medal, awarded to the illustrator of the “most distinguished American picture book for children,” went to A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead.

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Registration is about to begin again for the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. Any DC resident between the ages of 14-21 can register for a job. The program runs from June 27 to August 5 (same as summer school).

REGISTRATION BEGINS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 3:30PM AND ENDS ON MARCH 19. The program has been scaled back more than 50% and it's first come, first served. If you or anyone you know wants a job, REGISTER EARLY!

Published on Monday, February 14, 2011

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to offer Chess instruction every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Vaughn Bennett, a longtime and much respected Chess instructor in the District, has agreed to spend Tuesday afternoons with us.  The timing is perfect for an after school activity, so please join us and UP YOUR GAME!
Image of Chessboard

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011

The AARP tax aide program has been suspended at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, however, this service is being offered at various other District of Columbia Public Library locations throughout the tax season.  For information about a venue near you, please visit the library or call: 202-282-3080.

This program is specifically designed  to assist middle and low income taxpayers, with special attention to those who age 60 and older. This a free service provided by AARP and the Internal Revenue Service.   For more information about the AARP Tax-Aide Program, call 1-888-227-7669.

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Cleveland Park Library has a limited number of the following federal tax forms: 

1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, Schedule A, Schedule B, Schedule C, Schedule D, Schedule E, Schedule EIC, Schedule M, Schedule R, Form 8812, Form 2441.

In addition, we have a limited number of the following instruction booklets and publications:

1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, Publication 523, and Exemptions, Standard Deductions, and Filing Information,

If you need a form or instructions that is not listed above, we have Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions.

At this time, we do not have DC tax forms.

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stressed out?  Tired?  Want to get away?

While we can not offer you plane tickets to a warm tropical vacation spot, we can you offer the opportunity to learn simple techniques that may help you to improve your ability to relax and to deal with everyday stress.

When:  Saturday, February 12
When:  1:00pm
Where:  Cleveland Park Library-First Floor Auditorium
             3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW
             Washington, DC 20008

For additional information, please call 202-282-3080