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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   

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flower Children Come hear Jorge Andres, sports anchor for Telenoticias, Washington, D.C., read the book Lucas and His Loco Beans by Ramona Moreno Winner.  Have fun with real Mexican jumping beans, a piñata, and cascarones (confetti eggs).  Build your own tostada, and taste a traditional beverage known as horchata.  Enjoy some fresh sugar cane for dessert!

This is a free event for children and families.   For more information, please visit the Cleveland Park Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. N.W., or call 202-282-3080.

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lady with LambJoin us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work, and sharpen your skills! Our April 26 session will offer an introduction to sock knitting on two needles.  To participate, please bring two 20” size 3 circular needles and sock yarn.  Or bring along one of your own projects to knit or crochet and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists!  Hope to see you here!

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

Published on Friday, April 8, 2011

Free yoga classes led by a qualified instructor will begin at the Cleveland Park Library on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m.  This class is geared toward beginners and for people  who have mobility concerns.  Please bring a mat, if you have one.  If not, one will be provided.

All are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged because space is limited.  Please call 202-282-3080. 

Classes are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings the ice-age epic Earth's Children series to an

Image of Painted Caves bookcover

extraordinary conclusion. Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary

fiction, continues to explore the world and people around her with curiosity, insight, and above all, courage.

Published on Saturday, April 2, 2011

Photo of Cherry Blossoms

Enter an original Haiku poem through the close of business on Saturday, April 9.  Submissions 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 best poem submitted in the adult, teen and children's categories, and the winning poetry will be published on the Cleveland Park Library web page. 

Winners will be announced on April 14.  One entry per participant please.

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 An intimate biography--Book Cover

Elizabeth Taylor, a larger than life actress, died March 23, 2011. In honor of her long movie career, the Cleveland Park Library is highlighting a few of her works and books about her life that are available.


  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Giant
  • The Father of the Bride
  • National Velvet
  • The Taming of the Shrew


Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sedaris book cover

Join us Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. for a discussion of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.

Characterized by some as his best and funniest book, David Sedaris' unique irreverence makes these essays on life both delightful and provocative. Skewering family life with love has led Sedaris to an almost legendary reputation as a humorist, memoirist and raconteur.

The Cleveland Park Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bone Rattler book coverIn Bone Rattler,  the first in a new series, Eliot Pattison has moved from his Edgar-Award winning Inspector Shan series to colonial America during the French and Indian War, while retaining his absorption with disenfranchised peoples.