Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Civil War and Peace

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

Book Cover for the Good FightOn Saturday, June 12 at 2 pm, Mr. Calvin Goddard Zon, will present a program about the Civil War and Reconstruction based on material he collected  through newspaper articles and the papers of his great-grandfather, Henry P. Goddard.

Mr. Zon's presentation is based on the book, "The Good Fight that Didn't End:  Henry P. Goddard's Accounts of Civil War and Peace, a book he edited.  Great-Grandfather, Goddard, was a union soldier who fought at Antietam and Fredericksburg.  He was wounded at Chancelorsville.  In addition to first-hand accounts of various battles, Mr. Zon promises to share little-known and unpublished
anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain who was a good friend and neighbor to Mr. Goddard.

Sign Up for Summer Reading

Published on Saturday, June 5, 2010

VisitJackie Mikolaski, David Belsky, Pauline Jones, Debra Shumate Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, and sign up for the children and teens' summer reading program.  Read for fun, and to win prizes! Attend summer story times, craft programs and special events.  

For more information, please stop by the branch, and speak to a member of our staff, or call 202-282-3080.

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The DC Public Library began staff reductions today as a result of the library’s fiscal year 2011 budget.  Many vacancies will not be filled, and the equivalent of 23.5 full time positions will be eliminated. Because some of the positions are part time, about 40 staff
are affected. Programs, such as the Youth Outreach Program, were eliminated and staff realigned in order to keep libraries open as much as possible. Library hours will not be further reduced next year.

"A Beautiful Place to Die" by Malla Nunn

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Beautiful Place to Die BookcoverThe next Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 pm at Barnes & Noble, 12 & E Streets NW.

24/7 @ DC Public Library

Published on Monday, May 10, 2010

Did you know that with your computer and a library card from the DC Public Library, you can do research in the comfort of your home at any hour of the day or night, seven days a week? It’s true! The library offers a wide range of free, full-text databases for adults, teens, and children. Just visit the library’s website, and click on the Research tab located at the top of the page. There you will find a wide variety of databases that you may sort alphabetically or by topic, plus free homework help from Tutor.com, where kids can connect with a live tutor every day between 2 pm and midnight.

June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010

Published on Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne, a great American actress, singer, and dancer, passed away May 9, 2010.  She starred  in a number of movies in the 1930's and 1940's that featured a cast of mostly African American entertainers.  Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather are  probably the best known films of this era.  In the 1980's, she starred on Broadway in a one woman show, Lena Horne:  the Lady and Her Music.

To learn more about Lena Horne's long and interesting life and to hear her music, check out The DC Public Library's collection.

Discussion on Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010

A Lesson Before DyingThe title of the Big Read this year is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. Copies of the book are still available. Please stop by and pick one up at Circulation or the Adult Information desk, and join us for a discussion on Tuesday evening, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Author Talk: Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, April 19, 2010

Book Cover for Dracula Is DeadIn December 1989, Romanians overthrew dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, ending more than 40 years of Communist totalitarianism. Twenty years later, Romania is a thriving democracy, an economic success, and a member of NATO and the European Union. What’s the story behind the Romanian miracle?

Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, April 19, 2010

Join us at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E Streets, N.W. to discuss The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale, based on the infamous Road Hill murder case which took place in England during the summer of 1860. 

Congratulations, and Thanks to All Who Entered!

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2010

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 2010 Haiku Contest. 

Many wonderful poems were submitted. We had a tie in the Adult Category!  Here is the first:

Dark.  The garden sleeps.
Then one by one lights blink on:
Firefly Fiesta!

     -Sharon L. Barry

Our second winner in the adult category is dedicated to foster mothers:

The more they tap their
kindness supply, like fish and
loaves, it multiplies.

     -Anne Elizabeth Tom

The 2010 winner in the children's category:

A boat just went by,
past the shining stars it goes,
all through the long night.

     -Olivia G.

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