Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, in partnership with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is proud to present a lecture on "The Origins of Nazi Anti-Semitism" by Dr. Peter Black on Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m.

Black has worked as Chief Historian for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations, as part of a team tracking and prosecuting suspected war criminals; and has testified as an expert witness for the government in numerous trials. He is credited with helping the Department of Justice prosecute 16 Nazi guards from the Trawniki camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He now serves as the senior historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Registration is recommended for this event. Please call the Cleveland Park Library at 202-282-3080 to register.

Published on Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photo of Yarn SkeinsJoin us at the library to learn new techniques, share your work and sharpen your skills! 

Our first session will feature an introduction to sock knitting on two needles. To participate, please bring two 24” 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!  Help will be available for beginners. Hope to see you there at 7 p.m.

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

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.