Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Author Talk and Art Exhibit

"The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures"

Join us at the library on Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m., as photographer and author Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin discusses her book,

Joy of Text

Roy Blount Jr.'s Newest Book

Alpha Better Juice or, the Joy of Text is another of Roy

Holiday Beading Workshop

Thursday, December 8th at 4:30PM

Get ready for the holidays with a fun beading workshop! Join us at the library to create the perfect gift with some help from Ms. Jackie. We'll be making necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks and napkin rings.For kids ages 9 and up.

Henna Workshop

Wednesday, December 7, at 4 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating a henna tattoo? This is your chance. We will learn the basic shapes used to create the intricate designs of mehndi body art.Then participants will have a chance to apply what they've learned to create their own, unique "tattoo." All the materials will be provided.Children and teens ages 10 and up.Wednesday, December 7, at 4 p.m.

Library Closed Friday, Dec. 2

The DC Public Library will be closed Friday, December 2, for staff training. Visit the library's website 24/7 to download books, music, renew materials, sign up for eNews and eNotices and much more. Normal business hours resume on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Photographer Captures Vanishing Romanian Peasant Life

Photos and Stories from “The Color of Hay; The Peasants of Maramureş”

The Maramureş Valley in Northern Romania is so remote that generations of peasant farming practices remained intact.  As modern amenities like cable TV began to reach the region, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin documented how the people changed.

Thanksgiving Party and Craft

Wednesday, November 23 at 4:00 PM

Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a special children's craft party at the library! We will have a puppet show, lots of music for dancing and plenty of fun treats to eat. Everyone will make a special Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home.Wednesday, November 23, at 4 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Fiber Arts Workshop

The Cleveland Park Fiber Arts Workshop meets at the library every 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m. Our next meeting will be on November 22.This month’s session will feature a demo of the crochet stitch used to make this colorful bag. If you’d like to try it yourself, you will need a skein of worsted weight yarn and a crochet needle in the size indicated on your label.

"The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook"

A Detailed, Illustrated Examination of Animal Fibers

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Deb

DC Reads: "The Other Wes Moore"

One Book. One City. One Good Read.

Join the Cleveland Park Book club at the library on Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m.