Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Beat the heat and visit the air-conditioned Cleveland Park Library.  While you are here, grab a copy of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and get ready for the upcoming Love, Forgiveness and Wisdom Book Talk.

The popular Love, Forgiveness, and Wisdom Book Talk series begins on Tuesday, September 21,
at 7 p.m.  The first book talk selection is Sense and Sensibility.  Philip Burnham, assistant professor in George Mason's English Department, will once again guide our discussions.

Please stop by the Information Desk or call 202-282-3080 to sign up.

Art for Teens

Published on Friday, July 23, 2010

Mobilize your talents and capture your artistic flow at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library on
Thursday, July 29th at 7pm.   Participants will produce colorful 3-D mobiles that reflect
mathematical principles and artistic design.   For ages 12 and above.

For more information, please call the library @ 202-828-3080

Thursday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie BookCoverThe selection for August is Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie,
a curious combination of Harriet the Spy and Sherlock Holmes, which has
received some excellent reviews!  Eleven-year-old aspiring chemist
Flavia de Luce discovers a murdered stranger in the cucumber patch and

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club Special Event

Published on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Join the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library Mystery Book Club on Monday, July 26 on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets, NW  at 6:30 to picnic, followed by a screening of  "12 Angry Men" (1957) Sidney Lumet, Director.  This is one of the American Film Institute's "Top 10"
Bring your own picnic supper and something to share.  Movie begins at dusk.
Black, white, and red balloons will mark the spot, or call Barbara Gauntt (202) 282-3072 for information on where to find the group.    Screen on the Green:

Family Story Time and Splash the Water Dude!

Published on Friday, July 9, 2010

On Saturday, July 17, bring the kids out for family story time at 10:30 a.m., followed by Splash the Water Dude at 1 p.m..  Award-winning performer Ray Owen will guide you along a musical voyage featuring a waterway of songs and activities.  For children and families.  No registration required.

For more information call:  202-282-3080.

Musical Waves at Cleveland Park

Published on Friday, July 9, 2010

Monday, July 12 at 1:30

Come and express yourself through poetry and music with Christlez Bacon.  Try out Dejembe drums,
rock out with guitars and other musical instruments.

We are going to have a great time.  Please join us to have some fun.

Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20020

For more information, please call (202) 282-3080.

Published on Friday, July 9, 2010

Join us at the library on Thursday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m. when we will focus on Japan.  The film will be The Last Airbender (Anime) followed by kirigami, a version of origami which includes paper cutting.  For ages 7-12.  No registration required. 

For more information, please call:  202-828-3080.

Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Talking About Detective Fiction BookcoverLibrarian Barbara Gauntt recommends P.D. James' Talking About Detective Fiction for a highly readable overview from the English perspective. Don't miss the cartoon on page 28! 

"Starvation Lake" by Bryan Gruley

Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

 Join us on Thursday, July 1, 6:30 pm at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E Streets, N.W., Second Floor
Gruley, the Wall Street Journal's Chicago bureau chief, combined his knowledge of the newspaper businesStarvation Lake Book Covers and hobby of hockey to write an outstanding book that was short listed for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel.  Set in Michigan, an investigative reporter returns to his
hometown paper shortly before new evidence indicates that the accidental
death a decade earlier of the town's legendary hockey coach was

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.