Cleveland Park
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"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, 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.

Why Buy a Book When You Can Borrow It?

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

Here are a few Cleveland Park staff picks for April:

"Caught" book cover
The latest thriller by Coben...

    New fiction by Jodi Picoult...

Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2010, at 7 p.m.

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

City of TreesWhat stories do the trees in your neighborhood tell? Are any of them willow oaks? If so, Thomas Jefferson, who designed and executed the first D.C. street tree planting on record, would have loved them. Learn more about Washington's trees on April 22 at 7 p.m., when author Melanie Choukas-Bradley gives a lecture at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library entitled "City of Trees."

Choukas-Bradley will take the public on a virtual tour of Washington's botanic history and diversity. She will share pictures and stories behind the trees in Cleveland Park, the White House, the Capitol, Mount Vernon and other historic sites.

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Submit an original Haiku poem in the adult, teen, or children's category to win a prize.  For more information, please call the library at: 202.282.3080.