Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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. 

Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thanks for your patience!

March 27-April 11, 2010

Published on Monday, March 22, 2010
Chinese drawing of woman

Enter an original Haiku poem, which will be posted in the library during the 2010 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 blog.

Winners will be announced on April 15. One entry per participant, please.

Beginning Tuesday, March 23

Published on Friday, March 19, 2010

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library parking lot will be closed for repairs beginning Tuesday, March 23 and will remain closed for five to seven days. The library is located within easy walking distance of the Cleveland Park Metro Station, and offers limited street parking on Macomb Street at the Corner of Connecticut Avenue, NW.

A Fun Introduction to French for Little Ones!

Published on Monday, March 1, 2010

Join us on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. for stories and songs in French.  This program is for children of all ages, with adult participation. French beginners are included!  Our Preschool films follow immediately at 4:30 p.m.  Bienvenue!