On 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.
Visit Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, and sign up for the children and teens' summer reading program. Read for fun, and to win prizes! Attend summer story times, craft programs and special events.
The DC Public Library began staff reductions today as a result of the library’s fiscal year 2011 budget. Many vacancies will not be filled, and the equivalent of 23.5 full time positions will be eliminated. Because some of the positions are part time, about 40 staff
are affected. Programs, such as the Youth Outreach Program, were eliminated and staff realigned in order to keep libraries open as much as possible. Library hours will not be further reduced next year.
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.
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.
In 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?