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Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This story starts off quickly and the pace maintains a rapid speed straight through until the end leaving the reader breathless and wanting more. Marissa Meyer's writing style is concise and smooth, giving us just enough description without bogging us down and thus keeping the reader engaged and unwilling to put this one down.Cress

Staff recommendation

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mark Twain in Washington, DC coverIn February 1854, while visiting various cities, a teenaged Samuel Clemens filed his first newspaper report from Washington, D.C.  In 1867, he returned to Washington as Mark Twain. It is this period of Twain's life that is the subject of Mark Twain in Washington, D.C. by local author John Muller.

New book discussion series

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Urban Legends and Lore of DC coverDo you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C. history? The Cleveland Park Library is starting a new book discussion series on D.C. history!

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

                                                                                  Your junk is my treasure. Join us on April 25 at 4 p.m. to learn how to make a wonderful art project with recyclable materials. We will use soda cans, used and discarded books and glass bottlesRecycled soda cans to make mobiles, pencil holders, photo frames, and more! The children will have the opportunity to check out books on how to save the planets, why it is important to recycle and how to be creative with found objects. The books will be on display in the meeting room.

Every Thursday at 4 p.m.

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Bobook displaynjour! French Story Time is every Thursday at 4 p.m. This program is for children who speak or want to learn French. All the stories and songs are in French. This program is a mixture of stories and songs that help children memorize words, improve their vocabularies and build their speaking confidence. There are always bilingual books on display in the room for those interested in learning French. Our library has a great collection of French children's books for all reading levels.

Washington's Spies

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Washington's Spies coverIf you saw AMC's new original TV series "Turn," set during the early years of the American Revolution, you may be wondering about the history behind the drama.

Fiction and Nonfiction

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

This year's Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced! Since 1917, the Pulitzer Prize honors the best in journalism and the arts.
Below is a list of award winning titles available through the library system. The complete list of awarded titles can be viewed on the Pulitzer Prize website.

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Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Diversity In Action

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

In celebration of the upcoming DIA (Diversity in Action), the children will listen to stories from around the world in English, French and Spanish.

They will also decorate a pair of maracas to take home and dance to multicultural music. Join us on May 2, at 10 a.m., for this special program and check out all the wonderful multicultural books on display.

This will be a perfect occasion for children and adults to discover different cultures through books and be part of a celebration that highlights diversity.

April Meeting

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

cover of primatesOnce a month kids ages 9 and up get together to eat pizza and discuss a graphic novel. On April 24 at 5 p.m. we'll be talking about Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani.

Buy great books cheap and support your library

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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The Friends of the Cleveland Park Library will be having their semi-annual sale Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13.  A huge selection of incredible books graciously donated by members of the community will be on offer.  Don't hesitate to stop by as our patrons have an eye for quality and many great titles will be available for discerning eyes.