French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive.
Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories.
Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages.
Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill.
Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., Cleveland Park Library welcomes all educators to attend a special event where they can learn about services the public library offers to educators.
We will talk about databases, curriculum tie-ins, educator's cards, class visits and more!
Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.
Hope to see you there!
On Oct. 26, get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by joining us as we make colorful paper flowers and butterflies that can be used to decorate ofrendas (altar) and sugar skulls!
We also will continue our family history storytelling (following up on our program on Oct. 17) as we listen to music.
This year's Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners were announced in late September. The prize was established in 2006, the only American literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace in fiction and non-fiction.
In addition to this year's winners below, Louise Erdrich is the Holbrooke Award Winner for Lifetime Achievement.Fiction
Enjoy dishes from the Jewish diaspora in The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler. This new cookbook has over 400 recipes, including appetizers, deli and brunch, fish, poultry, vegetarian, breads and bakes, and many more!
The Uptown movie theater. The Kennedy-Warren apartment building. The John Adams Annex Building of the Library of Congress. What do these three Washington buildings have in common? They are built in the Art Deco architectural style.
Session Two: 'The Secret River' discussion questions
For October, we’re reading Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, an epic, violent and disturbing historical narrative about a down-and-out Londoner who pinches a consignment of wood and ends up being deported to New South Wales (aka Australia) for life. It’s a hard fate for a s