Staff Picks

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover of The Adventures of Nanny PigginsWhat if Mary Poppins had been a pig? In particular, what if Mary Poppins had once been a flying pig at the circus, now turned to the lofty goal of becoming a respectable nanny?

This is the case with Nanny Piggins.

Luckily, she has all the proper qualifications for being a good nanny. She knows that chocolate is the best breakfast food, that picnics are lovely, and she is an expert at being shot out of a cannon.
 

Upcoming STEAM Team program

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014

 Optical Illusion: three menLooking at the picture to the left, which man is taller?  Would you believe they are all the same size? That is because this picture is an optical illusion. Pictures like this one mislead our brains into seeing something different from what really exists. 

'iPad for Dummies'

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2014

iPad for Dummies coverGot a new iPad? Check out the new iPad for Dummies now available at Cleveland Park Library. 

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King PictureIn continued celebration of our great friend, Martin Luther King Jr., the children’s room will host a special story time and activity during our Family Funday Sunday.

Please join us in the Children’s Room at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Here are six books to learn more Martin Luther King Jr.:

Katie's Picks

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.

These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.


Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
My Daddy March On!

A Book Review

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

africaismyhomeI am sure that you have heard of the slave ship Amistad, and the mutiny that took place on board. But did you know that there were four children on board the ship?

Some of 2013's best cookbooks

Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.

I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.

Family Fun Time in the Children's Room

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Image from http://content.mycutegraphics.com/graphics/pirate/pirate-kid.pngAhoy, me hearties!  

On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., join us in Ye Olde Children's Room for a pirate-filled hour of crafts and games.  

Fun for all ages -- bring the whole swashbucklin' family!

In addition, here are a few great pirate picture books to get ye started!

Featuring 'The Fisherman and His Wife'

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

"The Fisherman and His Wife" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

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