Staff Picks

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes

Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage (journalist and author of books in the Dog Lover's Companion series) should appeal to readers of war stories as well as dog lovers, civilians who wonder "what is it really like over there" and also returned veterans.  Dog

Cleveland Park Library History Files: 60th Anniversary

Playing Softball While Fundraising

In early August 1944, the Library Committee of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens Association held a softball game to raise money for a new library in the Cleveland Park neighborhood.

'A Kid's Guide to Arab American History'

by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi

When I lived in Egypt, I thought that all Arabs spoke the same language, then I moved to Jordan and discovered that the little Arabic I learned in Egypt did not work in Jordan. I had to start the learning process all over again. I also noticed the difference in their cultures. 

Groundbreaking Reads: 'TransAtlantic'

Colum McCann's latest novel, TransAtlantic, is the story of journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, from North America to Ireland, spanning 150 years.

'What's The Deal?' by Rhoda Blumberg

What's the Deal? opens with a “cast of characters,” identifying the movers and shakers in the Louisiana Territory’s 120-year history with balance and clarity. Rhoda Blumberg presents the complex history of fluid political alliances and the ever-present threat of war -- explaining political motivations as well as political acts -- to give readers a sense of why the territory was important and how it was eventually acquired.

Teen Beach Reads

Going to the beach? We have some great books to read while you enjoy the blue waves and relax in the sand.Come to the library and we will be happy to discuss more in detail of all the great beach reads we offer just for teens!

Great Summer Reads

Beach Bag Worthy

Try these reads as you head to the beach.

Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan

Bad news: School starts in little more than a month. Good news: That means there’s still plenty of time for summer reading.  And if think you’re going to have it difficult with your classes come the fall, you have nothing on Will.

'Umbrella Academy' - Volume One

Apocalypse Suite, volume one of Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and

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