This program has temporarily moved to the Chevy Chase Library from the Cleveland Park Library
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 French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at the Chevy Chase Library every Thursday at 4 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
If you're between the ages of 8 and 12, join us in the second floor meeting room at 5 p.m. as we discuss a different graphic novel each month.
You can call (202) 282-3073 to find out the selection each month, or ask for a copy to check out at the circulation desk.
Refreshments will be provided.
The Cleveland Park Library will be rebuilt. DC Public Library has selected the design-build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project.
Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.
One of the trickier reference questions I get as a children's librarian is "I'm looking for a funny book". Although laughter is universal, what makes us laugh is entirely subjective and I find it very difficult to recommend "funny" books unless I know the person's personality really well. This list illustrates my point - it is filled with children's books that I find hilarious while recognizing that the humor contained within is far from mainstream.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs
C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education" and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.
Local film producer Marvin T. Jones will screen his documentary "Aunt Betty and Fort Stevens," telling the story of Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, a free African-American woman who owned land in Washington, D.C., the story of a free woman of color who, despite losing her farm during the Civil War, becomes a heroine in her Washington, D.C. community. At one the worst moments in her life she was comforted by Abraham Lincoln.
Biographies often get a bad rap- especially among kids. They bring up memories of school assigned book reports and boring encyclopedia articles filled with dry facts. And one does have to search a little harder to find compelling fun stories about people who changed the world around them-- but they do exist! The following collection represent my favorite sampling of picture book biographies that are not only fun to read but also feature people (and maybe a bear or two) who don't often find themselves as the subjects of school reports.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month -- so if you don't have a library card, this list should inspire you to sign up for one here! It was a struggle to pick just a few picture books about the magical place that is a library! Most of these books play on the imagination factor that allows children (and adults) to dream and play in a new world through reading and books! We know that reading is awesome, and hopefully some of these reads will help you to find your way to the library!
Staff at Cleveland Park Library are available for job seeker assistance all month, every month. While we can provide assistance for walk-ins, please call the Information Desk at 202-282-3072 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance. You can receive assistance navigating job websites, setting up accounts on popular job search sites, writing resumes and cover letters, and filling out online job applications.
When I was a kid, I would spend lots of time creating worlds in my head and acting them out with my Barbies and assorted toys. I eschewed my Barbie Dream Car in favor of using my shoes as Barbie cars. Unfortunately for my parents, I drew all over the walls - creating a visual display of everything in my brain. I once pulled out all my stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets and created a soft floor for my bedroom. My poor parents had no reproach for my crazy and wild imagination. They had created the monster by making me a voracious reader!
Craving good barbecue over the summer? The summer months are a great time to bring out the grill! Below are selection of titles for planning a barbecue cookout. Copies are available to check out from the library system.