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Bolling v. Sharpe: 60th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Black History Month

On the same day In May 1954, the Supreme Court issued its rulings on Bolling v. Sharpe and the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In Bolling v. Sharpe, the Court unanimously ruled racial discrimination in the Washington, D.C. public school system denied blacks due process of law as protected by the Fifth Amendment. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on the impact of the decision and its legacy 60 years later moderated by documentary filmmaker Marvin T. Jones.

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February Teen Events

Come see what's going on this month!

February is here, so stay out of the cold by coming to some programs. Here's what we have going on this month for teens:  Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. is Teen Game Night! Like video games? We got you covered. More of a board games person? No problem! We would even be willing to try and figure out Cones of Dunshire with you.  Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. is Teen Book Club!

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Valentine's Day Crafts

Friday, Feb. 13

Join us on Friday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. for our Valentine's Day Crafts. We will read stories and make Valentine’s Day book marks and 3-D heart ornaments! This program is appropriate for children of all ages.

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'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Book Discussion

Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m., we will be discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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'Shroud for a Nightingale' by P.D. James

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club February selection

In memory of P.D. James who died in November, 2014, at the age of 94, we will discuss Shroud for a Nightingale on Thursday, Feb. 5.

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Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, Feb. 3

Free Legal Help through Neighborhood Legal Services: Ban the Box

The Cleveland Park Job Seekers Clinic is held on the first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You can receive help writing resumes and cover letters, filling out online applications, and setting up accounts on popular job websites.

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'Sidney Chambers & the Shadow of Death'

New WETA series

England, 1953. Sidney Chambers, a young Anglican vicar, arrives in the English town of Grantchester. At his new parish, Chambers meets Inspector Geordie Keating, and the two work together to solve mysteries.

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'Spies, Patriots and Traitors' by Kenneth Daigler

Author talk and Black History Month event

On Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Park Library, Kenneth Daigler will lead a discussion on his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors examining intelligence operations in the Revolutionary War. In honor of Black History Month, he will specifically discuss the little known roles of African Americans in helping with the birth of our nation. 

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Drive-In Storytime!

A special edition of Sunday Stories

This very special transportation-themed edition of Sunday Stories will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Stories, songs, and dancing will be included in this fun-filled event. In addition, supplies for children to make their own cardboard car to use in the story time will be provided. Books and crafts are designed for ages 3 and older but all ages are welcome to drive in for some warm wintry fun.

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'KING: A Documentary'

Film screening

As one of the events in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., we will screen King, a documentary from 2008, on Monday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. The film includes footage of Dr. King and his contemporaries, plus current interviews with public figures.

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