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2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Fiction and non-fiction winners

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

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'Traditional Jewish Cooking' by Marlena Spieler

Staff Recommendation

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! 

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'Billy Boyle' by James R. Benn

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club November selection

On Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m., join us for a discussion of James Benn's Billy Boyle, the first in a now nine-novel series featuring  the youngest member in a family line of Boston cops.

L.A. Theatre Works Drama Collection Available!

250 plays and more than 400 hours of full cast performances

DC Public Library is exceedingly proud to announce that we now offer The Drama Collection from LA Theatre Works for checkout.

Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, Oct. 7

Learning Express 3.0 Career Center

Did you know there is vocational test preparation online? 

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco

Staff Recommendation

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.

Literature of the English Speaking World - Dr. Phil Burnham, moderator

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

Legends & Lore DC - DC Reads 2014

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C.?  The Cleveland Park Library has a local history book discussion series!

Sunday Stories

A new weekend family storytime

Starting in September, Sundays at 3:30 p.m., this new bi-weekly story time will be an exploration of different methods of storytelling.From traditional print books to rhymes and songs, each program will explore different ways to express a story.

'Blood Royal' by Eric Jager

Murder in Medieval Paris

In early November 1407, Parisians awoke to shocking news. The King's brother had been murdered! Who did it?

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