Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

The Cleveland Park Library closed on Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. to begin new construction. The interim library at UDC - Van Ness, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW will open on Monday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.
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Literature of the English-Speaking World

Session 3: 'The Moor's Last Sigh'

The third session of our library book discussion series, “Literature of the English-Speaking World,” moderated by Dr. Phil Burnham, will meet at Cleveland Park Library on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, Nov. 4

Legal help through Neighborhood Legal Services Program DC

The Cleveland Park Library Job Seekers Clinic is held the first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can receive help setting up accounts on popular job search websites, filling out online job applications, and writing resumes and cover letters. This program is in conjunction with the Mayor's "One City One Hire" program.

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Session 3: 'The Moor's Last Sigh' by Salman Rushdie

  On Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., at the third session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series, we will discuss Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh.

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Halloween Party

Cleveland Park's annual children's Halloween party

It's time to party again! On Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., the Cleveland Park children's department will host its annual Halloween party. Come dressed in your favorite costume and join in the fun. We will read a holiday story or two and then have our very own parade down the street before returning for light refreshments. There will also be books to take home at the end of the night. All ages are welcome to attend.

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Dress Up Storytime

A special edition of Sunday Stories

Attention all super heros, princesses, villians, storybook characters and more! Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m., we are having a very special storytime just for you. Come dressed in your favorite costume and listen to stories, sing songs, and do a special dress up craft. Materials will be chosen with ages 3 and older in mind but all ages are welcome to join in the fun.  


Educator's Open House

What the public library can do for you!

Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., Cleveland Park Library welcomes all educators to attend a special event where they can learn about services the public library offers to educators. We will talk about databases, curriculum tie-ins, educator's cards, class visits and more! Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. Hope to see you there!

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Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

On Oct. 26, get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by joining us as we make colorful paper flowers and butterflies that can be used to decorate ofrendas (altar) and sugar skulls! We also will continue our family history storytelling (following up on our program on Oct. 17) as we listen to music.

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.