Cleveland Park
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'The American Revolution A Historical Guidebook'

Book talk with Frances H. Kennedy

Frances Kennedy will discuss The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, which guides readers as well as travelers to 147 historic places in 20 states in general chronological order, beginning with the colonists' protests that led to the British occupation of Boston in 1768, continuing through the years of the Revolutionary War, and the rat

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Regional Thanksgiving Cookery

Staff Recommendation

Want to include some regional cookery in your Thanksgiving dinner? Check out our display of cookbooks featuring recipes from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia! From appetizers to main course dishes to desserts and beverages, you should find a tasty inspiration.

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Kid's Graphic Novel Bookclub

Nov. 25 meeting

The last Tuesday of the month, kids ages 9 and older get together to talk about a graphic novel. This month, we're reading and discussing Princeless: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

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November Teen Events

November is here and that means that we're that much closer to Thanksgiving, cooler weather, and most importantly the Mockingjay Part I movie! As the weather gets colder, you can spend some time in the library picking up books and coming to programs! Here's what we'll be having at the library this month: 

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November is National Adoption Month

Nov. 8 information session at Cleveland Park Library

November is National Adoption Month! Are you interested in becoming a foster/resource parent or in adopting a child or teen?  This month, special information sessions are being offered by the DC Public Library in partnership with the DC Child & Family Services. Staff from DC Child & Family Services will be at Cleveland Park Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.  

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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.