Cleveland Park
Interim Library


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!

Day of the Dead ofrenda (altar)

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

Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking cover

'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! 

Billy Boyle book cover

'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!