Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

The Cleveland Park Library will close on Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. to begin new construction. In preparation, some services at the Cleveland Park Library will be reduced effective Sept. 6 including some children and adult programs. The interim library at UDC - Van Ness, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW will open on Monday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.

Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, August 5

Jobs database: Reference USA

Did you know the DC Public Library features online databases dedicated to job resources? 

Legends & Lore DC September 14

"Reveille in Washington" by Margaret Leech

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

Make an Easy Lava Lamp

August 15 Science Experiments

Learn how to make an easy lava lamp with this fun science experiment.  The children will have a chance to use simple household items to make their own lava lamp. They will learn how citric acid and baking soda react when mixed with water. How oil and water don't mix. This is an action and reaction experiment that kids will enjoy. Come and join us for this fun experiment on August 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Civil War Medicine: It's Not What You Think!

On Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m., Kyle Wichtendahl, Education Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, will present a lecture about medical practices during the Civil War and their legacy.

"The Devil's Gentleman" by Harold Schechter

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

Join us on Thursday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., to discuss The Devil's Gentleman.  Bringing to life Manhattan's Gilded Age, true-cri

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club at Screen on the Green

Monday, August 4

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will venture forth for its annual Screen on the Green picnic to see Key Largo, a John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, Lionel Barrymore and Edward G. Robinson.

Make a Big Dry Ice Bubble & Make Fizzy Lemonade

August 8 Science Experiments

Come and join us Friday, August 8 at 3:30 p.m. Summer is here and it’s hot. What better way to spend summer than to learn how to make your own fizzy lemonade? Do you like it fizzy?  Do you like it sweet?  Do you like it sour? Or, do you like it just right?

Glow in the Dark Picture Frames

Science Experiments

Come design a cool summer picture frame and learn about the properties of glow in the dark paint at the same time. Children candecorate a picture frame with seashells painted with glow in the dark paint. They will learn about the effect of light on the paint and why the paint does not glow in daylight. They will then watch the reaction when the painted seashells are exposed to black fluorescent light.

Crazy Putty

July 26 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Crazy Putty

Outrageous Glow in the Dark Ooze

August 9 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

This science experiment is a fun way for children to learn about solid and liquid. The Ooze they are going to make acts like both and the children will experiment with both textures and weight and decide which one they prefer and what they need to do to make it stay solid or liquid and for how long it can last as a solid or liquid. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time.

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