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.
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Digital Entertainment for Seniors

Are you a senior interested in digital entertainment and need help getting started?  Check out My Digital Entertainment for Seniors by Jason Rich.

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Job Seekers Clinic June

College & Career Planning

Staff at Cleveland Park Library are available for job seeker assistance, all month, every month.  While we can provide assistance for walk-ins, please call the Information Desk at 202-282-3072 or email clevelandparklibrary@dc.gov to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance.  You can receive help navigating job websites, setting up accounts on popular job search sites, writing cover letters and resumes, and filling out online applications.

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Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club June selection

On June 2, 6:30 p.m., we'll discuss Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm. In this first novel, the objets d’art produced in the Paris atelier of Zanuso et Filles by a young woman who calls herself Julie and claims to come from California are so lovely, it hardly seems fair to call them fakes. The same applies to Julie from California, who is really Grace from Garland, Tenn.

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Read it and Eat it!

With all the rain we’ve had lately, I keep thinking back to the book, Thunder Cake, by Patricia Polacco.

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Author Talk: Michael Springmann

Local author Michael Springmann will be speaking about his book Visas for Al Qaeda and discuss the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, intelligence, and jihadist terrorism. Copies of the book are available to check out through the library system.

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Daring Detectives

Fantastic detective novels for every young super sleuth

Mystery and intrigue are compelling components of every genre of literature whether it's written for children or adults. There is something in human nature that longs to solve the puzzle or at least be along for the ride. That is one of the reasons detective and mystery novels are great choices for reluctant or beginner readers.

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

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

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Job Seekers Clinic May

Resume 101

Staff at Cleveland Park Library are available for job seeker assistance, all month, every month.  While we can provide assistance for walk-ins, please call the Information Desk at 202-282-3072 or email clevelandparklibrary@dc.gov to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance.  You can receive help navigating job websites, writing cover letters and resumes, setting up accounts on job seeker websites, and filling out online applications.

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Gardening in the City

Do you want to have a garden but have limited space? Gardening can be done wherever you live in the city!  You can have fresh herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables whenever you need them. Check out a selection of our gardening books:

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Annual Haiku Contest

Submission deadline April 25

Join the annual Cleveland Park Library haiku contest, and let your creativity blossom!  Write your own original poem, and share it with the community.   We welcome people of all ages to participate, and we will display your entry for everyone to enjoy.  Japanese in origin, haiku is a three-line poem of five syllables, then seven syllables, then five.  It may be serious or lighthearted , and may portray a scene in nature, or a feeling, or the essence of a moment.  Traditionally, a haiku contains an unexpected turn of phrase or thought.

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