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.

Kid's Graphic Novel Book Club: February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb.

'Bad Things Happen' by Harry Dolan

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club March selection

Join us to discuss Bad Things Happen on Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.

'Memories of a Marriage' by Louis Begley

Memories of a Marriage is a book written in a style of its own, direct with an economy

February Teen Events

If you're like me then you're still full from Superbowl Sunday, and you're thinking about what to do now that we have six more weeks of winter. Luckily, we have all sorts of great programs this month to keep you busy and out of the cold! Feb. 19 at 4 p.m., we will be having a Black History program and craft in the second floor meeting room. We'll be making buttons and zines. Don't know what a zine is?

'Seraphina' by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina is set in a world where two species co-exist: dragons and humans. Dragons, powerful creatures with mathematical minds, are able to take human form to interact with people; they reject all emotions as weakness, to the point of excising them from their brains.

'Mrs. Lincoln's Rival' by Jennifer Chiaverini

Staff recommendation

In her new novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini returns to Civil War era Washington, D.C.

'Ripley Under Ground' by Patricia Highsmith

Staff recommendation

No other writer can write a gruesome story about a disturbing main character who commits terrible acts and still command sympathy from the reader.

Digital Kids

New all ages storytime featuring e-books, music and more

Starting this month, we have a new Digital Storytime at Cleveland Park every other Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (Dates in February: Feb. 9 and Feb. 23)

New African American History Titles

Black History Month

Check out these 2014 African-American history titles for a wealth of historical and contemporary facts:

Swamplandia

Award Winning Young Fiction Writers series continues

This month, we’re reading Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!, a dark and crazy romp through the contemporary Florida Everglades.  The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, and last year the author was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” Raised in Miami, Russell has

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