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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'Walking the Perfect Square' by Reed Farrel Coleman

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club September selection

On Thursday, Sept. 3, we'll be discussing Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman, the first in the nine-book Moe Prager series.

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August Teen Events

Come see what's going on at the library this month!

August is here and that means it is the last month to sign up for summer reading! Sign up here, and make sure you claim your badges by Aug. 31 to get prizes. And don't forget: The essay contest ends Aug. 15! Submit your essays here! Here's what we have going on this month:    Aug. 5, 4:30 p.m., is Book Bingo. Try your luck and win a prize! 

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Job Seekers Assistance: August

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test prep

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

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'The Oregon Trail' by Rinker Buck

Staff recommendation

Two brothers travel in a covered wagon for four months, following a 19th-century American highway to Oregon, the first time someone retraced the Oregon Trail in the same way the pioneers had traveled.

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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2015

Winners

During the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, the annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced.  Here are the winning titles available to check out and download from the library system.Fiction

Feed by Mira Grant

Adult Books for Teens

For when you've read through the entire YA section

So you’ve read your way through the YA section at your library, and you’re at a lost at what to do next. The fiction shelves seem daunting, but here are some suggestions to get you started.  Feed by Mira Grant

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July Events for Teens

Come check out what's happening this month!

July is here and that means a new month of events! Beat the heat at the library. We will be having programming every Wednesday at 4 p.m. so stop by and earn some teen summer reading badges. Haven't signed up for teen summer reading yet? Sign up today!  Make your own hypnotizers on July 1!  July 8 is movie night! We'll be watching the sci-fi/horror thriller Alien. 

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'Invisible City' by Julia Dahl

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club July selection

Thursday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. we will be discussing Julia Dahl's Invisible City, the first in a series featuring newspaper reporter Rebekah Roberts. Child of a Jewish mother and Christian father, Rebekah learns about her heritage while covering the story of a murdered woman in the Hassidic community of Brooklyn. 

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Job Seekers Clinic July

Universal Class: Online Career Training classes

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

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Historical Home Runs

Engaging middle grade historical fiction

A lot of people are hesitant to pick up a book if it is labeled historical fiction. What they don't realize is that historical fiction is not that different from the sometimes more "glamorous" fantasy novels -- both are set in a world different from the one we know today. I find exploring different worlds, whether they are fantastical or historical, extremely interesting which is why I love both genres. What follows is a very abbreviated list of some of my favorite historical fiction titles which I believe would interest even the most reluctant historian.

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