Cleveland Park
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off poster

May Teen Events

See what's happening this May at Cleveland Park

May is here and that means a new month of events at Cleveland Park!  On May 6, we will be watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off!  May 20, at 4 p.m. is teen gaming hour. We will have video games, board games, and card games available so however you like to play, we have you covered. 

mother's day crafts

Mother's Day Crafts

Tissue paper flowers

Mother's Day is around the corner! Make some Mother's Day crafts with us on Friday May 1, at 4 p.m. Children will learn to make tissue paper flowers and decorate a jar for their flower arrangements, and also make a card if time permits. While this program is for children of all ages, the very young may need adult assistance. Come and explore your creativity while having some fun.

Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup photo of man's face looking upwards surrounded by dark sky and cityscape looks like it is moving around the man.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Films by and about people with disabilities

DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival.  Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography. Bipolarized Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Dia de los ninos

Dia de Los Ninos

Diversity In Action

Celebrate El día de los niños/ Children's Day on Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at our Music Time program. El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds and creatively celebrates all our children, the importance of bookjoy in their daily lives, and promotes celebrations that unite communities.

Shadowboxes

Wonderstruck Shadow Boxes

The art of collecting

On Wednesday, May 20, at 4 p.m., join us as we talk about the art of collecting and make our own shadow boxes. This program is in honor of Brian Selznick's book Wonderstruck, where they see a "cabinet of wonder" in a museum. Participants will learn the basics of how to preserve their own wondrous objects and then use materials to make their own cabinet of wonder.

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Author Talk: John DeFerrari

Chinese and Asian dining in D.C.

In the late 19th century, the first Chinese eateries opened in Washington. Dishes such as chow mein, chop suey, and Peking duck became favorites and were adapted for American tastes. The exotic fare added to Washington's culinary scene. At its peak, Chinatown was a popular local destination for Chinese food. Of special interest to Cleveland Park residents, Yenching Palace (formerly Peking Palace) opened in 1955 and was a long-time neighborhood fixture.

Along a Long Road

Books for Beginner Bike Lovers

Picture books about bikes and biking

There is something intrinsically appealing about bike books. Bikes remind me of warm sunny days and the wonderful feeling of freedom and exploration. I think I share that trait with most of the younger population. What little kid doesn't like to go out and ride their bike? Finding a good book about bikes and bike riding can be a great way to draw in active reluctant readers as well as established book lovers. They can also be useful for teaching kids how to ride bikes and building confidence for beginner riders. Here are a few that I have enjoyed:

Book making crafts

Book-Making Crafts

Friday, April 17 at 4 p.m.

Join us on Friday, April 17 at 4 p.m. to make a book that you can decorate using a variety of findings. To celebrate National Library Week, children will also learn how to write a story following simple step-by-step instructions. This program is for children ages 5 and older. One is never too young or too old to start writing his or her own story. Come and explore your creativity!

Bling Ring movie image

April Teen Events

Come see what's going on this month!

April is here and that means a new month of events at Cleveland Park!  First, join us on April 8, as we show a screening of the movie The Bling Ring at 4 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. Refreshments will be provided.

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'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel

New drama series on WETA

He was Henry VIII's right hand man and played an influential role in English history. However, power and influence came with a heavy and dangerous price for Thomas Cromwell.

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