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:
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!
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.
Staff at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library are available for job seeker assistance all month long, every month.
While we can provide only the quickest help for walk-ins, call the Information Desk, 202-282-3072, or email email@example.com to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance. You can receive help navigating search sites, filling out online applications, setting up accounts on popular job websites, and writing resumes and cover letters.
April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating all month long in the children's room with a poetry-themed scavenger hunt!Starting April 1, participants will use their inner sleuth to search through the library to find hidden clues. Each clue will have a title of a book as well as a call number. Find each book on the shelf and match it to its description on the questionnaire to win a prize.
Join us on April 2 to discuss Murder on Astor Place, first in the Gaslight Mystery series set at the end of the 19th century in New York City, featuring mid-wife Sarah Brandt and Detective Frank Malloy.
As the cherry blossoms arrive, so does the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library's annual haiku contest! Find your muse, and create your own haiku.
A form of Japanese poetry, haiku arises from observations of everyday life, and often of nature. The poem consists of three lines: five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables. Haiku’s simplicity is its strength, and the poem’s third line may bring a surprise.
Touching the essence:
A vision, mood, a moment
Come and join us for Easter egg decoration on Friday, April 3 at 4 p.m. and learn about when and where the tradition started.
Did you know that the Macedonians were the first Christians on record to use eggs in connection with Easter? Children brought all the eggs they could find, dyed them, and sold them in the marketplace. Most of the Macedonians eggs were red, though a few were dyed yellow and green.
In many parts of the world, Easter is time for races of all kinds.
Because myths and fairy tales are so well known, they can make a great backdrop for an author to play with story. There are a lot of great children's books that take a common story as the base, but where the author makes the tale their own.
Here are some of my favorites: