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 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.
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.
BipolarizedMonday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
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.
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.
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.
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.