Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

The Cleveland Park Library closed on Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. to begin new construction. The interim library at UDC - Van Ness, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW will open on Monday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.
Haiku contest

Haiku Contest 2015

April 1 through 20

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 Illuminated

Easter egg decoration

Easter Egg Decoration

Friday, April 3 at 4 p.m.

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.

The Goose Girl

Fairy Tales Your Way

Updated fairy tales for middle grade readers

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:

Tam Lin

Fairy Tales - Revised

Look at fairy tales in a new light

My favorite class in college was called "Revisioning the Classics." In this class, we read classic texts like Hamlet and Antigone, and then modern retellings like

Image of woman thinking

Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

edge of tomorrow poster

March Teen Events

March is here, so put a spring in your step by coming to an event at the library!

Kick March off right with a movie! March 4 at 4 p.m. in the second floor meeting room we will be screening the movie Edge of    Tomorrow. Refreshments will be provided.   March 18 at 4 p.m. in the first floor meeting room stop by for gaming hour! We have wii games, board games, and card games available, so no matter how you game we have you covered!    

St.Patrick's Day Crafts

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

Discover Irish traditions and culture with St. Patrick’s Day crafts! Did you know that the word shamrock comes from the old Irish word seamrog, which means "little clover"? Do you know what the Irish flag’s colors stand for?  Answer: Green for the Irish people; Orange for the English, who ruled Ireland for so long; and the white stripe in the middle stands for peace between the two.

Hard Bounce book cover

'Hard Bounce' by Todd Robinson

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club March selection

Join us to discuss Todd Robinson's retro-pulp Hard Bounce. The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Barnes and Noble, 12th and E streets NW.

Emperor of All Maladies cover

'Emperor of All Maladies'

New documentary on WETA

Cancer. It is a frightening diagnosis to hear from a doctor and it is a life changer. Perhaps you or someone you know has been affected by cancer.

Wild Women of Washington book cover

Author Talk: Canden Schwantes Arciniega

Wild women of the Civil War era

Mary Todd Lincoln. Dr. Mary E. Walker. Rose O'Neal Greenhow. Kate Chase Sprague.