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:
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.
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!
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.