Staff Picks

My First Nutcracker

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'My First Nutcracker'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Wordless Picture Book for Children/ Tuesday

What Do You Do With a Book With No Words?

Tips for wordless picture book reading

Wordless picture books present an interesting challenge for parents and children alike; after all, what do you do with a book that you can't read? Yet, this genre allows children to foster their creativity as well as helps them to develop skills such as understanding and interperting context. Although there is no specific method to reading a wordless picture book, there are ways that you and your child can enjoy them together. For instance, you can: Narrate your own version of a story that corresponds to the pictures.

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Writing Your Best

Staff Recommendation

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and Cleveland Park Library is a participating location.  Do you want to write a novel?  Or publish a nonfiction book?  Check these new arrivals available through the library system.


'Greenglass House' by Kate Milford

Could This Book be a Newbery Contender?

"Milo had lived at Greenglass House ever since he'd been adopted by Nora and Ben Pine when he was a baby. It had always been home. And he was used to the bizarre folks who passed through the inn, some of them coming back every season like extended family who showed up to pinch your cheeks at holidays and then disappeared again. After twelve years, he was even getting pretty good at predicting who was going to show up when. Smugglers were like bugs or vegetables. They had their seasons.


Once Upon A Snowflake

Did you know that 'Frozen' was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'?

Before there was Elsa in Frozen, there was Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen.

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Going Past the First Draft

Staff Recommendation

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and Cleveland Park Library is a participating location. Do you want to write a novel?  Or a nonfiction book?  Check out these new arrivals available through the library system.

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2014 World Fantasy Awards

Award Winners

The World Fantasy Convention was held here in the Washington, D.C. area! The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested in Light and Dark Fantasy in art and literature.

Your Friday Five

Literary Fashion Blogs That Would Make Blair Waldorf Swoon

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic.

National Novel Writing Month

Your Friday Five

NaNoWriMo - I haven't even read these books - edition.

Here at Southeast Library, we are halfway through our National Novel Writing Month "Get Unblocked" writing workshops facilitated by our wonderful neighbors at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.


November is National Adoption Month

Events and reads in honor of the month

According to the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia, "about 1,300 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public child welfare system. Some 100 District youngsters are  hoping to be adopted." If you're interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in the District of Columbia, the Children and Family Services Agency will be offering information sessions at libraries throughout the city: Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Woodridge Library