This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at All Souls Episcopal Church every Tuesday at 4 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club. We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m. to discuss Daisy Miller, by Henry James. Please join us.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs. [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]
For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library web page, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-282-3080.
The Cleveland Park Library will be rebuilt. DC Public Library has selected the design-build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project.
Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.
I have always found the idea of a quest kind of fascinating. Setting off with a purpose with your friends by your side and excitement before you has always appealed to me. Of course real life isn't always filled with noble steads waiting for your command and kings in need of a brave volunteer to set out on a daring mission. So instead I read. There are too many great quest books to cover in just one list but what follows are some of my favorites.
In Celine, Peter Heller creates one of the most unusual characters in mystery writing in recent years. A 68-year-old eccentric member of the WASP elite, P. I. Celine investigates the decades-old disappearance of a National Geographic photographer in Yellowstone National Park. Reading more like general fiction than focused mystery genre, the wide range of writing veers across the protagonist's own background and family relationships, East Coast and Western settings, socio-cultural history, and political intrigue.
Audiobooks tend to be a divisive issue among book lovers: either you love them or hate them. Living in a city, I've learned to love them for providing entertainment while walking or waiting for the bus. At the same time, I don't think all audiobooks are created equal. Some stories really lend themselves to being a great audiobook and some do not. Here is a list of books I've come across that fall into the first category.
April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating all month long at Cleveland Park 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.
Come to the service desk to get the questionnaire and more information. You can start the hunt any time the library is open during the month of April.
One of the interesting aspects of historical fiction is how many layers it has. A person who likes Victorian romances may not be interested in a civil war saga. I like to dabble in a few subsets of the genre, but most of my all time favorites are all set in ancient to medieval history. As such, the following list includes a sampling of books that fall into that category.