The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month (except December), 6:30 p.m., at Teaism Penn Quarter (8th and E Streets N.W.), lower level. For more information, contact Barbara Gauntt by phone (202-282-3080) or email.
Beat the heat with us in the Children's Room every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for our summer read-in. Each day a librarian will kick off the read-in with a selected picture book read aloud. Children can then spend the rest of the time doing free reading with their adult or individually. This program is designed to to help children of all ages complete the daily reading requirement for Summer Challenge. A similar program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.
Beat the heat with us in the Children's Room every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. for our morning summer read-in. Each day a librarian will kick off the read-in with a selected picture book read aloud. Children can then spend the rest of the time doing free reading with their adult or individually. This program is designed to to help children of all ages complete the daily reading requirement for Summer Challenge. A similar program will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.
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.
Join us on Thursday, May 3, to discuss William Shaw's The Birdwatcher. A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, William South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast.
The Cleveland Park Library now keeps a list of new books received in the branch in a white notebook on the new book shelf. New books are listed books with a brief annotation. If you can't find the book on the new shelf, it may be checked out, and we will be happy to place a hold for you.
Looking for something to read to your young one (or older one-- picture books know no age limit!) but sick of reading the same Fancy Nancy over and over again? Here is a list of some of my favorite picture books that feature fantastic strong females as their main character.
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.