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Ready, Set, Chapter Books!

Beginning Chapter Books

Looking for something a little more complicated than Elephant and Piggie, but not quite ready to read Harry Potter? Beginner chapter books can be tricky to find especially since in my cases they are on the same shelf as longer chapter books. This guide highlights a few of my favorites of the genre.    Zoey and Sassafras by Asia Citro

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

La France des Mystères

Mysteries of all types in the land of wine and cheese

Get swept up in the land of wine, cheese...and mysteries. This collection of novels, murder mysteries, and non-fiction all take place in France where the background has no shortage of terrior (or sense of place). There is something for everyone, whether you like true crime, cozy mysteries, or dark puzzles. Bon Voyage!


C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of Black History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations throughout February. The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

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DiNovember at Cleveland Park

Dinosaurs have invaded the Cleveland Park Library for the month of November! Come out and hunt for dinosaurs!  Take out dinosaur quiz to discover what kind of dinosaur you are! Keep checking in this month for other dino-mite programs! Dinosaur Story Time: Monday, November 5th at 4 pm (All Ages) Dinosaur Crafts: Friday, November 9th at 4 pm (All Ages) Dinosaur Dig: Thursday, November 15th at 4 pm (Ages 4-8) Dinosaur Extravaganza: Monday, November 19th at 4 pm (All Ages)

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

July Selection

  Join us on Thursday, July 5 to discuss Matthew Sullivan's Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore which Kirkus described as, "An intriguingly dark, twisty story and eccentric characters make this book a standout."

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

May Selection

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.

New Cleveland Park Library

Library Opens June 16, 2018 10:30 a.m.

The new Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, opens June 16. Join Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities to celebrate the new Cleveland Park Library. Learn more about the project at


New Books and Where to Find Them

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. 

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Glorious Girls

Picture Books with Female Protagonists

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.

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club October Selection

"The Blind Man of Seville" by Robert Wilson

Join us on October 5, 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson.