Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library


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 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.

Inquisitor's Tale

A Quest is Afoot!

Middle grade novels about journeys and adventure

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.

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

"The Club Dumas" by Arturo Perez-Reverte

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Soapstone Valley Tree Walk

Thursday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join an arborist from Casey Trees for an hour-long guided tree walk in the Soapstone Valley, the finger of Rock Creek Park that extends into Forrest Hills.