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Story Time for Infants (Birth to Walking) and Their Caregivers

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a special story time for infants (from birth to walking) and those who care for them. Each day, there is a 1:30 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. circle time where we sing bouncing and finger rhymes, read stories, and engage in cooperative play. This story time is part of STAR (Sing, Talk and Read), an early-literacy initiative that focuses on supporting caregivers as they cultivate a love for reading in children from birth through age 8.

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Cynthia's Favorite YA Reads of 2014

10 books that made the cut

The end of the year means that its time for reflection. In list form. With so many new books it can be hard to find one that stands out from the crowd, but here are 10 that make the cut.   Isla and the Happily Ever After 

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Bi-weekly programs

If the weekly children's programs here at Cleveland Park leave you wanting more, have no fear! We also offer four additional events every other week. To find out which week offers each program, please call the Children's Desk at 202-282-3073, check the calendar of events at, or pick up a printed copy of the monthly schedule at the Children's Desk. Project Bricks Every other Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Kid's Graphic Novel Book Club

Kids ages 9 and up get together to eat some pizza and talk about a graphic novel

The last Tuesday of the month, kids ages 9 and older get together to talk about a graphic novel. This month, we're reading and discussing Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.

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January Teen Events

Movies, games and more

A new month means new programs for teens at Cleveland Park! Whether you like movies, games, or books we have something for you. So stay out of the cold and beat winter boredom by coming to the library! Here's what we have going on this month:   Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. is teen movie night. Join us as we screen Guardians of the GalaxyJan. 21 at 5 p.m. is Game Night! Play some rounds of Mario Kart on the Wii, or a quick game of Apples to Apples.  

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Literature of the English-Speaking World

Session 5 with moderator Dr. Phil Burnham: Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

The fifth session of our library book discussion series, “Literature of the English-Speaking World,” moderated by Dr. Phil Burnham, will meet at Cleveland Park Library on Jan. 8 at 7 pm.For January, we’re reading The Sheltering Sky, a haunting novel by Paul Bowles that explores the world of globe-trekking American tourists after World War II.

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C.?  The Cleveland Park Library has a local book discussion series!

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Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, Jan. 6

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The Cleveland Park Library Job Seekers Clinic is held on the first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You can receive help filling out online job applications, writing resumes and cover letters, and setting up accounts on popular job search sites.  This program is in conjunction with the Mayor's "One City One Hire" program.

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

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Kwanzaa Music and Story Time

Habari gani? (What's the word for today?)  Umoja. (Unity.) Harambe! (Let's all pull together!) Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, for a fun-filled Music and Story Time. We will sing, dance, and read stories as we celebrate Umoja, the first of seven principles that are renewed during the week of Kwanzaa.  Harambe!