Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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'Spies, Patriots and Traitors' by Kenneth Daigler

Author talk and Black History Month event

On Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Park Library, Kenneth Daigler will lead a discussion on his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors examining intelligence operations in the Revolutionary War. In honor of Black History Month, he will specifically discuss the little known roles of African Americans in helping with the birth of our nation. 

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Drive-In Storytime!

A special edition of Sunday Stories

This very special transportation-themed edition of Sunday Stories will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Stories, songs, and dancing will be included in this fun-filled event. In addition, supplies for children to make their own cardboard car to use in the story time will be provided. Books and crafts are designed for ages 3 and older but all ages are welcome to drive in for some warm wintry fun.


'KING: A Documentary'

Film screening

As one of the events in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., we will screen King, a documentary from 2008, on Monday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. The film includes footage of Dr. King and his contemporaries, plus current interviews with public figures.

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Story Time and Crafts in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All ages are encouraged to join us for a special craft program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18.  We will read a story, listen to music, and make Peace Mobiles and Peace Magnets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Parents also will have an opportunity to make Peace Badges to bestow upon their little do-gooders as a way of acknowledging acts of selflessness.

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Weekly Programs

Stories, Songs, Chess and Music

Wonderful Ones Mondays at 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m. This is our storytime created for 1-year-olds. It lasts around 25 minutes and is filled with songs and rhymes in addition to picture books. Baby Laptime Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. OR 2:30 p.m. Directed for children ages 0-12 months, birth to walking, this program includes lap bounces, songs, rhymes, and a few short board books. Terrific Twos Wednesdays at 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m.

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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.