Cleveland Park
Interim Library

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Sing, Dance, and Tell Some Stories

Children's Programs held every other week

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. All of our programs are free and open to the public. Project Bricks

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Session 4: 'Looking for Transwonderland' by Noo Saro-Wiwa

On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., at the fourth session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series, we will discuss Noo Saro-Wiwa's Looking for Transwonderland

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Come One Come All!

Weekly Children's Programs

The children's section remains busy as always presenting programs for our youngest customers. Here is a list of our weekly programs to help you keep track of all the reoccuring events we have here at Cleveland Park. All of our programs are free and open to the public. 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 two picture books. Baby Laptime

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'The American Revolution A Historical Guidebook'

Book talk with Frances H. Kennedy

Frances Kennedy will discuss The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, which guides readers as well as travelers to 147 historic places in 20 states in general chronological order, beginning with the colonists' protests that led to the British occupation of Boston in 1768, continuing through the years of the Revolutionary War, and the rat

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Regional Thanksgiving Cookery

Staff Recommendation

Want to include some regional cookery in your Thanksgiving dinner? Check out our display of cookbooks featuring recipes from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia! From appetizers to main course dishes to desserts and beverages, you should find a tasty inspiration.

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Kid's Graphic Novel Bookclub

Nov. 25 meeting

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 Princeless: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

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November Teen Events

November is here and that means that we're that much closer to Thanksgiving, cooler weather, and most importantly the Mockingjay Part I movie! As the weather gets colder, you can spend some time in the library picking up books and coming to programs! Here's what we'll be having at the library this month: 

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November is National Adoption Month

Nov. 8 information session at Cleveland Park Library

November is National Adoption Month! Are you interested in becoming a foster/resource parent or in adopting a child or teen?  This month, special information sessions are being offered by the DC Public Library in partnership with the DC Child & Family Services. Staff from DC Child & Family Services will be at Cleveland Park Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.  

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Literature of the English-Speaking World

Session 3: 'The Moor's Last Sigh'

The third 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 Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, Nov. 4

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