Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Kwanzaa Songs for Everyone

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!

Fleece hats

Holiday Crafts

Friday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.

Join us for our holiday craft on Friday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. The children will make and decorate a fleece hat. Come and have some fun and get comfortable this winter by keeping your head warm. This program is for children of all ages. The very young will need adult assistance.  

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'I Remember You' by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club January selection

On Thursday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., the Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will stretch its definition of "mystery" to discuss a supernatural thriller, I Remember You, a ghost story by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, called the Queen of Islandic crime fiction.

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Holiday Cookery and More!

Staff Recommendation

Expecting guests over the holidays and need ideas? Check out our holiday book display for festive inspirations on cooking and crafting!  We also have holiday fiction and non-fiction books for your reading pleasure. Featured book: The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook.  Copies are available throughout the library system.

Holiday celebration

Around the World Holiday Celebration

Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.

Come and join us for a special Around the World holiday program on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. Our program will begin with stories and songs, followed by hands on activities. The children will make and decorate their own fleece winter scarves and explore their artistic side by making pop-up holiday cards. There will be a variety of books of holidays from around the world that the children can check out. Light refreshments will be served.         


Dress Up Storytime

Costumes, stories and more

Back by popular demand, join us on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m. as we hold our second edition of Dress-Up Storytime. There will be books, music, and a special craft for this fun filled program. Don't forget to come dressed in your favorite holiday (or other) costume! Books and craft will be designed for ages 3 and older, but all ages are welcome to join in the celebration.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

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Literature of the English-Speaking World - Dr. Phil Burnham, moderator

Session Four: Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

The fourth 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 Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.

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'Houses of Civil War America'

Staff recommendation

Take a tour of homes of promenient Americans and ordinary citizens of the Civil War era in Houses of Civil War America by Hugh Howard.&nbs

Winter crafts

Winter Crafts

Friday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.

The whole family is invited to join us for a winter craft on Friday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. The children will make a snow globe using jars of different sizes. If you would like to bring your own jar or your own trinkets, you are welcome to do so. There will be lots of winter books on display to inspire artists little and big.