Cleveland Park
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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

Legal help through Neighborhood Legal Services Program DC

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.

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Session 3: 'The Moor's Last Sigh' by Salman Rushdie

  On Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., at the third session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series, we will discuss Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh.

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Halloween Party

Cleveland Park's annual children's Halloween party

It's time to party again! On Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., the Cleveland Park children's department will host its annual Halloween party. Come dressed in your favorite costume and join in the fun. We will read a holiday story or two and then have our very own parade down the street before returning for light refreshments. There will also be books to take home at the end of the night. All ages are welcome to attend.

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Dress Up Storytime

A special edition of Sunday Stories

Attention all super heros, princesses, villians, storybook characters and more! Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m., we are having a very special storytime just for you. Come dressed in your favorite costume and listen to stories, sing songs, and do a special dress up craft. Materials will be chosen with ages 3 and older in mind but all ages are welcome to join in the fun.  


Educator's Open House

What the public library can do for you!

Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., Cleveland Park Library welcomes all educators to attend a special event where they can learn about services the public library offers to educators. We will talk about databases, curriculum tie-ins, educator's cards, class visits and more! Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. Hope to see you there!

Day of the Dead ofrenda (altar)

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

On Oct. 26, get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by joining us as we make colorful paper flowers and butterflies that can be used to decorate ofrendas (altar) and sugar skulls! We also will continue our family history storytelling (following up on our program on Oct. 17) as we listen to music.

2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Fiction and non-fiction winners

This year's Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners were announced in late September. The prize was established in 2006, the only American literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace in fiction and non-fiction. In addition to this year's winners below, Louise Erdrich is the Holbrooke Award Winner for Lifetime Achievement.Fiction