Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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Going Past the First Draft

Staff Recommendation

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and Cleveland Park Library is a participating location. Do you want to write a novel?  Or a nonfiction book?  Check out these new arrivals available through the library system.

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2014 World Fantasy Awards

Award Winners

The World Fantasy Convention was held here in the Washington, D.C. area! The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested in Light and Dark Fantasy in art and literature.

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Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, Dec. 2

Essential Job Interview Handbook

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 writing resumes and cover letters, setting up accounts on popular job search websites, and filling out online job applications. This program is in conjunction with the Mayor's "One City One Hire" program.

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Legends & Lore D.C. Book Discussion series

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C. history? Cleveland Park Library now has a local history book discussion series. With the holidays coming, it means cooking for visiting family and friends. Do you need some recipe ideas? Come swap or talk about your favorite ones. We also will be discussing what titles to read in the new year.

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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

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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.