Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Summer Science: Flyers and Gliders

How does the shape of a heavy jet plane enable it to glide along like a bird in the air?  Lift, drag, thrust, and gravity all contribute to whether or not an object can get up and stay up in the air and

Burnham Book Discussion Series returns in September

Call or come to the Information Desk to register

Dr. Phil Burnham, Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, will return to Cleveland Park to facilitate a six-part discussion series entitled "Literature of the English Speaking World."  In this, the seventh annual series, Dr. Burnham aims at giving readers a sense of the wide diversity of English language writing on a global scale over the past several decades.

Biography in Context 2.0

Friday, September 12, 2 pm

Curious about a famous person? Want to learn more about him or her?  Are you interested in contemporary figures or historical ones?  Do you have a school project and need a reliable source?Find out how to use Biography in Context, one of the databases available for free on the DC Public Library website.  One of Cleveland Park Library's adult reference librarians will explore the site with you and help you navigate it on your own, from the library or from home.

Job Seekers Clinic: Tuesday, August 5

Jobs database: Reference USA

Did you know the DC Public Library features online databases dedicated to job resources? 

Legends & Lore DC September 14

"Reveille in Washington" by Margaret Leech

Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C. history? The Cleveland Park Library now has a local history book discussion series!

Make an Easy Lava Lamp

August 15 Science Experiments

Learn how to make an easy lava lamp with this fun science experiment.  The children will have a chance to use simple household items to make their own lava lamp. They will learn how citric acid and baking soda react when mixed with water. How oil and water don't mix. This is an action and reaction experiment that kids will enjoy. Come and join us for this fun experiment on August 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Civil War Medicine: It's Not What You Think!

On Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m., Kyle Wichtendahl, Education Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, will present a lecture about medical practices during the Civil War and their legacy.

"The Devil's Gentleman" by Harold Schechter

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

Join us on Thursday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., to discuss The Devil's Gentleman.  Bringing to life Manhattan's Gilded Age, true-cri

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club at Screen on the Green

Monday, August 4

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will venture forth for its annual Screen on the Green picnic to see Key Largo, a John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, Lionel Barrymore and Edward G. Robinson.

Make a Big Dry Ice Bubble & Make Fizzy Lemonade

August 8 Science Experiments

Come and join us Friday, August 8 at 3:30 p.m. Summer is here and it’s hot. What better way to spend summer than to learn how to make your own fizzy lemonade? Do you like it fizzy?  Do you like it sweet?  Do you like it sour? Or, do you like it just right?