A fun, easy eight-week dance exercise class. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination.
Come shake your groovy heads, shoulders, knees, and toes at the library for a 20-30 minute program! Caregivers are expected and encouraged to dance with their little ones, be silly, and have fun! Children will practice whole body movements, expression, rhythm, and practice listening!
This will be in place of other Toddler Explorations programs.
This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move, check and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Three local artists will demonstrate printmaking techniques and teach participants how to create their own prints. Try your hand at making screen prints, relief prints and monoprints!
Space is limited, register for this event here.
Join yoga instructor, Dexter Sumner, for an accessible, all-levels yoga class every Wednesday evening. Yoga will take place in the lower level meeting room. Please bring your own yoga mat.
FREE | Ages 18+
Sing, play, dance and learn.That’s our motto for this program. Childrenof all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children ages birth-18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children ages birth to 18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions.
Story Time fun for the entire family. These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
During the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, the winners of the annual Carnegie Awards for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction received their awards. The winners were officially announced in January 2016.
Below are the winning titles available to check out and download from the library system.
Sunny June isn't exactly the ideal setting for a scary story, but that's precisely when I like reading a good horror story. Nowhere for long shadows or weird noises to hide in the sun! No matter when you like a scare, these chapter books are some of my all time favorites.
Revenge of the Witchby Joseph Delaney
Staff at Cleveland Park Library are available for job seeker assistance, all month, every month. While we can provide assistance for walk-ins, please call the Information Desk at 202-282-3072 or email email@example.com to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance. You can receive help setting up accounts on popular job sites, filling out online job applications, writing cover letters and resumes, and navigating job websites.
Now that the weather is finally catching up to the time of year, I feel an urge to break out all my favorite YA summer reads! Even though I am technically an adult, I love reading realistic and fantasy teen novels. And summer ones are especially fun reads as they play on the possibility and freedom that summer brings to teenagers! It seems like the perfect time to fall in love, and you can fall in love with some of these fantastic reads below:
On July 7, 6:30 p.m., we'll discuss The Crooked Houseby Christobel Kent. Alison used to live in a dilapidated house by a bleak estuary with her parents and three siblings. One night, something unspeakable happened in the house, and Alison emerged the only survivor.
A privileged young girl living in Renaissance era Rome... a maid of honor races against time to solve a mystery... an author discovers a map in a library... a parson's daughter becomes a successful novelist... an empress travels the continent...Whatever the time period, each of these ladies were royals or authors who left her mark on history. Below are a few of the books I've enjoyed reading.
All of the books can be checked out or downloaded from the library.
Join us every Friday this August to have fun creating cool arts while staying away from the heat. This program is for children of all ages. Children under 3 will need adult assistance. No need to bring anything except your creativity. Supplies will be provided and the children will be able to take home what they created. Come and join the fun.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular and traditional French songs, dance to their favorite music, learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy the music; memorize songs, practice their French and maybe become little musicians in the process.
During the month of August, French Music Time will replace French Story Time Thursdays at 4 p.m.