Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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Teen Gaming Hour at Cleveland Park

Board games, video games, and much more!

Have you beaten all of your friends at Mario Kart? Or want to see if you can build the highest jenga tower? Maybe instead you're interested in starting a Dungeons & Dragons quest. Well at the Cleveland Park Library teen gaming hour, we've got you covered.

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"Song of Dewey Beard" by Philip Burnham

Author talk on September 17, 7 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m., for Dr. Phllip Burnham's discussion of Dewey Beard (1858-1955), the last known survivor of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn and the 1890 Massacre of Wounded Knee. Based on archival research and personal interviews, Song of Dewey Beard relates a life encompassing nearly a century of major historical events. Tom Powers describes Dr.

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Beginner Reader Books

Learning to read is a daunting task. Luckily the library offers a wide selection of easy-to-read books called Easy Readers. The tricky part is finding a book that is both interesting to your child and simple enough for them to read while still challenging them. The levels assigned by publishers can be a good place to start but, it also can be misleading since every book publisher uses different standards for assigning levels. Kids will find Easy Readers featuring their favorite characters without any problem.

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Back to School Crafts

Join us after school on Friday, Sept. 25

Please join us at the Cleveland Park Library for Back to School Arts and Crafts on Friday, September 25, at 4 p,m. Children ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers are welcome. The children will be making pen and pencil holders, iPad, Kindle, Nook and iPhone sleeves. All supplies will be provided. Let's have fun crafting at the library and get ready for the new school year!  

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Legends & Lore D.C. Book Discussion Series

'Cane' by Jean Toomer

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

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Job Seekers Clinic September

Taking the ACT

Staff at Cleveland Park Library are available for job seeker assistance, all month long, every month. While we can provide quick help for walk-ins, call the Information Desk at 202-282-3072, or e-mail to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance. You can receive help navigating popular job websites, setting up accounts on popular job websites, writing resumes and cover letters, and filling out online job applications.

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'Walking the Perfect Square' by Reed Farrel Coleman

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club September selection

On Thursday, Sept. 3, we'll be discussing Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman, the first in the nine-book Moe Prager series.

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August Teen Events

Come see what's going on at the library this month!

August is here and that means it is the last month to sign up for summer reading! Sign up here, and make sure you claim your badges by Aug. 31 to get prizes. And don't forget: The essay contest ends Aug. 15! Submit your essays here! Here's what we have going on this month:    Aug. 5, 4:30 p.m., is Book Bingo. Try your luck and win a prize! 

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Job Seekers Assistance: August

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test prep

Staff at Cleveland Park Library are available for job seeker assistance, all month long, every month. While we can provide quick help for walk-ins, call the Information Desk at 202-282-3072, or email to for one-on-one assistance.  You can receive help writing resumes and cover letters, navigating popular job search websites, filling out job applications online, and setting up accounts on popular job websites.

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'The Oregon Trail' by Rinker Buck

Staff recommendation

Two brothers travel in a covered wagon for four months, following a 19th-century American highway to Oregon, the first time someone retraced the Oregon Trail in the same way the pioneers had traveled.