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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2015


During the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, the annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced.  Here are the winning titles available to check out and download from the library system. Fiction

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Adult Books for Teens

For when you've read through the entire YA section

So you’ve read your way through the YA section at your library, and you’re at a lost at what to do next. The fiction shelves seem daunting, but here are some suggestions to get you started.   Feed by Mira Grant

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July Events for Teens

Come check out what's happening this month!

July is here and that means a new month of events! Beat the heat at the library. We will be having programming every Wednesday at 4 p.m. so stop by and earn some teen summer reading badges. Haven't signed up for teen summer reading yet? Sign up today!  Make your own hypnotizers on July 1!  July 8 is movie night! We'll be watching the sci-fi/horror thriller Alien. 

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'Invisible City' by Julia Dahl

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club July selection

Thursday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. we will be discussing Julia Dahl's Invisible City, the first in a series featuring newspaper reporter Rebekah Roberts. Child of a Jewish mother and Christian father, Rebekah learns about her heritage while covering the story of a murdered woman in the Hassidic community of Brooklyn. 

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Job Seekers Clinic July

Universal Class: Online Career Training classes

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 to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance. You can receive help setting up accounts on popular job websites, writing resumes and cover letters, filling out job applications online, and navigating popular job search websites.


Historical Home Runs

Engaging middle grade historical fiction

A lot of people are hesitant to pick up a book if it is labeled historical fiction. What they don't realize is that historical fiction is not that different from the sometimes more "glamorous" fantasy novels -- both are set in a world different from the one we know today. I find exploring different worlds, whether they are fantastical or historical, extremely interesting which is why I love both genres. What follows is a very abbreviated list of some of my favorite historical fiction titles which I believe would interest even the most reluctant historian.

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

'Literary Capital'

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

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Job Seekers Clinic June

Civil service exams

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

How We Got to Now

History/Biography Book Club

A new book club at Cleveland Park

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is getting a new book club! Well, not new, actually - it's been around for almost 10 years. It's the History/Biography Book Club. It began at the Martin Luther King Library in 2005, moved to the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library in 2011, and is now coming to Cleveland Park. It meets the fourth Monday of every month but December.

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'Rain Fall' by Barry Eisler

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club June selection

On Thursday, June 4, 6:30 p.m., we will discuss Barry Eisler's Rain Fall, first in the series featuring John Rain, a Japanese-American businessman based in Tokyo. Trained by the U.S. Special Forces and a veteran of Vietnam, he is a cool, self-contained loner who has built a steady business specializing in death by "natural causes."  He is also a man struggling with his own divided nature: Japanese/American, soldier/assassin, samurai/ronin.