Staff Picks


'Greenglass House' by Kate Milford

Could This Book be a Newbery Contender?

"Milo had lived at Greenglass House ever since he'd been adopted by Nora and Ben Pine when he was a baby. It had always been home. And he was used to the bizarre folks who passed through the inn, some of them coming back every season like extended family who showed up to pinch your cheeks at holidays and then disappeared again. After twelve years, he was even getting pretty good at predicting who was going to show up when. Smugglers were like bugs or vegetables. They had their seasons.


Once Upon A Snowflake

Did you know that 'Frozen' was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'?

Before there was Elsa in Frozen, there was Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen.

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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.

Your Friday Five

Literary Fashion Blogs That Would Make Blair Waldorf Swoon

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic.

National Novel Writing Month

Your Friday Five

NaNoWriMo - I haven't even read these books - edition.

Here at Southeast Library, we are halfway through our National Novel Writing Month "Get Unblocked" writing workshops facilitated by our wonderful neighbors at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.


November is National Adoption Month

Events and reads in honor of the month

According to the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia, "about 1,300 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public child welfare system. Some 100 District youngsters are  hoping to be adopted." If you're interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in the District of Columbia, the Children and Family Services Agency will be offering information sessions at libraries throughout the city: Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Woodridge Library

"Thanksgiving Day Thanks"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Thanksgiving Day Thanks'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

More More More Said the Baby by Vera Williams

Rainbow Family Reads

A few favorites for mixed-race families

We got a request on Twitter to share some of our favorite children's books for mixed-race families. So, we asked our Youth Collections Coordinator for her thoughts, and she shared a few books: Black Is Brown Is Tan by Arnold Adoff

"A Turkey for Thanksgiving" by Eve Bunting

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'A Turkey for Thanksgiving'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting is the featured piece; Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.