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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

4:30 p.m.

getcaughtrdgThere's no shame when you're caught reading a great book!

Come out to enjoy a photography-themed story time session, then pick a book you like from our shelves and flash your brightest smile during our "book lovers photo shoot." We will later create a lively display to promote "Get Caught Reading Month" featuring the photos of our young photo shoot participants as they get caught in the act of reading!

Program will be appropriate for children ages 3-9 who are accompanied by an adult who will sign each child's photo consent form (form to be provided during the program).
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7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

7:00 p.m.

A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

7:00 p.m.

book cover artCome join independent author, Roger Engle as he speaks from his memoir, Stories from a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia, followed by a book sale and signing.

Take a moment and picture your childhood home. Try to visualize a short walk from your doorstep. Can you conjure up your neighborhood, nearby houses or businesses, and the people who lived or worked in them? Can you recall the events that unfolded nearby, or the activities that once filled your childhood world?

Roger Engle took this mental journey throughout his hometown, and in doing so, rediscovered his childhood around every corner. Stories from a Small Town places us in Hedgesville, West Virginia, between the years of 1948 and 1964, and encourages us to meander there at a pace governed by the whimsy of a child. Mr. Engle takes us along on his adventures around town and into the surrounding wilderness, and provides an unfettered and rather amusing view into the life domestic. With tenderness and grit, he reveals both the challenges and opportunities of growing up in a working-class family during self-sufficient times.

Stories from a Small Town offers us a delightfully vivid portrait of childhood, and may very well inspire us to remember, document, and share with future generations the stories of our own lives—while we are still able.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family storytime!

Every Thursday night ,we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.
 

Friday, May 9, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

4:00 p.m.

Family Film and Story!

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.


10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books. Book

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 


11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

11:00 a.m.

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers.

 

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

2:00 p.m.

May is a wonderful month as the weather turns warmer and the flowers start to bloom.

May Day in particular is cause to observe the change in seasons as it is a holiday celebrated in many cultures.

Help us celebrate May Day by participating in our Fairy Festival. We''ll read fairy-related stories and later make a felt flower garland that you can wear!

So don your best pair of wings and join us in the festivities.

For ages 5 and older.

2:00 p.m.

kids on bikesMay is National Bike Month! Celebrate with the Mount Pleasant Library and City Bikes during a special Bike to the Library Family Story Time!

Ride your bikes over to the library for a bike themed story time and craft afterwards. A representative from a local bike shop, City Bikes, will join us to share information about family biking - everything from the best places to bike with kids to the basics of keeping your family safe while biking! If weather permits, we will enjoy the sunshine on the lawn in front if the library. If not, the program will be held in the Children’s Room on the 2nd floor of the library. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

11:45 p.m.

Want to show mom some love this Spring?

Join us after Family Story Time for Mother's day gift-making.

Craft appropriate for all ages.     

Sunday, May 11, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

1:30 a.m.

Bring your Mom to the library.

Enjoy Love and Lemonade, Mother’s Day stories and a craft.

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.
 

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

Monday, May 12, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

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