Mt. Pleasant
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Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Gruffalo ClipartOn April 13, our 2 p.m. Family Funday Sunday featured that creature with terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws. You know the one – with knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose. That fella whose eyes are orange, whose tongue is black, and who has those purple prickles all over his back!

Oh, yeah… It was all about him!

Here are more Gruffalo stories to read and watch.


The Gruffalo
By Julia Donaldson
JUV E DONALDSON
 
A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.

Also available in:
"The Gruffalo" book cover
The Gruffalo's Child
By Julia Donaldson
JUV E DONALDSON
 
A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.
 
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"The Gruffalo's Child" book cover



Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014

poem in your pocket logoPick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day.

From the Academy of American Poets:

"On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores."

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photo of Zeke the dogPhoto of Zeke the dog
 








Zeke is a PAL volunteer and will start to visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library in April 2014.

Here are 10 details about our friend Zeke:

Celebrate Earth Day at Mount Pleasant Library

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Earth DayEarth Day is April 22 and we invite all children and their families to join us for a recycled craft program.  Join us as we create something new out of recycled materials!  The program will take place on Tuesday, April 22 from 4-5 p.m. in the Children's Room located on the second floor.


Get into the recycling spirit by stopping by early to check out some of these great books!

Highlights from Last Week's Story Time

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

At the Mt. Pleasant Library we offer a variety of story times for children and their caregivers. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. our children’s room is bustling during our Preschool Story Time! Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.This past week we read some awesome books all about animals.

We talked about animals we have at home and sang a classic song about a pet turtle. Here are the words so you can sing at home!

Tiny Tim

More ways to have fun at the library!

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014
 
Wii Console
Join us this and every Thursday at 4 p.m. in the children's programming space for fun with friends!  Grab a parent or friend and join in the after-school excitement as we play games like "Wii Play" and "Wii Sports".  

The program is recommended for children ages 5-12 and typically runs until 5 p.m.

Interested in having more fun with gaming?  Check out some of these great library resources:

Highlights from Last Week's Story Time

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

At the Mt. Pleasant Library we offer a variety of story times for children and their caregivers. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. our children’s room is bustling during our Preschool Story Time! Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.This past week we read some awesome books all about tools!

Read Some "Books on Tape" in Time for #RSD2014

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Record Store Day is April 19 this year. Before you hit up your local record shop for special deals and releases, pick up some library books and movies on all your favorite genres, bands, songs, artists - you name it!  Did you know that there are several thousand vinyl records available for check out in Room 207 at MLK Jr. Memorial Library?  Check what vinyl we've got on the shelves through our online catalog

Check out these special events this Spring Break!

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Break
Come visit us during your week off from school for lots of fun at the Mt. Pleasant Library! In addition to our regular programs this week, we will also be hosting a some special programs during spring break.

Spring Break Crafternoon
Tuesday, April 15
1-4 p.m.
Stop by the Children's Room anytime Tuesday afternoon for an open arts and craft lab. We’ll have lots of supplies available for fun projects.

Wii Tournament
Thursday, April 17
4 p.m.
During Wii Jueves we will be hosting a special tournament. Come join us in the Children's Room to sign up to play!

Featuring 'How Rocket Learned to Read'

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
"How Rocket Learned to Read" book
 
"Roc Aprende a Leer" book
 

Calling all readers!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photo of Newman the dog









Newman is a PAL volunteer and will start to visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library in April 2014.

Here are 10 details about our loveable lab Newman:

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