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Featuring "Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph"

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014


"Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph" by Jack GantosCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 28 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos is the featured piece.

When Rotten Ralph, the cat, fails to win a spot on a baseball team with his friend Sarah, he becomes the "cat boy" instead, still dreaming of proving himself the superstar he imagines himself to be.
 
Rotten Ralph stories provide fun reading experiences in manageable texts.
 
Here are five more Rotten Ralph early readers to enjoy.  

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Rotten Ralph Helps Out
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
When Sarah's cat Rotten Ralph tries to help her create a school project based on ancient Egypt, he is more of a hindrance than a help.
 
Rotten Ralph Helps Out available in CD Kit
 
"Rotten Ralph Helps Out" by Jack Gantos
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
Ralph takes a swing through his family tree to find out why he's so rotten.
 
"Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family" by Jack Gantos
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
Hoping to beat his cousin Percy in the cat show, Ralph allows Sarah to help him spruce up his image and get in shape.
 
"Best in Show for Rotten Ralph" by Jack Gantos
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans.
 
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten available in CD Kit
 
"Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten" by Jack Gantos
Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
When he goes to a carnival with Sarah and his cousin Percy, Rotten Ralph learns that winning is not everything.
 
"Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph" by Jack Gantos


Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014


Photo of Author/Illustrator Alison Murray
Alison Murray
rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to the stories written and drawn by Alison Murray.  

Here are three Alison Murray stories to share with your child.

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.
The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers Denard Span, Drew Storen, and Scott Hairston along with manager Matt Williams for an afternoon or fun and reading. Each Nationals member read one of their favorite baseball-themed stories to a crowd of excited youngsters and parents, then took some time to answer a few questions about reading and life in the big leagues. Check out a few pictures from the events below:

Pitcher Drew Storen's visit to the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Washington Nationals pitcher Drew Storen at the Mount Pleasant Library

Recommended titles for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Cover image of the book The Shortest DayThe winter holiday season is here! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, all of the above, something else or nothing at all, there are many wonderful kids’ books available at DCPL for the winter season and December holidays. Here are a few of my favorites for the holidays, in no particular order!

Featuring "The Mightiest"

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014


"The Mightiest" by Keiko KaszaCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 21 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Meet the Nationals' Pitcher on Saturday, July 19

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Love Washington Nationals baseball?  

On Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon, swing by the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library for the chance to meet Washington Nationals' very own Drew Storen! 

Published on Saturday, July 12, 2014

This summer the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library is excited to partner with 826DC to offer a variety of activities for both kids and teens. Stop in at the library for one of these awesome workshops:

STEAM Team Workshops for Grades 1-6

Featuring "Rosie Revere, Engineer"

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rosie Revere, EngineerGet ready to Fizz, Boom, Read on Monday July 14 at 4 p.m. during Reader's Theatre in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Image from Out of the Basement film

Local filmmakers Natalie Avery and Kyle Centers are screening their short documentary Out of the Basement at a few DC public libraries - including Avery's local, Mt. Pleasant Library on Saturday July 12 at 11 a.m. We had the opportunity to ask Avery a few questions about being a filmmaker and living in Mt. Pleasant! 

Q) How did you become a film maker?

Family Fun with WHUT Howard University Television

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

Come on over to the library on Thursday July 10 from 2-6 p.m. for Cyberchase Day!

Cyberchase Day Flyer



























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