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A Family Funday Sunday Program

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"I Love My Auntie" clipartWe celebrated “Auntie’s Day” with stories and a craft at our Funday Sunday on July 27 at 2 p.m.

This 6th annual event is a day to thank, honor, and celebrate aunts in a child’s life, whether an Auntie by relation, Auntie by Choice or godmother, for everything she does for a child not-her-own. 

Here are seven auntie stories to share.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

The Aunts Go Marching
By Maurie Manning
Dressed in raincoats and carrying umbrellas, a platoon of aunts march through the rainy city streets led by a little girl with a drum in this cumulative rhyme.
"Aunts Go Marching" by Manning book
What Aunts Do Best; What Uncles Do Best
By Laura Joffe Numeroff
Read one way, this book describes all the wonderful things aunts do, and when turned over, it depicts why uncles are special.
"What Aunts Do Best" by Numeroff book
Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table
By Vanessa Newton
An extended family gathers for Sunday dinner, but the food grows cold as Auntie Mabel's prayer encompasses everything and everyone in sight.
"Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table" by Newton book
Tìa Isa Wants a Car
By Meg Medina

Tia Isa and her niece try to save enough money to buy a car to take the whole family to the beach.
Also available in Spanish Tía Isa Quiere un Carro
"Tia Isa Wants a Car" by Medina book
Auntie Claus
By Elise Primavera
When her eccentric Auntie Claus leaves for her annual business trip, Sophie stows away in her luggage, travels with her to the North Pole, and discovers that her aunt is really Santa's sister and helper.
"Auntie Claus" by Primavera book
Happy Like Soccer
By Maribeth Boelts
For soccer games Sierra rides a bus out of the city to fields that are nicer than the "lot" in her neighborhood, but so her auntie can be at her last game, she asks Coach Marco if the team might play in her neighborhood on a day her aunt does not work.
"Happy Like Soccer" by Boelts book
Auntee Edna
By Ethel Footman Smothers
Although at first Tokee is unhappy having to spend the day with her old-fashioned Auntee Edna, she soon discovers her aunt is full of good ideas for fun, from baking teacakes to putting paper rollers in their hair.
"Auntee Edna" by Smothers book

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

Photo of Libby the PAL Doggie

Libby is a PAL volunteer and listens to children read at the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library.

Here are ten bits of information about Libby:
1. Libby is a rescue dog from rural Virginia.
2. Libby was born between 2005-2008, the vets think.
3. Libby is hound mixed with something else (shepherd or lab, perhaps?).

movies...peliculas....les filmes....

Published on Saturday, July 26, 2014


We are showing Objectified on August 2 at 2 p.m.

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. (

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.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photo of Author/Illustrator Alison Murray
Alison Murray

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


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