Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

An author talk by Scott Einberger

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A History of Rock Creek Park Book CoverHappy Birthday Rock Creek Park!

On Sept. 25, 1890, Rock Creek Park was established as one of the largest and first urban nature parks in the country. Join author and historian Scott Einberger for a special evening program spotlighting how this largest of Washington, D.C. parks was established. 

Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Children's Room

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Introducing Pajama Storytime

This fall we are introducing a NEW Pajama Storytime! Join us every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Children's Room on the Second Floor of the library for some storytime fun before bedtime. We'll share stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers. 

So, put your pajamas on, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and join in on the fun!

Everything is Awesome!

Published on Saturday, September 13, 2014

the Lego Movie

You already know the song but what you didn't know was that 3,863,484 actual legos were used in making this movie?
Come check it out on September 27, 2014 in the Large Meeting Room at 2 p.m.

(It's really awesome!)

Published on Saturday, September 13, 2014

green cupcakeJoin us for a special Family Funday Sunday program where we will put our craft skills to the taste test.

All children and their families are welcome to join us on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in the children’s room for a cupcake party! We will look at books on cupcake design as well as children’s books that tell funny stories about these delicious treats. Come prepared to decorate your own cupcakes, taste test, and have lots of fun!

Arrive early to take a look at some of these delicious books:

Featuring "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No Combina"

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No Combina" by Monica BrownCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

New Children's Programs Starting This Fall

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kids Playing in LeavesThis fall, we are happy to announce two new weekly programs for children!

Kids Night
Mondays at 7 p.m.
Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts, and movies.

Pajama Story Time
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Grab your sleepy toy, wear your pajamas and join us for an all ages story time with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! 

Summer Reading Ends

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Look at all the children that completed summer reading!! We're so excited and proud of all the kids who participated and completed. Can you find your name?

Thanks to everyone who came to our end of summer celebration, we had lots of fun. We had the DC Firefighters as our special guests. The kids enjoyed asking them questions and learning all about what they do.

We also had a blast making masks out of The Lego Movie characters and enjoyed the film.

We can't wait for next summer!! 

Published on Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hug MachineSeptember 6-12 is Hug a Book Week in honor of the release of Scott Campbell's newest book, Hug Machine!

'Death With Interruptions' by José Saramago

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

Cover image of Jose Saramago's novel Death with InterruptionsWith the new year, no one dies and everyone is happy. Until reality sets in. Find out what happens when death takes a holiday.
José Saramago is the 1998 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Check out a copy of Death with Interruptions and join us for a lively discussion of this humorous novel Thursday, Sept. 25 in Conference Room 1 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014
Smartest Card

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! Celebrate by getting a card or bringing a family member or friend to get a card of their own!

Today we'll be encouraging families to bring their children in to get library cards. Each child or family who signs up for a card will get a free children's book while supplies last. Show us your card at the Children's Information Desk on the Second Floor to get your free book!