Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

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!

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Photo of Edward GibbsEdward Gibbs rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to books written and drawn by Edward Gibbs.  

Here are three Edward Gibbs stories to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Happy Grandparent' Day" clipartWe will celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and a craft at our Sunday Family Funday on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m.

Grandparents Day is an opportunity to:

Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

pile of books.Stop by the library for the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library Book Sale on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They will have lots of materials from you to choose from including:

Featuring "Freddie and the Fairy"

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Freddie and the Fairy" by DonaldsonCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 8 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

The public education in D.C. has been transformed. Are D.C. schools getting better? View a movie about the lottery system that goes on within the United States schools, on Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Then on Wednesday, September 10th attend the panel District of Change: Making Schools Better for D.C. at the Martin Luther King  Jr. Memorial Library at 7pm to hear principals from around the city and learn about their challenges and successes.