Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments.
On the lower level, every Sunday.
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world? Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, the perfect time to take a moment and think about your health.
Stop by the large meeting room from 3 - 6 p.m., where Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the D.C. area, and answer any questions you might have.
Free and confidential testing will be available.
Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level. You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!
Featuring 'Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree'
Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 10 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree by Denys Cazet is the featured piece: All the animals in the barnyard ask the cows Minnie and Moo to hide them so that they will not become Thanksgiving dinner.
World traveler, former Peace Corps. volunteer and teacher Catherine Bell will be discussing her latest novel, Rush of Shadows, a historic novel chronicling the violent clashes between pioneers and Indians in 1850s and 1860s California. Amidst the violence and greed of their people, two women, Mellie, a pioneer woman, and Bahé, a Native American, come to an unlikely understanding.
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
Born in Moscow in 1963, Anya grew up in a communal apartment with 18 other families and only one kitchen.
Anya fled Soviet Russia with her mother Larisa, ending up in Philadelphia and growing up to be a three-time James Beard Award-winning writer. Straddling two food cultures, Anya and her mother decide to embark on an exploration of Soviet cooking decade by decade, sharing generations of their family’s and everyone’s experience living behind the Iron Curtain.
Special screening followed by a Q & A with Bamby and Director Dante Alencastre followed by an encore screening
TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo's Story is a documentary film on the life of renowned Trans Latina Activist and Leader, Bamby Salcedo. Turning personal challenges and barriers into the basis of her activism, Bamby has become an effective and beloved advocate and role model for multiple communities including the Trans, Latina, immigrant, youth and LGBT communities.
In continued celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014, the Saturday Family Story Time on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. will feature stories and fun from Poland.
To learn more about Poland, here are a few Polish resource books, folklore stories, and Polish language books to share with your child.
Join us for several events at the Mt. Pleasant Library!
Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting more than 80 free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling and more!
In addition to all the fun around the city, we'll have several special events here at the library!Sunday, Nov. 2 2 p.m.
Come watch the next in our series, a post-apocalyptic sequel
Up next at the library is the All About the Ladies film series.
We're kicking off with the sequel to the post-apolocalyptic movie featuring J. Law.
Come check out Katniss and Peeta as they compete in the Quarter Quell and learn things about each other and themselves.
Etegami postcards are a traditional Japanese folk art.
Come by Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and learn about etegami -- "picture letters" -- which combines watercolor, sumi ink, and words on postcards, and then make your own etegami.
Communicate in a unique, fun way with friends and family.
Japanese Art and Watercolor Books
Meet Nicole, our Adult Summer Reading grand prize winner from way back at the end of August! She is holding her prize - a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. We checked in with her this fall to learn what and where she loves to read around D.C.