Mt. Pleasant
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Celebrate Poetry Month with DC Writers' Homes

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

DC Writers' Homes Logo
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, join Kim Roberts and Dan Vera in a virtual tour of the homes of  famous poets who lived in the Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. 

Notable writers include:

  • Zenobia Camprubi Aymar
  • Owen Dodson
  • Juan Ramon Jimenez
  • Liam Rector
  • Wendell Phillips Stafford
  • Floyd Dell
  • Essex Hemphill
  • Lillian May Miller
  • Jean Toomer
  • Ambrose Bierce and
  • Chasen Gaver

The program will take place in the large meeting room as part of our month-long National Poetry Month celebrations. are not!

Published on Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe.

Join us for Anime Saturdays on April 12 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

Featuring Life in Outer Space

Published on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jetsons SpaceshipOur March 23, Funday Sunday at 2 p.m. is all about living it up in outer space.

Here are some stories to get starry-eyed over.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Featuring 'The Ugly Duckling'

Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"The Ugly Duckling" by Pinkney book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney is the featured piece. 

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Photo of Hamilton the doggie

Hamilton is a PAL volunteer and will start to visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library in March 2014.

Here are 10 details about our hairy Hamilton:

Come Check out our Mythology Display

Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15-30, the Mt. Pleasant Library will be celebrating Mythology with our Mythology Madness display. Not only will we have books on display about the gods of Olympus and stories of mythology, we will have The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on display.

Stop in for a special prize and see which library employees are members of Camp Half Blood.

Poetry Reading at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, March 14, 2014
shakespeares sister
Celebrate National Women’s Month with an informal poetry reading of student poems and other work from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Shakespeare’s Sisters Seminar, a program that covers female poets from Shakespeare's time to the present.

Celebrate these awesome books and have lots of fun!

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wimpy Kid DrawingDo you love Diary of a Wimpy KidCome celebrate these awesome books with other Wimpy Kid fans. We’ll be hanging out in the Children’s Room on the second floor after school on Tuesday, March 18 from 4-5 p.m. Join us to play games to earn Mom Bucks, avoid the Cheese Touch, and make a wimpy craft to take home.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wear your green and celebrate the luck of the Irish during our Family Story Time at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in the Children’s Room. We’ll share stories, songs and dances. Come join in the fun!

Children ages 0-12 and their families are welcome to attend.

Check out some books to celebrate the holiday at home! Here are a few suggestions:

'Anne Perry and The Murder of The Century'

Published on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cover image of Peter Graham's nonfiction book Anne Perry and The Murder of the CenturyOn June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme — later known as best-selling crime author Anne Perry — and Pauline Parker put their plan to kill Hulme’s mother into motion, rocking New Zealand society to its core and making headlines around the world. Their story was subsequently fictionalized in Peter Jackson’s directorial Academy Award nominated debut Heavenly Creatures.

Peter Graham’s book is a riveting account of the events that led up to the murder, the trial and the lives of the murderesses afterward.