Mt. Pleasant
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Registration begins Friday

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens Book Cover

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Featuring 'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs'

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cover Art of the True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs. Or at least they think they do. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story…” begins Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.

This wonderful and hilarious re-telling of the classic is our featured story this week.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King PictureIn continued celebration of our great friend, Martin Luther King Jr., the children’s room will host a special story time and activity during our Family Funday Sunday.

Please join us in the Children’s Room at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Here are six books to learn more Martin Luther King Jr.:

'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cover image of Kate Atkinson's novel entitled Life After LifeUrsula Todd was born and died on a cold, snowy night in 1910. That same night, she was born again. Thus Ursula will spend her life: dying. As she grows up, will she use this seemingly inexhaustible store of lives for good? To correct mistakes in her life or prevent the world from heading toward another devastating world war?

Shortlisted for the 2013 Orange Prize for Literature, the Costa Book Awards, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Atkinson’s latest novel is also on the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2013 list.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle Logo

Starting Jan. 13, join us every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people.

The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library.

To register, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.

Celebrate Dr. King's 85th birthday at Mount Pleasant

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Book cover for, "Happy Birthday Martin Luther King" by Jean MarzolloCelebrate the life of a very important leader and role model in American history. Join us on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 85th birthday -- Wednesday, Jan. 15 -- for a special birthday celebration!  

The party will take place at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Room and will include activities for all ages.  We invite all children and their families to attend these festivities as we celebrate the life of this great leader.

Featuring 'The Fisherman and His Wife'

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

"The Fisherman and His Wife" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.