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"Grow into science" this summer!

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and organizations in the Washington Metro Area.  ElectricityThis fun science program helps elementary-school children "grow into science." Through classes held in community sites and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.  Classes are small with 15 students each, so be sure to register early!

This summer, come learn about the world of physical science and electricity:

'The Great Gatsby'

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Image of the cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book The Great GatsbyYes, this month we’ll be revisiting Fitzgerald’s famous critique of 1920’s nouveau riche society. Told through the eyes of his neighbor Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate who is an outsider to the situation and an insider to this society at the same time, this is the story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby. Every Saturday, all the bright young things are invited to a party at Gatsby’s, where they exchange flirtations and gossip—even about their mysterious host. A man who is supposed to have everything, Gatsby is seemingly dissatisfied, but why?
 

Published on Friday, May 17, 2013

CAESAR JACKSONJackson Caesar, a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., is one of the most sought after male vocalists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Caesar has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in five languages and five genres -- attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds. 

He will be performing Oldies, Classic Ballads and Pop Inspirational music.

This event, held on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

We are bursting at the seams...

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Boy on book stackWe must put a moratorium on accepting donations at the Mount Pleasant Library. Thank you for all your recent support.

Meanwhile, if you have donations, the following nearby libraries are currently accepting donations:

Maru Montero Dance Company

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Join us Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m., as we celebrate El Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros with a beautiful performance of Mexican and Latin American folk dances by the Maru Montero Dance Company!

This special performance will be presented instead of our Friday Film.  

Maru Montero Dance Company

Book Club Title for April

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cover image of the nonfiction book by Edmund de Waal, entitled The Hare with Amber Eyes.Edmund de Waal found himself the inheritor of his great uncle’s priceless collection of netsukes, beautifully and intricately carved miniature 17th century Japanese sculptures that were used to fasten containers to the belts of men’s traditional Japanese robes, the kosode and kimono.

But how did this award-winning British ceramicist come to inherit over two hundred of these wonderful carvings? And how did they survive so much history?

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hay fever got you sneezing?  Lose yourself in one of our new Young Adult Series.


Seven Cycling Stories to Share with your Child

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Along a Long Road
By Frank Viva
JUV E VIVA
Illustrations and brief text evoke a bicycle ride, with its ups and downs, sweeping turns, and vivid views.
Book cover for "Along a Long Road"

Part of the Know Your Neighborhood program series

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Image of a postcard from the Washingtoniana Division of a bridge in Rock Creek Park


John DeFerrari, author of the Streets Of Washington blog, will present a slide lecture on the many bridges, fords, dams, and other manmade objects that have been built in nearby Rock Creek Park through the years. Though known for its natural beauty, the park has actually been subject to many man-made alterations, and they all have fascinating histories. Beautiful vintage postcard images will punctuate the talk.

Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Image for Preserving Community Stories, and Oral History workshop which is part of the Know Your Neigbhborhood program series.The Know Your Neighborhood program series rolls on this Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room with a workshop focusing on oral history. Join oral historian and librarian at the Washingtoniana Division Kelly Navies to learn how to develop a community oral history project.

Know Your Neighborhood is a series of programs exploring the history of DC Neighborhoods; a collaboration between the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division and the Mount Pleasant Library.

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