Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

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.

Begins Jan. 4

Published on Monday, December 30, 2013

Fan art of Pee-wee's Big Adventure.Another year, another movies series! Our Tim Burton Saturday movie mini-series kicks off Jan. 4.

No Tim Burton movie mini-series is complete without his first feature length movie, from 1985, featuring Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman. After having his new bicycle stolen by neighborhood bad boy and nemesis Francis Buxton, Pee-wee embarks on a big adventure cross country to get back his beloved bike.

Also starring Elizabeth Daily and Mark Holton. This movie is rated PG.

Featuring 'Puss in Boots'

Published on Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Puss in Boots" by Pinkney book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. for our first Reader's Theatre program.

A Mt. Pleasant Library volunteer

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

Photo of Pie the dog

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

Here are ten details about our new volunteer, Pie:

'Cleopatra: A Life'

Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

Cover image of Stacy Schiff's biography entitled Cleopatra: A LifeThe Mt. Pleasant Book Club is reading Cleopatra: A Life, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff. Inheritor not only of Egypt, but of family ways that included incest, assassination, and waging civil war against her siblings, Cleopatra was famous long before becoming involved with the two most powerful men in the Roman Empire.