Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, October 25, 2013
cave canem dogPlease join us for a Celebration of Poetry featuring poets from Cave Canem, a collection of poetry that is committed to cultivate the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Some of the poets that will be reading are:
  • Niki Herd
  • Katy Richey
  • Brandon D. Johnson
  • Hayes Davis
  • Teri Cross Davis
  • Derrick Weston Brown
The poetry starts Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room on the first floor.

The Original Classic Zombie Movie

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Night of the Living Dead
Join us on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. for a screening of George A. Romero's 1968 zombie classic.

Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

 Oh, what fun we had at our first Family Funday on Sunday, a new weekly event at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library.

We started with “Stories in the Sunshine,” and lucky for us, it was a beautiful, sunny Sunday. Llama Llama on the lawn got us giggling and feeling the rhymes and rhythms. We read:

Get Crafty This Saturday At Mount Pleasant Library!

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Boston Terrier by Megan CoyleJoin local collage artist Megan Coyle for a collage-making workshop for children and youth.  Megan will be demonstrating her "painting with paper" technique and will then assist attendees with making their own "painting with paper" collages of animals.  The workshop will be held in the Children's Room on the second floor.  

Registration is required and limited to 20 participants, so please register now by stopping by the Children's Room or calling 202-671-3125.

This program is provided in collaboration with Day Eight, a nonprofit organization that promotes the arts.  

Saturday Oct. 5

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Friends will be having their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the meeting room on the main level. They’ll be selling lots of items for Book monster made of to choose from:

Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013

First commemorated in 1982, Banned Books Week continues to be celebrated every September and is now in its thirty-first year.

Yo La Llamo Rusita Rojas -- Saturday, Sept. 21 3 p.m.

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

Hispanic Heritage MonthIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a bilingual children’s play. I Call Her Rusita Rojas by Cristina Rojas is an energetic adaptation of Charles Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood.” This bilingual play has both singing and dancing with characters full of humor that teach us that life is wonderful if we take a moment to dream together.

The New Mt. Pleasant Library is One Year Old.

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy BirthdayIt might surprise you to know that the newly renovated and expanded Mt. Pleasant Library has reached its one year milestone! We opened in the new space Sept. 12, 2012 to great fanfare.

The Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library are generously providing birthday cake and beverage for a celebration on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Atrium on the first floor at about 4 p.m.

The festivities will follow our special Hispanic Heritage Month event, "I Call Her Rusita Rojas," at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor.

Presented by the Latino GLBT History Project

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Latino GLBT History Project, in partnership with the DC Office of Latino Affairs, Brother, Help Thyself, and the DC Office of Human Rights will be hosting a community networking reception to honor the work of Brother, Help Thyself Wednesday Sept. 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This wonderful community organization focuses its efforts into providing financial and other support to non-profit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas.

Stop by for the reception and take a look at the Latino GLBT History Project’s exhibit featuring over 20 black and white photos and biographies of LGBTQ Latino/a community members from the DC area, displayed on the main floor of the library.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Published on Monday, September 16, 2013

Latino Americans : the 500-year legacy that shaped a nationLatino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation by Ray Suarez chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shape our nation and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority in the United States.