Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Learn How to Download Books and Music to Your e-Reader

Published on Friday, August 23, 2013

confused about e readersConfused about how to download to your e-Reader?

Come to our Weekly E-Reader Drop-In Clinic Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets or laptops and your library card.

You will learn how to download books, music and other types of media available for downloading from the Library!

Don't forget to bring your cords!

Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library Book Sale Saturday, Oct. 5!

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book donationsOnce again, the Mt. Pleasant Library is accepting book donations on behalf of our Friends group. The next Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Meeting Room on the first floor. Proceeds from the sale benefits the Mt. Pleasant Library -- especially its children's programming.

Please bring your salable items inside the library during our open hours. We need the outside book drop for library materials. We appreciate your cooperation and generosity.

Seven books to share with your child about starting school

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten
By Toni Buzzeo
Even though there are rules to follow, a little girl who loves adventure has an exciting first day of kindergarten.
Book cover of "Adventure Annie"

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Photo of Willie the dog

Willie is a PAL dog and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.
Here are ten facts about Willie the small, white doggie:

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Groundbreaking Reads logo for Adult Summer Reading.

There’s still time to sign up for Adult Summer reading at the library!

Step One: Stop by the information desk on the lower level, sign up, pick up a review form, and keep reading! We’ll have a lovely bookmark for you when you sign up.

Step Two: Write a brief review about any book you read; tell us the title, author, rate it. Drop off your review and get a DC Public Library tote bag! Your review will count as one entry into a raffle for a Kindle reader!

Summer Reading: Author Talk

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

The gringo : a memoirJ. Grigsby Crawford is a writer living in Washington, D.C. His first book, The Gringo, chronicles his dark and thrilling adventures as a Peace Corps volunteer in South America and is described as "always entertaining and at times moving" by Men's Journal.

A Presentation by Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli and her staff are responsible for the many archaeological sites in the District, including prehistoric and Native American sites. These sites contain remains of historical significance that contribute to our knowledge of the city’s cultural past. Come hear Dr. Trocolli and her staff talk about archaeology in the District and what they have been unearthing recently, including some exciting finds from a burial site in Georgetown. They’ll be bringing some interesting finds for you to handle, too!

Wed. Aug. 21, 6:45 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Archaeological finds in the District. Copyright: Dr. Ruth Trocolli. DC Office of Preservation

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2013

Photo of Daisy the dog

Daisy is a PAL volunteer and a new visitor at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library.
Here are ten facts about our BIGGEST doggie Daisy Dane:

Award-winning children's author visits

Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Author Jorge ArguetaJorge Tetl Argueta is an award-winning Salvadoran poet and writer whose bilingual children's books have been the favorites of children and adults of all cultures for many years. He is the winner of the Americas Award for Latin American Literature for his children’s collection of poems, A Movie in My Pillow. Argueta has also received the National Parenting Publications Gold Medal Award for Moony Luna and the Independent Publishers Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles, as well as many other awards.

'Ethan Frome' by Edith Wharton

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

Cover image of the Penguin Classic novel Ethan Frome, by Edith WhartonSet against an austere New England landscape, Edith Wharton’s classic novella explores the themes of loneliness, quiet desperation, and sexual desire through the life of Ethan Frome. Barely getting by with what his farm produces, Ethan’s life with his difficult, hypochondriac wife Zeena is barely tolerable. Until her cousin joins the household as a hired girl.