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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.

Winner of Mt. Pleasant’s “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Program

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013

This summer, more than 540 children participated in the Summer Reading Program at the Mount Pleasant Library!  We are so proud of all of our wonderful readers and all of the great work they have accomplished this summer. 

Picture of Leena and her motherThroughout the summer, our school-age readers read for at least eight hours and earned some fantastic prizes along the way which included a brand new book! Among our many super readers that completed the program, there were a few lucky winners of our raffle prizes.  Several were the winners of a pair of tickets to a Nationals baseball game and one winner walked away with a Kindle Fire! 


Published on Friday, September 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Ellie McDoodle

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Winner of Mt. Pleasant’s “Read With Me” Summer Reading Program!

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Summer Reading was a blast this year at Mount Pleasant! More than 540 children ages 0-12 logged their reading hours at the library and we are so proud of each and every one of them.  We want to thank all of the children who participated this summer and send big congratulations to Ian, our raffle winner of a big bundle of books for the “Read With Me” program for children ages 0-5! 

Our Adult Summer Reading Winner of a Kindle Tablet

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Photograph of Adult Summer Reading 2013 grand-prize winner Sean Ballantine holding his new Kindle Tablet.Congratulations to Sean Ballentine, winner of our 2013 Adult Summer Reading raffle of a Kindle Tablet! Sean is a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics at the University of Maryland.