Mt. Pleasant
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Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Seven yoga stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Seven knitting stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

'The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court'

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cover image of Jeffrey Toobin's nonfiction book, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court's secretive nature lends it an aura of mystery not shared by the other branches of American government. Reports on the goings-on of the court rarely go beyond the hearings themselves; everything else is sheer speculation and few are the brave who would dare risk this at the cost of never again being given a viable quote by a justice.

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hey teens -- need to complete community service hours? Join the Mt. Pleasant Teen Advisory Group!

Teen Advisory GroupWhat is a TAG?
A TAG is a Teen Advisory Group -- a group of teens who serve together to make a difference in the library and in the community. TAG members meet in the library to plan, collaborate, have fun and make things happen!

Apply and Join
Visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library and complete a Teen Advisory Group application. You must be in grades 9-12. Complete an informal interview so that we can get to know you. We'll let you know how you can help the library and learn new things!

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012

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This winter we’ll be screening movies of some of your favorite good guys – and bad guys – every other Saturday starting at 2 p.m.

First up, on Saturday, Dec. 8, we’ll be offering a certain movie as tribute! We hope the odds are in your favor for seeing this movie in the meeting room on the main floor.

And what are we showing Dec. 22? You’ll just have to watch the skies for a sign…. or maybe just check back ;)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cover of Sherman Alexie's novel The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time IndianAll budding cartoonist Junior wants is a good education—and to survive high school while getting it. So he goes off the reservation in search of it at a new high school, where he’s picked on by just about everyone, and the only other Indian is the mascot.

Join us Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room on the main floor for a discussion of this imaginative, semi-autobiographical National Book Award winner by Sherman Alexie.

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Image of the country of China and flag.Traditional Chinese culture formed the basis for 5,000 years of a rich and diverse history. Through the performing arts, this vibrant culture is once again being revived and popularized.

Join us for this wonderful presentation by the Asian Community Service Center this Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the main level and discover more about this culture, why it was lost, and how it’s making a comeback on a global scale.

ESL Conversation Circle is coming to Mt. Pleasant!

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Multicolored image of people communicating through various means.Want to improve your conversational skills in English in an informal, no-stress and fun way? No problem! We’ve got you covered.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14, we will be hosting a conversation circle every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for people learning English as a Second Language (ESL). The conversation circle is recommended for adults who can read, write and carry on conversations in English (advanced beginner English level).

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

Cover image for Azar Nafisi's memoir, Reading Lolita in TehranBeginning Oct. 15 until Nov. 15, the Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club is joining DC Reads and picking up Reading Lolita in Tehran, a memoir about the author’s experience in Tehran as a university literature professor who witnesses the turbulent political and social changes in Iran during the turbulent years of the Iran-Iraq War in the 80s and the increasingly restrictive rule of law in the 90s. The events of these times are interlaced with stories of the female students she recruited for an informal book club that met every Thursday morning in her home to discuss great -- and banned -- works of Western literature.