Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

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.

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Photo of Susie the dogPhoto of Susie reading at the library

Susie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.
Here are ten facts about our very sweet Susie:

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Photo of Ella the dogPhoto of Ella the dog

Ella is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.

Here are ten facts about our elegant Miss Ella:

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Now is the time to catch up on your reading

Published on Monday, July 15, 2013

Remember when you saw those popular books and thought, "I'll just add my name to the list..." only to find the list was 5 miles long?  Now is the time to catch up on your reading with these books that were popular last fall: