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Part of the Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program

Published on Monday, June 24, 2013

image of the Hollywood sign with famous classic Hollywood actorsFollowing the Groundbreaking Reads theme for Adult Summer Reading, we’re going classic Hollywood in July and August.

Join us every other Saturday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room for a screening of a groundbreaking Hollywood classic. Stay after each movie for a discussion of why the movie is considered groundbreaking and some movie trivia. Guess right and win a prize!

July 6
Filmed in 1940, the one where Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell talk really fast all the time. You think they're fighting, but really they're falling in love.

July 20

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

Photo of Happy the dog and Frankie the catPhoto of Happy the dog

Happy is a PAL volunteer and he will visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.

Corazón tan blanco by Javier Marías

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013
Corazon tan blanco
Javier Marías's Corazón tan blanco (1992) chronicles with unnerving insistence the relentless power of the past.

'In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto'

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Cover image for the nonfiction book by Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's ManifestoWith his previous books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan helped create a national conversation on the subject of food:

Come see the last action film in the Kick Action Saturdays Features

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013

looperIn 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.

This film will be shown June 22, in the Large Meeting Room.

Don't forget to check back to see what our next series will be!

Six Father's Day Stories to Share with your Child

Published on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Part of the Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

Head shot of Judy Tiger, owner of Just That Simple, a decluttering businessHave you ever looked around your home and thought, “How did I ever accumulate so much stuff?!”  Have you ever had trouble locating what you were looking for or getting comfortable around so many things? Would you like to learn how to tackle a clutter problem or prevent one from ever happening again?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Washington, DC, May 30, 2013 – CARECEN is proud to partner with the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Mount Pleasant Library to host a special naturalization ceremony on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11 AM.

“We are delighted to hold this ceremony at the Mount Pleasant Library, a landmark of the Mount Pleasant-Columbia Heights neighborhood, the historic center of the Latino community in the District of Columbia,” says Ana Negoescu, Director of Education and Advocacy, CARECEN: Latino Resource and Justice Center.

Using iPads, participants will navigate through health information

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

National Library of MedicineThe workshops will provide instruction on how to evaluate the quality and relevance of health information available through the Internet. The sessions will focus on using quality Internet-based health resources reviewed by health care professionals with particular emphasis on resources available through the National Library of Medicine.
Using iPads, participants will navigate through health information on the Internet and learn about apps that provide assistance with answering health questions. Please call 202-671-3122 to register.
Wednesday, June 5 -- 6 p.m.

Seven kite flying stories to share with your child

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!