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Patriotic Uncle Sam Hats

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

patriotic hat Join us Tuesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. for our weekly Summer Crafts activity.
We'll be making patriotic Uncle Sam hats in celebration of Fourth of July.
Stop by the children's room to create your very own hat, take it home and wear it while celebrating the Fourth of July. 

Recommended for kids ages 3-12. 

Screening and discussion with filmmaker Erica R. Harding.

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Young Garifuna girls in HondurasThis film explores the culture and history of the Afro-Indigenous Garifuna people, emphasizing transnationalism and language preservation in contemporary South America. D.C. filmmaker Erica R. Harding will discuss the making of the film and her experiences with the Garifuna people of northern Honduras. 

Learn more about Ms. Harding's projects and watch a trailer for the film at The World in a Lens.

We will screen the film in the large meeting room of the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m.

Russell Crowe, Terrence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pierce...wait, what?

Published on Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yes, all of these men were in movies that celebrate Pride.  Come check them out at the Library!
The Sum of Us with Russell Crowe as a man looking for Mr. Right.  Showing July 5 at 2 p.m.
the sum of us

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert needs no explanation.  Showing July 19 at 2 p.m.

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measure Mission Workshops

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Join us for the first Summer Crafts session of 2014!

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

This Summer, Catch Me... baseball gloveWe hope to catch all of our Mount Pleasant kids at our Summer Crafts series this year!  Stop by the children's room every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. to create your very own make-and-take craft.  For our first session on Tuesday, June 24, we will be creating our very own baseball glove to highlight our Summer Reading partners, the Washington Nationals!

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

science kidsDo you love all the fun stuff about science class? Are you looking for something creative and exciting to do this summer? Then, join the STEAM Team at the Mount Pleasant Library! Each week we will be exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with hands on activities. We'll meet on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room on the 2nd Floor.

Fun with Origami

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

origami Join us for the first Kid's Night of the summer for some fun Origami creations.

Every Monday night we'll have lots of fun in the Children's Room with a variety of activities.   

Monday, June 23 at 7 p.m. we'll be making Origami - the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. 

Recommended for ages 6-12 

Check out these great Origami books: 


Sign up and win prizes.

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading logoSummer reading season is upon us and from now until August 31st there are plenty of opportunities for you to complete the program while earning prizes. It’s very easy:

Step 1: Sign up for adult summer reading online from home or with staff at our lower level information desk. Don’t forget to claim your tote bag for signing up!

Step 2: Get playing! There are ten activities to choose from, 5 Reader Block activities and 5 Explorer Block activities:

Reader Block:

A Sunday Family Funday Program

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Father's Day Clip Art
We will celebrate all the special men in our lives on Family Funday Sunday.

Please join us in the children's room at 2 p.m. for stories, crafts, friendship, and festivities.

Here are six Daddy's Day books to share.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Photo of Author/Illustrator Eileen ChristelowEileen Christelow rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to
the Five Little Monkey stories written and drawn by Eileen Christelow.  

Here are seven Five Little Monkey stories to share with your child.
Curl up, get cozy, and read!