The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.
Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.
All ages are welcome!
It’s that time of year! The Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library are hosting another book sale Saturday Dec. 6 in the large meeting room on the main floor of the library from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. They will have all types of books and other media on sale, including children’s books, books in Spanish and other foreign languages, a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as DVDs and CDs.
Can’t make it Saturday? Don’t worry: the book sale will continue Sunday, Dec. 7 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga!
Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).
It’s that time of year! The Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library are hosting another book sale Sunday, Dec. 7 in the large meeting room on the main floor of the library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will have all types of books and other media on sale, including children’s books, books in Spanish and other foreign languages, a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as DVDs and CDs.
Can’t make it Sunday? Don’t worry! The book sale begins Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments.
On the lower level, every Sunday.
Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level. You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!
Meet Nicole, our Adult Summer Reading grand prize winner from way back at the end of August! She is holding her prize - a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. We checked in with her this fall to learn what and where she loves to read around D.C.
Celebrate Kids EuroFest with this Danish children's film
Kids Euro Festival celebrations run from Oct. 24 to Nov. 9.
Jumpstart the fun during our Friday Film program with The Flame and the Cotton Ball! This Danish film tells the story of a little flame from Fireland and was the First Prize Animated Short Film winner at the 2013 Chicago International Children's Festival.
Join us in the children's room as we watch Flammen og vattotten!
If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Room at 202-671-3125.
Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman is the featured piece.
A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.
Start your weekends with some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Every Saturday morning in the large meeting room at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Don't be shy, Instructors Carol and Marjorie will be happy to help you.Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).
'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears' by Dinaw Mengestu
Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled war-torn Ethiopia and ended up in D.C., where he runs a grocery store and spends his days reminiscing about his home and family with his adopted family, two fellow African immigrants also trying to make ends meet.