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Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

Latin American Youth CenterDo you care about DC kids? Consider becoming a licensed host, foster, respite or foster-to-adopt family with Latin American Youth (LAYC)!

On June 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., come learn about the D.C. child welfare system, youth homelessness and the need for host and foster families for D.C. kids. Come for information and inspiration -- no commitment necessary!

The event will feature presentations by representatives of the Latin American Youth Center’s Child Placement Programs; a panel of resource parents and former foster care youth; and a question & answer period.

June is LGBT Month, stop in and check out some of our suggested reading!

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2013

Did you know that LGBT Month was formerly known as Gay Pride month?  A proclamation by President Obama changed the name of the month to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Month in June of 2012.  This month honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were a catalyst for the Gay Pride Movement.  Additionally, the purpose of this commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

The gay pride flag was designed by Gilbert Baker who is said to have taken his inspiration from the black civil rights and hippie movements. It was debuted in 1978 at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. Its colors, always shown in the following order, symbolize:

Unwind with us watching the latest action releases

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013

bourne legacyCome check out an action-packed movie that is an expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels. This film is centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.  

This film will be shown June 8, 2013

All films shown in the Large Meeting Room on the Main Floor at 2 p.m.

Seven Easy Reader Baseball Stories for Your Child to Read to You

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer craftsJoin us this summer for summer themed arts and crafts activities. Kids will be able to make crafts and take them home while having lots of fun! 

We'll have crafts every Tuesday at 4 p.m., June 4 through Aug. 20

It is recommended for children ages 3-12. 

Check out the latest reviews from The Washington Post

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two great books, two great reviews:

"Grow into science" this summer!

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and organizations in the Washington Metro Area.  ElectricityThis fun science program helps elementary-school children "grow into science." Through classes held in community sites and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.  Classes are small with 15 students each, so be sure to register early!

This summer, come learn about the world of physical science and electricity:

'The Great Gatsby'

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Image of the cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book The Great GatsbyYes, this month we’ll be revisiting Fitzgerald’s famous critique of 1920’s nouveau riche society. Told through the eyes of his neighbor Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate who is an outsider to the situation and an insider to this society at the same time, this is the story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby. Every Saturday, all the bright young things are invited to a party at Gatsby’s, where they exchange flirtations and gossip—even about their mysterious host. A man who is supposed to have everything, Gatsby is seemingly dissatisfied, but why?

Published on Friday, May 17, 2013

CAESAR JACKSONJackson Caesar, a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., is one of the most sought after male vocalists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Caesar has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in five languages and five genres -- attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds. 

He will be performing Oldies, Classic Ballads and Pop Inspirational music.

This event, held on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

We are bursting at the seams...

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Boy on book stackWe must put a moratorium on accepting donations at the Mount Pleasant Library. Thank you for all your recent support.

Meanwhile, if you have donations, the following nearby libraries are currently accepting donations: