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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!

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: