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Book Club Title for April

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cover image of the nonfiction book by Edmund de Waal, entitled The Hare with Amber Eyes.Edmund de Waal found himself the inheritor of his great uncle’s priceless collection of netsukes, beautifully and intricately carved miniature 17th century Japanese sculptures that were used to fasten containers to the belts of men’s traditional Japanese robes, the kosode and kimono.

But how did this award-winning British ceramicist come to inherit over two hundred of these wonderful carvings? And how did they survive so much history?

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hay fever got you sneezing?  Lose yourself in one of our new Young Adult Series.


Seven Cycling Stories to Share with your Child

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Along a Long Road
By Frank Viva
JUV E VIVA
Illustrations and brief text evoke a bicycle ride, with its ups and downs, sweeping turns, and vivid views.
Book cover for "Along a Long Road"

Part of the Know Your Neighborhood program series

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Image of a postcard from the Washingtoniana Division of a bridge in Rock Creek Park


John DeFerrari, author of the Streets Of Washington blog, will present a slide lecture on the many bridges, fords, dams, and other manmade objects that have been built in nearby Rock Creek Park through the years. Though known for its natural beauty, the park has actually been subject to many man-made alterations, and they all have fascinating histories. Beautiful vintage postcard images will punctuate the talk.

Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Image for Preserving Community Stories, and Oral History workshop which is part of the Know Your Neigbhborhood program series.The Know Your Neighborhood program series rolls on this Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room with a workshop focusing on oral history. Join oral historian and librarian at the Washingtoniana Division Kelly Navies to learn how to develop a community oral history project.

Know Your Neighborhood is a series of programs exploring the history of DC Neighborhoods; a collaboration between the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division and the Mount Pleasant Library.

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A photo of Buster the dog reading and working on the computerPhoto of Buster the dog enjoying the sun







Buster is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library regularly.

A Presentation by Brian Kraft

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Historic photograph of the Tivoli Theatre on 14th Street NW, Washington, DC


The Know Your Neighborhood program series continues Wednesday April 3 at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture and presentation by local historian Brian Kraft. He will present a sweeping view of the history of the Columbia Heights neighborhood that mirrors the history of urban America. He will trace the neighborhood's beginnings, physical development, demographic upheavals, and recent resurgence with maps, photos, and other images. Join us for "The Rise and Fall and Rise of Columbia Heights" in the meeting room on the main floor of the library.

Proceeds Benefit the Library

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

Friends' Book SaleMark your calendars for the Spring Book Sale at the Mt. Pleasant Library, Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library. All sales generate funding to support the new Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library.  

We have children’s books, books in Spanish and other languages and a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as DVDs and CDs.

'The Solitude of Prime Numbers'

Published on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Image of the cover of the novel by Paolo Giordano, The Solitude of Prime NumbersPrime numbers can be a sad lot. Divisible only by one or itself, they are the odd ones out. When they meet, the teenaged, damaged Alice and Mattia instantly recognize this quality in each other. The circumstances of life will bring them together repeatedly, but only so many times. Will they ever find a way to say what has long remain unsaid and find a way to be together?
 

Do Something Good for Yourself - Learn to Meditate

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Karin SilvermanOn Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. in the main floor meeting room, Karin Silverman -- who has been practicing meditation for more than 40 years -- 
will discuss the extraordinary benefits of meditation and how it improves the overall physical health of the body as well as the mental and spiritual health.

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