Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

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.

Roscoe Riley Rules

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read.

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

Photo of Teddy the dogPhoto of Teddy the doggie

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

Here are ten facts about Teddy, the snuggly doggie:

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Leprechauns Never Lie 
By Lorna Balian
Gram is ailing and Ninny Nanny, too lazy to care for their simple needs, says she will catch a leprechaun to discover his hidden gold.
Book cover "Leprechauns never Lie"

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

A Lecture by Mara Cherkasky

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

Street Scene, Mount PleasantSaturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Mt. Pleasant started as a post-Civil War country village, but most of the neighborhood we know today was built after the streetcar arrived in 1903. Historian Mara Cherkasky will use maps and images to take you back to Mt. Pleasant's origins and allow you to see how it developed as it did. Cherkasky has written several accounts of Mt. Pleasant's history and has led numerous walking tours of the neighborhood.

Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!