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The Story of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Due to issues tied to Hurricane Sandy, this program has been canceled for Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648/51-1695), a Mexican nun, was a brilliant poet, playwright, and essayist whose persistent defense of the intellectual rights of women brought her increasingly into conflict with church officials, who repeated tried to silence her. Sor Juana died while taking care of her sister nuns during a plague in April 1695.

Byteback's computer classes for Spanish speakers are back!

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Flyer for computer classes in Spanish hosted by ByteBack at the Mount Pleasant Library¡Las clases para aprender como usar las computadoras vuelven a la biblioteca de Mount Pleasant! Estamos ofreciendo dos horarios de clase todos los martes y jueves, de las 10 a.m. hasta el mediodía, y de las 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Las clases empiezan este martes día 30 de octubre.

En este curso los estudiantes reforzarán las destrezas de mecanografía, del uso del Internet y del correo electrónico. Además de aprender a crear y a administrar archivos y carpetas, editar texto, adjuntar archivos a mensajes de correo electrónico, y a entender conceptos básicos de memoria y almacenamiento.

This Saturday at 3 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cover image of the DVD film Persepolis, based on the graphic novel by Marjane SatrapiAs part of our season of DC Reads programming related to Azar Nafisi’s memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, the Mt. Pleasant Library will screen two movies exploring life in contemporary Iran.

The first one, screening Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., is Persepolis, based on the graphic novel by Mariane Satrapi. Winner of multiple international awards, Persepolis chronicles the turbulent times experienced by the Satrapi family in 1970s Iran during the fall of the Shah and the rise of the Islamic Republic, as seen through the eyes of the willful and rebellious Marji.

Join Us For This Innovative Workshop for Adults

Published on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Signature image design for the Creative Class, a series of crafts-based workshops for adults at the DC Public LibraryJoin The Creative Class! Hand sew sachets and ornaments using books on aromatherapy and harvesting as inspiration. All materials will be provided.

The Creative Class’s next workshop will be at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room on the main level.

To register for the workshop, email

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ADULT-BANNEDTEEN-BANNEDCommemorate the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week at Mount Pleasant Library.

Visit the adult, graphic novel and teen sections.

Hora del Cuento

Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hora del Cuento

Join us every Friday at 10 a.m. for a Spanish Story Time. 

We’ll have stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0-5, with their caregivers.
For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Acompáñenos todos los viernes a las 10am para la Hora del Cuento. 

Tendremos cuentos, canciones, bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora de cuentos.

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cover image of Daniel Okrent's nonfiction book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of ProhibitionThe Prohibition era was one of the most vibrant and socially complex eras of twentieth century United States history.

Our Teen Summer Reading Program Winner of a Kindle Fire!

Published on Monday, September 17, 2012

Carmen Bonilla, Kindle Fire winner of the Teen Summer Reading ProgramCongratulations to our Teen Summer Reading Program winner, Carmen Bonilla!

Carmen is an eighth-grader at the Cesar Chavez Prep School in Northwest D.C. Carmen read an astonishing 36 books in 3 months, making her the winner of a brand-new Kindle Fire.

Way to go, Carmen!!!

See you around the library ;)

Grand Opening Celebration Sept. 15

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mt. Pleasant Grand OpeningThe hard work of renovating and re-opening Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is over. So let's celebrate!

Join us for our Grand Opening celebration on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have fun activities for all ages, all day, refreshments and much more.

DC Public Library baloonActivities include: 
Building Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Face Painting, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Photo of Summer Reading Prize Drawing WinnerBergen Lavinson Kane is the winner of a Kindle Fire, the Mount Pleasant Library Summer Reading Club Grand Prize!  

Miss Bergen attends the Maret School and is eight years old.