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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. 

Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This is the first of a very occasional series of posts about some truly wonderful, classic and not-so-classic movies available through the DC Public Library. I hope to share with you some historical information about the films that may have informed what was being transmitted to us the viewers through the lens, with thoughts as to why I personally find these scenes, and these movies, memorable.

Grand Opening Party Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

Published on Friday, July 20, 2012

The renovation of the Mt. Pleasant Library is complete. The new Library, located at 3160 16th Street, NW, opened Wednesday, Sept. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12 p.m. The Interim Library closed permanently at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 18.

The Library will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 15 with fun activities for all ages, all day long.

Check out photos of the interior progress!  

Published on Friday, July 13, 2012

Cover image of the nonfiction book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel KahnemanDr. Daniel Kahneman’s research is based on a statistical analysis of judgment and decision-making in psychology. He believes that the mind works in one of two ways: