Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Science in the Summer

"Grow into science" this summer!

Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and organizations in the Washington Metro Area.

Book Club Title for May

'The Great Gatsby'

Yes, this month we’ll be revisiting Fitzgerald’s famous critique of 1920’s nouveau riche society. Told through the eyes of his neighbor Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate who is an outsider to the situation and an insider to this society at the same time, this is the story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby.

May's Older Americans Month with Jackson Caesar

Jackson Caesar, a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., is one of the most sought after male vocalists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Caesar has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in five languages and five genres -- attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds. He will be performing Oldies, Classic Ballads and Pop Inspirational music.

Moratorium on Book Donations at Mt. Pleasant

We are bursting at the seams...

We must put a moratorium on accepting donations at the Mount Pleasant Library. Thank you for all your recent support.

Celebrate Dia!

Maru Montero Dance Company

Join us Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m., as we celebrate El Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros with a beautiful performance of Mexican and Latin American folk dances by the Maru Montero Dance Company!

'The Hare with Amber Eyes' by Edmund de Waal

Book Club Title for April

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.

New YA Series Sequels

Hay fever got you sneezing?  Lose yourself in one of our new Young Adult Series. Crown of Embers by Rae Carson


Seven Cycling Stories to Share with your Child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!Along a Long RoadBy Frank VivaJUV E VIVAIllustrations and brief text evoke a bicycle ride, with its ups and downs, sweeping turns, and vivid views.

Historic Bridges of Rock Creek Park: A Lecture by John DeFerrari

Part of the Know Your Neighborhood program series

Know Your Neighborhood: Preserving Community Stories

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.