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Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012

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This winter we’ll be screening movies of some of your favorite good guys – and bad guys – every other Saturday starting at 2 p.m.

First up, on Saturday, Dec. 8, we’ll be offering a certain movie as tribute! We hope the odds are in your favor for seeing this movie in the meeting room on the main floor.

And what are we showing Dec. 22? You’ll just have to watch the skies for a sign…. or maybe just check back ;)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cover of Sherman Alexie's novel The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time IndianAll budding cartoonist Junior wants is a good education—and to survive high school while getting it. So he goes off the reservation in search of it at a new high school, where he’s picked on by just about everyone, and the only other Indian is the mascot.

Join us Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room on the main floor for a discussion of this imaginative, semi-autobiographical National Book Award winner by Sherman Alexie.

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Image of the country of China and flag.Traditional Chinese culture formed the basis for 5,000 years of a rich and diverse history. Through the performing arts, this vibrant culture is once again being revived and popularized.

Join us for this wonderful presentation by the Asian Community Service Center this Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the main level and discover more about this culture, why it was lost, and how it’s making a comeback on a global scale.

ESL Conversation Circle is coming to Mt. Pleasant!

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Multicolored image of people communicating through various means.Want to improve your conversational skills in English in an informal, no-stress and fun way? No problem! We’ve got you covered.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14, we will be hosting a conversation circle every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for people learning English as a Second Language (ESL). The conversation circle is recommended for adults who can read, write and carry on conversations in English (advanced beginner English level).

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

Cover image for Azar Nafisi's memoir, Reading Lolita in TehranBeginning Oct. 15 until Nov. 15, the Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club is joining DC Reads and picking up Reading Lolita in Tehran, a memoir about the author’s experience in Tehran as a university literature professor who witnesses the turbulent political and social changes in Iran during the turbulent years of the Iran-Iraq War in the 80s and the increasingly restrictive rule of law in the 90s. The events of these times are interlaced with stories of the female students she recruited for an informal book club that met every Thursday morning in her home to discuss great -- and banned -- works of Western literature.

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

Cover image for the DVD of the Iranian movie A Separation.As part of our season of DC Reads programming related to Azar Nafisi’s memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, Mt. Pleasant is screening movies exploring life in contemporary Iran.

One of those movies, screening Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., is A Separation, winner of multiple international awards, including last year’s Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film. A Separation explores the difficult decision faced by a married couple: whether to leave Iran in hopes of giving their daughter a better chance at life, or stay and look after a parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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