Mt. Pleasant
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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:

A Trip Through I.W., the Perfect Summer Escape

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012

"Wildwood" cover artWhen Prue McKeel's parents enlist her as babysitter to her little brother, Mac, one rainy afternoon, she is convinced things will be business as usual.  However, her life definitely takes a turn for the strange when she bears witness to Mac's kidnapping from a local park --- by a flock of crows!

Published on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cover image for Ha Jin's novel, WaitingEvery year, when traveling to his village from his duties as an army medical doctor, Lin Kong swears this will be the summer when he finally sets himself free from his loveless marriage to Shuyu. Every year, he goes back to the city and tells Manna Wu, the nurse he loves, they must postpone their engagement another year. With the heavy burden of being trapped in a culture where divorce can end careers and bring lives to ruin, this waiting has gone on eighteen years. But this year will be different ...

Published on Thursday, June 14, 2012
Staff assist patrons crowding around our booth at the 2012 DC Pride Festival
This past Sunday, June 10, many members of staff from various branches of the DC Public Library, including Mount Pleasant, came together to show their Pride at the DC Pride Festival downtown on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Image and slogan for Teen Summer Reading program, Own the Night.This year's summer reading program for teens kicked off May 14 and runs until Aug. 24. But it's not too late for you to sign up. You'll even receive a prize just for signing up!