Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Image from Out of the Basement film

Local filmmakers Natalie Avery and Kyle Centers are screening their short documentary Out of the Basement at a few DC public libraries - including Avery's local, Mt. Pleasant Library on Saturday July 12 at 11 a.m. We had the opportunity to ask Avery a few questions about being a filmmaker and living in Mt. Pleasant! 

Q) How did you become a film maker?

Family Fun with WHUT Howard University Television

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

Come on over to the library on Thursday July 10 from 2-6 p.m. for Cyberchase Day!

Cyberchase Day Flyer

Featuring "Hansel and Gretel"

Published on Friday, July 4, 2014

"Hansel and Gretel" by MarshallCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 7 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.


Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014
Bubble Experiment

This past week our STEAM Team scientists learned all about bubbles and had a ton of fun! In case you missed the program or want to try out the experiment at home, here is a recap of what we did.

First, we learned about the science of bubbles  and picked up some inspiration for our bubble challenges by watching this video

Then, we experimented with bubbles and attempted some bubble challenges. 

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fan Craft ModelCool down with a cool craft.

We'll make festive fans for our upcoming Sunday Family Funday and share summer stories.

Join us in the children's room for a chill afternoon.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Photo of Author/Illustrator Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Anthony Browne.  

Here are five Anthony Browne stories to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Kid's Night - Monday July 7

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

chutes and ladders

Come hang out at the library with your friends this summer during Kid's Night at every Monday at 7 p.m.

This week we’ll be playing life-size Chutes and Ladders. Play on our giant game board and be your own game piece! This program is recommended for kids ages 6-12. We'll play in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.

Looking for some more fun and games? Discover a new game or find a great summer activity with one of these books:


Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This past week young scientists joined the STEAM Team to conduct science experiments about volcanoes. We talked about how volcanoes form and what causes eruptions. Then we made our own model volcanoes, and of course, made them erupt!

In case you missed it or want to re-create your volcano at home, here's what we did:

First we learned about volcanoes using these two books:

Patriotic Uncle Sam Hats

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

patriotic hat Join us Tuesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. for our weekly Summer Crafts activity.
We'll be making patriotic Uncle Sam hats in celebration of Fourth of July.
Stop by the children's room to create your very own hat, take it home and wear it while celebrating the Fourth of July. 

Recommended for kids ages 3-12. 

Screening and discussion with filmmaker Erica R. Harding.

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Young Garifuna girls in HondurasThis film explores the culture and history of the Afro-Indigenous Garifuna people, emphasizing transnationalism and language preservation in contemporary South America. D.C. filmmaker Erica R. Harding will discuss the making of the film and her experiences with the Garifuna people of northern Honduras. 

Learn more about Ms. Harding's projects and watch a trailer for the film at The World in a Lens.

We will screen the film in the large meeting room of the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m.