Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

You Already Know the Words... If Not, You've Heard It...

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

This is one that everyone can sing along to!  Come see Elsa, Anna and most important-Olaf!
Large Meeting Room at 2 pm on September 13, 2014

(singing will be tolerated)

A Family Funday Sunday Program

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"I Love My Auntie" clipartWe celebrated “Auntie’s Day” with stories and a craft at our Funday Sunday on July 27 at 2 p.m.

This 6th annual event is a day to thank, honor, and celebrate aunts in a child’s life, whether an Auntie by relation, Auntie by Choice or godmother, for everything she does for a child not-her-own. 

Here are seven auntie stories to share.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

A Mount Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

Photo of Libby the PAL Doggie

Libby is a PAL volunteer and listens to children read at the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library.

Here are ten bits of information about Libby:
1. Libby is a rescue dog from rural Virginia.
2. Libby was born between 2005-2008, the vets think.
3. Libby is hound mixed with something else (shepherd or lab, perhaps?).

movies...peliculas....les filmes....

Published on Saturday, July 26, 2014


We are showing Objectified on August 2 at 2 p.m.

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. (

Featuring "Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph"

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph" by Jack GantosCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 28 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photo of Author/Illustrator Alison Murray
Alison Murray

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to the stories written and drawn by Alison Murray.  

Here are three Alison Murray stories to share with your child.

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.
The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers Denard Span, Drew Storen, and Scott Hairston along with manager Matt Williams for an afternoon or fun and reading. Each Nationals member read one of their favorite baseball-themed stories to a crowd of excited youngsters and parents, then took some time to answer a few questions about reading and life in the big leagues. Check out a few pictures from the events below:

Pitcher Drew Storen's visit to the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Washington Nationals pitcher Drew Storen at the Mount Pleasant Library

Recommended titles for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Cover image of the book The Shortest DayThe winter holiday season is here! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, all of the above, something else or nothing at all, there are many wonderful kids’ books available at DCPL for the winter season and December holidays. Here are a few of my favorites for the holidays, in no particular order!

Featuring "The Mightiest"

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

"The Mightiest" by Keiko KaszaCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 21 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.