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In Focus: Casablanca's Marseillaise Scene

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.

Mt. Pleasant Library Opened Sept. 12

Grand Opening Party Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

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!  

Book Club Pick: 'Thinking, Fast and Slow'

Dr. Daniel Kahneman’s research is based on a statistical analysis of judgment and decision-making in psychology.

Adventure to Wildwood

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

When 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 kidnap

Book Club for June: 'Waiting' by Ha Jin

Every 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.

DCPL's Pride at 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.

Calling all Teens: Sign up for Summer Reading

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!

Dream Big, Read!

Summer Reading for Kids is Going Strong at Mount Pleasant

Calling all kids and parents!Did you know that the District of Columbia's 2012 Summer Reading Program kicked off on May 14?  If you haven't signed up yet, no worries! We want you to read all summer, so come on in any time between now and August 24 to pick up your booklet to log your reading goals. If you complete the program, you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some really cool prizes!

Tell Us What You're Reading!

As librarians, we are accustomed to hearing that crucial question: "What should I read next?"To prepare, we do our best to keep up with bestsellers and have a mini arsenal of suggestions stashed in our pocket at all times.  However, it is always a wonderful surprise when you share your great book suggestions.

Book Club for May: 'The Washington Century'

A brilliant history of 20th century Washington, D.C.,