Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Spanish Story Time

Hora del Cuento

Join us every Friday at 10 a.m. for a Spanish Story Time. We’ll have stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0-5, with their caregivers.For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.Acompáñenos todos los viernes a las 10am para la Hora del Cuento. 

Book Club's Title for September: 'Last Call'

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

The Prohibition era was one of the most vibrant and socially complex eras of twentieth century United States history.

Congratulations to Carmen Bonilla!

Our Teen Summer Reading Program Winner of a Kindle Fire!

Congratulations 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 ;)

Mt. Pleasant is Open! Let's Celebrate!

Grand Opening Celebration Sept. 15

The 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.

Congratulations to Bergen Kane!

Bergen 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. 

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.