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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!

Summer Reading for Kids is Going Strong at Mount Pleasant

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Reading LogoCalling 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!

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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.

Published on Monday, May 14, 2012

Cover image of the nonfiction book The Washington Century: Three Families and the Shaping of the Nation's CapitalA brilliant history of 20th century Washington, D.C., The Washington Century is a narrative of the evolution of the nation’s capital, from a small southern town turned outward to the world, to a powerhouse capital engrossed in its lobbying and partisan politickin

Browse Our Audiobook Selection for Some Great Reads

Published on Friday, May 4, 2012

Cover art of "The Last Olympian"Have a reluctant reader at home?  No worries! Audiobooks are a great way to help children dive in to a story and maybe even get them interested in a good book after you hit pause.

With summer coming on fast, family road trips are a great opportunity for the whole family to get involved in an audiobook.  Not to mention they make time really fly: You and your kids will barely notice that four-hour drive to grandma's house!

"A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories"

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coveri image of Flannery O'Connor's book A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other StoriesFirst published in 1955 when she was 30 years old, this debut book quickly established Miss O’Connor as a force to be reckoned with and a true virtuoso of the short story. Perhaps it was her Catholic faith. Or the influence of her native Savannah, Georgia. Or maybe this was one seriously astute, keen observer of human nature with something to say. Whatever the reason, these stories are at times dark, savage, compassionate – but they are always humorous and engaging.

Published on Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cover image of the nonfiction book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore This is a story of two Wes Moores, born within the same year in the same neighborhood of Baltimore. Both grew up without a father and had rough childhoods, growing up in tough neighborhoods and having run-ins with the police. How is it then that one grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow and business entrepreneur, while the other became a convicted prisoner and is now serving a life sentence?

Titles for Children on Music and Musicians

Published on Friday, March 9, 2012

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Below are some books, CDs and DVDs to share with the children in your lives.