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.
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!
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.
First 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.
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.
Jacob has never been normal. An heir to a small-time pharmacy fortune, the teen has never fit in and his only friends include a high school rebel and his doting grandfather who is known for tall tales. While Jacob views the fantastical stories of his grandfather's youth with a skeptical eye, he has always shared a close bond with the WWII veteran.