Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

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.,

Relief for Reluctant Readers

Browse Our Audiobook Selection for Some Great Reads

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.

Our Latest Book Club Selection

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

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.

Book Club: "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"

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.

All that Jazz

Titles for Children on Music and Musicians

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Below are some books, CDs and DVDs to share with the children in your lives.Picture BooksJazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson(JUV E CALMENSON)

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

Not Your Normal Adventure Tale

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.