Mt. Pleasant
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"The Turn of The Screw" by Henry James

Published on Saturday, February 20, 2010

Book cover of The Turn of The Screw, by Henry JamesThe Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club's selection for March is The Turn of The Screw, by Henry James.

Great Books for Black History Month

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Text by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrations by R. Gregory Christie.
The exciting story of a runaway Texas slave turned Indian Territory lawman. Bass Reeve was one of Judge Isaac C. Parker’s original deputys, and he stayed clear through Oklahoma becoming a state, making him the longest-serving of the Indian Territory deputy marshals. His story is told in journal-style entries with lots of pictures, so lots of interest without too much reading. This would make a great read-aloud for older children!
Find it on display or in children’s biographies, JUV 92 Reeves at DCPL.

A Fun Read for Older Kids!

Published on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Odd and the Frost Giants. by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Brett Helquist.

Odd is a Viking boy. His name means tip of a blade and is supposed to be a lucky name, but
Odd’s life has been anything but lucky. His father is dead, he injured his right leg trying to cut
wood and it never healed properly, his stepfather ignores him, and at the end of a long, cold
winter, tempers are short (as are the food stocks) and with his lame leg, he’s at the bottom of the
village heap—if someone has to stop eating, it’s going to be Odd.

Join Us for a Silly Evening at the Movies!

Published on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Everyone is invited to come and watch Shrek 2 at the Mount Pleasant Library Children's Room!
Monday January 25th, 5 p.m.
The movie's cute, it's funny, and you won't want to miss it!
Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Kiran Desai and "The Inheritance of Loss"

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photo of Kiran Desai with her book at the 2006 Man Booker Prize award ceremony.

James Ellroy Talks About His Novel "American Tabloid"

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2010

Every month the BBC's Harriet Gilbert invites a world-renowned author to talk about their work and answer questions in front of a live audience. December's guest was James Ellroy, who spoke about American Tabloid, the first book of a trilogy focusing on the underbelly of 1960s America. Here's a chance to listen to the author talk about his creative process, his interests, and answer questions from a global audience.

Published on Monday, September 28, 2009

A few one-time programs for the month of October...

Saturday, October 17th, 10:00
Twin Fun!
A celebration for twins and their families/caregivers. Music, stories, snacks, and a chance to meet other 'twin' families!
All twins under 10 and their familiy members are invited.

Friday, October 30th, 10:00
Halloween Story Time
Join us for some Halloween fun with songs, stories, and a costume parade! Everyone (adults too!) is encouraged to come in costume.
Ages 2-5.

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2009

The children's department is looking for independent readers younger
than 14 who are interested in helping us start a book club. We would
probably meet once a month.

Other than that the details are to be determined by interested kids.

drop by the children's room and talk to Polly, the librarian, or leave
a message with your name and phone number if Polly isn't there.

Or you can e-mail Polly.

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This collection of Hispanic magazine articles covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize has been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.

Read these prize winners: