Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, March 26, 2010

Because the library is moving, there will be no more story times or other kids' programs at Mt. Pleasant Library until early May, and none at the interim library because it's too small. Times and alternate locations for story times will be posted as soon as they are available!

"The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan"

Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Image of cover artwork for The Photographer graphic novel. The Mt. Pleasant Library’s Book Club selection for April is The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, by Emmanuel Guibert. This graphic novel combines photographs taken by Didier Lefèvre, who was hired to accompany and document the work of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors without Borders) during a mission in 1986 into northern Afghanistan, with artwork by Emmanuel Guibert and design by Frédéric Lemercier.

John Boyne Discusses "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The BBC’s guest for the March edition of the World Book Club is John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Set in Germany in 1942, it tells the story of 9-year-old Bruno, who comes home one day to find that he and his family are to be transplanted from metropolitan Berlin to a house out in the middle of nowhere.

Along their house runs a seemingly never-ending fence. Ever the explorer, Bruno discovers "hundreds or even thousands" of people living on the other side of the fence, one a boy with whom he develops a friendship. Listen to John Boyne talk about his writing and answer questions sent in from around the world in front of a live audience.

"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.