Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

"Small Island" by Andrea Levy

Small Island centers on the lives of four immigrants to London: Hortense Joseph, newly-arrived from Jamaica in 1948; her husband Gilbert Joseph, just returned from the war expecting to be treated as a war hero and not a second-class citizen; their landlady Queenie, raised as a farmer’s daughter; and her husband Bernard, also retu

Review of "The Forest of Hands and Teeth"

This is not your average teen tale. In a post-apocalyptic world infected by the unconsecrated (zombies), young Mary must decide if there could be life beyond the fences of her small world ... in the forbidden forest , and if there is does she betray her upbringing and risk everything, including death, to find out? Once out, there is no turning back, and Mary and several others must push forward while trying to survive in the forest of hand and teeth.

Edible Book Contest

As part of DC Library's Read-In, on Saturday, October 2, Mt. Pleasant Library is having an edible book contest! Edible books are food creations that look like books, tell the story of a book or make a joke about a book's title.If you think you'd like to enter our contest, sign up by calling 202-671-3125 or e-mailing polly.ross@dc.gov. Then create a family-friendly entry that's 100% edible, and bring it into the library between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on October 2.

Fall Fun for Kids

Tuesdays in September, 10 a.m.Baby/Toddler LaptimeAt La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. N.W. in room 14 on the third floor.15-20 minutes of songs, rhymes and short books for little ones 4-18 months with a parent or caregiver.Maximum capacity: 16 people.Saturday September 11, 1-3 p.m.Fall CrafternoonAt the interim library.Come celebrate the fabulousness of fall with crafts and coloring!Ages 3-13.Wednesday September 15, 7 p.m.

Our September Book Club Selection

What happens to our bodies after we die? What exactly is the definition of death? Is it our final destination or is death a term for another one of life’s processes?

"The Day of the Triffids"

That’s what a friendly patron of my branch began with as we chatted over returned books. Really? That’s a pretty bold and final statement to make. So of course, I had to check it out for myself.

Kids' Book Reviews

Recommended Books for the Under Five Set

Recommended by Polly, Mt. Pleasant Children's LibrarianEach Peach Pear Plum: an I Spy book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg."In this bookWith your little eyeTake a lookAnd play 'I spy'"

Our Book Club's Selection for August

"The Slap" by Christos Tsiolkas

At a family barbecue, a group of friends and neighbors witness a man slapping an unruly child who is not his own. This act sets off a series of introspective examinations in everyone who witnessed it, forcing them to come to grips with their lives.

Hey Kids! Need Books for Summer Reading?

If you're still waiting to get your summer books before school starts, we suggest using the online catalog to make sure we have what you're looking for before you come to the library. There are lots of other students in your class, and if they got here first, we'll have to order the book for you from another library.

Cancelled: New STAR Preschool Breakfast Series

Saturdays at 10:30 ending August 21

We have started another session of our STAR Preschool Breakfast program! The program is for parents/caregivers of children 3-5 years old with an accompanying child. Each session highlights one of the six literacy skills that enable children to become confident readers. The Preschool Breakfast Program is part of DCPL's STAR (Sing, Talk And Read) initiative, the goal of which is to ensure that every child in DC starts school well prepared to learn to read.

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