Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day Text Clip Art

We will celebrate Memorial Day 2014 with stories, songs, and a patriotic craft on Sunday May 25 at 2 p.m.

This is our weekly Family Funday Sunday program.

To learn more more about this special holiday, here are seven Memorial Day books to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014


image of berries and other edible items.Foraging or more specifically urban foraging is the process of finding free fruits, vegetables, and other “wild food” in an urban setting. So where can we city folk find such edible treasures? DCPL’s own Erika Rydberg will talk about edible urban plants in the DC area, bring in some samples, and share some delicious treats made from foraged items.

Join us for this fun and edible program Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m. in the meeting room on the main floor!

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Japan in a SuitcaseJapan in a Suitcase packs a little bit of Japan in a suitcase and brings it to area children. This interactive program promotes understanding of Japan and Japanese culture to school children through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations. 
Please join us on Wednesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. in the children's room.
For ages 8 and up.


Celebrate Banned Books Week in a fun way

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keep Calm and Write On!

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Have you started your great masterpiece for National Novel Writing Month?
Here are five tips from the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrMo) Blog

1.  Think of an idea you love enough to neglect everything else you enjoy in life.

  • Not something you like; an example would be that you like drinking white wine spritzers.  How can you plausibly stretch that into 1000 words?

2.  Flesh out a vague idea

Featuring "The Gruffalo"

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"The Gruffalo" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the Children's Room on Monday, May 19 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is the featured piece.

Published on Saturday, May 10, 2014


Sandra Bullock is alone in space.  Will she make it back to Earth?  Come see on May 24 at 2 p.m.

Spend the Afternoon with Mom at the Library!

Published on Saturday, May 10, 2014

Flower pots with the letters M-O-M written on them.Grow a garden of love this Mother's Day.  Join us for a garden-craft edition of our Family Funday Sunday program in the children's room.  We will read aloud a favorite book about mom, decorate a flower pot, and plant a beautiful flower!  Celebrate all of the mother figures in your life this Mother's Day!

The program will take place on Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor.  All children and their families are welcome to attend.

Stop by the library early to read one of these lovely books with your loved ones: 

Featuring "Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores)"

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores?)" bookCalling all readers!

Celebrate National Bike Month!

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

kids on bikesThe Mount Pleasant Library and City Bikes are happy to present a special Bike to the Library Family Story Time in honor of National Bike Month!