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Book Club Selection for June

"The Emperor: Downfall of An Autocrat" by Riszard Kapuscinski

 Haile Selassie, called the King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until 1974.

Mt. Pleasant Interim Library Open

The Mt. Pleasant Interim Library, located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street N.W., re-opens Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m.  The library was temporarily closed due to damage caused by a SUV that struck the rear of the library.  Thank you for your patience as we worked hard to repair and re-open your library.  

May Book Club Selection

"The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai

  The Mount Pleasant Library’s Book Club selection for May is The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai. Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize, this thoughtful novel interweaves the stories of Jemubhai Popatlal, a retired judge, his orphaned granddaughter Sai, their cook, and the cook’s son, Biju.

May for Kids

New Program Locations

Monday May 3, 6:30 p.m.Sleepy Story TimeBedtime stories and songs, plus other night-time fun. Come in your PJs if you like!Ages 3-5.Maximum 10 people.

Queenan's Crime Scenes

Part Two: Stockholm

In part two of this BBC World Service documentary series examining the relationship between real locations where crime occurs and how these inform home-grown, hard-boiled crime literature, Queenan travels to the current hotspot for crime fiction, Stockholm, where he speaks with Jens Lapidus and Camilla Lackberg, the latest in a growing line of best-selling crime writers about the role Sweden

Queenan's Crime Scenes

Part One: Washington, D.C.

American humorist, critic, and author Joe Queenan is the host of this two-part BBC World Service documentary series which examines the relationship between real locations where crime occurs, and how these inform home-grown, hard-boiled crime literature.

Special May Programs for Kids

Here's our first announcement of special kids' programs for May at the new Mt. Pleasant Interim Library! Monday May 3rd, 6:30-7pmSleepy Story TimeIt's a bed-time story-time for children 3-5 years old! Come in your PJs, bring your favorite stuffie, and we'll have some night-time fun!  Wednesday May 5th 6:30-7pmSecret Book Club

No Kids' Programs Until May

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!

Mt. Pleasant Book Club April Selection

"The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan"

The Mt. Pleasant Library’s Book Club selection for April is The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, by Emmanuel Guibert.

BBC World Book Club Edition for March

John Boyne Discusses "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

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.

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