Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Book Club's Selection for December

Meet Balram Halwai: servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer.

Our November Book Club Selection

In 1925 British explorer Percy Fawcett traveled to the Amazon jungle to find an ancient civilization believed to have lived there in the city of Z, a fabled El Dorado long-rumored to be located deep in the South American wilderness.


When his orchestra is dismantled, Daigo Kobayashi decides to move back to the small town of his childhood with his wife to regroup.

"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 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.