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National Poetry Month

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Images of Poetry Books

Are you a teen who loves to read? Do you need to earn some community service hours? Join the new Teen Book Club!

April is National Poetry Month, so grab a related book and come chat Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Space on the Lower Level. Library staff will have some favorites out on display and you can always ask for suggestions at the Information Desk. 

Featuring 'Miss Nelson is Missing!'

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "Miss Nelson is Missing!" bookCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Blackout Poetry, Magnetic Poetry, and More!

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014
blackout poetry example

April is National Poetry Month, and it's time for you to unleash your inner poet in the Teen Space. We'll have Magnetic Poetry for you to play with (take a picture with your phone to save your brilliant work!) and a Blackout Poetry craft where you put together a poem on a page from an old book.

You can share your work on our poetry board or take it home to keep.

April is National Poetry Month

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library by creating your own acrostic poems. Learn about different types of poetry and create your own!

The fun will take place on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room programming area on the second floor. 

All children and their families are welcomed to participate.  

Be sure to stop by early and check out some of these great poetry books!

Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tabletop Day Logo


Computer games are cool, but Wil Wheaton has taken to the Internet to tell you how awesome tabletop games are too. Mt. Pleasant Library has taken up his mission, and we're hosting a day of gaming in the library as part of a round of games in homes, coffee shops, community centers, game shops and libraries across the globe.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Valeri Gorbachev self-portraitValeri Gorbachev rocks!

Our Saturday, March 22 Family Story Time was dedicated to stories written and drawn by Valeri Gorbachev.

And... because it was such a lovely, sunny afternoon... we held our program outside!

The Spanish Book Club restarts its sessions with 'The Shadow of the Wind'

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

Cover image of Carlos Ruiz Zafon novel, La sombra del VientoEl club del libro en español reiniciara sus sesiones con La sombra del viento el 17 de Abril a las 7 p.m.

Un amanecer de 1945 un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazón de la ciudad vieja: El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. Allí, Daniel Sempere encuentra un libro que cambiará el rumbo de su vida y hacia a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad.
 

A National Poetry Month Celebration

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Photo of Essex Hemphill

A poet and performer known for his political edge, Essex Hemphill openly addressed race, identity, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and the family in his work, voicing issues central to the African American gay community.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, and Michelle Parkerson will present a tribute to the life and work of Essex Hemphill.

Find his works in the DC Public Library.
 

Featuring 'Froggy Plays in the Band'

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

DC Public Library Catalogue link to "Froggy Plays in the Band"Calling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Celebrate Poetry Month with DC Writers' Homes

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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At 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, join Kim Roberts and Dan Vera in a virtual tour of the homes of  famous poets who lived in the Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. 

Notable writers include:

  • Zenobia Camprubi Aymar
  • Owen Dodson
  • Juan Ramon Jimenez
  • Liam Rector
  • Wendell Phillips Stafford
  • Floyd Dell
  • Essex Hemphill
  • Lillian May Miller
  • Jean Toomer
  • Ambrose Bierce and
  • Chasen Gaver

The program will take place in the large meeting room as part of our month-long National Poetry Month celebrations.
 

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