Mt. Pleasant
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Create a masterpiece!

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

hand print paintIt's time for the Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair! Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in your midst.

The theme for this year's Art Fair is "New in Mt. Pleasant." Kids ages 4-18 are invited to create one work of art the reflects the theme in anyway. During Family Funday Sunday this week, we will a have an open art workshop for kids to get creative and make some art!

Calling all artists!

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014
art supplies

Are you creative? Do you make art? Have you noticed anything new in Mt. Pleasant this year?

Then we want YOU to participate in this year's Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair!
Every year, we host a public art exhibition of work by local students - that means you - so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst.

Here's what you need to know:

Who could ask for anything more?

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014
cowboy bebop

A deadly virus is released and some bounty hunting Beboppers are going to catch the culprit.

Check it out on April 29 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Friday, April 4, 2014

Photo of Laura Vaccaro SeegerLaura Vaccaro Seeger rocks!
We will celebrate her artistry during our Saturday, April 5 Family Story Time.
Here are some Laura Vaccaro Seeger stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

'The Icarus Girl' by Helen Oyeyemi

Published on Friday, April 4, 2014

Cover image of Helen Oyeyemi's fiction debut, The Icarus GirlJessamy Harrison is 8 years old. Born of a Nigerian mother and English father, her solitary tendencies have her school mates and her parents worried. Sent to Nigeria for the first time to visit with her extended family where her parents hope she will feel better, she quickly becomes friends with Tilly Tilly, who is also eight.

But Tilly Tilly isn’t what she appears to be.

Interweaving her own biculturalism and drawing on Nigerian mythology for this her first novel, Oyeyemi demonstrates why she was included in the 2013 Granta Best of Young British Novelists list.

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.