Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Featuring "The Princess and the Pea"

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"The Princess and the Pea" by Lauren ChildCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 9 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Learn How To Make a Great Paper Airplane

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

paper airplaneSummer is about to take off! Join us in the Children's Room of the Mount Pleasant Library on Tuesday June 10 at 4 p.m. to learn how to make a great paper airplane!

We'll learn about the principles of flight and experiment with different paper airplane designs to see whose airplane can fly the farthest.

This program is recommended for kids ages 6-12.

Practice your paper airplane making or give into your curiosity about planes with one of these great books:

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Photo of Author/Illustrator Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Emily Gravett.  

Here are seven Emily Gravett stories to share with your child.

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

cover image of the fictional novel The General in His Labyrinth, by Gabriel Garcia MarquezForced from power, the liberator of South America from colonial Spanish rule Simón Bolívar sails down the Magdalena River from Bogotá to the sea. At every port he is greeted with gratitude and celebrated, while feeling a great loss and a sense of disillusionment. As his seven-month journey continues, Garcia Marquez mixes history and magical narrative, painting a masterful portrait of a complex man, a fighter, politician, and lover at the twilight of his career, forced to contemplate what he has done, what he didn't, and what might have been.

Featuring "Morris the Moose"

Published on Monday, May 26, 2014

"Morris the Moose" book Calling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 2 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Gentrification in East Harlem

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

El Barrio Tours Picture Collage

Join documentary filmmaker Andrew Padilla and the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 for a screening and discussion of the film El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem.

The film explores into the changes to and future of the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the United States through the perspectives of residents, activists, business owners, and politicians.
El director Andre Padilla y los Amigos de la Biblioteca de Mt. Pleasant presentan el documentario 

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