Mt. Pleasant
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Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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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. are not!

Published on Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe.

Join us for Anime Saturdays on April 12 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

Featuring Life in Outer Space

Published on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jetsons SpaceshipOur March 23, Funday Sunday at 2 p.m. is all about living it up in outer space.

Here are some stories to get starry-eyed over.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Featuring 'The Ugly Duckling'

Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"The Ugly Duckling" by Pinkney book coverCalling all readers!

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

The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney is the featured piece. 

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Published on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Photo of Hamilton the doggie

Hamilton is a PAL volunteer and will start to visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library in March 2014.

Here are 10 details about our hairy Hamilton: