Staff Picks

Featuring Quilt Stories

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Colorful Quilt Clip ArtOur weekly Family Story Time on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. featured stories about quilts.

Here are some you may wish to read.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

You Herd MeYou Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

Author Colin Cowherd jumpstarted his reporting career in Las Vegas covering local sports teams. If you are familiar with Mr. Cowherd radio show (The Herd on ESPN radio) this book reads very similar to how he presents his arguments and backs them up with hard facts.

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

book coverThe Reluctant Fundamentalist grabbed me right away because of the perspective between the reader and the narrator of the story.

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library!

The Year of the Horse begins on Jan. 31, and we will be celebrating during our Family Fun Day Sunday on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Learn and celebrate by joining us for stories, music, and a craft!

In the meantime, check out some of these wonderful books about Chinese New Year and enjoy celebrating!

Featuring "The Emperor's New Clothes"

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

"The Emperor's New Clothes" by Rowe book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover of The Adventures of Nanny PigginsWhat if Mary Poppins had been a pig? In particular, what if Mary Poppins had once been a flying pig at the circus, now turned to the lofty goal of becoming a respectable nanny?

This is the case with Nanny Piggins.

Luckily, she has all the proper qualifications for being a good nanny. She knows that chocolate is the best breakfast food, that picnics are lovely, and she is an expert at being shot out of a cannon.
 

Upcoming STEAM Team program

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014

 Optical Illusion: three menLooking at the picture to the left, which man is taller?  Would you believe they are all the same size? That is because this picture is an optical illusion. Pictures like this one mislead our brains into seeing something different from what really exists. 

'iPad for Dummies'

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2014

iPad for Dummies coverGot a new iPad? Check out the new iPad for Dummies now available at Cleveland Park Library. 

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King PictureIn continued celebration of our great friend, Martin Luther King Jr., the children’s room will host a special story time and activity during our Family Funday Sunday.

Please join us in the Children’s Room at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Here are six books to learn more Martin Luther King Jr.:

Katie's Picks

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.

These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.


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