Staff Picks

D.E.'s Choice Reads

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

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

'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' by Moshin Hamid

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

Family Fun Day Sunday

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

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!

Reader's Theatre

Featuring "The Emperor's New Clothes"

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

Ms. Jess's Giggle Reads

What 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.

Optical Illusions: You Can't Believe Your Eyes

Upcoming STEAM Team program

 Looking 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. 

Handy Tech Manual

'iPad for Dummies'

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

Hooray for MLK!

In 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!

Your Friday Five: Oldies But Goodies

Katie's Picks

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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