Staff Picks

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

Windows 8.1 coverWhether you're a longtime user of Windows or new to Microsoft's Windows 8.1, you will want to know how to make the most of the new system.

From the popular "Missing Manual" series, Windows 8.1 by David Pogue is a guidebook to the new system.  Topics include Tileworld, the Windows desktop, Internet Explorer 11, PC health, and more.  The book comes with black and white illustrations.

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.

A STEAM Team Program

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

RobotEvery Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  

This week, we will be combining Art, Engineering and Technology by making robots out of recyclable materials!

The first part of the robot making process is design.  We will sketch our ideas for our robots and write out our intentions for what we would like our robots to be able to do. (Miss Cassie wants to make a robot that will take her puppy on walks while she is at the library).

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!

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014

Imagine it: It's a brisk spring morning and you rush up the steps to the Petworth Library as a cold gust of wind blows your jacket wide open. You reach for the heavy wooden door and hurry inside.

As you frantically rub your hands together to thaw out, you slowly lift your head in wonder...

'G I R L' by Pharell Williams

Published on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's Baaaack...Pharell GIRL album coverThe Best of Freegal Music!

... and so is Pharell with his new album, G I R L! The ten-track studio album was released March 3 and Freegal has all the tracks available for you to stream and download. Here's the skinny on the album and some tracks you might love.

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. 

Come Check out our Mythology Display

Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15-30, the Mt. Pleasant Library will be celebrating Mythology with our Mythology Madness display. Not only will we have books on display about the gods of Olympus and stories of mythology, we will have The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on display.

Stop in for a special prize and see which library employees are members of Camp Half Blood.

Guardian cat

Published on Friday, March 14, 2014

Image of bookcover for A Streetcat Named BobBeing a cat fan, I had to read James Bowen's Book, A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life. Dog fans might like it too because it shows what a difference having an animal in our lives can make.

Bob helps James to quit his drug habit and quit living on the streets of London. James found Bob hungry, dirty and generally in bad shape while he was performing as a busker (street musician).

A Family Fun Time Event

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shamrock CraftLong ago, St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday that celebrated the arrival of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Today, it is celebrated in many parts of the world in the spirit of Irish heritage, culture and good luck! St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today include parades, feasts, Irish folklore and wearing the color green!

We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on March 15 at 11 a.m. during our weekly Family Fun Time.

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