Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Sesame Street 45

Sesame Street, Hooray!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

The Children's Room celebrates Sesame Street’s 45 years of helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The Family Funday Sunday on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. features Sesame Street stories, music, and activities.

"Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 10 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree by Denys Cazet is the featured piece: All the animals in the barnyard ask the cows Minnie and Moo to hide them so that they will not become Thanksgiving dinner.

Photo of Author/Illustrator Karen Katz

Karen Katz

Spotlight on author/illustrator

Karen Katz rocks! The Saturday Nov. 11 Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Karen Katz. Here are six Karen Katz stories to share with your child. Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Image of the cover of the historical novel Rush of Shadows, by Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell Discusses Her Book, 'Rush of Shadows'

World traveler, former Peace Corps. volunteer and teacher Catherine Bell will be discussing her latest novel, Rush of Shadows, a historic novel chronicling the violent clashes between pioneers and Indians in 1850s and 1860s California. Amidst the violence and greed of their people, two women, Mellie, a pioneer woman, and Bahé, a Native American, come to an unlikely understanding.

Image of the cover of the nonfiction book Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing, by Anya Von Bremzen.

Book Club in November

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing

Born in Moscow in 1963, Anya grew up in a communal apartment with 18 other families and only one kitchen. Anya fled Soviet Russia with her mother Larisa, ending up in Philadelphia and growing up to be a three-time James Beard Award-winning writer. Straddling two food cultures, Anya and her mother decide to embark on an exploration of Soviet cooking decade by decade, sharing generations of their family’s and everyone’s experience living behind the Iron Curtain.  

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Saint Francis and the Wolf'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre. This week’s Reader’s Theatre program features Italy, in celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014.

Photograph of Bamby Salcedo

TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo's Story

Special screening followed by a Q & A with Bamby and Director Dante Alencastre followed by an encore screening

TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo's Story is a documentary film on the life of renowned Trans Latina Activist and Leader, Bamby Salcedo. Turning personal challenges and barriers into the basis of her activism, Bamby has become an effective and beloved advocate and role model for multiple communities including the Trans, Latina, immigrant, youth and LGBT communities.   

Photo of Ralph the dog's Halloween Costume

Doggies in Costume

A PAL Pajama Party Event

The children’s room hosts doggies from our friends at PAL (People Animals Love) for a read-to-the-doggie program called PAL Pajama Party.

Flag of Poland

Celebrate Poland!

A Kids Euro Fest Program

In continued celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014, the Saturday Family Story Time on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. will feature stories and fun from Poland. To learn more about Poland, here are a few Polish resource books, folklore stories, and Polish language books to share with your child.

Kid's Euro Fest Logo

Celebrate Kid's Euro Fest!

Join us for several events at the Mt. Pleasant Library!

Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting more than 80 free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling and more! In addition to all the fun around the city, we'll have several special events here at the library!Sunday, Nov. 2 2 p.m. 

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