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.
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.
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.
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.
Come watch the next in our series, a post-apocalyptic sequel
Up next at the library is the All About the Ladies film series.
We're kicking off with the sequel to the post-apolocalyptic movie featuring J. Law.
Come check out Katniss and Peeta as they compete in the Quarter Quell and learn things about each other and themselves.
Etegami postcards are a traditional Japanese folk art.
Come by Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and learn about etegami -- "picture letters" -- which combines watercolor, sumi ink, and words on postcards, and then make your own etegami.
Communicate in a unique, fun way with friends and family.
Japanese Art and Watercolor Books
Meet Nicole, our Adult Summer Reading grand prize winner from way back at the end of August! She is holding her prize - a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. We checked in with her this fall to learn what and where she loves to read around D.C.
Celebrate Kids EuroFest with this Danish children's film
Kids Euro Festival celebrations run from Oct. 24 to Nov. 9.
Jumpstart the fun during our Friday Film program with The Flame and the Cotton Ball! This Danish film tells the story of a little flame from Fireland and was the First Prize Animated Short Film winner at the 2013 Chicago International Children's Festival.
Join us in the children's room as we watch Flammen og vattotten!
If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Room at 202-671-3125.