Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Mapping Segregation

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Focusing on historic housing segregation in Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View and Pleasant Plains

Please join us for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.

Snow Dog's Journey Book Cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Snow Dog's Journey'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Snow Dog's Journey by Loretta Krupinski is the featured piece.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

Cover image for the documentary The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Focus on Cuba!

Documentary Screenings

Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.   On Thursday, Feb. 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.

Photo of Hoover the PAL dog

Meet Hoover!

A Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library volunteer

Hoover is a PAL volunteer and will visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library starting in February 2015.   Here are a few facts about Hoover:   Hoover was adopted from BoxAR Rescue in 2010.


Sci Fi Saturday

'Lucy' with Scarlett Johansson

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Feb. 28 at  2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

"Little Bear's Valentine" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Little Bear’s Valentine'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Little Bear’s Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik is the featured piece.

Logo for Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C.

Math Skills for Workers

Matemática para Trabajadores

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.

Painting Badge for Brownies

Painting Badge

Searching For Inspiration

Oh, what to paint…? A Portrait? A Landscape? Still Life, Perhaps?   Deciding what to paint can be a challenge.   Our Bancroft Brownies will search for inspiration to meet the requirements for their Painting Badge (beginning in March).   Here are 14 books that may inspire.

Teens! Get Ready for SYEP

Registration begins Friday, Jan. 30

Ignore all the snow on the ground! It's time to start thinking about the summer! If you are a D.C. youth interested in participating in the 2015 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), then listen up. Registration opens up on Friday, Jan. 30 at 12 p.m., so grab your library card and head over to Mt. Pleasant Library (or any library!) right after school to sign up with our computers.