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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. 

Catching Fire-sequel to the Hunger Games

All About the Ladies

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.

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The Creative Class

Etegami Workshop with Alison Labonte

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. Collection Highlights: Japanese Art and Watercolor Books

Kindle Winner

Meet a Mt. Pleasant Reader

Checking in with our Adult Summer Reading winner

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.

The Flame and the Cotton Ball

'The Flame and the Cotton Ball'

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.