Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Photo of Gabriella the PAL Dog

Meet Gabriella

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Gabriella is a P.A.L. volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are 10 fun facts about Gabriella: Gabriella is a Shiloh Shepherd. Gabriella is a very fussy eater. Gabriella loves children.

Photo of Hootie the PAL Dog

Meet Hootie

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Hootie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are 10 fun facts about Hootie:   Hootie is a standard poodle, the largest-sized poodle. 

Photo of Louie the PAL Dog

Meet Louie

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Louie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are 10 fun facts about Louie: Louie spent 2.5 years training to be a Hero Dogs Service Dog for disabled veterans. Louie was honorably discharged. Louie considered being a bomb sniffer.

Book Front: The Day Tajon Got Shot

The Day Tajon Got Shot

An Author Talk

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Teen Writers of The Beacon House, a community-based organization in Northeast Washington, D.C., wrote the story of a teen killed in a police shooting from multiple perspectives, challenging the reader to gain knowledge from the whole picture.  Meet the young authors of The Day Tajon Got Shot, February 8, beginning at 6 p.m.

Photo of Johnny the PAL Dog

Meet Johnny!

A Mt Pleasant Library Volunteer

Johnny is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are ten fun facts about Johnny: Johnny was a stray dog! Johnny's favorite thing is to be pet, especially by kids! Johnny is afraid of the dark. Johnny has a social media following @johnnykoppeltar.

a woman is flipping a man over

Self Defense Classes for Women

Four Sundays in August

Free Self Defense Classes for Women   A series of four self defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts: Class 1 - August 6th-Basic responses to upright/vertical attacks Class 2 - August 13th-How to fall safely.  How to fight from the ground. (mats provided) Class 3 - August 20th-Power Kicks, strikes and hitting targets.  (practice) Class 4 - August 27th-Review all techniques and practice

Photo of Jupiter the PAL Dog

Meet Jupiter!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Jupiter is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are ten fun facts about Jupiter: Jupiter is a Schnoodle, a Schnauzer-Poodle mix. Jupiter can find a hole under any fence. Jupiter’s favorite food is chocolate but it makes him very, very sick. Jupiter bosses around dogs much bigger than him.

Photo of Truffle the PAL Dog

Meet Truffle!

A Mt Pleasant Library Volunteer

Truffle is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are ten fun facts about Truffle: Truffle was born in Delaware on July 4, 2015. Truffle lives with Roo the cat. Truffle’s best friend is her cousin Madaket who is a Shepherd. Truffle loves tennis balls and loves to play.

Photo of Clara the PAL Dog

Meet Clara!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Clara is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are ten fun facts about Clara:   Clara’s favorite activity is watching squirrels in the park near her home. Clara lives with her friend Dexter. He is a cat. Clara is originally from West Virginia, but now lives in Washington, DC.

Photo of Ralph Whitmore, the PAL Dog

Meet Ralph!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Ralph is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are ten fun facts about Ralph: Ralph is black and white and a mix of maybe Border Collie or English Shepherd Ralph was born around 2009. He was adopted and his exact birth date is unknown. Ralph loves to play with other dogs. Ralph thinks everyone is his friend.

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