Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Photo of Henna designs on hands

Henna/Mehndi Fun

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 4:00 pm

We are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Join us for a fun Henna/Mehndi activity. This all-natural dye has been used to dye skin, hair, fingernails and fabrics for more than hundreds of years in various Indian traditions and Hindu festivals. We will have cute, simple design templates and all supplies will be provided.

Early Literacy Play Date

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (All day)

Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with everyday objects and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Recommended for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.  
People's University photo

Community Coffee

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:00 am

Join us for a special edition of Coffee + Conversation. Meet library patrons and staff as we come together as a community, get to know each other and enjoy coffee and refreshments. This event is part of DC Public Library's celebration of the Civil Rights Movement of 1968.
Prom photo of corsage and boutonniere

Learn to Tie a Tie and Make a Corsage

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

Prom is around the corner: Join us to learn how to tie a tie, and impress your date by making your own corsage and boutonniere. Supplies for corsages and boutonnieres will be provided, including flowers and storage boxes. Bring your own tie. Corsage and boutonniere-making workshops will be held on the following dates: Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m.

Information Session for First-Time Home Buyers

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

Tired of renting? Are you ready to buy your own home? We can help. At this session, sponsored by nonprofit housing counseling program University Legal Services, find out:   How to qualify to buy a house About the HPAP program for first-time home buyers How to attend future information seminars Answers to any questions you have about the home-buying process
Family Story time

Family Story Time

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:00 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.  
Keys to a new home.

First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:00 am

Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help!  University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Basic information sessions for first-time home buyers are also given monthly.
Sitting at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool near Resurrection City 1968  (Darrell C. Crain Photograph Collection, DCPL)

Pop-Up Museum: Your D.C. Stories 1968 - 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 pm

A Pop-Up Museum is a one-day show created by you. Share your stories, save your family treasures and learn about D.C. happenings in 1968.   You can bring your: postcards t-shirts flyers church bulletins protest signs letters and correspondence  buttons school yearbooks
'The Bike Lesson' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features "The Bike Lesson"

Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors: Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 21 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre. The Bike Lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain is the featured piece.

CARACEN Info Session

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 4:00 pm

Are you confused and frustrated by the immigration process? Swing by this two-hour drop-in session facilitated by CARACEN, the Central American Resource Center. Members of the CARACEN team will answer your questions about the citizenship process, your rights and more. This session is free and open to the public—walk-ins welcomed and encouraged.