Join us for an evening movie. In the latest Marveladventure, "after being defeated in combat by his half-sister Hela, Thor ends up as an imprisoned gladiator on a distant world ruled by the Grandmaster." (from Swank Motion Pictures)
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
Watch a family film every Friday at 4 p.m. in the children's nonfiction section. This Friday, we'll be watching Cars 3 (PG):Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.
The film should last 102 minutes.
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.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; games, arts & crafts, music and movement. This Tuesday, we will be making our own pipe cleaner finger puppets.
Recommended for ages 5 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.
Watch a family film every Friday at 4 p.m. in the children's nonfiction section. This Friday, we'll be watching Pinocchio (PG):A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy.
Contemplating a career change or development but feeling uncertain? Come take this fun workshop to help you conceptualize the next steps. Career coach Blair Goins will use writing exercises and dialogues in a small group setting. Space is limited so please email us to register.
Come check out the Impossible Missions Force doing their thing.
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (via imdb)
January 9th at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room 1
One of the reasons I love speculative fiction is that exploring new worlds can be a great way to get insight into our own. Here are some of my favorite science fiction books and series which use space and the future as a mechanism to tell stories about the human condition.
Contact by Carl Sagan
Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs. (via imdb.com)
Purge with us on Halloween at 2:00 pm in the Large Meeting Room.
Leo is a PAL volunteer at the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library.
Here are ten fun facts about our furry friend, Leo:
Leo loves to swim in the creek.
Leo doesn't like to chase a stick or ball, but likes to dive for rocks in the water!
Charlotte is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.
Here are ten fun facts about Princess Charlotte:
Charlotte was born in 2007.
Charlotte’s birthday is on July 4th.
Charlotte is a 90lb Great Pyrenees (Note: Males can grow to over 150lbs!).
Mt. Pleasant Library - Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero. Bandleader, Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music. Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz!
Keanu Reeves shooting right0handed in his latest flick, 'John Wick'
Jump right is when an ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
We're watching what happens on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.
Fun fact: Even though he is left-handed, Keanu Reeves learned how to shoot right-handed, specifically for this film.
Resilience as a defining character trait in fiction
This list came out of a reference question that I got recently -- a patron I've gotten to know over the years asked for books about people dealing with hard situations -- and doing something about them.
The question bounced around in my head for a few days. She was graciously willing to wait for an emailed list, since it was the end of the day when she asked the question...and it finally hit me. She wanted books about survivors. Not quite Robinson Crusoe, but someone who navigated the mess of the world and came out better for it.