Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

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Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz

Featured Artist: The Joe Falero Latin Quartet

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! 

john wick

'They keep asking me if I'm back...well, yeah, I'm back!'

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.

White Oleander book cover

Only the Strong Survive

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.

Photo fo Pablo the PAL Dog

Meet Pablo!

A four-legged Mt. Pleasant Library volunteer

Pablo is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits. Here are ten tidbits about Pablo:   Pablo is a Havanese, the national dog breed of Cuba.

Mad Max Fury Road

What A Lovely Day!

The apocalypse will be hardcore, are you ready?

Following in the Mad Max series is Mad Max Fury Road. In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.-taken from imdb.com Will they succeed? Find out Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.

Photo of Charlie the PAL dog

Meet Charlie!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Charlie is our newest PAL volunteer and will visit the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.   Here are 10 fun facts about Charlie:   1. Charlie is a rescue dog. 2. Charlie was born in 2011. 3. Charlie is super fast and loves to run! 4. Charlie loves to give kisses.

Persepolis

Illustrated Stories of Illustrious Ladies

Graphic novel memoirs and biographies

I love graphic novels. The artwork and design can add so much to a reading experience. One of my favorite genres of graphic novels is autobiographies and memoirs. I find something so intriguing about seeing the way artists represent their own selves and lives in their art. This list includes some autobiographical stories and memoirs from amazingly talented female writers and artists.

kingsman

Manners Maketh Man

What is a Kingsman?

A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Wacth with us Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room. See you there!

project almanac

Teenagers and a Time Machine...

What could go wrong?

Action Movie Saturdays are BACK!!! Our latest is Project Almanac-teens invent a time machine and what could possibly go wrong? Join us Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

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Let's Take a Road Trip!

YA Books to Inspire You to Hit the Road

Summer time and road trips go hand in hand. There is something about the warm weather that draws us out and makes us want to look for adventure. The magic of the open road and the wide variety of sights, sounds, and smells has made for many great stories. The collection of characters, the big moments, and the quiet in between the miles set the stage for fun, reflection, and the unexpected. 

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