Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Mt. Pleasant Library is open on Veterans Day (observed), Nov. 10 along with seven other libraries (Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia). All other branches are closed. More information at http://www.dclibrary.org/holidaysopen.
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.

Mosquitoland

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. 

The Watermelon Seed

Giggle-Inducing Books

Have some fun with your little one

Sharing books with your little one can be full of fun, smiles and giggles. Check out one of these books and find out how much fun storytime can be!

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

Book Club Selection for July

'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,' by Bryan Stevenson

Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his life to defending those who are most in need: the wrongly condemned, the poor, women and children trapped in the justice system. Stevenson has written an engaging and unforgettable account of his work, beginning with one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. The complexities of this case influenced and set Stevenson on the path of mercy and justice, a path he continues to follow today.

Tour de DCPL VI

A Mt. Pleasant Rider's Review

Tour de DCPL: A Rider’s Review  by C.T. Lechner, Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library PatronFor more information and photos from the ride, head to dclibrary.org/tourdedcpl

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Death in the Dormitories

Murder mysteries set at schools and universities

Holden Caulfield describing his classmates (and everyone else in the world) as phonies. The "O Captain! My Captain!" scene in Dead Poets Society. Victorian schoolgirls dipping their rivals' braids in inkpots in A Little Princess

Beauty Queens

Book Club in June: 'Beauty Queens'

Join us for the discussion

Fifty beauty pageant contestants on their way to the Miss Teen Dream Pageant crash land on a desert island. What to do? Practice your talent or find food? Work together or do contest rules apply? Find out what happens to these young women as they find themselves while hoping to be found.

Cover image of Mom Knows: Reflections on Love, Gay Pride, and Taking Action

Author Talk: Catherine Tuerk

'Mom Knows: Reflections on Love, Gay Pride, and Taking Action'

Mom Knows: Reflections on Love, Gay Pride, and Taking Action is a series of essays from the loving mother of a gay son to other parents who might be struggling with their children’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Covering two decades of her work as an advocate for LGBT people in the D.C.

Latin American Youth Center logo.

Summer of Safe Sex

Sexual health education and testing with the Latin American Youth Center

Start the summer off right! Stop by, get informed, and get tested Thursday, June 11 from 3-6 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the D.C. area, and answer any questions you might have. Free and confidential testing will be available.

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