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The Mt. Pleasant Library’s Book Club Selection

"On Beauty" by Zadie Smith

This hilariously biting, thoughtful and touching novel is a 21st century study of class difference, race, politics, and gender as told through the stories of two very different families, the Belseys and the Kipps. Through her characters and their diverse experiences, Ms.

Recent Kids' Books

Graphic Novels

Twisted Journeys #13: School of EvilText by Marie P. Croall, drawings by Sandy CarruthersA comic book/graphic novel in the choose-your-own-adventure tradition. You're a new student at the creepy Darkham Academy, and it's your first day. You're here to study history, and your first new friend, a cheerful girl named Jess, is in science, on a scholarship.

Summer Reading for Kids

Make a Splash, Read!

Our summer reading theme this year is "Make a Splash, Read!" and the program officially begins June 1st! Children ages 0-13 are encouraged to come to the library and sign up for the program. This summer we will be tracking time spent reading, rather than number of books, and each child is encouraged to help set her/his own goal for each prize! We have awesome reading logs with stickers, cool water-themed programs, and a list of fun books to help you make a splash!

Book Club Selection for June

"The Emperor: Downfall of An Autocrat" by Riszard Kapuscinski

 Haile Selassie, called the King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until 1974.

Mt. Pleasant Interim Library Open

The Mt. Pleasant Interim Library, located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street N.W., re-opens Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m.  The library was temporarily closed due to damage caused by a SUV that struck the rear of the library.  Thank you for your patience as we worked hard to repair and re-open your library.  

May Book Club Selection

"The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai

  The Mount Pleasant Library’s Book Club selection for May is The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai. Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize, this thoughtful novel interweaves the stories of Jemubhai Popatlal, a retired judge, his orphaned granddaughter Sai, their cook, and the cook’s son, Biju.

May for Kids

New Program Locations

Monday May 3, 6:30 p.m.Sleepy Story TimeBedtime stories and songs, plus other night-time fun. Come in your PJs if you like!Ages 3-5.Maximum 10 people.

Queenan's Crime Scenes

Part Two: Stockholm

In part two of this BBC World Service documentary series examining the relationship between real locations where crime occurs and how these inform home-grown, hard-boiled crime literature, Queenan travels to the current hotspot for crime fiction, Stockholm, where he speaks with Jens Lapidus and Camilla Lackberg, the latest in a growing line of best-selling crime writers about the role Sweden

Queenan's Crime Scenes

Part One: Washington, D.C.

American humorist, critic, and author Joe Queenan is the host of this two-part BBC World Service documentary series which examines the relationship between real locations where crime occurs, and how these inform home-grown, hard-boiled crime literature.

Special May Programs for Kids

Here's our first announcement of special kids' programs for May at the new Mt. Pleasant Interim Library! Monday May 3rd, 6:30-7pmSleepy Story TimeIt's a bed-time story-time for children 3-5 years old! Come in your PJs, bring your favorite stuffie, and we'll have some night-time fun!  Wednesday May 5th 6:30-7pmSecret Book Club