Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 to 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
Contact by Carl Sagan

Science Fiction

More than just Space Cowboys!

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

Photo of Beetle the dog

Meet Beetle!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Beetle is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Beetle:   Beetle was born in approximately 2003 and he was adopted from the Humane Society.

purge anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy

Run. Hide. It's too late.

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   Purge with us on Halloween at 2:00 pm in the Large Meeting Room.

Photo of Leo the PAL dog

Meet Leo!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

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 the PAL Dog

Meet Charlotte!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

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!).

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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 Will they succeed? Find out Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.