Mt. Pleasant
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'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Documentary screening followed by a Q&A with Director Marvin Jones

The Chowan Discovery Group presents a new film about an extraordinary personality in education. Mrs. Molly Gibson Hundley was a teacher at the famous Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. The film reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her from her home, her campaign to save the historic Dunbar High School building, and the students who were inspired by her.  

"My Uncle Emily" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring ‘My Uncle Emily

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.My Uncle Emily by Jane Yolen is the featured piece.

Mathical

Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens

Join the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) on Friday, April 17 at the Mt. Pleasant Library. 

"The Poet Upstairs" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'The Poet Upstairs'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, April 20 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Poet Upstairs by Judith Ortiz Cofer is the featured piece.

Book Fiesta

Día Celebration

Special Pajama Story Time in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Celebrate el día de los niños during Pajama Storytime on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us for this special story time to celebrate children, books, learning and literacy and take home a free book!

'Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington'

An author talk with Mike Canning

On Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m., author Mike Canning will present his research on the long history of Washington, D.C. in the movies, for the benefit and entertainment of fans of local history, politics, and the cinema alike. 

"Bat and Rat" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring ‘Bat and Rat'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, April 13 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Bat and Rat by Patrick Jennings is the featured piece.

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Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Call for submission: Heroes of Mt. Pleasant

Calling all youth artists! Are you creative? Have you seen anything heroic in Mt. Pleasant this year? Then we want YOU to participate in this year’s Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair! Every year, we host a public art exhibition of work by local students so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst. Here’s what you need to know:

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Careers in Comics!

Panel discussion and portfolio review with local artists and writers

Want to make comic books for a living? Have your stuff reviewed by pros in the field? Come meet working writers, artists, and more on Saturday, April 11! Guests include: Shannon Gallant, illustrator for Marvel and Dreamworks

"Sweet Music in Harlem" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Sweet Music in Harlem'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Sweet Music in Harlem by Debbie Taylor is the featured piece.

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