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.
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.

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 Patron For 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.

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