Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Photo of Hoover the PAL dog

Meet Hoover!

A Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library volunteer

Hoover is a PAL volunteer and will visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library starting in February 2015.   Here are a few facts about Hoover:   Hoover was adopted from BoxAR Rescue in 2010.


Sci Fi Saturday

'Lucy' with Scarlett Johansson

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Feb. 28 at  2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

"Little Bear's Valentine" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Little Bear’s Valentine'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Little Bear’s Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik is the featured piece.

Logo for Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C.

Math Skills for Workers

Matemática para Trabajadores

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.

Painting Badge for Brownies

Painting Badge

Searching For Inspiration

Oh, what to paint…? A Portrait? A Landscape? Still Life, Perhaps?   Deciding what to paint can be a challenge.   Our Bancroft Brownies will search for inspiration to meet the requirements for their Painting Badge (beginning in March).   Here are 14 books that may inspire.

Teens! Get Ready for SYEP

Registration begins Friday, Jan. 30

Ignore all the snow on the ground! It's time to start thinking about the summer! If you are a D.C. youth interested in participating in the 2015 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), then listen up. Registration opens up on Friday, Jan. 30 at 12 p.m., so grab your library card and head over to Mt. Pleasant Library (or any library!) right after school to sign up with our computers.

"Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring ‘Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman’

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

A Vegan Life logo

A Vegan Life Seminar

Want to hear more about the health benefits of being vegan? Are plant-based diets the best way to reverse disease?

The Dinner, by Herman Koch

Book Club's Selection for February

'The Dinner,' by Herman Koch

Two couples get together one summer evening at a trendy restaurant in Amsterdam for a nice meal. But the initial pleasantries will ultimately have to give way to the very unpleasant talk they need to have: About their 15-year-old sons, their role in a horrific act currently under police investigation, and what is to be done. Amid the polite conversation lines are about to be drawn, revealing just how far each couple is willing to go in order to protect their own.  

edge of tomorrow

'All You Need Is Kill'

or 'Edge of Tomorrow' or 'Live. Die. Repeat.'

It's like the movie Groundhog Day -- only set in the future and with Tom Cruise doing some crazy stuff in some cool military gear.   Shows at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Large Meeting Room.