Sunday, May 31, 2009

This week in the Children's Room

Tuesday June 2nd, 10:30: Mr. Derby's Jam Session!
Get ready to sing and dance with Mr. Derby! Classic nursery rhymes are performed live in a playful and energetic spirit. For children ages 3-8.

And of course, you can still sign up for summer reading!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Program Break

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our Thursday Neighbor Time program is taking a break. Our last program will be June 11th. In July or August we should be in a position to resume the program on an adjusted schedule, with two programs per Thursday morning, in order to accommodate the immense popularity of the program. We wish we didn’t have to take a break, as we know that will be very hard on all our friends, but there are safety reasons why we cannot continue the program as it stands for much longer (currently, the 2nd floor is dangerously overcrowded whenever we hold this program), and we will also be undergoing staffing changes in the children’s room over the next month or two, which means we will need some time to adjust.

When we are ready to resume the program, we will advertise in the library and around the community. It will also be posted here on our blog, and you can call us at 202-671-0196 if you have any questions. We assure you that we will be resuming the program; nothing but disaster would make us cancel it permanently! Please also be aware that our system as a whole is doing everything it can to support us; Thursdays will resume as soon as we can once again guarantee a safe and enjoyable program for everyone.

Thank you very much,

Polly Ross
Annie Thacher
Inga Williams

P.S. We will be planning some special programs to offer to you during our break, and we will get you details of those before the break starts.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

This week in the Children's Room

Tuesday May 26th, 10:30 - Daniel Barash: The Shadow Puppet Workshop
Learn the art of shadow puppetry and watch a puppet show including stories from the Be Creative @ your Library Reading List. Audience participation is encouraged, and volunteers are invited to help perform the shows. People of all ages are welcome to come and watch.

May 25th-31st - Mount Pleasant Youth Arts Fair
Final week of the display! Come by to see the art created by Mount Pleasant's young people on the theme Mount Pleasant: Places and Faces.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

This week in the Children's Room

Tuesday May 19th, 10:30 - Laptime @ the Library
For children 4-18 months and their caregivers. Join us for songs, fingerplays, and of course, reading!

Thursday May 21st, 1:30 - The Nicolo Whimsey Show
This show combines juggling, music, poetry and storytelling. Nicolo emphasizes language skills and encourages children to discover and voice their creativity. Ages 4-9. No groups, please.

And remember to Be Creative @ your Library and sign up for summer reading!

Monday, May 11, 2009

This week in the Children's Room

This week's activities at Mt. Pleasant Library's Children's Room:

Tuesday May 12th, 10:30 - Laptime @ the Library
For children 4-18 months and their caregivers. Join us for songs, fingerplays, and of course, reading!

Saturday May 16th, 1:00 - Be Creative Saturdays.
Join us every 3rd Saturday during the summer for some creative fun! This month features an open, do-it-yourself craft table for ages 4 and up. Bring your ideas and creativity, we'll supply the materials!

And remember to sign up for Summer Reading!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Summer Reading is here!

DCPL's Summer Reading program kicks off officially on May 5th. But you can sign up right now at Mt. Pleasant Library! Our themes this summer are: Be Creative @ your Library (birth to 13) and Express Yourself @ your Library (13 and up).

Summer Reading is very simple:
1. Sign up with your name, age, grade and school, and take home a reading log.
2. Read 3 books, write the titles on your log, bring it to us, and you'll get a
level 1 prize.
3. Read another 3 books (total of 6), and you get a level 2 prize!

You can continue doing this until September (we have a variety of prizes) and the people who've read the most books at this location get a prize package at the end of the summer!

The kick-off activity for Be Creative @ your Library is a visit by Storyteller Marc Spiegel on May 5th at 1:30. This program is recommended for ages 6 and up. Please call us at 671-0196 if you want to bring a group to this or any of our programs. We cannot admit groups of more than 6 without pre-registration--we just don't have room!
Please stop by the library to see a schedule of upcoming special events for summer reading!