Thursday, June 20 - The Historic Mt. Pleasant Library

The Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, located in the diverse Mount Pleasant neighborhood in Washington, D.C., is a beloved DC Public Library branch, known for its Spanish language collection and widely attended children’s story time. Dedicated in 1925, the Library was the third and final DC Public Library building built with funding from Andrew Carnegie. As part of the Mt. Pleasant National Register Historic District, the library was designated historic in 1987, and is the third oldest public library still in use in Washington DC.
3160 16th St. NW
Washington,  D.C.  20010
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Self-guided walking tour of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood [PDF]

Friday, June 21 - Hispanic Reading Room, Library of Congress


  1. Where is the Hispanic Reading Room located?
    Thomas Jefferson Bldg (LJ240)
    10 First St., SE
    Washington, D.C. 20540-4850
    Phone: (202) 707-5400

  2. What entrance should I use?
    Please use the Jefferson Carriage Entrance.

  3. What form of ID is required to enter the building?
    No IDs are required to enter the building. Feel free to bring Readers cards if you have them. If not, you can prepare an application in advance; see this page for instructions.

  4. How long does it take to go through security?
    Depending on traffic at the door, 1-10 minutes max.

  5. What is the bag policy - are backpacks allowed?
    Generally speaking, backpacks need to be checked at baggage check. However, for our tour, bags can be left in the staff closet. Those who want to go anywhere beyond the Hispanic Reading Room will be required to check their bags. Instructions for checking bags will be given to you at the door.

  6. What time should I be there?
    Please arrive 20 minutes before your assigned time: 10:00 am, 10:45 am, or 11:30 am.

  7. Is there anything else I need to know before the visit?
    If you want to learn more about the Hispanic Division resources, please visit the following websites:
    Hispanic Reading Room
    La Biblioteca Podcast
    Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape
    Handbook of Latin American Studies​

  8. Need more information?
    Visit the Library of Congress website.