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Published on Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween is a fun holiday - what could be better than costumes and candy!? Here are some recommendations of books and movies to help get you in the mood to have a spooky, scary, and super-fun time:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
World War Z

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Senior Friends

The Anacostia and Lamond-Riggs libraries are currently seeking qualified volunteers for a new series of events designed by DC Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation. This program will be geared toward meeting the needs of older adults (50+) by providing them with the latest information on financial management, health and nutrition, new technology and job readiness.

The environment will be part socializing, part education, and part social services. This program will launch at the Anacostia Library and Lamond-Riggs Library in mid-October 2013. 

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Children creating art with various craft suppliesOn Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m., gather up the scissors, paper, paint and your creativity and come participate in our craft time for kids.

Create a special art project to share with your family. 

Ages 7 to 12.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Images of Harry Potter moviesIf you are a Harry Potter fan you, will surely be interested in viewing the afternoon marathon of movies about the magical students of Hogwarts.

Join us Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. 

Great for ages 7 to 12.

Published on Sunday, September 15, 2013

Elephant EarsI just learned that Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day!

I love elephants. I love their big ears and long trunks and intimidating tusks. And I love how there are tons of books with important elephant characters!

My Friend is SadOf course, no list of elephant books is complete without mentioning Gerald from Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books.

Sept. 22-28, 2013

Published on Saturday, September 7, 2013
FREADOM - celebrate the freedom to read

Great Book for Teens Returning Back to School

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, book coverKilling Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a great book for teens returning back to school from their summer vacation.

Book Recommendations

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Going back to school can bring up lots of emotions. For me, it made me alternately excited to see my friends and learn new things, but also nervous about what changes the new year would bring. Not so surprisingly, there are lots of books to about going back to school and the mixed-up feelings it can bring!

It's Back to School We Go!Curious about how your back to school experience compares with that of children from around the world?

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2013

Since 1984, when President Reagan made a joke about outlawing the existence of the USSR without knowing his microphone was on, Aug. 11 has been Presidential Joke Day! Even though I'm not the president, I do love a good joke.

Here are some of my favorite joke books:

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

"Stories by Hand," a program featuring storyteller Kathy MacMillan and American Sign Language, is coming to the Anacostia library on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.

Want to learn more about ASL before her perfomance? The DC Public Library has lots of great books to help you learn!

Two  great ones include: