Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

August 24, 2014 / 2:00pm
Lamond Riggs Library, Meeting Room Number One

Adult Summer Reading Finale
Laugh away the summer while watching Mabel "Madea" Simmons flee from the police during a high-speed freeway chase.  Madea gets arrested and winds up in
Judge Mablean's court.  After discovering that the police officers failed to mirandize Madea, the judge is forced to release Madea but Judge Mablean decides that
Madea must enroll in an anger management course.  When Madea arrives home she discovers a wild party taking place in her house hosted by her brother, Joe.
Madea uses a machine gun to clear the house.

Educators' Night

Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Librarian Karen Towles with literacy displayWe look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 9 between 4:30 and 7 p.m. for our Back to School Educators Evening

Stop in and meet your partners in literacy, and become familiar with your neighborhood library.  
We will have information on educator cards, establishing an “in class library”, arranging class visits, literacy initiatives, lecture series,  light refreshments and more.  Mark your calendar today!  
Come early for a poster.
Remember parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first teacher. 

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Exercise In Bed
Those of us who exercise usually try running, walking, cycling and other things which can sometimes overwhelm us and make us tired and sore.
Now it's time to try another form of exercise that you can do in bed either before getting up in the morning or going to sleep at night. 

Exercise in Bed is a total body wellness program done in bed and designed to help:

  • Reverse the effect of aging
  • Improve sore achy muscles and joint
  • Improve circulation, sleep, energy and vision
  • Tone, firm and trim the body

                                            This workshop is conducted by Doris Johnson, a licensed occupational therapist.

Welcome Summer Reading

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Come in, enjoy the art and join the Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”
Art quilt squares using math concepts

Our Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” started with an innovative program in partnership with the very talented artist and educator, Karen Brown of Class Acts Arts. 
Thanks to grant funding from the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) for the DC Public Library, the Lamond-Riggs Library was able to be one of the libraries that hosted programs encouraging a broader awareness of S.T.E.A.M.

Published on Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Coyote Road

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

Zombie clip art Please observe the following questions - do you answer yes to more than one of the following statements?

1. Regularly use slang, terminology, etc. from Zombiepedia

Searching Genealogy Online

Published on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ancestor HuntHave you ever had someone tell you that you look like someone else they know?  Have you ever met someone who has the same last name as yours but spells their name differently? Do you have relatives that you would like to know more about but there doesn't seem to be anyone in your family with information? 

Family reunions, funerals and weddings may often motivate you to question relatives in order to find more information about current and past family members but you can also search online to support your research through census records, land records, immigration records, cemeteries and other sources.  

Women's Health and Diabetes

Published on Friday, May 9, 2014
Diabetes blue circle
The blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes.

The month of May is Women's Health month. Many women are familiar with with the health risks associated with high blood pressure or cancer but what about diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association “12. 6 million women are currently affected by diabetes” (American Diabetes Association) - that could be your mother, grandmother, sister, child, friend or co-worker. In order to combat a disease like diabetes, one must be informed and proactive about their health.

Journey to jazz in 1940s Harlem and D.C.

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Use your imagination to experience the Harlem Renaissance as you visit the Cotton Club and Small's Paradise in Harlem and the Bohemian Caverns and  the Lincoln Colonnade on U Street in D.C. Enjoy music in a night club setting as you listen to John Coltrane "walk the bar" with his saxophone, Ella Fitzgerald "scat," Billy Eckstine "croon and make the ladies swoon," Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, "Lady Day" Holiday and other jazz artists. 

Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Blue Star
Perhaps you noticed this past Tuesday (as with all the other DC branches) that we were closed for staff day. And while we missed you, our loyal patrons, our closure was not in vain. It was a stimulating day with the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues and take classes designed for performance development.

Let's Get Reading!

Published on Monday, May 5, 2014
Family Reading Night

Reading should be a lifelong pursuit. However, sometimes children need a little help to discover where their interests and aptitude lie. Perhaps as a parent you've asked yourself questions concerning your child's reading ability. Maybe you've thought to yourself:
  • How can I encourage my child to read?
  • What should I do if my child doesn't like to read?
  • How do I start to read with my child?