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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.
S.T.E.A.M. is an innovative educational concept that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & design, and Math in K-20 education.
On Monday, June 2, a class from Roots, using brightly colored card-stock paper, produced exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry. 
Participants were able to implement mathematical concepts such as symmetry and fractions in creating an art project with roots in the science of insects.

The individual “quilt” squares created will be on display in the library for the public to enjoy.

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?

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Stuffed animal (photo taken by Erin Farquhar)My name is Phooka and I'm a stuffed rabbit. Could you tell? I think it's my ears that always gives it away. Ever since my best friend started working at the library, I've been lonely.

She promised me that I could come to the library, but so far I haven't had a chance to go. But I'm really excited because she's finally bringing me and I know I'm going to make a lot of new friends. Maybe you can come, too?

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014


Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sewing MachineNever underestimate the power of fabric and thread - creative ingenuity is the motto for the day!

Sewing 101 is intended for those who have never sewed but would like to learn. After all, who hasn't had a hem fall down or a button fall off? But if your tired of duct tape as a solution, then join us for this program. In this simple course, you can learn to sew with ease, as you develop the following skills: