Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014

FALL BOOK TO MOVIE SERIESBased on a true story.  Oakland A's general manager, Billy Beane challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when he is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget.
Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager, Beane, with the help of a young number-crunching, Yale-educated economist, develops a roster of misfits
and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014

FALL BOOK TO MOVIE SERIESThe true story of a young boy who suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven.  When Todd and Sonja Burpo's young son Colton
enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness, his devastated parents are uncertain if he will make it out of the operating room alive.

Colton does survive by what the doctors describe as a miracle with an incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven.  Later, despite Colton's
accurate and intimate revelations about people he has encountered -- including his sister who died in utero and his late grandfather -- skeptics hastily dismiss

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.