Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, March 14, 2011

picture of flowerHave a green thumb, or wish you had a green thumb? 

The library has books for the beginner gardener (as in, what end of the plant goes in the soil?) to the master gardener (as in, I’m thinking of cross-pollinating my prize-winning roses). There are also plenty of books for the rest of us in-between, with questions about soil, sunlight and the best time to water and plant.

Gardening not your thing for spring? But you spend a lot of time watching and wishing you could do what you see on the home decorating shows? Maybe you can!

Published on Friday, March 11, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks She may not have discovered the fountain of youth, but the essence of Henrietta Lack, a poor black mother of five from Baltimore, goes on to this day. The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks tells the compelling true tale of HeLa cells, and the amazing gift they were to science. HeLa cells were the first human cells scientists were able to reproduce in a lab, and boy did Henrietta's cells reproduce! They even went into outer space.

Published on Monday, March 7, 2011
It's a Book coverDoes it require batteries? No, it’s a book. Does it come with apps? No, it’s a book.  How many gigs does it have? None, it’s a book! 

It’s a Book by Lane Smith is my new favorite children’s book that’s a must read for technofiles of all ages!  Do you have friends who are always going on and on about their latest electronic gadget--how many apps it has, how it can calculate and map the distance from their home to Mars, etc. 

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First session: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Second session: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Note:  Must attend both sessions. Limited to 50 participants.

Attorney: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Please call 202-541-5924 to register.

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Monday, January 24, until Monday, January 31.

All meetings and programs at the Lamond-Riggs Library are canceled or postponed during this time. We will resume all scheduled activities beginning Monday, January 31.

Customers may return materials to any DC Public Library, including the brand new Tenley Branch scheduled to open on Monday, January 24.  Materials, including audiobooks and DVDs, may also be put in the book drop outside the Lamond-Riggs Library.  The materials will be brought into the library on a daily basis.

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closing brings. However, we look forward to having improved, energy-efficient lighting when the library reopens.

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cover of Mo DirtyUrban fiction authors Darrell King (Dirty South and Mo Dirty) and James Tanner (Diary of a Thug) will visit Lamond-Riggs Library on January 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Sunday, October 31, 2010

My family has been celebrating Kwanzaa for a little over 15 years now: Homemade gifts. Libations to my ancestors. Candle lighting! and good ole healthy soul food. When I talk about Kwanzaa, people often ask many questions or have a lot of preconceived ideas about the celebration.

So what exactly is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa is a holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 based upon the the African tradition of celebrating the harvesting of the first fruits. Kwanzaa is a time of reflecting, reassessing, recommitting and rejoicing--and giving special reverence for the creator and creation and commemorating the past. 

Kwanzaa is celebrated for seven days: Dec. 26 to Jan 1. The seven days are based upon the Nguzo Saba (seven principles) with each day being symbolic of one of the principles.

Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

Published on Sunday, October 31, 2010

This year I decided that I would celebrate my Thanksgiving holiday by being green!

I chose not to fly to Grandma's house and to do away with the traditional turkey. My family and I opted for a vegetarian dinner (except for the one steak that my hubby demanded). We bought vegetables that were for the most part locally and/or organically grown. We opted not to use any disposable plates, cups, utensils, etc.

We also limited the amount of electricity that we used by using natural sunlight and taking a walk instead of watching television. We played board and card games that were borrowed. I also did not burn any candles (I'm a candleholic!) but opted to open windows and to let in fresh air.

What can you do have a green Christmas?

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coffee, Java, Joe, Brew, ...whatever you like to call it! Come and enjoy a cup on us while discussing current events and great books. Lamond Riggs Library is hosting it's first meeting for the Senior Coffee and Chat on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 1pm. For more information call us at 202-541-6255

Published on Thursday, October 7, 2010

picture of warm items, such as gloves and scarvesThe Lamond-Riggs Library will be collecting new, gently used, clean, hats, gloves and scarves for children ages 1 to 13.  Hand-knitted items are welcomed. 

The items will be donated to the Center for Creative Nonviolence Shelter for Women. The collection will begin November 1, 2010, and end February 28, 2011.  For more information, call Ms. Jackson at 202-541-5924.