Neighborhood Library

Published on Sunday, September 26, 2010

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and witches-Come celebrate Halloween at the Lamond Riggs Public Library on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:30pm. Hear spooky stories, paint your own pumpkin, and eat scary treats. Wear your Halloween costume because the best Halloween costume will win a prize!

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Now that fall has officially arrived...share these great fall books with your child.

1. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
2. It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2010

What is early literacy? Helping your child get ready to learn to read.
What are 10 ways that DC Public Library can help you get your child ready to read?

1. Sign up your child for a library card.
2. Read to your child daily.
3. Visit the library for story hour programs/family programs.
4. Ask your child to tell you what happened in the stories that you read to them.
5. Check out CDs and DVDs with children's songs and stories.
6. Participate in the Summer Reading program.
7. Visit your library often!
8. Ask the librarian to direct you to alphabet, counting and books with shapes.
9. Sign up for one of our Mother Goose on the Loose programs.
10. Turn off the television and visit your local library to use our Early Literacy Station.

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Come see the changes we have made!! Lamond Riggs Library Open House Thursday, Sept 2, 2010 from 4-7pm. We will have fun, food, games, prizes, giveaways and of course tons of BOOKS to check-out!!!!

Great Cookbooks & Markets to Support Your Effort

Published on Friday, August 6, 2010

Are you trying to eat local? Wondering why you should eat local? Fresh local produce meats are better for you because the fruits and veggies haven't been lying around in warehouses for weeks, and animals haven't been cramped in spaces with thousands of other animals.

Local food also usually comes from small farms.

What fruits are in season in this area? Blueberries, figs, grapes, melons, apples, raspberries, pears and peaches.

Here are cookbooks to support local eating:

Published on Friday, August 6, 2010

The top 10 books that we can't keep on our shelves:

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lamond Riggs Library has a wide assortment of travel guides to provide you with up-to-date information
on places you want to visit. From the Smithsonian museums to Philadelphia to Tanzania, we have it!

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2010

Come view the photography of local artist Dee Ferguson. Dee's photographs are from her world travels. Photographs can be viewed on the 2nd level of the library. Meet the artist reception will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2pm. Light Refreshments will be served.

Monday, August 16, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Even if there is no upgrade or resale market, there's no need for junk to sit in the back of the closet unused. 

This mixed media art class/workshop alters the appearance and function of old stuff.  Techniques include gluing, bolting, painting and cutting.  The materials include soda cans, screws, buttons, bottle caps, old CD's, scraps of trim, fabric, etc.  

Recycling is a critical part of saving the environment.  This class/workshop presents an alternative to throwing away old junk by transforming it into new, beautiful and useful items.  This is a teen program.  Tweens are also welcome.  

The Role of Women in Indian Culture

Published on Monday, July 26, 2010

Come view a traditional Indian movie and discuss the role of women in different Indian cultures.
Light Indian refreshments will be served. View cultural items on display.
Friday July 30, 2010 1pm