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Green for the Holidays

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.

Senior Coffee and Chat

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

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

The 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. 

Pumpkin Carving for Teens and Tweens

Enjoy carving a pumpkin and Halloween treats on October 30th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm.&nb

Preschoolers Explore France

Bonjour! Come explore France through stories, songs, and arts and crafts on Wednesday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m.. Ages 3-5. Snacks will be served.Here are two books that will be shared:The Cat Who Walked Across France Madeline

Halloween Event

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!

Good Children's Books about Fall

Now that fall has officially arrived...share these great fall books with your child.1. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall Red are the Apples

Early Literacy and School Preparedness

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!

Open House

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!!!!

Eating Local

Great Cookbooks & Markets to Support Your Effort

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: