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Celebrating the Kids Euro Fest

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Madeline doll with tea set

Extended hours means more programs to enjoy! Come and meet Madeline on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

We will put our spotlight on France to celebrate the Kids Euro Festival.

Join us as we travel to Paris through the book Madeline's Tea Party. While in Paris, we will have our own tea party, and if time permits, we will also see Monet's garden with Linnea.

Happy Hour @ Lamond-Riggs

Published on Monday, October 7, 2013

Marvin T Jones, PhotographerPlease join us Wednesday evening Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.  Area resident Marvin T. Jones will be on hand to discuss his new film, The Gold Coast.

According to a New York Times article, "The Shifting 'Gold Coast,'" By Neil A. Lewis. "For more than two decades, Washington's black elite lived in an enclave in the Northwest corner of the city. If one was a doctor, lawyer, senior Government official or connected to Howard University, one hoped to or was even expected to live in ''the Gold Coast.''"

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Senior Friends

The Anacostia and Lamond-Riggs libraries are currently seeking qualified volunteers for a new series of events designed by DC Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation. This program will be geared toward meeting the needs of older adults (50+) by providing them with the latest information on financial management, health and nutrition, new technology and job readiness.

The environment will be part socializing, part education, and part social services. This program will launch at the Anacostia Library and Lamond-Riggs Library in mid-October 2013. 

And the winners are...

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Moses, 2013 Summer Reading WinnerArisemma, 2013 Summer Reading WinnerThose smiling faces are the result of the joys of summer reading.

Moses, left, won a bag of special, hand-selected books, with the “Read to Me” portion of the program.

Young Patrons at Lamond Riggs

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013
Hanging book

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Become a Star

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Join the High Five book club and become a star. Read and write your way to the top! Be the first in your class/ on your block to earn your gold star pencil.

Don't Forget the Library!

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

A special story time for a class visitTeachers/Educators: The library is here to assist you and your class. Please come by, we are waiting.

Arrange a class visit to support the needs of your curriculum. Highlight tours are available, attainment of library cards, database demonstrations, how to do research, or just fun stories to encourage the joy of reading!

Please call the children’s librarian, Karen Towles, to make an appointment at 202-541-6255.

The Beach in January

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SeashoreMuch of my childhood summers were spent at beaches in southern Maryland.  The family frequently visited Sandy Point but our two family favorites were Long View and Columbia Beach in St. Mary's County.

One Sunday morning in January, I saw my mother placing picnic baskets on the kitchen table. When I asked her what she was doing, she answered, "We're going to the beach."

"Mama, it's January," I said. "Nobody goes to the beach in January". 

My mother told me that my Aunt Bessie, her youngest sister, called and invited us to ride to Long View Beach with her and Uncle Saxton. "It's too cold to swim or to play on the beach," I said.  My mother just smiled. "Eat your breakfast. We're going to the beach."

If It Doesn't Fit ... Try Something New

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Start Your Own Home Business After 50It's been months and maybe even years since you have had a full time "permanent"  job and you're beginning to feel that the job you're seeking no longer exists.  You've attended every job fair, searched the Internet for openings in your field and applied for countless jobs without  getting an interview. Now it's time to try something different.  It's time to use your skills to work smarter and perhaps you should consider working for yourself. 

New Cookbook Wisdom

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013

Eat Your Vegetables, a new book by Joe Yonan, a Washington Post food columnist, has recipes designed for oneEat Your Vegetables by Joe Yonan. His easily expandable and flexible recipes preach his wisdom that they offer "guidelines" not directives. He wants "...readers to use their own judgment about quantity and ingredients."  Important concerns for readers are "What am I in the mood for?" and the pragmatic "What ingredients do I have?"