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Published on Friday, February 8, 2013

American Violet is a film based on the true-life story of an Regina Kelly, an African American Texas mother of four who is falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone. The local district attorney offers her a plea bargain with a 10-year suspended sentence if she will accept a guilty plea.

Participate in Followers of the North Star

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Followers of the North Star

Do you have a great presentation topic you would like to share? Followers of the North Star offers you the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge!

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Minifigure Green Ninja ZX atop the Character EncyclopediaAttention Lego Ninja lovers of all ages: LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu: Character Encyclopedia has arrived.

Open the pages and learn everything there is to know about each unique ninja in LEGO’s Ninjago world. Learn fun facts about the variants of each minifigure, their locations, vehicles and weapons. In addition, build a minifigure.

In the book cover, there’s a mini figure for you to put together!

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

Nelson MandelaWith his powerful images, Kadir Nelson has illustrated another picture book biography introducing young readers to Nelson Mandela’s life and political leadership.

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013

Let's Go To the LibraryThere are many reasons to come to the library, especially in February. Did you know Feb. 2 is “Take Your Child to the Library Day"? Do drop in and join our 10:30 a.m. Groundhog Day Program, with a story and craft.
Stay a while, and select a few titles to take home. Visit this February and peruse our new books, and check out a few.
We welcome you to browse our collection of Black History Month biographies, President’s Day books, about Abe Lincoln and George Washington, maybe one for Groundhog’s Day, Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day.

Yoga at Lamond Riggs Library

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

YogaJoin us for a special introduction to yoga on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 12:30 p.m. 

Learn what yoga is and how it can help you!

Classes will be held every Saturday. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your mat. If you don't have a mat, no worries! We will have extras for you to use.

Presented by Yoga Activist Inc. 

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Freshwater RoadFollow Celeste Tyree to Pineyville, Miss., in Freedom Summer 1964 as she leaves the University of Michigan and her middle-class existence to embark on a journey that will change her life forever. 

Celeste has volunteered to help organize the voter registration project.  Shuck, Celeste's father, is a bar owner and ex-numbers man living in Detroit, fearful of his daughter's latest venture.  His fears increase when a young girl whom Celeste has befriended goes missing. 

Tips For Writing A Successful KSA

Published on Friday, January 4, 2013

jobseekersIf you are applying for a job in the federal or D.C. government, you will be required to complete a list of KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities).

Willette Coleman, Executive Director of HeadsUp Career and Scholarship Consulting, is conducting a series of workshops designed to assist you in learning to write a successful KSA.  In these workshops, you will learn how to: 

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Batman: The Killing JokeI should start by saying that prior to reading this I was not a fan of DC Comics or Batman. I've always found Batman to be too simple to warrant the title of a superhero. I mean, let's be honest: He's really just a rich ninja with a lot of cool toys. But this book changed my mind on Batman and DC Comics.

The novel is set in Gotham and features three parallel story lines. The main plot involves the Joker shooting a family member of Gotham's famed Commissioner James Gordon, the Commissioner's subsequent kidnapping and the terror that ensues.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner. Create a family tradition this year by introducing a new dish from one of these festive cookbooks, e-books or DVDs.