Neighborhood Library

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.

Exhibit of the culture and customs of Tehran

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012


'The Giving Quilt' by Jennifer Chiaverini

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

The Giving QuiltIt's the week after Thanksgiving, and a librarian, a teacher, a college student, a quilt shop clerk and others gather for a special winter session of "Quiltsgiving" at quilt camp at Elm Creek Manor. Quiltsgiving, set for the week after Thanksgiving, was created as a time to commence a season of generosity.

The group has gathered to make quilts for Project Linus, a charitable organization dedicated to making handmade quilts and blankets for children in need. Master quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper challenges the group to use their creative gifts by sharing personal stories and asking each member of the group ... "Why do you give"? 

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

There are a lot of ways to make a burger. One does not simply place beef onto bread and claim to have made a burger. A burger needs toppings and condiments and accessories.

Rachael Ray's
recent release of The Book of Burger has inspired the following list of our favorite burger books. Enjoy the recipes and share your burger creations on our Facebook Page.

Published on Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sum forty tales from the afterlives by David EaglemanAs is often the case, I came across this book while looking for something completely different. The jacket is unremarkable. There is nothing about the title that would draw one's attention. But, somehow it drew mine; and here we are. As the title suggests, David Eagleman strings together 40 possible afterlives. The idea seems, at first, to be uninspired and wasteful. That is, until you read them.

A Spectacular Children's Program Presented in Partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History

Published on Monday, July 30, 2012

Read a Story: Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey. Through this age appropriate story, participants will be introduced to segregation in the 1950s.

Investigate! Be a Conservator: Kids will wear white cotton gloves as they explore authentic artifacts from the 1950's, record observations, and determine a preservation plan for each object.

Kids will keep their gloves and activity books and be encouraged to go home and preserve their own family history!

Ages 8 to 11

Wednesday August 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm