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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

Biographies of the Pioneers

Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For Black Music Month, why not delve into the life story of some some of the greats of black music?

Here's a glimpse at some of black music's pioneers:

Published on Friday, May 18, 2012

The Lamond-Riggs Library will make improvements to its roof beginning May 19 -21. Library service and hours will not be impacted during roof repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published on Friday, May 4, 2012

The Paris WifeJoin us for a book club discussion of Paula McClain's The Paris Wife, a deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal.

The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

The book club is Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for refreshments and stimulating conversation.

Live to Read -- A Citywide Celebration

Published on Friday, May 4, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird
You are invited to attend a librarian-led discussion of Harper Lee's timeless novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, at Lamond-Riggs Library on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Light refreshments will be served.

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother Goose StorybookMother Goose made an appearance at Lamond-Riggs Library on May 2 during the ever-popular toddler story time, which takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Rhymes, like music, facilitate the development of a child’s phonological awareness. What better way to start developing reading readiness skills than with Mother Goose nursery rhymes?

May 1 was designated as Mother Goose Day in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose: From Nursery to Literature. The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the United States.