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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.

Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJoin us Tuesday, May 15 as we celebrate reading through art.

Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Green Thumbs UpSpring is here, and summer is right around the corner. Don't let your garden go untended this year. Try something new! Whether you'd like to plant chrysanthemums or cauliflower, we've got the books that will help keep your greens growing and your flowers blooming. Check out the "How does your garden grow" display at the Lamond-Riggs Branch for tons of materials to suit all of your gardening needs.

Check out some of the newest gardening books.

The Story Behind Joseph Kony

Published on Saturday, March 10, 2012

If you’re like me, the name, “Joseph Kony” has been swirling around your Facebook and Twitter feeds lately. Child soldiers, sexual exploitation, atrocities and murderous bands of rebels are all central themes of an ongoing media blitz aimed at raising the public awareness of past and present unrest in Central and East Africa.

However, as is often the case, there are several moving pieces, intricacies and back stories involved in this conflict. For readers seeking to explore the history and context of the use of child soldiers in countries such as Uganda, consider the following compilation.

Published on Thursday, March 1, 2012

ThePhysics of the Future by Michio Kakure are two ways of looking at this book. The first is to see it for was it is: a collection of predictions about the future of human life some 100 years into the future. The second is to see it for what it isn’t – or better yet, what it fails to address: the dark side of future technology.

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Newspapers and cable TV programs are flooded with Iranian-themed stories of nuclear weapon proliferation, tyranny, assassinations, sabotage, democratic uprisings, insurgencies, human rights violations and repression. For a sense of the bigger picture, delve deeper with these titles from experts as well as the newsmakers themselves. 

The New Iranian Leadership by Yonah Alexander

Computer Class

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ComputerInterested in getting started with email? If so, join us Thursday, March 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room #1 for an in-depth, hands on email tutorial. Attendees will learn how to create an email account, compose emails, navigate folders and send messages. 

In addition, attendees will learn tips and tricks for remembering passwords and keeping them safe.

Class is appropriate for adult learners of all ages and skill levels. 

For additional information, please call (202) 541-6255. 

A B C - Awesome Books and Craft

Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Storytime Alphabet Wall

The wall is decorated with alphabet crafts. So far it is covered from A-to-W as we emphasize Early Literacy Skills during our Wednesday morning story times. The Early Literacy Skill of Letter Knowledge is what makes up the “ABC - Awesome Books and Craft” program at Lamond-Riggs. As we approach the end of this series our board is almost full. There are only a few more weeks to go with  X,  Y,  and Z. Plans have been made for an alphabet fun celebration at the end. After all, the most important letters of course, are the ones in your own name!

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012
The Future of Us
The Future of Us is an interesting book. It is a strange combination of Gen-X nostalgia and teenage broken-heartedness. Set in 1996, the premise is built on the idea of current actions influencing future events. These future events are discovered and subsequently influenced by an unexplained connection to future Facebook pages. Talking to that girl from gym class today can be the difference between a wife and three kids or a life of loneliness.