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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.

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spread the word... every first Tuesday of the month throughout the school year at 5:30 p.m.,  visit the Lamond-Riggs Library for a new lecture series. The series, geared toward the interest of parents and caregivers,  will include a share and tell on these topics:  "Help Your Child Become a Reader";  "Read-Aloud Workshop"; "Destination Library = Fun for All"; "You and Your Curious Child";  and "Joys of Summer Reading."  Come and contribute to our interesting discussions. 

Please contact Karen Towles, Children’s Librarian, at 202-541-6255 for more information.

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

Tax FormThe AARP will provide free tax return assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to taxpayers with low to moderate incomes.

Tax Preparation Dates and Times: Feb. 1, 2012 - April 12, 2012
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Thursday      1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Customers should bring the following: A copy of tax returns from 2010, W-2 form(s ) and any additional tax -related documents.

Film Showing

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr.Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The library will show two films on the life and legacy of Dr. King on Thursday, January 19th.

Films will begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue throughout the evening. Moviegoers will be able to contribute to the "Dream Wall", where King-inspired dreams and aspirations for the coming year will be posted. The films are appropriate for all ages, so bring the entire family!

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Future of Us Catalog RecordJoin the Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library Teen Book Club! Our first book, The Future of Us, is about  two teenage friends are who are shocked to discover that they are able to see their Facebook pages several years into the future. Have you ever wondered what your Facebook page would look like in 10 years?