Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Spring 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
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.
Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Interested 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
Published on Monday, February 13, 2012
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
The 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.