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Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

All Hallow's Eve Book Jacket Vampires! Ghosts! Ghouls! Zombies! Gear up for Halloween with these terrifying titles. We've got the latest scary books for teens.

But don't stop with the book. Check out the corresponding audio-book or Playway MP3 player for an even spookier read. 




Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Actually, it's sleepy time down South Dakota Avenue at the library. Please join the children's librarian for "sleepy time stories" on two Tuesdays, August 30 and September 6, at 7 p.m.

Get comfy, come in your pajamas, and bring your favorite stuffed animal. This family program is for children 3 to 7 years old.

Published on Monday, August 8, 2011

From Monday, August 8, through Thursday, August 11, we will be showing family-friendly movies at 1:30 p.m.

  • Monday – RangoMovie Ticket
  • Tuesday – Gnomeo & Juliet
  • Wednesday – Tangled
  • Thursday – Rio

Bring the family or just yourself! Relax and enjoy a fun movie.

Published on Friday, July 15, 2011

I know thPicture of book cover Dear Tabbyat everything you needed to know you learned in Kindergarten…but, just in case you are fuzzy on a few points, just ask Tabby. Need life’s problems solved or those pesky people in your life addressed?  Don’t ask Abby, read Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi. 

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ShoeIt’s summer time, ladies, which is the perfect time to grab a daiquiri, kick off your flip-flops, and relax on your lounger with your fave chick lit.

Hmm … sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon for that matter), but what is chick lit? According to Chick Lit USA, the term refers to modern literature for women -- that is written about late 20- and 30-something singles (aka singletons) as they search for the perfect partner.

Published on Monday, March 14, 2011

picture of flowerHave a green thumb, or wish you had a green thumb? 

The library has books for the beginner gardener (as in, what end of the plant goes in the soil?) to the master gardener (as in, I’m thinking of cross-pollinating my prize-winning roses). There are also plenty of books for the rest of us in-between, with questions about soil, sunlight and the best time to water and plant.

Gardening not your thing for spring? But you spend a lot of time watching and wishing you could do what you see on the home decorating shows? Maybe you can!

Published on Friday, March 11, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks She may not have discovered the fountain of youth, but the essence of Henrietta Lack, a poor black mother of five from Baltimore, goes on to this day. The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks tells the compelling true tale of HeLa cells, and the amazing gift they were to science. HeLa cells were the first human cells scientists were able to reproduce in a lab, and boy did Henrietta's cells reproduce! They even went into outer space.

Published on Monday, March 7, 2011
It's a Book coverDoes it require batteries? No, it’s a book. Does it come with apps? No, it’s a book.  How many gigs does it have? None, it’s a book! 

It’s a Book by Lane Smith is my new favorite children’s book that’s a must read for technofiles of all ages!  Do you have friends who are always going on and on about their latest electronic gadget--how many apps it has, how it can calculate and map the distance from their home to Mars, etc. 

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First session: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Second session: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Note:  Must attend both sessions. Limited to 50 participants.

Attorney: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Please call 202-541-5924 to register.

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Monday, January 24, until Monday, January 31.

All meetings and programs at the Lamond-Riggs Library are canceled or postponed during this time. We will resume all scheduled activities beginning Monday, January 31.

Customers may return materials to any DC Public Library, including the brand new Tenley Branch scheduled to open on Monday, January 24.  Materials, including audiobooks and DVDs, may also be put in the book drop outside the Lamond-Riggs Library.  The materials will be brought into the library on a daily basis.

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closing brings. However, we look forward to having improved, energy-efficient lighting when the library reopens.