Neighborhood Library

Out From the Shadow by Maurice A. Butler

Local Author Talk

'Out From the Shadow': Charles L. Gittens

Local author Maurice A. Butler will discuss the life of Charles L. Gittens, the first African-American Secret Service Agent. Join your neighbors on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library. The author's inspiration came from meeting Mr. Gittens when he met with Mr. Butler's students at Roosevelt High School. Mr. Gittens's story spans working in the deep south, New York City, and being the Director of the Washington, D.C. Secret Service Field Office.

Prominent African-Americans

Who's Who in African-American History

African-Americans' Contributions to Society

Who is who in African-American History?  The Lamond-Riggs Library, in celebration of Black History month, presents a month-long Power Point slide show in February that demonstrates prominent African-Americans in various categories. The categories include: Invention & Science Civil Rights Business Acting Literature Jurisprudence Music and more

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

Novel Writing Month Logo

November is National Novel Writing Month

Drop-in sessions for NaNoWriMo all November long

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, and the Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library wants to help you start and complete up to the first 50,000 words of your new novel.  Come alone, or come with a goroup of friends who also wish to dedicate time to the pursuit of writing a novel.  Meet up with other acomplished and aspiring writers in the perfect setting for inspiration - your local public library!

2014 Winner of the Summer Bag of Books with the Children's Librarian

Summer Tricks = Treats

During the summer months, DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program offers incentives for reading and special performers, to keep children reading.  We thank child care centers, parents/caregivers and teachers who know the trick of keeping children engaged in reading. It really does take a village to raise a child.

Fall Book to Movie Series

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, this film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpiecesfrom Nazi thieves and retuning them to their rightful owners.

Hey, I can use that!

HOT Online research tips & info to help you excel in college

On Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m., research experts will give you the tips and tricks you need to survive college and out-perform everyone else in the room.

Book Club for Children

Biography Book Club

Have you read an interesting biography?Are you fascinated by history?Are you intrigued by the lives of other people?Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals? 

The Librarian Challenge

Read a teen book and enter to win FREE MOVIE TICKETS!

 In Honor of Teen Read Week, Lamond-Riggs Library is hosting the Librarian Challenge!