Neighborhood Library


Come Read to Your P.A.L.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:00 pm

Join dogs from People Animals Love (P.A.L.) for a special story hour on the fourth Tuesday of each month featuring an opportunity for children to meet and read with dogs. P.A.L. story hours provide a great way for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience.  The story hour in May will be on the fifth Tuesday of the month (May 29). That is the only exception. 
Preschool Story Time Owl

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Navigating the Immigration Process

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7:00 pm

Join a representative from CARECEN to better understand how to navigate the immigration process and the benefits of becoming a citizen of the United States. The presentation will cover the naturalization process, including: basic eligibility the interview and exam benefits, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:30 am

This 20-to-30-minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

Learn to Play Chess

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us for weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 9-12 who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move or two and have fun. Maximum number of participants is 15. This program is made possible by the Lamond-Riggs Library Friends.  
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Light Painting Lab: Glowing Selfies

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:30 am

Imagine making a painting using lights and movement. Learn how by making special brushes using LEDs, batteries and conductive materials. Come out to create selfies with glowing effects.  
Glowing Circle Teen

FutureMakers: Light Painting Lab

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:30 am

Come learn how to make light paintings (and a glowing selfie!) using brushes created with LEDs, batteries and conductive materials. 
La hora del cuento

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00 pm

Come to Bilingual Spanish Story Time at Lamond-Riggs on the second Tuesday of each month.  Stories, songs, dances and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults.  Cuentos, canciones, bailes y más en inglés y español para niños de 0 a 5 años y sus adultos. 
Double Dutch

DC Retro Jumpers/Double Dutch 4 Fun

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:00 am

Learn fun jump rope tricks with the Double Dutch 4 Fun Jumpers. A family program for children ages 6 and up. A signed waiver is required for all participants.
Lotus blossom

Meditation: Connecting Body, Mind and Spirit

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:00 pm

Medical research has uncovered amazing facts about meditation and the body-mind-spirit connection. Join Sangeeta Sinha, long-time meditator, to learn about how mediation can be used to minimize the effects of stress and speed healing. Learn the tools needed to make meditation part of daily life. The program will include a meditation sitting and a question-and-answer discussion period.