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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, July 18, 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.  
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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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, July 19, 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, July 19, 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.  

Come Read to Your P.A.L.

Tuesday, July 24, 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. 
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Movies at the Lamond-Riggs Library - A Wrinkle in Time

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Join us to view A Wrinkle in Time on Wednesday July 25 at 1:30 p.m. Meg and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin o' Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. Rated: PG 1 hour 50 minuties
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Literary Facebook with 826DC

Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00 am

What would Hermione Granger put in her Facebook profile? What about Percy Jackson or Katniss Everdeen?  In this workshop with the creative writing instructors of local writing nonprofit 826DC, teens will create Facebook profiles based on their favorite literary characters.  

Coyaba Dance Theater

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:30 am

Experience the spirit of Africa with the Coyaba Dance Theater. Enjoy traditional West African dance and drumming while learning about the region’s history and culture. This is a family program for children of all ages.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Tuesday, August 14, 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. 
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Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:00 pm

Join forces with other adventurers to explore a world of fantasy and danger. Experienced game masters will introduce you to the role-playing/storytelling game of Dungeons & Dragons. Dungeons & Dragons is a classic role-playing game set in a fantasy universe where players can bring their imagination to life.