Throughout history, the forest and the wilderness symbolize the unknown, both in physical and spiritual terms. These books about hiking the Appalachian Trail, both fiction and nonfiction, deal with our desire to explore and navigate the wilderness, to find out truths about ourselves, such as do we have the stamina and conviction to finish our goal of hiking the trail; and perhaps, to live vicariously through the lives of others.
Luna is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can.
Here are 10 fun facts about Luna:
1. Luna loves belly rubs.
2. She also loves cheese.
3. Luna is a husky, which means she loves to talk or howl along.
4. Luna likes to frolic in the waves but doesn't like to swim.
Multicultural picture books are important. When young children read these books they realize similarities that they share with people from around the world. Emotions are universal. They promote empathy and the desire to learn about customs and cultures in foreign countries. In today's multicultural world, knowledge of other cultures is not only important, it is essential. We truly live in a global world.
Come to Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library on Saturday, September 17, to watch "Hugo"! This is a great movie for all ages about finding your way in the world. Showtime is at 1:00 p.m. and snacks will be provided. See you there!
The back cover of Shelly Oria’s New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories reads, “Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely” (Amazon). This is indeed true as Oria takes us through seventeen different stories of all kinds of relationships plagued by the natural h
It had been years since I picked up a YA book, but I jumped at the opportunity. Instead of sifting through the options to pick out the one closest to Sarah Dessen or Judy Blume (the books of my teen years), I reached for Tyrellby Coe Booth and Y
Come and join the celebration of Women's History Month by attending an invigorating lecture by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). A representative from NMWA will be visiting a few DCPL branches to discuss local women artists. No registration is required. Just show up, and bring your friends while you're at it.
Takoma Park Neighborhood Library
Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m., Meeting Room downstairs
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library
Hours before an historic blizzard, excited customers came to the library to engage in a creative sewing collective. Women from ages 11 to 60 learned how to do a basic running stitch, whipstitch, sew a button, and create a pocket to fit a pair of glasses. The majority of participants completed their eyeglass cases. They were proud to have made an artistic case that is used daily.