Lamond-Riggs
Interim Library

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Portrayals of City Life: Picture Books About Cities for Children

These picture books illustrate the many different aspects of urban life in cities for children. Children view life in the city in so many different ways! In some of these stories, children find ways to make where they live even more beautiful. In other stories, children find ways to overcome their fear of loud noises in the city - even the sound of a thunderstorm! Some stories provide a way for the reader to practice identifying shapes by observing shapes in the city and counting items in the city.

Meet Izzy!

Meet Izzy!

Izzy is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can. Here are 9 fun facts about Izzy! 1. Izzy loves to go on hikes in the woods. 2. Izzy doesn’t like to get her feet wet in the rain or snow. 3. Izzy doesn't like getting a bath, but loves to be clean afterwards! 4. Izzy has a rain jacket, a winter jacket, and two different sweaters. 5. Izzy’s favorite things to do are taking a nap and eating her food.

The Vine of Desire

Caught Between Two Cultures

It's difficult to be caught between two cultures. In these novels, women from India or women of Indian descent are coping with the challenges and opportunities that come with living in America. Is arranged marriage still a viable option? One character struggles to accept her daughter's biracial marriage. Another character must not only deal with the loss of her father, but also the proper way to scatter his ashes in India.

A Walk in the Woods

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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

Meet Luna

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.

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Picture Books That Span Cultures

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. 

a book cover showing a window with houseplants in it

Decor, Design and De-Cluttering for the Budget-Conscious Renter

Most people want to create a home environment that really feels homey, and in busy, career-conscious DC, having a home that's a true haven can be a valuable form of self-care.

Minimalist Baker's everyday cooking

You Can Bake Vegan

Learn more than the basics with these titles

Have you recently become a vegan? Do you crave the baked goods that you used to eat? If so, don't despair. There are plenty of ways to bake vegan.

Saturday Matinee - Hugo

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! 

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories

A Cure for Loneliness

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

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