Interim Library

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

Tyrell by Coe Booth

Tyrell & Yummy

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 Tyrell by Coe Booth and Y

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DC Women Artists

Women's History Month March 2016

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

Sewing at LAR

Lamond-Riggs Library Hosts First of Sewing Series Workshops

Sessions Geared to Various Ages

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.  

Online Job Application

Online Job Application

Job Search Assitance

Searching for a job and applying online can present challenges. Most vacancies in most industries require you to submit your application electronically.  If you are searching for a job online and need assistance with creating an email account, creating and/or revising a resume, or simply accessing the site to apply for employment, we are available to help you every Tuesday from July 21 through Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

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

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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.