Diane Macklin, master storyteller, stirs a savory blend of stories seasoned with truth, wit and humor. This interactive feast for the ears is rich with family traditions, folk heroes and the creative resilience of the African American experience.
Ages 6 and up
Student? Job hunter? Retiree? Use DC Public Library resources (such as Lynda, Universal Class, Mango Languages and more) to upgrade your skills and reach your goals. Lamond-Riggs Library staff will be on hand to consult with and to help participants connect with needed resources.
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.
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.
Perhaps you noticed this past Tuesday (as with all the other DC branches) that we were closed for staff day. And while we missed you, our loyal patrons, our closure was not in vain. It was a stimulating day with the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues and take classes designed for performance development.
Image by Boston Public Library/ Flickr Spring is approaching, and with this change in seasons comes a lovely day to celebrate, May Day.With the sun shining and flowers blooming why even sprites or pixies are tempted to come out and play.
Let us help you pick your next great book! We have a wonderful new display at our library just for you.Each book provides some fun hints at the content of the book. Meet the main character (sort of), determine the genre, and get just a taste of what's inside.
Did you know that the month of April was chosen to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in recognition of the birthdays of jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan and Tito Puente?
It is really spring in D.C. when the Cherry Blossom Festival starts!We will commemorate this gift from Japan that keeps giving, on March 30, starting at 1:30 p.m.Our family program will include read-aloud stories, refreshments and craft.All ages welcome.
Did you know that International Children’s Book Day falls in the month of April?Come along with us as we tour the world. Go on a global trip as we stop through eight fictional ports, exploring different authors' take on the world. But wait - we'll also make a postcard to commemorate the journey! You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you.