Neighborhood Library

Volunteer for 50+ Program Series

The Anacostia and Lamond-Riggs libraries are currently seeking qualified volunteers for a new series of events designed by DC Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation.

Joys of Summer Reading

And the winners are...

Those smiling faces are the result of the joys of summer reading.Moses, left, won a bag of special, hand-selected books, with the “Read to Me” portion of the program.

A Book Hanging in Space

Young Patrons at Lamond Riggs

"Look ... .there's the sky!" A young girl pointed and then exclaimed, "... and there's a book.

Join the High Five Book Club

Become a Star

Join the High Five book club and become a star. Read and write your way to the top! Be the first in your class/ on your block to earn your gold star pencil.Receive your High Five book mark and Join the "High Five" book club when you check out five books to read.

Back to School?

Don't Forget the Library!

Teachers/Educators: The library is here to assist you and your class. Please come by, we are waiting.Arrange a class visit to support the needs of your curriculum. Highlight tours are available, attainment of library cards, database demonstrations, how to do research, or just fun stories to encourage the joy of reading!

My Most Memorable Day

The Beach in January

Much of my childhood summers were spent at beaches in southern Maryland.  The family frequently visited Sandy Point but our two family favorites were Long View and Columbia Beach in St. Mary's County.One Sunday morning in January, I saw my mother placing picnic baskets on the kitchen table. When I asked her what she was doing, she answered, "We're going to the beach."

Job Seeker vs. Entrepreneur

If It Doesn't Fit ... Try Something New

It's been months and maybe even years since you have had a full time "permanent"  job and you're beginning to feel that the job you're seeking no longer exists.  You've attended every job fair, searched the Internet for openings in your field and applied for countless jobs without  getting an interview.

For Love of Kale

New Cookbook Wisdom

Eat Your Vegetables, a new book by Joe Yonan, a Washington Post food columnist, has recipes designed for one. His easily expandable and flexible recipes preach his wisdom that they offer "guidelines" not directives.

Still Time to Join

Summer Reading Program "Dig Into Reading"

Research continues to reinforce what librarians and teachers have long known: keeping children  reading throughout the summer is key to maintaining students' literacy skills while encouraging a lifetime love of books.  That is what our summer reading program Dig Into Reading -- for children 6 to 12 years, 

Superman Day

Come and celebrate the Man of Steel, Superman!

Come and celebrate Superman Day and the release of the your favorite superhero's new movie Man of Steel on June 15 from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.There will be fun activities with prizes and gifts for all ages.  Library books featuring the Man of Steel will be available for checkout.