International PEN PAL at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library allows children, ages 6-12 the opportunity to write, color and share their experiences while, receiving the experiences of others from an elementary school in an international community.
Join us in the Children's Room on the second floor.
Please contact Christopher A. Stewart at 202-243-1185 with any questions.
One of twelve works chosen for the theme, American democracy, this now classic novel by award-winning author, Margaret Atwood describes an America turned upside down by bigotry and zealotry while facing nationwide infertility. Love, desire, jealousy and hate figure in the handmaid, Offred's recounting of her harrowing decline from free-spirited college student and happily married mother of one to veiled forced surrogate for various powerful men. Similar to George Orwell's 1984, this tale is one powerful read.
DC Public Library is participating in the 2016 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 5 – August 12. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
Anacostia – 1800 Good Hope Road, SE
Hillary Rodham Clinton, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stands on the shoulders of Giants. Women fought for political rights centuries before Clinton.Their struggles speak to the political and sexist variances that have occurred within the 20th and 21st centuries. The positive moments of progressive equality for women’s rights are simply that, moments. Demanding that these moments become permanent fixtures in the lives of all women is what Shirley Chisholm stressed.
Artist/educator, Karen Brown brings a project to inspire play and creativity as the library begins Maker Month. Mark your calendars for this fun-filled event and drop by the library each Friday during the month of July for more Maker programs.
Recommended for ages 7 and 14.
Become a maker. Build, experiment, design and more through hands on activities that will ignite the imagination. Visit the Children's Room for one or all of the themed projects:Week 1: Fantasy
July 8, 9 and 10, 1-2:30 p.m.Week 2: Motion
July 15, 16 and 17, 1-2:30 p.m.Week 3: Fun & Games
July 22, 23, and 24, 1-2:30 p.m.Week 4: Engineering and Electronics
July 29, 30 and 31, 1-2:30 p.m.
As part of the Gold For the Gold - Read! summer reading program the library will host Bananas, an interactive program produced in partnership with the Children's National Medical Center. The hilarious pig puppets explore healthy eating, exercise and getting regular checkups for children 3-6. Join the fun and don't forget to keep reading.
Jump in! Learn to enter and exit ropes and perform tricks while burning calories, toning muscles and improving cardiovascular endurance. The event will take place outdoors. Please wear comfortable and safe attire. A waiver (available at the Children's Desk on the second floor) is required for participation.
This summer, explore science in the seas-- oceanography. Use microscopes and engage in hands-on experiments while learning more about marine animals and sea water. In branch registration by a parent or guardian is open now. Only 16 students per level will be admitted on a first come first served basis.
Classes for the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library: Levels I & II, July 11-14
Level I- 2-3 p.m., children entering grades 2 and 3
Level II- 3:30-4:30 p.m., children entering grades 4 through 6
Remember back in the day when you could go to the park in your neighborhood to watch movies on the Big Screen? Well! Big Screen Movie Night is here again, but this time it's at your neighborhood Library.
Check us out at Bellevue Library on Thursday nights in June:
June 16, 23, and 30
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.