Louder Than A Library is a poetry partnership with Split This Rock. Events will include Teen Poetry Workshops and a Teen Poetry Open Mic. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing and then get an opportunity to recite their own work at an Open Mic. All events are free and refreshments will be provided for teens who attend events.
Teen Poetry Workshop
Thursday, April 20, 5-7 p.m.
Bellevue Library main meeting room
Please come out with your dancing shoes on and join Patricia Sanker as she teaches us the latest line dances.
Patricia Sanker is a Certified Instructor in Line Dancing, Zumba, Aerobics Rector, and Pound Certified/Coach Life Wellness.
Lessons will be held at Bellevue Neighborhood Library 11 a.m. - noon on Saturdays:
April 22, 29, 2017May 13, 20, 2017
Main Meeting Room
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups are welcome. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate.
The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve.
Join us, each month from April - July, we will be hosting Makey Makey Mondays.
Makey Makey Monday uses Makey kits that turn everyday objects into touchpads. Each month will be a new project.
Registered attendees will have preference; after the first seven minutes, the program will open up to first come, first serve.Age Range: Children 5 to 13 years of ageLocation: Bellevue/ William O. Lockridge Library, 115 Atlantic St SW
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Drop by for a special story time as the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss a day early. A visit from the D.C. Fire Department and wearable crafts are just part of a fun morning encouraging children to read and those in their lives to share books with them.
High Noon Book Club will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly on Monday March 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B.
New York Times Bestseller: the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
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