June 15 will be a big deal for the DC Public Library. All across the system, neighborhood libraries will be celebrating “Read-In” day. The Bellevue Library is no exception. On that day, the Bellevue Library’s children room will be partnering with the teen room and giving people an opportunity to read to someone younger than them.
On Saturday afternoon, the program room on the second floor will be available to teens who want to read to children. Beginning early next week, teens interested in signing up and volunteering their time to read to younger children can do so either with Miss Vanessa or Miss Jen at the children’s room desk. When and if they are not available, all you have to do is submit your name to another staff member and let us know what time you’re available.
In addition, those children wishing to participate and read independently can have the children’s program room for just that reason. The second floor will have a “quiet hour” so that anyone who wants to be in the library and read in peace and quiet will be able to do so. This will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. But, this day won’t leave out parents! Parents are also welcome to take advantage of “Read-In” day and we will be having an hour in the morning where only parents reading to their children will be allowed in the second-floor program room. Staff will also provide you with great book selection and suggestions. This will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Anyone wishing to participate by having someone read a cool book to them, or anyone who wants to have their child read to by a local teen can bring them to the library to sign up at any time.
We hope to see you all there ready to celebrate summer reading in style by kicking it off with “Read-In” day!
William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
A New Group for Parents and Other Adults
Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Bellevue Library Children's Room will be starting a monthly meeting group for parents and other adults who spend time with children that are beginning to interact with books and literacy. If you have an interest in helping your child or other children you know learn to read, or if you find reading picture books to be a fun experience, this is definitely a group you will want to check out. The first meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor and will focus on understanding the importance of getting a child to read early in life. We will also be choosing a picture book to look at and discuss for the next meeting.
Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013
"Happy Is He Who Has Overcome His Ego."
-- Siddhartha Gautama
Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013
It’s about time spring rolled around and D.C. got some warm weather.
This spring, the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library is celebrating by getting ready for Summer Reading and playing outside! Because May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the library children’s room will be displaying information and books about how to play sports as well as showing off some of our collection’s biographies of famous athletes.
No matter what sport you are interested in, there’s a book here waiting for you to read it!
For example, you should come in and take a look at our biography picture book on women’s soccer player, Mia Hamm: Mia Hamm Winners Never Quit.
Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ishmael… An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, adds itself to a contemporary frontier of green politics, environmentalism and mythology, relating specifically to the overall importance of sustainability and critical thinking, combining both of their unique methodologies, showing their distinctive relationship to the emergence and illumination of revolutionary ideas. Quinn, without hesitation, holds fast to the fabric of these social movements in saying to the reader, save the planet or else!
Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Have you ever wanted to scale the concrete heights of your inner city neighborhood; traverse the varied gradations of the mountainous regions of the countryside, maybe even take a scenic tour alongside the historical C&O Canal, all the while atop two wheels of pure independence and freedom firmly set in the handles and pebbles of a Bicycle? Cycling, moreover regarded as the most efficient mode of human locomotion, is thoroughly outlined from the rear cassette, all the way to the handlebars in an eclectically stylized format, catering to the artistically inclined urban pioneer, whose I can do it myself attitude
Published on Friday, April 5, 2013
Published on Thursday, April 4, 2013
Animal Farm’s classic whirlwind story line reaches out to seize the reader, and endeavors to thrust our collective consciousness back in a time and place where vivid picturesque images of totalitarianism, communism, socialism and its variants were steadily on the horizon of 20th century political philosophy
Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The High Noon Book Club will discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander on Monday, May 13 at 12 p.m. in Room B.
Published on Monday, March 25, 2013
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Published on Friday, March 22, 2013
Join us for an informal teen chess tournament on Tuesday, March 26.
Players of all skill levels are welcome; whether you have never learned to play or you are a budding chess master, there will be room for you to hone your skills with other players. Snacks will be provided as well as a delicious prize for first place!
What: Teen Chess Tournament
When: Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Library Teen Room
Who: Anybody ages 12-18
Snacks: Oh yes!