Transformative Titles that Expose the Ills of the World
With much of the world currently paying close attention to the injustice that has directly affected black youth and indirectly affected us all, I find this current climate of inequality to be a reoccurring theme in the United States of America. Being black and young denotes a sense of inferiority in much of the world. These preexisting notions of what it means to be a man or a woman who is black and young have contributed to theories that have too often framed blacks as the antagonist. These theories have caused centuries of abuse.
Black History Month is here again! Come into William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library and learn about Black History. Watch a movie and answer a short trivia questionnaire, it will be quick and fun. Just like you like it! Short and to the point.
February 1st- Dr. Martin Luther King Historical Perspective
February 2nd- Black American Experience: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams and Charles Drew
February 3rd- Malcolm X
February 4th- Rosa Park Story
Visitors to the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, ages birth and up, picked up their reading logs or signed-up online, aimed for their seasonal reading goals, achieved success, and became even bigger heroes this summer. To all this year's summer readers who participated, you're super!
Looking for some awesome teen crafts?
It’s difficult being a teen sometimes, so let us help you express yourself. Put your frustrations into Arts and Crafts by making or building something with us at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Who knows, you might develop a lifelong hobby. Making things is great for building self-esteem and self-confidence!
Thursday Sept. 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 19, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the freedom to read at DC Public Library
Children 12 and under, visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week and try to guess the banned book in the jar on the Children's Desk. Correct guesses will be entered into a drawing on Oct. 5. Guess the book for each day and improve your chances of winning the prize -- a gift card for a Subway meal.
Parents and caregivers visiting the Children's Room this Fall, try your hand at a fun and relaxing craft, coloring pages for adults. Each Thursday afternoon and evening an Art Nouveau to Art Deco coloring page with coloring pencils, markers and crayons will be available on the 2nd floor to enjoy.
Join us for a FREE celebration, hosted by Bellevue Neighborhood Library and Community of Hope, for the whole family to help kick off a successful school year with backpack and school supply giveaways!
The event will also include :
Local book authors
Vendors and information tables
Carnival snacks and more
Nearby Metro Stations: Anacostia and Congress Heights
Bus Lines: A2, A4, and A8