Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

Afro-Beat Dance Party

Saturdays, 12 p.m.

Beginning Feb. 14, the library will be hosting a weekly dance/fitness program that incorporates traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more. Classes are energetic, but for all fitness levels.

Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

The Jackson Family Art Show featured for Black History Month!

The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations. The show will visit:  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.

Malcolm X

Black History Month Movie

Fun for teens

Come watch the Spike Lee Movie Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington. Malcolm X was a man who rose up from the dregs of society, spent time in jail reeducated himself and through spiritual enlightment, rose to the top. Join us Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-19.

The Ernest Green Story

Black History Movie

Watch 'The Ernest Green Story'

Disney Educational Production presents The Ernest Green Story. The movie is about the Little Rock Nine, a group of courageous black students who enrolled in a previously all-white Arkansas high school. Join us Saturday, Feb. 14, 2-4 p.m. For ages 13-19.

Freedom's Song

Black Leadership and Film

Black History Month

Come watch Freedom's Song: 100 years of African-American Struggle and Triumph Middle/High School Edition on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-19.

How The Light Gets In

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will discuss How The Light Gets In, A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny. We're meeting in Room B on Monday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m.

Image of a keyboard

Typing Lessons for Kids

Typing Lessons is a program for children, third grade and up, which teaches them how to type on a keyboard with the proper ten-finger touch typing technique. The program is held every weekday after school for children who want time on the public computers. The time varies depending on when each student starts their computer time.

Cover of book What Does Peace Feel Like?

Senses of Peace

What does peace feel like?

In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and drawing on inspiration from the children's book, What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky, participants may contribute, in words and or pictures, what peace smells, sounds, tastes or feels like.

Remember the Titans

MLK Week Celebration 2015

Movie Showing: 'Remember The Titans'

On Jan. 11 at 2 p.m., in celebration of MLK Week, the William O. Lockridge Library will show Remember The Titans. In 1971, at the desegragated T.C. Williams High School, a black head coach, Herman Boon leads the football team to achieve racial harmony and success.  The Titans go undefeated while battling racial prejudice, before slowly gaining support from the community.  Watch this "Two Thumbs Up" movie and see the history of tears, resilience and victory!

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

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