Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

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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.

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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!

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but 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.

Gregg Hurwitz

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing the book Don't Look Back, a novel by Gregg Hurwitz on Jan. 5 in Room B at 12 p.m.


The Winter Reading Program

Dec. 21 - Jan. 3

Children in grades K-8 can earn prizes for reading books or articles during Winter Break. To participate, children need to pick up an entry form from the Children's Room, on the second floor, write down any books or article read during Winter Break, and return the form to the library to collect a Chipotle kid's meal (grades K-5) or a Chipotle burrito (grades 6-8). Vistors to the children's room can also look forward to the following during Winter Break: Craft and a Movie Dec. 22, Dec. 28, Dec. 29 1 p.m.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

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STEM Fun at the Library

Saturday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Save the date for a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event. US Navy midshipmen return with games, experiments, and builds and more for kids 6 and up.  No registration required.

K"Wan, Urban Fiction Author

Author Talk and Book Signing With K'Wan

Come join Bellevue Library on Saturday Nov. 15 for an Author Talk and Book Signing with K'Wan. He will be discussing Animal III: Revelations. K'Wan has been featured in Vibe, Pages, King, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Press and Time Magazine, to name a few. K'wan was also the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Street Lit Book Award Medals (SLBAM) in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal.

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International Games Day

Kids and Teens

Come out and bring your GAME FACE!!!!! Compete for prizes while enjoying gaming, board games, card games and tests of agility!