Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Chef Quarantine

Collard Greens Salad with Fried Plantain and Sumac

Did you ever think collard greens could taste so good?  Try this any time of the day salad to complete your meal.  This recipe will bring the family together to relax, converse and have fun in making a tasty springtime dish. May 2020 edition. of Bon Appetit Magazine, p.84 & 85 Collards Greens Salad w/ Fried Plantain and Sumac Stay tuned for next week's incredible recipe See you in the kitchen!


Chef Quarantine

Truffle Gouda Quesadilla

Have fun while cooking with a little help from the library. Make dinner as a family with this delicious recipe from O Magazine, the truffle gouda quesadilla is a cheese lover's delight! Find the full recipe and more cooking magazines for free with your library card, Download hundreds of magazines with RBdigital. See you in the Kitchen!    

Chef Quarantine

Skillet Roasted Broccoli

Bring the family together by making a tasty meal each week with a little help from the Library. All featured recipes can be found in cooking magazines, which can be downloaded for free with your library card. This skillet roasted broccoli from Cook's Illustrated is a perfect balance of healthy, delicious and satisfying. We hope that you enjoy!  Explore more magazine recipes on RBdigital

Chef Quarantine

Spring Chicken Dinner Salad

Chef Quarantine  Spring Chicken Dinner Salad by Kat Boytsova

Women in History

Daily Women History Trivia

Getting to know our Women in History

Join us at Bellevue Neighborhood Library to take a look back in history.  We will have daily trivia on Women's History with prizes for the winners throughout March. From Susan B. Anthony to Rosa Parks to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there's been no shortage of women who weren't afraid to fight the good fight and do what no one else would.


Teens Signature Pop-Up Painting Collection

Expressive Art

Encouraging Teens to Use Their Creative Powers When facilitating expressive art painting at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library with our youth, they were self-conscious about art-making. Most of them felt that they did not have any artistic talent. Our challenge was to make art fun, interesting and expressive but not requiring a talent. This can be therapeutic and humorous at the same time and an art exercise that does not have to require drawing or painting skills. Passion, Fun and Confidence


Words Beats and Life: Photography

Photograph by Derrick Owens

Words Beats and Life: Photography Program on May 6,2019 was very interesting. We had approximately 12 people come in to see what it was all about. Some stayed, some participated and some decided it was not for them. However! there was one young man who took pictures using the portable cameras Ms.Teri, photographer, brought with her. 

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Meals Served July 1 -- Aug. 9

DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.   Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 -  August 9. No registration is required.   Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:

Back to School

6th Annual Bellevue Back to School Bash/MPD- Beat the Streets

Theme: Education, Health and Safety

Join us at Bellevue Library for the 6th annual Bellevue Back to School Celebration on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2 - 7 p.m. This event is in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Department and the Beat the Streets initiative. This free celebration is fun for the whole family and aims to kick off a healthy, safe and successful school year with backpacks and school supply giveaways.

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Care 2 Crochet

Keep Calm and Crochet On

Come and join us in learning how to crochet and to keep calm at the same time. We will meet every Wednesday in November at the William Lockridge/Bellevue Library located at 115 Atlantic Street SW from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact: Tawanda Johnson at 202-243-1184