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Line Dancing

Please come out with your dancing shoes on and join Patricia Sanker as she teaches us the latest line dances. Patricia Sanker is a Certified Instructor in Line Dancing, Zumba,  Aerobics Rector, and Pound Certified/Coach Life Wellness. Lessons will be held at Bellevue Neighborhood Library 11 a.m. - noon on Saturdays: April 22, 29, 2017​ May 13, 20, 2017 Main Meeting Room (Adults)

Read Across America

Wednesday, March 1, 10:30 am

Drop by for a special story time as the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss a day early.  A visit from the D.C. Fire Department and wearable crafts are just part of a fun morning encouraging children to read and those in their lives to share books with them.  

Hidden Figures

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly on Monday March 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B.   New York Times Bestseller: the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. 

I Almost Forgot About You

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will discuss I Almost Forgot About You, a novel by Terry McMillan on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B. Click here to view the date.


2017 Black History Month Lecture Series

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.   "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

Behind Closed Doors

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will meet Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm in Room B to discuss Behind Closed Doors, a Novel by B.A. Paris. Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:931814/ada?qu=widowmaker

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing Widowmaker, a novel by Paul Doiron on Monday October 3 at 12 noon in Room B.

Handmaid's Tale

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

A Book Discussion

One of twelve works chosen for the theme, American democracy, this now classic novel by award-winning author, Margaret Atwood describes an America turned upside down by bigotry and zealotry while facing nationwide infertility.  Love, desire, jealousy and hate figure in the handmaid, Offred's recounting of her harrowing decline from free-spirited college student and happily married mother of one to veiled forced surrogate for various powerful men.  Similar to George Orwell's 1984, this tale is one powerful read.

Shirley Chisholm

The Giants Before Hillary

Hillary Rodham Clinton, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stands on the shoulders of Giants. Women fought for political rights centuries before Clinton.Their struggles speak to the political and sexist variances that have occurred within the 20th and 21st centuries. The positive moments of progressive equality for women’s rights are simply that, moments. Demanding that these moments become permanent fixtures in the lives of all women is what Shirley Chisholm stressed.