Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

International Games Day

Let's Play at Bellevue November 16, 2013

         In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. On Saturday, Nov. 16, more than one thousand libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD13.Bellevue Library will play games from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Come join us for:

Spooky Titles

Get Ready for Halloween with the Kids

Looking for a great read to get into the Halloween Spirit?Check out some of these fantastic titles, some designed to scare and some designed to reassure your child that there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to monsters. Silly or scary, these stories are guaranteed to be entertaining and perfect for Halloween!

A Halloween Extravaganza


Join us on Halloween (Oct. 31) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of spookily fun activities.Come in costume and bring your library card for a sweet bonus.Games, snacks, competitions, photo opportunities, music, dancing and more!

Kids European Festival

October and November 2013

The Kids European Festival in Washington, D.C. is one of the largest arts and culture events in the United States. In conjunction with the European Union, the French-American Cultural Foundation, and corporate and private foundations, local cultural institutions like the Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts and DC Public Library are able present more than 200 family events. 

International Day of the Girl-Child

Girls across the world still do not have equal access to education. As often as possible, the availability of public libraries should be a venue from which to fight for education for everyone. Check out the below links for information about the Day of the Girl (which took place Oct. 11) and pick up one of these books with a strong female character today!

Columbus Day Trivia

"In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue"

If you recall nothing else about Columbus Day from your school days, you probably at least remember the beginning of this infamous poem that briefly describes the explorer's search for the New World. You may also be familiar with the holiday, which falls on the second Monday of October, simply because it's an extra day off from work.

Check It Out!

'The Bone Season' by Samantha Shannon

Being clairvoyant means hiding your gifts well and or living in the shadows of society, because if Scion catches you, it could mean your life.

DC Reads Historical Information Session

Who was Frederick Douglass?


Wednesday Night Board Games

Teens Only

Game Night is not just for kids!Teen Game Night is a great way to meet and start a conversation with new and old friends.Come on in on Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and pick the right game for you and your friends to play.

National Picture Book Month

Happy October! Celebrate the Second Annual National Picture Book Month with some of these fantastic picture books/graphic novels. Don’t worry, even if you’re an adult, you’re allowed to read them! If you’re at all a fan of empowering books with fantastic illustrations, please check out some of the titles below!