Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

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Maker Month

July 2016

Become a maker.  Build, experiment, design and more through hands on activities that will ignite the imagination.  Visit the Children's Room for one or all of the themed projects: Week 1: Fantasy July 8, 9 and 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 2: Motion July 15, 16 and 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 3: Fun & Games July 22, 23, and 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 4:  Engineering and Electronics July 29, 30 and 31, 1-2:30 p.m.

Bananas Blue Sky Puppets

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Monday, July 18, 10 a.m.

As part of the Gold For the Gold - Read! summer reading program the library will host Bananas, an interactive program produced in partnership with the Children's National Medical Center.  The hilarious pig puppets explore healthy eating, exercise and getting regular checkups for children 3-6.  Join the fun and don't forget to keep reading.

Retro Jumpers:  Double Dutch Team

DC Retro Jumpers - Double Dutch Team

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jump in!  Learn to enter and exit ropes and perform tricks while burning calories, toning muscles and improving cardiovascular endurance.  The event will take place outdoors.  Please wear comfortable and safe attire.  A waiver (available at the Children's Desk on the second floor) is required for participation.

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Science in the Summer

July 11-14, 2016

This summer, explore science in the seas-- oceanography. Use microscopes and engage in hands-on experiments while learning more about marine animals and sea water. In branch registration by a parent or guardian is open now. Only 16 students per level will be admitted on a first come first served basis.   Classes for the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library:  Levels I & II, July 11-14 Level I- 2-3 p.m., children entering grades 2 and 3 Level II- 3:30-4:30 p.m., children entering grades 4 through 6

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Big Screen Movie Night

Outdoor film screening.

Remember back in the day when you could go to the park in your neighborhood to watch movies on the Big Screen? Well! Big Screen Movie Night is here again, but this time it's at your neighborhood Library. Check us out at Bellevue Library on Thursday nights in June: Outside Theater June 16, 23, and 30 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

eco-friendly crafting

Seed Spheres

Spreading Smiles for Earth Day

Earth Day is Friday, April 22.  Be ready to beautify your garden or a neglected area near where you live.  Drop by the Children's Room, April 19 and 20 and craft a wildflower seed bomb that will be dry and ready for use on the day.  Toss the seed sphere and watch the wildflowers grow all summer. Ages 3 - 12 Find Earth-friendly crafts to make with children in these books found at your local library:

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Author Talk and Book Signing with Sadeqa Johnson

Join us at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with Sadeqa Johnson. A Philadelphia native and mother of three, Johnson is the author of two novels Love in a Carry-On Bag and Second House from the Corner.   


Adult Computer Classes

Easy-to-Master Basic Computer Skills

Welcome to a short and easy-to-master one-on-one course on basic online skills. Our goal is to build competency skills in information literacy, which will help you build your professional and personal future. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Bellevue Neighborhood Library 115 Atlantic Street SW, Washington DC, 20032  

Breaking Silence

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing Breaking Silence, a thriller by Linda Castillo on Monday April 4, 2016 at 12 p.m. in Room B.

Black Faces in White Places

Black Faces in White Places

Working While Black

Black Faces in White Places : 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness by Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson, with Philana Patterson successfully weaves together a brilliant piece of work, detailing how African- American professionals “can (and must) think and act both Entrepreneurially and “Intrapreneurially,” combine their col