Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Neighborhood Library

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. 

Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Puppet Making with Karen Brown

Friday, July 8, 1 p.m.

Artist/educator, Karen Brown brings a project to inspire play and creativity as the library begins Maker Month.  Mark your calendars for this fun-filled event and drop by the library each Friday during the month of July for more Maker programs. Recommended for ages 7 and 14.

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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.