Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

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Dr. Seuss Day

Wednesday, March 2

In 1997 the National Education Association and Dr. Seuss Enterprises created an event to get children inspired to read through sharing the rhyming, humorous, and unforgettable stories of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as, Dr. Seuss.  Schools across the United States host Read Across America days on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday as well as public libraries.   Get your child inspired to read more Dr. Seuss and to read year round with these special programs offered throughout the day: Dr. Seuss on the Loose Story Time, 10:30 a.m.

rhythm ride by andrea pinkney

The Black Experience, New and Noteworthy Children's Books

The books listed here are all inspirational and true.  They take the reader through lives that may seem like our own, but become extraordinary through the individual’s creativity or inventiveness, singular devotion to improving their lives and the lives of others, and or the individual’s supportive family and community.  Some have won recent national awards.  Some have been passed around a lot. Some are meant to be read aloud.  Some are visually stunning.  All are worth enjoying.

Byte Back Registration

Register for a PC Basics class with Byte Back. Classes begin the week of January 11th. In PC Basics you will learn to:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics

Black Threads

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience. Here are a few great reads that are sure to inspire:    Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South, Gladys-Marie Fry

Citizen KING

Citizen King: Film & Discussion with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Saturday, January 16, 2016 12 p.m- 2:30 p.m.

Unite with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the incredible history of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kids Euro Fest Logo

Kids Euro Festival: Finland

Moomins on the Riviera

This event is part of the Kids Euro Festival ( taking place throughout the Washington, DC area from October 24 to November 8.

Assata: An Autobiography

Black & Young

Transformative Titles that Expose the Ills of the World

With much of the world currently paying close attention to the injustice that has directly affected black youth and indirectly affected us all, I find this current climate of inequality to be a reoccurring theme in the United States of America.  Being black and young denotes a sense of inferiority in much of the world.  These preexisting notions of what it means to be a man or a woman who is black and young have contributed to theories that have too often framed blacks as the antagonist.  These theories have caused centuries of abuse.

Black History

Black History Month

Black History Movies and Short Trivia's

Black History Month is here again! Come into William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library and learn about Black History. Watch a movie and answer a short trivia questionnaire, it will be quick and fun. Just like you like it! Short and to the point. February 1st- Dr. Martin Luther King Historical Perspective February 2nd- Black American Experience: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams and Charles Drew February 3rd- Malcolm X February 4th- Rosa Park Story

Prodigal Son

High Noon Book Club

Book Discussion

High Noon Book Club will discuss Prodigal Son, a novel by Danielle Steel on Monday October 5, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in Room B.

Beats Pill winner

Readers Capture Top Prizes

A heroic end to Summer Reading

Visitors to the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, ages birth and up, picked up their reading logs or signed-up online, aimed for their seasonal reading goals, achieved success, and became even bigger heroes this summer.  To all this year's summer readers who participated, you're super!