Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

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!

making a impression

Teens Arts and Crafts

You Make It, You Take It

Looking for some awesome teen crafts? It’s difficult being a teen sometimes, so let us help you express yourself. Put your frustrations into Arts and Crafts by making or building something with us at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Who knows, you might develop a lifelong hobby. Making things is great for building self-esteem and self-confidence! Thursday Sept. 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24, 2015  at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 19, 2015  at 4:30 p.m.

Guess the Banned Book

Guess the Banned Book

Celebrate the freedom to read at DC Public Library

Children 12 and under, visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week and try to guess the banned book in the jar on the Children's Desk.  Correct guesses will be entered into a drawing on Oct. 5.  Guess the book for each day and improve your chances of winning the prize -- a gift card for a Subway meal.

Arts and crafts material

Crafty Tuesdays

Make a crafty creation to take home

Arts and crafts are back this Fall. Children 12 and under will paint, draw, fold, shape and weave a seasonal take home creation.

Adult Coloring Page Image

Coloring Club

Parents get in on the fun, Thursdays, at 4 p.m.

Parents and caregivers visiting the Children's Room this Fall, try your hand at a fun and relaxing craft, coloring pages for adults. Each Thursday afternoon and evening an Art Nouveau to Art Deco coloring page with coloring pencils, markers and crayons will be available on the 2nd floor to enjoy.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:899926/ada;jsessionid=7547A7309DFE77C484407C4404960809.enterprise-24200?qu=Herbie+Hancock

High Noon Book Club

Book Discussion

High Noon Book Club will be discussing Herbie Hancock: Possibilities with Lisa Dickey Monday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. in Room B.

back to school

Third Annual Bellevue Back-to-School Bash

Kick off a successful school year!

Join us for a FREE celebration, hosted by Bellevue Neighborhood Library and Community of Hope, for the whole family to help kick off a successful school year with backpack and school supply giveaways! The event will also include : Live music Face painting Local book authors Vendors and information tables Raffle prizes Carnival snacks and more Nearby Metro Stations: Anacostia and Congress Heights Bus Lines: A2, A4, and A8