Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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  

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Teens Workforce

Invest in successful employment

The workforce Investment for Successful Employment (wise) Program at LAYC is a retail and hospitality sector-focused on GED and workforce readiness program for out-of-school youth, ages 16-24. On July 23, from 3-4:30 p.m. we will offer info on job readiness classes, leadership and personal development, career exploration activities, job placement services, retail and computer certification, GED preparation, and support services.


Author Talk and Book Signing with JuJu Harris

Tuesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. in the Main Meeting Room

JuJu Harris is a Culinary Educator and SNAP Outreach Coordinator at the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.  

Comic book Early Reader

Powerful Reading

Free Comic Book Day

Readers of all ages enjoy comics, but on May 2, children and teens across the city were able to browse and select a free comic at their closest public library. Thanks to Big Planet Comics, all District of Columbia Public Library locations received multiple copies of popular stories from Manga, Marvel, IDW and more. Two young readers, Ezra Marshall and Stacey Young, captured the spirit of the day at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library by posing for photos and encouraging others to read more comics. 


Movie Night

Teens Movie Night

Come join all of the neighborhood teens -- they love movie night here at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. This is the place you want to be every Monday and Thursday 4:30-8:30 p.m.