Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Neighborhood Library

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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.

Celebrate Poetry Month at Bellevue Library

Take a Minute

Hear a poem every day

William O. Lockridge Bellevue Neighborhood Library welcomes you to enjoy a poem every day during the month of April. The readings are in honor of National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.  Join us every day at 4 p.m. to hear a poem read over the library inter-com.  There will be readings featuring diverse poets from around the globe. Come and enjoy!

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Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.

Audience members will be treated to four short films from 2014 about the world all around. FINconceivable, Lucky Ducklings (Washington, D.C. premiere), The Marvelous Musical Report of the Marine National Monuments and Me...Jane are sure to delight. Ages 2-5.

Poetry at the Library

Louder Than a Library

Poetry Month Events for Teens!!!

April is National Poetry Month. Louder Than A Library is a Poetry Partnership with The Louder Than a Bomb-DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival. Events will be throughout the month of April and will include teen poetry workshops and open mics. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing at the beginning of the month, and then get opportunities to show off their work at the end of the month.