Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

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.

Book cover for Little Bunny Foo Foo by Paul Brett Johnson

Spring Egg Hunt and Story Time

Monday, April 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Can't make the White House festivities on April 6? Join in the fun of an outdoor egg hunt with stories to follow, picnic style. Egg baskets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. The egg hunt begins promptly at 10:30 and lasts until all eggs are collected. See you there! Ages 8 and younger.

Image of woman thinking

Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

The Secret of Magic

High Noon Book Club

Monday, March 2 at 12 p.m.

High Noon Book Club will be discussing The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. We're meeting in Room B.

Jackie Robinson

Black History Movie

For my baseball lovers

For my baseball lovers, come watch 42: The Jackie Robinson Story. In 1946, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous color line when he signed Jackie Robinson to the team. Sunday, Feb. 15, 3-5 p.m. For ages 13-19.

Afro-Beat Dance Party

Saturdays, 12 p.m.

Beginning Feb. 14, the library will be hosting a weekly dance/fitness program that incorporates traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more. Classes are energetic, but for all fitness levels.

Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

The Jackson Family Art Show featured for Black History Month!

The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations.  The show will visit:  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.

Malcolm X

Black History Month Movie

Fun for teens

Come watch the Spike Lee Movie Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington. Malcolm X was a man who rose up from the dregs of society, spent time in jail reeducated himself and through spiritual enlightment, rose to the top. Join us Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-19.

The Ernest Green Story

Black History Movie

Watch 'The Ernest Green Story'

Disney Educational Production presents The Ernest Green Story. The movie is about the Little Rock Nine, a group of courageous black students who enrolled in a previously all-white Arkansas high school. Join us Saturday, Feb. 14, 2-4 p.m. For ages 13-19.

Freedom's Song

Black Leadership and Film

Black History Month

Come watch Freedom's Song: 100 years of African-American Struggle and Triumph Middle/High School Edition on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-19.