Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

The children's room at Bellevue Library will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 11 - mid October to create a Sing, Talk and Read learning space.
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7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

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High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing the book Don't Look Back, a novel by Gregg Hurwitz on Jan. 5 in Room B at 12 p.m.


The Winter Reading Program

Dec. 21 - Jan. 3

Children in grades K-8 can earn prizes for reading books or articles during Winter Break. To participate, children need to pick up an entry form from the Children's Room, on the second floor, write down any books or article read during Winter Break, and return the form to the library to collect a Chipotle kid's meal (grades K-5) or a Chipotle burrito (grades 6-8). Vistors to the children's room can also look forward to the following during Winter Break: Craft and a Movie Dec. 22, Dec. 28, Dec. 29 1 p.m.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

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STEM Fun at the Library

Saturday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Save the date for a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event. US Navy midshipmen return with games, experiments, and builds and more for kids 6 and up.  No registration required.

K"Wan, Urban Fiction Author

Author Talk and Book Signing With K'Wan

Come join Bellevue Library on Saturday Nov. 15 for an Author Talk and Book Signing with K'Wan. He will be discussing Animal III: Revelations. K'Wan has been featured in Vibe, Pages, King, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Press and Time Magazine, to name a few. K'wan was also the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Street Lit Book Award Medals (SLBAM) in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal.

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International Games Day

Kids and Teens

Come out and bring your GAME FACE!!!!! Compete for prizes while enjoying gaming, board games, card games and tests of agility!

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High Noon Book Discussion

Join High Noon Book Club in a discussion of DC Reads 2014 book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, a novel by Dinaw Mengestu, in Room B.

Halloween Teens Night

Too scary to watch by yourself! Bring a friend!

Are you a huge fan of scary movies but don't like to watch them by yourself?You are definitely going to need someone to hold on to your your hand, so bring a friend with you! It's just a movie ... or is it?So join us here at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Share Vanessa's Big Screen and the scariest movies ever and enjoy popcorn with light drinks. We will have a blast!

October Fun

For Kids 12 and under

Los Tres Chivitos GruffOct. 1, 10:30 a.m.A bilingual story time for ages 5 and under. Minute to Win ItOct. 4, 1 p.m.60 seconds to test agility and strategy.