William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library


Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Speak BookcoverLaurie Halse Anderson did an excellent job 
illustrating when you don't report or
tell someone that something bad happened 
to you, how it can have a negative effect on you. 
Hear the effect it has on the person in the book Speak.

Melinda Sordino was a preteen ready to start 
high school. She and her friends felt special to be
able to attend the end of the Summer Party. 
She went to the party with her best friend 
Rachel and her brother. They were having a
good time.

Melinda thought she was important because
at the party she was dancing with Andy Evans.
Andy Evans was the "IT" senior guy at 
Merryweather High School. Unfortunately,
that dance didn't end well.

Melinda was upset and disheveled that she
called the cops at the party. The party ended
and some people got in trouble for under age drinking.
Due to her actions Melinda was an outcast on the first
day of school. Everyone was mad at her and started bullying 

However, due to her SPEAKING up and telling someone and
reporting the situation, Melinda's attitude change about life.
Her grades were slipping, she was skipping school, and she
wasn't talking to anyone not even her parents. Melinda would
express herself through her art in Art class. That's the only
class she enjoyed attending.

 When Melinda finally speaks up to one person 
she use to call a "BEST FRIEND", she didn't believe
her. Unfortunately, everyone believed her when he 
tried to attack her again in a closet at the school.

Speak!!! That's the only way changes can be made.

Free Guitar Lessons

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014


GNGThursdays starting July 17 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages 8-18

Guitars Not Guns is a free national music program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens.  This music program fosters personal development and encourage youths to use their creativity to divert themselves from self destructive influences to positive self empowerment.  Participants who finish the program of 10 weeks will be rewarded with their very own personal guitar!

Teens Drug Prevention Abuse

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
In this program teens will learn to study the impact of alcohol, tobacco, Drugs and what illegal drugs have on our society. Teens will also learn about legal and illegal uses of drugs. They will learn how drug use, misuse, and abuse can affect an individual’s health, family, and community.  They may also learn the stages of addiction and where a person can seek treatment for drugs and related addictions.  They will also learn various refusal skills and pro-social behaviors to prevent drug misuse and abuse. So come join us in the Teens Room on the third floor at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library at 4 to 6 p.m. dates shown below.


Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

We've got some really great programs coming up in July here at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library!

Storytimes, 10:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
Songs, action rhymes and stories for children birth to 5.

Crafts, 4 p.m., Mondays
Fun and creative crafts in honor of our science theme.

Movies, 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays (July 8 film will take place at 9:30 a.m.)Cat on a surfboard, reading a book
Animated and live action films chosen by participants.

July 1, 2:30 p.m., Blue Sky Puppet Theater Performance

July 5, 2 p.m., Imagination Station
Use your imagination in the company of other children to write or draw about a pre-decided topic!

Everything Leads to You

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

With a whirlwind tour of the LA movie industry and a taste of teen romance as well as a bit of a mystery, this is a wonderful summer read that hits on some emotional issues but in a very accessible way. Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments has put together another wonderful story. In this book, we are introduced to Emi Price, a precociously talented budding set designer for a major movie studio in Los Angeles. Though she got the job through her brother, her talent is leading her to bigger and better success.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPDATE: The upper floor is now open to the public.

The upper floor the Bellevue Library is temporarily closed due to high temperatures. Access to the bottom floors is unaffected. The closed-off floor contains the adult and teen computers, the Xerox machine, two smaller meeting rooms, study rooms, and the adult book collection.


The Children’s library is on the middle floor, and the large meeting room is on the first floor remain open. Additionally, the public will still have access to the Express computers available on the first floor and staff can assist with any printing or Xeroxing that needs to be completed.

We apologize for the inconvenience. The upper floor will be reopened when normal temperatures have been restored.

Teen Workshop

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

Downloadable ProgramCome learn or advance your Download Media Skills
by using the DC Public Library website.

In the Workshop,you will be taught how
to do quick research for papers,
download music, and Stream Videos.

You can do this all on these type of devices
Nook and Ipad.

Every other Monday at 4:30 p.m. starting July 7, 2014
in the Main Meeting Room.

For more information 202-243-1184.

Summer Fun for Kids

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Reading kicks-off, June 1st, so don't forget to pick up your reading gameboard and prize during library hours and drop by for the following June events:lab equipment and words, Fizz, Boom, Read

Story Times, 10:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
Songs, action rhymes and stories for children birth to 5.

Crafts, 4 p.m., Mondays
Gooey crafts in honor of our science theme.

Movies, 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays
Animated and live action films chosen by participants.

June 1 and 15, 1 p.m., Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays

On Mother's Day

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We were here at Bellevue Library busy pulling together our best Mother's Day gift ideas. So we came up with cards and outdoor plants for mom. Don't worry! we got everything together right on time. checkout some of our work.

Wednesday, June 25, 3:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

light paintingGet out of the summer heat with an indoor experiment with various lights and photography for an afternoon of creative fun.  Camera and lights provided.

Ages 12 and under.


Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How well do you know a computer keyboard?!
Do you know the keyboard enough to guess every key in 1 minute?
Computer KeyboardCome test your Knowledge

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Third Floor Teen Space

Lets see if your going to walk away with the Title Beginners, Intermediate, Advance, or Expert.

For more information call 202-243-1184