William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Teen Movie Tickets

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013

moviesThe Next Three Days
May 30 at 6 p.m.
A college professor and his wife, convicted of a murder she swears she did not commit, plot to break her out of prison in this thriller starring Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson.

Green Zone
June 6 at 6 p.m.
United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adaptation of author Rajiv Chandras Ekaran's literary expose on imperial life in the Emerald City inside Irag's Green Zone.

Gangster Squad
June 13 at 6 p.m.

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cover for Unbored: The Essential Guide to Having FunSummer vacation is right around the corner. Don't waste it away in front of the TV! Get some great ideas for making your own fun and learning to do things yourself with UNBORED: The Essential Field guide to Serious Fun.

Tell us about your favorite books

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

secret saturdayThis is your chance to tell us about your favorite book or books that you have read. Many of you have told me about the books you have read, but now here is a chance for you to put in to action those really good writing skills, show off your writing skills.

Write a paragraph about your favorite book, or more if you like -- just keep in mind that it should be a paragraph or only one page full. Remember to choose a book that you like and convince others to read the same book. If you like, we can have a mini book discussion about the books before you enter them into the contest.

Many of you have asked if you can read graphic novels. The answer is yes. Just remember:

Unlocking Your Potential For Greatness!

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Title The Soul of LeadershipDeepak’s The Soul of Leadership freshly paints on a clear canvas of core enlightenment, explaining in a hierarchal “needs”-based constructed formula, the infinite possibilities and empowerment of the mind.

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Monica Mathis-StoweJoin us on Thursday, May 23 in the Main Meeting Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a chat and book signing with author Monica Mathis-Stowe.

About The Author

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Playing for PizzaBellevue High Noon Book Club will meet Monday, June 3 in Room B at 12 p.m. to discuss Playing for Pizza by John Grisham.

Read-In Day - June 15, 2013

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

June 15 will be a big deal for the DC Public Library. All across the system, neighborhood libraries will be celebrating “Read-In” day. The Bellevue Library is no exception. On that day, the Bellevue Library’s children room will be partnering with the teen room and giving people an opportunity to read to someone younger than them.

On Saturday afternoon, the program room on the second floor will be available to teens who want to read to children. Beginning early next week, teens interested in signing up and volunteering their time to read to younger children can do so either with Miss Vanessa or Miss Jen at the children’s room desk. When and if they are not available, all you have to do is submit your name to another staff member and let us know what time you’re available.

A New Group for Parents and Other Adults

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Bellevue Library Children's Room will be starting a monthly meeting group for parents and other adults who spend time with children that are beginning to interact with books and literacy. If you have an interest in helping your child or other children you know learn to read, or if you find reading picture books to be a fun experience, this is definitely a group you will want to check out. The first meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor and will focus on understanding the importance of getting a child to read early in life. We will also be choosing a picture book to look at and discuss for the next meeting.

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Happy Is He Who Has Overcome His Ego."
-- Siddhartha Gautama  

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013

Welcome Spring!

It’s about time spring rolled around and D.C. got some warm weather.

This spring, the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library is celebrating by getting ready for Summer Reading and playing outside! Because May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the library children’s room will be displaying information and books about how to play sports as well as showing off some of our collection’s biographies of famous athletes.

No matter what sport you are interested in, there’s a book here waiting for you to read it!

For example, you should come in and take a look at our biography picture book on women’s soccer player, Mia Hamm: Mia Hamm Winners Never Quit.