William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Octavia Butler in the Science Fiction section of a bookstoreOctavia Butler was the first African-American woman to come to prominence for writing science fiction. Her novels and short stories uniquely address social issues such as race, gender and class inequality through the subtle lens of imaginative fiction, drawing on her own experiences as well as the historical record. Often dystopian, her alternate realities push the boundaries of what it means to be human in trying times.

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

Heartburn by Nora EphronBellevue's High Noon Book Club will meet Monday, March 4 at  noon in Meeting Room B to discuss Heartburn, a novel by Nora Ephron.

Join us!

Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Goliath by Tom GauldThere is something wholly upsetting about hearing the villain's side of the story. I learned recently that the Joker from the Batman comics was driven to madness by an event in his life that was so jolting -- so shattering that he genuinely forgot what the event was. Even the great and terrible Magneto is, at his core, simply trying to prevent more atrocities like the ones he experienced as a youth during the Holocaust. 

'Secret Saturdays'

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Secret SaturdaysSecret Saturdays is a great read for teens struggling with issues surrounding friendship and trust. The main character, Sean, has been acting out, telling lies and getting into trouble at school. He starts hanging out with a tough crowd. The problem is that this isn't like Sean.

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Start: How to Get Your Business Underway by Kevin Duncan explains the complexities of running a business in a clear and simple approach.

From learning to draft a concise, one-page business plan to marketing your business, you will become savvier, even if you have no knowledge of running a business.

So if you are facing questions like:

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

Jay-Z’s Decoded profoundly deciphers the inspirations of Jay-Z’s musical ingenuity: friends, life experiences, culture and hip-hop legends.

Readers will not only cover a captivating, shuffled, chronological biography but his perception of politics, pop culture and hip-hop.

Visit Bellevue/Lockridge to reserve Decoded or ask about other similar books!

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

rootsJoin us for a 5-day showing of the television epic Roots, Monday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Fab. 15.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013
Girls Talk

Join Thelma D. Jones, survivor and community navigator, for an evening of sisterly love, care, and support with fellow survivors.

This program, sponsored by the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, will be held in the main meeting room.

Refreshments, important health information and special giveaways will be offered!

RSVP is required. To register and for more information, call the Program Coordinator at 202-483-8600.

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
DC SYEP 2013
The Mayor's 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program sign-up begins Friday, Jan. 25 at 12:15 p.m.

District residents ages 14-21 wishing to sign-up will have priority access to several computer stations in the Teen Space of the Bellevue Neighborhood Library from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Parents are welcome to accompany their children during the sign-up process. Library staff will be present to assist teens and parents.

HIV Testing and Blood Pressure Screening

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Mayo Clinic on High Blood PressureEvery Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Community Education Group will offer HIV testing and blood pressure screenings in their testing truck outside of the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library.

The first step toward a healthy lifestyle is knowledge. Come down to the library on Thursdays and arm yourself with knowledge!