William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Batman: The Killing JokeI should start by saying that prior to reading this I was not a fan of DC Comics or Batman. I've always found Batman to be too simple to warrant the title of a superhero. I mean, let's be honest: He's really just a rich ninja with a lot of cool toys. But this book changed my mind on Batman and DC Comics.

The novel is set in Gotham and features three parallel story lines. The main plot involves the Joker shooting a family member of Gotham's famed Commissioner James Gordon, the Commissioner's subsequent kidnapping and the terror that ensues.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner. Create a family tradition this year by introducing a new dish from one of these festive cookbooks, e-books or DVDs.

Too Scary to Watch By Yourself, Bring a Freind

Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

scary movieAre 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 Sreen and the scariest movies ever and eat popcorn with light drinks. We will have a blast!

Teens and Adults ONLY
Oct. 25, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

What's Fun To Do Before Halloween

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin FrameLooking for Halloween-themed suggestions?

Come on over to William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library and join us for a celebration of fun things to do like popping popcorn and watching scary movies. Children can make funny Halloween picture frames to take home.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Happy Halloween, Scarry Godmother and Halloween Spooktakular are suggested films.

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 and is for ages 5 to 12.

'Reading Lolita in Tehran' by Azar Nafisi

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reading Lolita in TehranOn Nov. 5 at 12 p.m., The High Noon Book Club will read and discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran.  It is a memoir of the experience the author had when she returned to Iran during the Revolution 1978-1981 and lived and taught in the Islamic Republic of Iran until her departure in 1997.

Come join us in our lively discussions.

You can pick up a copy of the book at the Bellevue library.  Copies are going fast!

Published on Monday, September 24, 2012

HIV ribbonTeens, adults and seniors, please join us for an engaging discussion on HIV Oct. 11 in the main meeting room at 6:30 p.m.

During our discussion, we will: 
• Facilitate a conversation about HIV transmission, testing and care;
• Tell stories about people's experiences in the community;
• Provide resources for prevention and care; and
• Discuss how poverty and racism promote HIV.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Published on Friday, September 21, 2012

Join us for an enlightening program on healthy eating on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

The program will be in the main meeting room and will include:

Workshop Part 1: Making Healthy Eating Part of your Total Lifestyle

  • GO, SLOW and WHOA foods
  • Tips for using the Nutrition Facts Label
  • MyPlate.gov

Workshop Part 2: Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks

  • Building a healthy meal
  • Quick, healthy meals and snack ideas
  • My shopping list
  • Tips for eating out

Question/Answer and Discussion Session

Classes for Adults, Seniors Start Sept. 17

Published on Friday, September 7, 2012


PC for Beginners

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

PC for Beginners for Seniors
10 p.m.-12 p.m.

Office Track
3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

To register, call ByteBack at 202-529-3395, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

"Silenced" by Kia Dupree

Published on Friday, August 24, 2012

SilencedSilenced is the story is of Tinka Hampton's all-too-real world.  Her mother, Nicola, has lost her job and is struggling to stop her family's fall into poverty.  With her sons turning to drug dealing --and worse -- Nicola wants better things for her daughter. Yet, the more pressure she puts on Tinka to do everything right, the more she drives her away . . . straight into the arms of Nine, a man as irresistible as he is lethal.

We will discuss this book on Monday September 10,2012 at 12 Noon.  Come and pick up your copy today!
If you have any questions, please call the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library at 202-243-1184.

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

Need help with your job search process? Drop in for personalized help with job seeking skills, every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Get help with:

  • Creating an email account;
  • Searching for jobs online;
  • Filling out an online application;
  • Preparing your resume;
  • Finding useful books and other resource materials;
  • and more!

For additional information, call 202-243-1186 or visit dclibrary.org/jobseekers.