William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

Learn basic computer skills, gain an understanding of health literacy, learn to use government-sanctioned medical websites and how to find health information online.

This 2.5-hour workshop will be conducted by P. I. Advocates International Inc., a community education nonprofit. Seniors are welcome. 

Questions? Call us at 202-243-1185.

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

the bookThe book Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow is a picture book that can be used to expose elementary-age readers to Jimi Hendrix and his music.  Hendrix, a popular guitar player in the 1960s is well-known today for his outstanding performance at Woodstock, where he played the electric guitar with his teeth as well as the Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock.  His music left him as a legend and as one of the greatest rock star superheroes of all times.

Published on Friday, June 22, 2012

wii gameDo you love to play games?

Come join us here on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for a fun-filled time of games.

We've got Wii, board games and even some card games.

For ages 10 to 19.

Published on Friday, June 22, 2012

chessDid you know:

  • The first world chess championship took place in 1886.
  • The world chess federation was founded in Paris in July 1924.
  • The first programed chess games appeared on the market in the 1970s and now thousands of people enjoy playing chess against their computer.

But now you have a chance to come to Bellevue Neighborhood Library to play a game or learn how to play a game of chess with Mr. Humunan. Come down on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and learn a little chess!

Grand Opening Party for the New Library

Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Step Afrika
Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Scheduled activities:

10 a.m. –  Story Time with Sheila Stewart from Radio One (ages 2-6)
10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Face Painting
11 a.m. –  Step Afrika! Reads/Mini Dance Workshop (all ages)
12 noon –  Diane Macklin, Storyteller (all ages)

Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Ribbon-cutting at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue

Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilman Marion Barry and Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper opened the doors to William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library on June 13.

The three-level, 22,000-square-foot library, which features more than 40,000 materials for checkout and separate reading areas for adults, teens and children, will now be open six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DC Public LibraryThe DC Public Library has an excellent paperback picture book with vibrant colorful pictures that is a very informative Memorial Day read for young children.

With Memorial Day by Rebecca Rissman, children will learn facts and the meaning of holiday, on a child's level. (The book is part of the Holidays and Festivals series; all the titles are listed on the back cover of the book.)

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

LisaLisa McClatchy gives some traditional Mother's Day ideas in her Ready-To-Read Level 1 picture book titled Eloise's Mother's Day Surprise.  This is a nice book to read with a young girl around six years old, partly because the main character, Eloise, is also six.

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jazz Night instruments
Washington Highlands has a new teen volunteer all the way from Phelps Vocational School.

Keino Lanier, who is in his last year at Phelps, is taking up Technology. He is great with our young teens.

Thursday night was "Jazz Night," where the teens came out to decorate cardboard musical instruments to their liking -- and did they do it up!

The instruments were drawn by Vanessa Phillips and cut-outs were done by Keino.

More of the teens' instruments can be seen below.

Join Mayor Gray and City Officials for a Ribbon Cutting at 12:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, April 27, 2012

Washington Highlands Library Rendering
Your new library opens June 13! Join Mayor Gray and city officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

The Interim Library closed permanently Saturday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. During the move, library customers can return books to any DC Public Library and pick up holds at Parklands-Turner Library, 1547 Alabama Ave. SE.

The new three-level, 22,000-square-foot library features: