William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

bookmarksGet ready for DC Read-In on March 10, the library's city-wide celebration of reading. Reading is so much fun when you get the right book or have the right person with whom to read.

Children of all ages can join us here at Washington Highlands Friday, March 9, at 4 p.m. to create their own bookmark. We'll provide markers, colored pencils and colorful paper.

I can't wait to see your creation!

Who Said It?: Guess the Source of the Quotes

Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Barbara and Laura BushWho Said This?
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.

Barbara Bush or Laura Bush?

Join the teens' game of "Who Said What" March 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

"The Color of Water"

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Color of WaterThe Washington Highlands Interim Library's High Noon Book Club will
meet March 5, 2012 at 12 p.m. We will be discussing the book
The Color of Water, by James McBride. Please come and pick up your
copy. For more information, call 202-243-1185

Tour of Washington, D.C.

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tour of Washington DCWhen students from Hendley Elementary School attended a Black History Program recently, we began by taking a tour through the library using pictures from Picturing America and other post cards from around the city. After the tour, students received a map of Washington, D.C. and were asked to locate different landmarks: the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Smithsonian, National Mall and etc. Students also received a booklet with pictures of prominent African Americans. They were asked to write a paragraph about each person. Teachers and students walked away feeling satisfied knowing a little more about the historic locations D.C. and how to get there using their maps.

Published on Friday, February 10, 2012

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Washington Highlands Interim Library will reopen Thursday, February 2, 1 p.m.

The library closed Tuesday, January 31 after a deer broke through the library window. The library was not open and no staff were injured.

Published on Monday, January 23, 2012

All are Welcome to Join Washington Highlands Interim Library to celebrate Black History Month with the showing of movies and documentaries every Thursday in February at 4 p.m. 

2/2    Documentary:           Dogfights: Tuskegee Airmen
2/9    Movie:                     Boycott: Montgomery, Alabama, 1955
2/16  Documentary:            A Great Day in Harlem
2/23  Movie:                      A Woman Called Moses

Published on Monday, January 23, 2012

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot is a New York Times bestseller about the true story of a poor African-American woman from Clover, Virginia, whose cells were taken from her during a biopsy at Johns Hopkins Hospital without her knowledge in 1951 and became one of the most important tools in medicine, known as HeLa. 

Published on Friday, January 20, 2012

Teen Word Search About Dr. Martin Luther King JR.Come in and play this quick and fun word search, and see if you can find the hidden words
 associated with the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Tuesday January 24, 31
Thursday January 26
Ages 12 -18.
Time: 4:30 -5:30 p.m.