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Speeches of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Speeches Collection Volume 1The Bellevue Neighborhood Library will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Week with speeches of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room.

The Speeches of John F. Kennedy features every major address during his term in the White House.

The Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. features speeches from his early days as a young pastor in Montgomery, Ala., to the great March on Washington, to the final speech in Memphis just days before his tragic assassination.

Adult Urban Book Club

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Book Cover"When Billie was eight years old, her father was murdered. Ever since that day, she has vowed to bring every criminal to justice, especially the man responsible for her father's death. Twenty years later, Billie is still on a mission to rid the streets of criminals. If she can't do it legally, then she takes matters into her own hands."

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Warmth of Other SunsHigh Noon Book Club celebrates Black History Month with a discussion on: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson.

We're meeting on Monday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. in Room B. 

Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.

Published on Saturday, January 11, 2014
Presentation of Glorious March to Liberty

The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum is dedicated to keeping alive the contributions of men and women of African descent in securing liberty and equality for themselves and others.

Come check out our display!

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

The start of the New Year and the resolutions that accompany it make January the perfect time to get serious about becoming better organized mentally and physically. According to experts, better organization lowers stress and increases productivity.

Did you know:

  • American women spend 55.2 minutes per day looking for lost or misplaced items
  • 80 percent of the clutter in your home is a result of disorganization not lack of space
  • 28 percent of adults pay their bills late (with fees) because they lose them

Stop by Bellevue and check out our display on the third floor all month long. There, you'll find many books filled with tips and tricks on how to become clutter free and lower your stress level by doing so.

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

Rosa Parks StoryJoin us as we celebrate MLK Week with a showing of the Rosa Parks Story on Monday, Jan. 13.

The film will begin promptly at 4 p.m. in the main meeting room.

Hope to see you there!

Children's Programming

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

We are very excited here in the Bellevue Library Children's Room! This month is bringing a ton of fun programs and very many of them are focused on Martin Luther King Jr.

As part of the MLK Week celebration, the library will be offering T-shirt making, an educational program called the March from Selma to Montgomery, and, at the end of the month, we will even be having a program entitled the Glorious March to Liberty.MLK and the Civil Rights Movement

'You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that.' - Kay Thompson

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014
2013 is over, time to step into 2014. Aside from a New Year’s Resolution, what is the best way to do that?

(Photo by [TheCulinaryGeek]/ Flickr)To answer: definitely with a hearty and delicious breakfast. And, given the cold weather here in D.C., what could be warmer, more delicious, and more filling than a bowl of oatmeal?! To show our support for our bodies, and to kick off the New Year with a healthy breakfast habit, let’s celebrate Oatmeal Month this January. To learn more about oatmeal and to get some good breakfast resources, please read on…

Published on Monday, December 23, 2013

Starring headlining band the Disenchantments, this book focuses on the three girls who form the band and theThe Disenchantmentsir friend Colby, who has been a sidekick to the band since its inception. Colby and Bev (the band's lead singer and guitarist) have a history.