William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Easter Symbols and Meanings

Have you ever heard of the old Easter Bunny story from Germany?  It’s about how the Easter Bunny became a part of the Easter holiday. A woman hid very colorful Easter eggs outdoors.  Her children went out to hunt for them. As they were going out, they saw a rabbit hop by. From that moment, her children thought the rabbit brought the Easter eggs. Presently, parents are still telling their children that  the Easter Bunny brings beautiful colored eggs.  The Easter Bunny is a sign that Easter is almost here.

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson is a good book to teach children about encouragement.  Althea is well known for being the first African-American tennis player to break the color barrier in 1949.  From the early years of her life, her family referred to her as “nothing but trouble.” They said Althea was a “wild tomboy” and that she loved sports.  She would play basketball late into the

Book Review

One of America’s old-time boxing champions, Joe Louis, has been resurrected in the book Joe Louis: America’s Fighter by David A. Adler.  This picture book is an excellent source of history for young children. 

Teen Mardi Gras Celebration

Teens 12-17 are invited to Washington Highlands Teen Space on Fat Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Come and make Mardi Gras masks, listen to Zydeco music and taste authentic New Orleans snacks. 

Job Readiness Workshops

Do you have the skills you need to help you find the best jobs for your field? How much information do you need to put on your resume? What should you wear to an interview? If you've ever asked yourself these questions,  then join us every Tuesday evening in January at 6:30 p.m. for our job readiness workshops. We'll have the answers you need to help you find, apply and land that job.January 4   Job searching skillsJanuary 11  Résumé preparationJanuary 18  Interview skills

"An Angel Just Like Me"

Can you imagine having an angel on the top of your Christmas tree that looks just like you? Tyler, the main character in the story, takes on the task of finding an angel that looks just like him.

Holiday Giveaways!

We have some great giveaways this month for kids! Come in to the library and receive your free Redskins Activity workbook, and get a free book to take home. There's lots of great books to choose from, but quantities are limited, so come in today.

Book Highlight: "The Shack"

A parent's worst nightmare comes true when Mackenzie Allen Phillips takes his children camping and his youngest child is kidnapped and murdered.

S.T.A.R Breakfast Club

What is the S.T.A.R. Breakfast Club? It is the Sing, Talk and Read program given at the Washington Highlands Interim Library every Saturday morning from 9:30- 11 a.m. until November 27.

Book Review for Children Ages 3-7

Katie Saves ThanksgivingBy Fran ManushkinAges:  3 – 7It was Thanksgiving day lots and lots of snow falling.Katie Woo was expecting her friends JoJo and Pedro to come over for thanksgiving. While she waits for her friends to arrive Katie and her father discussed the pilgrims and

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