William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

 Early literacy storytimes @ your library 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.

Parents and caretakers with preschool children are invited to come. Yes, you may bring your children with you to learn about the six early literacy skills. These skills are the key elements to building a strong literacy foundation for your child. This foundation prepares children to be ready to learn to read by the time they start kindergarten.

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Katie Saves Thanksgiving
By Fran Manushkin
Ages:  3 – 7

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes at Capitol View Library and Anacostia Library starting in November. Classes will be offered morning, early afternoon and late afternoon.

You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who complete the course (6 weeks) and who qualify (by income) will also get a free computer and free Cricket broadband card, good for one year's free Internet.

Partners:  DC Public Library, DC Office of the Chief Technology Office, ByteBack, First Time Computers, Cricket Communications.

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On October 21, Kia Dupree Local author of the book Damaged visited the Washington Highlands
Library for an author talk and book signing.  She read excerpts from her book to the audience and
had a question & answer session at the end of her discussion.

The community enjoyed the dynamic discussion about her book and what inspired her to write it.
This is the second local author that we have hosted here at the interim library.

I would like to thank the community for coming out and participating in our book discussion.
I would also like to congratulate those who were able to take home a copy of the book Damaged.

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Washington Highlands High Noon Book Club met
on Monday November 1, 2010.  We discussed the book
Any Minute by Joyce Meyer.  We would love for you to
join us for our next discussion.

We will be reading The Shack by William P. Young on
Monday December 6, 2010  

We have a few copies available at the library.

For more Information call 202-243-1185

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Duck, Duck, GooseDuck, Duck, Goose
Written and Illustrated by Tad Hills
Ages 3-7

Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when a young duck moves into the neighborhood who wants to play and win all sorts of games.

One day as Goose is trying to keep a butterfly on his head, his act of concentration is disrupted by the arrival of Duck and his new friend Thistle.

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Let’s Go, Pegasus! is based on a Greek myth.  Written for young children, the book is full of magic and adventures that capture the imagination. You cannot put it down until the last page has been turned. 

Perseus, the main character, has the difficult task of fighting Medusa for her head.  He has been told by several townspeople that if you look Medusa in the eyes, she will turn you into stone. 

This is a picture book that is easy to read, with questions at the bottom of the page to involve kids in Perseus' life or death decisions. 

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Mysterious Giant of BarlettaThere is an overwhelming surprise to the ending of the storybook The Mysterious Giant of Barletta.
It is an Italian Folktale adapted and illustrated by Tomie DePaola.  The giant saves the town of
Barletta from being destroyed by an army of 1000 men.  To be a huge giant, he protects the town

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Washington Highlands Library will host

Kia Dupree for a book discussion and signing.
Come participate in a live discussion of her book Damaged

Thursday October 21, 2010

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Washington Highlands High Noon Book Club
had a wonderful discussion this month, talking about
the book "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult.  
The book was about a family who had two children
and the eldest became sick with cancer.  The Parents
made the decision to have another child who would help
save the life of the sick daughter.  The youngest daughter
was used for more than 11 years giving blood, giving bone
marrow, and ultimately to give a kidney.  She refused.  
Read the book to see what happens.

On Monday November 1, 2010 we will be reading and discussing
Joyce Meyer's "Any Minute".  
Come join in on our lively discussion.