William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

The Big Read Is Here

The Big Read is here! Join us on Monday, May 3, at noon for book discussions of the Big Read book, A Lesson Before Dying. Even if you haven't had a chance to read the book, you can still join us. We're also showing the film with Don Cheadle on April 29 at 6 p.m.

Technology Tutoring Returns!

Technology tutoring returns to the Washington Highlands library! If you need assistance with online job searching, creating a resume, or just want more in-depth computer assistance, be sure to stop by the library on Saturday mornings to take advantage of our technology tutor. The volunteer will have a one-on-one session with you anytime between 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Don't Forget to Mail Back Your Census Form!

While the official deadline to mail back your Census form was April 1, you can still send your form in and be counted. If you don't mail in your form, don't be surprised to see a Census employee at your door in May to collect your information. What kind of information can you expect to give? You should supply the name, sex, birth date, and race for every person living in your household on April 1, 2010.

Sing Talk and Read (S.T.A.R.)

We are excited to invite you to come and learn about the early literacy S.T.A.R. program at the D.C. Public Library.  This program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from newborn to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning.

The Big Read Is Coming!

"A Lesson Before Dying"

The Big Read is coming!

High Noon Book Club

"Matters of the Heart" by Danielle Steele

The High Noon Book Club's next meeting is on April 5, 2010 at 12 noon. We will be discussing Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steele.

The 100th Day of School

Recommended Ages: 6-7

The 100th day of school is coming up and Nancy doesn’t know what to do for her class project.  Her teacher, Ms. Glass, tells her not to worry, and that she’ll think about something imaginative to do.  Nancy goes home that day and looks around the house for inspiration, but then she discovers that her goldfish has died. She writes a poem about her goldfish, and her teacher likes it.  Nancy finally thinks of something to do.  She glues 100 pebbles from the goldfish bowl on a huge piece of paper to represent the 100th day of school

National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month. African Americans are four times more likely than Caucasians to develop kidney failure. Diabetes and high blood pressure are very likely to damage the kidneys, and can lead to kidney disease. You are also at risk if you have heart disease, an immediate relative has kidney disease, or your doctor has found protein in your urine.

Book Roundup: Teen Pregnancy

What do you do if you find out you’re pregnant? Do you decide to keep the baby and raise it on your own? Do you give the baby up for adoption? Do you decide to have an abortion? Or do you throw the baby in the garbage and hope that no one finds it? These are the issues that confront the main characters in two different books, After and My Life as a Rhombus.

Book Spotlight: "Going Down South"

Going Down South by Bonnie Glover is a wonderful story about family trials, tribulations and forgiveness.