William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Washington Highlands Library Closed for Reconstruction

Interim Location Opening December 21, 2009

The Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library, located at 115 Atlantic St. SW, closed for reconstruction on Monday, November 30, 2009. The Washington Highlands Interim Library, located at 4035 South Capital St. SW, will open on Monday, December 21.  In the meantime, you may return or renew materials checked out from Washington Highlands at any D.C. public library. You will still be responsible for returning materials on time, or you may accrue overdue fines. If you would like to renew your materials by phone, please call the Francis A.

High Noon Book Club

No Meeting in December

"Push" by Sapphire

Have you heard about that new movie, Precious? Its based on a book called Push by Sapphire. Chanel Toms, Washington Highlands' Teen Aide, wrote a mini-review of the book. Here's what she had to say:

Frightfully Fun Monsterpiece Contest!

Hey, kids! Wouldn't it be cool to design your own monster? And maybe have that design turned into a toy? Come join us at the library on October 27, 2009 at 4 p.m for the “Make My Own Monster Halloween Contest.” Children ages 6 to 12 will draw a cool-looking monster on the entry form, and the winning “monsterpiece” in this nationwide contest will be turned into a real toy by the North American Bear Company! Global Action for Children will provide entry forms that require either a parent or guardian’s signature.

Hot Picks for the Week

We've got some great new titles in this week, as well some hot older titles. Come on in and check them out! Dream Big! O Magazine's Guide to Discovering Your Best Life 151.1 D771 American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood 92 E143e Street Judge: A Novel Fiction Mathis Million Dollar Demise Fiction Johnson Also, be sure to check out these new DVDs. Freedomland starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore She's Gotta Have It (A Spike Lee Joint) Phat Girlz starring Mo'Nique

Hot Picks!

Check out our new hot picks @ Washington-Highlands! Hot House Orchid by Stuart Woods Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black Hard Ball by Sara Paretsky Night Pleasures by Sherrilynn Kenyon Million Dollar Demise by RM Johnson

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club read Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou on October 5, 2009.We had a wonderful discussion: eating, drinking and laughing.Come join us on November 2, 2009 @ 12 noon to discuss Practicing What You Preach by Vanessa Davis Griggs.

Wii Gaming Nights for Teens

Hey teens! Need a study break? Washington Highlands is now hosting a Wii Gaming Night, every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm. Bring your friends, and enjoy great minigames like boxing, baseball, table tennis, and hockey! Got a game that we don't have? You can bring in your own Wii games to share with the group.We look forward to seeing you Tuesday nights!

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