Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday, May 5, at 4 p.m.

On Wednesday May 5, at 4 p.m., you are invited to join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo.  Parents, preschoolers and elementary school children are welcome to view and discuss our interesting Cinco de Mayo Holiday Facts and Fun DVD.

Save the Date: Author Talk

Meet Marcus White. He is an author, father, son and citizen of our country who resides in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Northern Virginia. He is also a convicted felon. White has been out of prison for over ten years, working steadily ever since, and helped raise two daughters.

The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle

"Nubs" Is Recommended for Ages 4-8

This is a true story of one man’s love for a dog that had been through a lot of misery. Nubs, an Iraqi "dog of war," never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving.

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