William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Black History Film Series

The Black History Film series kicks off tonight at the library at 6 pm. Every Thursday night in February, we will be showing a different film related to black history. Tonight's film is  Tuskegee Airmen.Be sure to join us the rest of the month for the following films:

Book Spotlight: "Nikki and Deja"

Book by Karen English, Illustrations by Laura Freeman

Deja and Nikki are best friends.  They live right by one another.  They go to the same school and are inseparable.  Antonia moves in next door but she can’t break these two girls apart.  But that’s before Deja has an idea to start a drill club during recess.  Deja and Nikki is a lovely chapter book, with regular African-American girl characters in everyday situations; trying to do each other hair, having friendship drama and hoping that the loud kids in line don’t get the whole class in trouble.  The book is also about friendships, jealousy, miscommunication an

High Noon Book Club

Come join the High Noon Book Club on Monday Feb. 1, 2010, when we explore the book Going Down South by Bonnie Glover. Its a story about motherhood, love, disappointment and forgiveness.

I Have a Dream

Celebrate the Life of Dr. King

January 15 is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights leader who was assasinated in 1968. The DC Public Library is celebrating the life of Dr. King with a week-long series of events at all of our neighborhood libraries. Please visit the Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library to participated in our Wall of Hope, where you can share your hopes and dreams. On Thursday, January 14 at 5 p.m. we will have a special family celebration called "Happy Birthday, Dr. King." There will be films and refreshments for all.

New Baby and Toddler Story Time

Happy New Year!This month, the staff at the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to bring a new program to the library. We invite you and your baby (up to 24 months) to join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for songs and stories. This will be an ongoing program throughout the year. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

High Noon Book Club Resumes

Why We Make Mistakes

The High Noon Book Club resumes on Jan. 4 at 12 p.m. when we discuss Joseph Hallinan’s book, Why we make mistakes: how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average. In this book, Hallinan, a journalist, seeks to uncover the mysteries of human error, and delves into such topics as psychology, economics, and consumer and social behavior.

Interim Library Is Open

Celebrate Washington Highlands Dec. 21

The Washington Highlands Interim Library, located at 4037 South Capitol St. S.W., will open on December 21, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us that day for a cup of hot cocoa, and lots of great giveaways. The interim library features a great selection of books, CDs and DVDs, as well as more computers. In January, a Technology Tutor will be available weekly to help with computer skills, including typing and job searching. We will continue to be open our regular hours, including two nights a week. Limited parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

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

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