William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Thursday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year treatsThe Lunar or Chinese New Year is an ancient 15-day festival marking the beginning of a new growing season and springtime. For Asian communities worldwide, this is a time of bringing together family, of gift-giving and joyous celebration. 

Teen Program

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wii_DanceSo you think your moves are hot enough for the game?

Come join a friendly competition a dance off!

Come dance your pain away every Thursday night 5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-19.

Sunday, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shapes and bold color are a hallmark of African American artists, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) and Faith Ringgold (born 1930). Bearden’s collage and Ringgold’s fiber art illustrate many books for youth and adults found in our libraries.

In honor of Black History Month, two Sunday afternoons in February will be devoted to exploring their iconic art. Material will be available for children 12 and younger to recreate, reinterpret or get inspired by the masterworks: The Block by Romare Bearden and Flag Story Quilt by Faith Ringgold. Films featuring both artists will be on view as well as posters and books.

Learn more about and view the art of these two chroniclers of the African American Experience with the following:

Monday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014
Mardi Gras beads

Let the good times roll as we bring the culture and traditions of Louisiana to the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library for a special story time that begins a half-hour earlier.

A masked parade (masks are provided), complete with throws, begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Stay for the foot-stomping folktales, starting at 10:30 a.m., and take a special treat commemorating the fun.

Great for ages 2-5.

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Do you have a dream display

For Martin Luther King Jr. Week, Bellevue Library Children's Room asked: 

Do you have a dream?

Many of you responded in the affirmative! Yes, you have dreams - and they are as big as the sky and just as full of hope.

We want to thank all of those who participated in our T-shirt making and encourage all of you to keep dreaming in the future.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Speeches of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Speeches Collection Volume 1The Bellevue Neighborhood Library will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Week with speeches of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room.

The Speeches of John F. Kennedy features every major address during his term in the White House.

The Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. features speeches from his early days as a young pastor in Montgomery, Ala., to the great March on Washington, to the final speech in Memphis just days before his tragic assassination.

Adult Urban Book Club

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Book Cover"When Billie was eight years old, her father was murdered. Ever since that day, she has vowed to bring every criminal to justice, especially the man responsible for her father's death. Twenty years later, Billie is still on a mission to rid the streets of criminals. If she can't do it legally, then she takes matters into her own hands."

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Warmth of Other SunsHigh Noon Book Club celebrates Black History Month with a discussion on: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson.

We're meeting on Monday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. in Room B. 

Please feel free to bring your lunch.