William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oct. 6 marks our celebration Sunday!

We will be having great programs to welcome you back into our Sunday schedules here at the DC Public Library. As aImage of birdfeeder craft result of our new and expanded hours, the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library will now be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

To accommodate all of our new hours, the Children's Room is joined by new staff member, Ms. Tammy, who will lead a family workshop about the importance of Singing, Talking, and Reading (STAR) to your child(ren).

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September at the BelReading is royal imagelevue Library has been great! I hope you’ve all taken advantage of National Library Card Sign-Up Month.

We got to work with Achievement Prep and Kuumba this month and hope they will come back and visit us soon!

For everyone else who is interested in library card sign-up month, please come to any DC Public Library and get a card for yourself. There is no better way to access unlimited amount of information.

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Ask me why some books were challenged

Published on Monday, September 16, 2013

Banned BooksSept. 22 through Sept. 28, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., come on in and play some Banned Books Week trivia.

Then we will look at the illustrations and write down what you think is wrong with each book. Once you have completed your investigation, then we will discuss the reason why the books are banned. 

You will have approximately 15 minutes to discuss banned books with each other and take a short quiz. 

"Get thee to a runnery"

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Everything Running Book by Art LibermanNow that the dog days of summer have come and gone you may be feeling more inclined to get out and exercise. Seize the feeling that comes with this beautiful late summer weather and start moving!

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Craft-a-day book coverAll through September at the Bellevue Neighborhood Library, Thursdays are Craft Day!

Join us in the Children's Room for some really excellent crafts you can take home!

There will be a Paper Maché craft on Sept. 12, a Paper Doll Craft on Sept. 19, and a Food Craft on Sept. 26 with a movie showing!

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
DC Shorts Film Festival

Sept. 19-29, check out the DC Shorts Film Festival, the only event in DC dedicated to featuring short films from throughout the world. All films are 20 minutes or less and showcase a variety of genres, including but not limited to comedy, drama, anime, action, sci-fi, and documentary. The festival will spotlight 150 short films from 22 countries across the globe.

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Summer Reading Final Prize Winner of the Kindle Fire... Jaden Morgan!

I got to take some time and sit down with him so I could ask him some questions and talk about his summer. Here is what he had to say:

Jaden Morgan, winner of the Kindle Fire at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue LibraryIf you had to pick any word to describe yourself, what would you choose?
Right. Or Bingo.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
I would be a cat.

Tell about a funny time in your life.

Published on Monday, September 2, 2013

catalogFor many, Labor Day signifies the final celebration of summer and the start of the back-to-school season. However, its initial significance represents something quite different. In fact, Labor Day was more specifically intended to be a celebration of the economic and social achievements of American workers. It is a day when Americans and those working in the U.S. pay homage to one another and celebrate the freedom, stability and leadership that defines this country. 

Teens Only

Published on Friday, August 23, 2013

jewelryIn the beginning level jewelry making class, you will learn the basic techniques.

During the four-day course, you will create a minimum of one professional project (for example, a bracelet) while learning different layouts. Learn the proper tool techniques and safety practices which will allow you to express yourself artistically in beading.

Beginning students receive precise directions, but are provided with the opportunity to utilize their creativity.

Have you heard?

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fans of prolific Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will be thrilled to hear that his latest novel is set to be translated and released in English sometime next year. The novel, which translates to Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, was released in Japan on April 12 and has already reportedly sold a million copies in true Murakami fashion.

The hysteria over his new releases in Japan has been likened to the Harry Potter craze in the UK. According to the Daily Beast, the novel has caused a frenzy and has quickly become Amazon Japan's fastest-selling book ever. Murakami's latest novel tells the story of 36-year-old Tsukuru Tazaki, a lonely man who is still grappling with rejection by his high school friends many years later. 

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