Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will meet on Mon., Sept. 9 to discuss the book Rising Above a Dream, by Iris F. Settles.

Celebrate Your Last Month of Summer with the Library!

This August at the Bellevue Children’s Room, be sure to come by for great programs, cool books, and a fun new challenge!

'Chess in Action: From First Attack to Checkmate'

A Beginner's Chess Book Worth Reading!

If you have ever tried to pick up the game of chess from reading a book, you may have noticed that books on chess are almost always cripplingly dense and dry.

Summer Meals and Healthy Eating

Hungry during the summer? The Bellevue library and other locations are now serving free lunches! Please come by and call us at 202-243-1185 with any questions.

Reader of the Week

Robert Johnson

I (Miss Jen) got a chance to sit down and chat with one of our regular library patrons and discuss a couple questions with him related to summer reading as well as some background information about his other interests. Read on to learn a little more about Robert.Hi Robert, how's it going?Good.

Search Inside Yourself...

The Unexpected Path To Achieving Success, Happiness (And World Peace)

 "You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it."-- Albert Einstein

The Truth About Summertime

What's the deal with summer anyway? Don't get me wrong -- it's really awesome: You get to take a break from school and have A LOT more sunlight. But there's so much more to know:When did summer start and why is the day longer?What are fun activities to do during the summer (besides Summer Reading at DCPL)?When does it really start and when does it really end?What are some really good books and movies about summer?Want to find out? Then keep reading! :)Sunny Summer

'Little Brother' by Cory Doctorow

Can one teenage hacker fight back against a government out of control?

In an age of pervasive surveillance of ordinary people by their own government, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is eerily relevant today.

Capital Pride

LGBT Community

It is a testimony to the District of Columbia that Capital Pride operates at the level that it operates. For a very long time, and even today in many locations (both in the United States and around the world), hatred and fear surrounding people who don't display perfectly hetero-normative behavior has been largely institutionalized, condoned, or at least empathized with.

Can you dig it?

Deep underground, in a dark, dank forest, the children of Washington, D.C. embarked on an epic journey. A summer journey that would hopefully lead them to the attainment of a noble prize. A prize that would bring them glory in the form of fire. This prize would bring them the light of technology even on their darkest days. This prize is... a Kindle Fire.