William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

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. 

Giveaways and More!

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
On Aug. 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library will be hosting a Back to School Event!Back to School Image

This will not be just your average library program so be sure to come out for a great time!

We will have snacks, demonstrations from MPD, canine demonstrations, a firetruck, information about health for Back to School, and FREE BACKPACKS (first come, first serve).

“Murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America”

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City is a gripping historical tale that is a must-read for anyone, especially those who Devil in the White Cityrarely venture out of their fiction-only comfort zones. Set in Chicago at the turn of the century in 1893, Larson masterfully describes a bustling city full of life, industry, and promise. Larson’s tale focuses on the lives of two infamous men, Daniel Burnham and H.H.

Book Review

Published on Saturday, August 17, 2013

The ConcubineIn The Concubine, Elechi Amadi tells the story of a traditional African society still ruled by the gods. The tragic heroine Ihuoma is said by the debias (soothsayers) to be a sea goddess who is re-incarnated against the advice of the Sea King, her husband in the spiritual realm, to live as a human being.

Book Review

Published on Friday, August 16, 2013

The Name of the RoseThe Name of the Rose is a modern-day classic and historical fiction by the renowned Italian academician and author Umberto Eco. It is set in the medieval period, in the year 1327 and based on Catholic dogma, strictures on laughter and a theological disputation on the theme of comedy.

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Image of a school houseIt's almost time to go back to school! If you're not exactly ready, maybe these tips and resources will help you get there!
School Family, About.com, and Wikihow.com present the following tips and more when getting ready for back to school.

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

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

Published on Saturday, August 3, 2013

Image of Gnome hiding in the libraryThis August at the Bellevue Children’s Room, be sure to come by for great programs, cool books, and a fun new challenge!

A Beginner's Chess Book Worth Reading!

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

Chess in Action by Paul Mantell and Dean IppolitoIf 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. Even for experienced chess players the awkward nature of "algebraic chess notation" can make reading such books feel like decoding a secret message.

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013

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.

Speaking of food, it is super important to be healthy and to take care of yourself with the food choices you make. Let’s Move is a great campaign supported by President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama that encourages all of us -- but especially kids -- to eat healthy and get enough exercise. That is even more important when it is summertime and we can forget to do those things sometimes! Let’s Move has some really great tips for how to stay healthy with regard to both food and exercise.