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Service Alert

The Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library is closed temporarily through Tuesday, June 18 for major repairs to the HVAC system. The book drop will be locked. Due dates and hold expiration dates will be extended. 


Arthur Capper TechExpress is closed for critical repairs to the HVAC system. The Department of General Services has completed their assessment, identified the issue and ordered the necessary parts. Once the parts arrive, they will require two days to complete the repairs. Based on this timeline, the earliest that TechExpress will open is Monday, June 24. The Book Return will remain locked. Hold expiration dates and item due dates for items on hold or checked out from this location will be extended.

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DC Public Library Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

Join us this April as DC Public Library honors the achievements and rich heritage of Arab Americans! National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) is a time to recognize the many contributions Arab Americans have made to our society.

Throughout April we encourage you to explore the vibrant traditions, history, and culture of Arab Americans in our community. Check out great reads recommended by the library and the Arab American Foundation, research Arab American stories with library resources, join us for the Arab American Foundation Fest at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and more!

Arab American Heritage Festival 2024

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National Arab American heritage Month, April 2024, #ArabAmericanHeritageMonth

The Arab America Foundation invites you to a celebration of Arab American culture for National Arab American Heritage Month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome for an afternoon of fashion, food, music, and visual art presented by local Arab Americans, including interactive workshops with community leaders. Get ready to dance, learn, and connect with the community!

Reserve Your FREE Tickets to the Festival