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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.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, 農曆新年, 中國新年 in traditional Chinese or 农历新年, 中国新年 in simplified Chinese, begins a new year for the traditional lunar calendar by marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring. For many years this holiday has been celebrated with the annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in D.C.'s historic Chinatown neighborhood, bringing together business leaders, local organizations and community members. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, specifically the Wood Dragon. The dragon symbolizes success, intelligence and honor and wood dragons are full of energy and dream of changing the world. Celebrate the beginning of a new year with your DC Public Library card!


Pedro and the Dragon

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. | Reader's Theatre Presents: Pedro and the Dragon | West End Library

In this story, Pedro is excited to celebrate Chinese New Year with his friend Katie Woo and her family. They attend a colorful parade filled with dragons and drums. But when Katie goes missing, Pedro is worried. How will he find his friend among all the bright colors and big sounds? Thankfully Pedro is ready to come to the rescue in this early chapter book.

Chinese Dragon

Friday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. | Crafternoons: Chinese New Year Activity | Parklands-Turner Library

Drop into the Parklands-Turner Library for another fun family "crafternoon!" Enjoy a movie while you create your very own dragon mask to celebrate the year of the dragon.

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