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Service Alert

The Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library is closed temporarily for major repairs to the HVAC system. Work has begun and additional parts have been ordered to complete the repairs. The library will reopen once the repairs are complete. 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. The earliest that TechExpress will open is Monday, July 1. The Book Return will remain locked. Available holds have been transferred to the Northeast Library. Expiration dates have been extended.

This November and December, the DC Public Library will host pop-up shops by the Heurich House Museum and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The shops will offer residents and visitors chances to buy locally made and designed products and transit-themed items in person.

MLK Library

Markt at MLK
Heurich House Museum has dedicated their public service mission to supporting the areas small scale makers over the last decade. They will curate and run a retail space selling items priced at $50 or less. The inventory will come from over 30 makers in the Heurich House Museum’s network. Items promoting the DC Public Library's Go-Go and Punk Archives will also be available for sale.

Businesses will include:

  • Second Story - Known for greeting cardsWick and Paper- Specializing in candles and greeting cards
  • Bailiwick - Maker of t-shirts
Markt at MLK will run from Small Business Saturday, November 25, through December 23, the Saturday before Christmas  with the following hours:
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Heurich House Museum's Small Business Development Program has extensive experience managing markets and retail events. The Markt at MLK’s name is inspired by the Museum’s annual Christmas Markt and monthly Mini Markt program, which have supported 1,000 makers over the last decade


Metro’s First Stop Pop-Up Shop
The second pop-up shop is hosted in conjunction with Metro. Metro’s First Stop Pop-Up Shop allows customers to purchase merchandise usually available through its online Metro at

Items will include:
  • Limited-edition, holiday-themed Metro items, including cards, wrapping paper, ornaments, socks, sweatshirts, and long-sleeve shirts.
  • Exclusive Metro merchandise featuring puzzles, socks, totes, T-shirts, and towels
Metro’s First Stop Pop-Up Shop will be open from November 25 through December 17 with the following hours:
  • Sundays: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m 
  • Mondays - Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays - Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is at 901 G Street NW near the Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stations.