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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.

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus to be Displayed in the U.S.

The DC Public Library is proud to announce that the exhibit "Imagining the Future - Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius," featuring 12 original Leonardo da Vinci drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, will be on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Presented by Confindustria, in partnership with Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the exhibit marks the first time the Codex Atlanticus has been displayed in the United States.

The exhibit will open to the public on June 21 and run until Aug. 20. Visitors will be able to view 12 of Leonardo’'s sketches and notes, offering insight into the varied interests of one of history’s greatest artists and thinkers. Visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the origins of technologies we often take for granted and marvel at the remarkable mind that anticipated them centuries ago.

The Codex Atlanticus is a collection of more than 1,200 pages across 12 volumes, containing Leonardo’s notes, drawings, and diagrams from 1478 to 1519. The codex covers a range of subjects, including flight, weaponry, mathematics and botany, and its content has found applications in fields such as engineering and design.

The "Imagining the Future - Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius" exhibition is open to art and history enthusiasts and those interested in the interplay of art and science. 

Learn More About the Exhibition

Audiences: All Ages