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Sunday, April 27, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Rainbow CloudTake advantage of the beautiful April weather and make mini clouds on Popsicle sticks, complete with rainbow ribbons in the Children's Room. Take them outside and watch them blow in the wind!

Afterwards, be sure to breeze on through our selection of kite books to take home!

All ages are welcome to participate!


Monday, April 28, 2014

(All day)

Knitters and crocheters know that there is no such thing as too much yarn, but we also know that it can be an expensive addiction, er, habit.

Come to the Knitty Gritty Committee's first-ever yarn swap, and we'll trade stashes, needles, notions, and other fiber artsy supplies. You could go home with the makings of a new project for free!

If you would like to participate in the trade, please bring at least one skein of yarn that is in good condition - not the avocado-green polyester-blend that has been sitting in your basement since the 1970s. Feel free to bring more, as the more you bring, the more you trade.

If you don't want to swap, please join us for companionable knitting, crocheting and fiber arts chit chat.

The Knitty Gritty meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

6:30 p.m.

#1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, is one woman’s attempt to take achieving happiness into her own hands. This month, we will be discussing Rubin’s lively and compelling account chronicling her 12-month adventure to become happier.

We will also be having a workshop to create vision boards with the purpose of depicting and leading us towards our desired futures!

Supplies will be provided. 
 

The Happiness Project

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Image of fish piñataJoin us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo.  Make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration and make one to take home!

Come prepared to get messy!

All ages welcome 2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Happy Mother's Day!Looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day?  Look no further!

Join us for an afternoon of crafting, and make something special for Mom.  Just drop in any time between 2:30 and 4 p.m., and get crafting!

Open to all ages.

Monday, May 5, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

6:00 p.m.

Knit DC FlagFor this month's Knitty Gritty Committee meeting, we are knitting for National Bike Month and sharing our District pride.

Come learn to knit these bike helmet earmuffs AND learn how to read a chart to add a Washington, D.C. flag to this or any project.

Whitney Meagher
, last year's DC State Fair Knitting winner, will be on hand to share tips about how she included the design in the gloves.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night  until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Flower potCome to the Children's Room to make your own May flowers!

All ages are welcome!

Monday, May 12, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, May 19, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Memorial Day FlagMemorial Day is a time to remember and honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who lost their lives while serving.

Come to the Children's Room and make a firecracker flag to hang on your porch or by your window all year long!

All ages are welcome.

Check out how you can celebrate Memorial Day in D.C.!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night  until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Monday, June 2, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night  until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

2:30 p.m.

CaterpillarClothespin caterpillars are fun to make and are useful around the house!

Come to the Children's Room to make your own clothespin caterpillar. Take it home and use it to hang laundry on the clothesline or to seal up a bag of chips!

All ages are welcome!

Monday, June 9, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, June 16, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

2:30 p.m.

ButterflyVisit the Children's Room to make your own beautiful butterfly and take home some butterfly books from our collection!

All ages are welcome!

Monday, June 23, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night  until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Monday, June 30, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, July 7, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, July 14, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, July 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, July 28, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, August 4, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, August 11, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, August 18, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

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