Arts & Crafts


Knitting and Needlework

Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction or just companionship? Join us for an hour of knitting and needlework. All are welcome.  
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Coloring Club

This Fall parents and caregivers visiting the Children's Room Thursday afternoons and evenings can relax and enjoy coloring pages just for adults.  Coloring pencils, markers, and crayons will be available.
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Face It: You Can Draw

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Coloring Therapy Owl

Adult Color Therapy Party

Please join us in Conference room 2 on the second floor of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library for an adult coloring therapy party! Learn about the hot new trend to relieve stress and anxiety and promote focus. Bring your own coloring books and sheets to share, or use one provided by the library. Light refreshments will be provided.

Adult Arts and Crafts Creative Class

Join Southeast Library on Tuesdays this fall for a fun series of adult arts and crafts! We provide the supplies - you provide the creativity! Oct. 6 - Personalize your own tote bag Oct. 13 - Mosaic coasters Oct. 20 - Paint personalized cards Nov. 3 - Personalized gift card holders
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Make Your Own Anti-Bullying T-shirt

Come in and create your own anti-bullying T-shirt. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register by Monday Oct. 5, 2015. You may register at or call 202-541-6226. Walk-ins welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daily Fermentation

Fermentation is one of the oldest methods for preserving food and taking advantage of probiotics to improve health. Come learn about some simple ways to ferment food, including sauerkraut, sour bread starters, kefir, yogurt and kombucha.
Mount Pleasant Craft Supply Swap Meet

The Mount Pleasant Crafting Club

Make things, make friends, make things for your friends! Bring your latest project and get tips and conversation from other local crafters.  1 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Questions? Email or call 202-671-3121.
View from above of DC Zinefest, featuring people seated and standing around tables covered in zines

Zine Night with DC Zinefest!

Ever wanted to make a zine? Have one started that you can’t seem to finish? Join organizers of the 2015 DC Zinefest (happening July 25th at St. Stephen's Church), along with local zine makers, to learn about zines and get creative! *Teens can earn Summer Reading Badges for attending this program!* For adults and teens.
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Make Your Own Trading Cards!

Love playing Trading Cards? Come meet creators from the Art Way Alliance. Two of their artists will teach you how to make your own cards and design your own game! As a participant, you’ll learn how to:    Use the basics of drawing and character design to create your own character Develop a character with special powers and spells Recognize what makes a card game “work”