Arts & Crafts

Keep Calm and Sew On

Hand- Sewing & Crafts for Teens & Adults

These classes will be fun and cover basic sewing skills.  Each class we will make a small hand-crafted sewing project.  We will build on skills week to week.  In this class adults and teens will be introduced to threading a needle, sewing a button, basic stitching. Adults and teens get to personalize each project through color selection, technique and embellishments. They will complete projects such as sewing a pillow, headband or scarf.  Also, students can come to class to get basic sewing questions answered.
Decorated sugar cookies

Cookie Decorating Party

Get in the holiday spirit! Tweens and teens (11 to 18) are invited to Afterschool Lounge to decorate sugar cookies, hang out with friends, and listen to holiday tunes.
Image of burlap ribbon bow

Holiday Handicrafts Workshop

Arts and crafts gets all grown up! Come by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Sunday, December 13 from 2-4 p.m. and learn to make some special holiday handicrafts to call your own. We'll be working with burlap and ribbon, glitter and glue, or just good old paper and scissors to create adorable decorations that will help spread the holiday cheer. Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+. Materials and refreshments provided.
Holiday Card

Make Holiday Cards

Want your holiday cards to be something special this year? Join us to learn how to make your own handmade cards for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.
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How to Wrap Gifts

Want to impress your loved ones with expertly wrapped gifts this holiday season? Join us in Teen Space to learn the skills you need to wrap pretty presents. Bring a gift to wrap, if you’d like, or just stop by to learn and practice. Ages 13-19.
Peaceful Pieces

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Dove Craft

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by making Peace Doves at the Palisades Library. Don't forget to visit our wonderful displays of books and media honoring Dr. King.
The magnified end of a needle is threaded with a brilliant blue yarn, which can also be seen.

Learn to Sew

Do you wish you knew how to sew?  Did you once learn the basics of sewing but forget what you knew? Stop by Teen Space to learn this useful skill and take home a hand-stitched bookmark of your own. Ages 13-19.
This is a close-up view of a calligraphy pen resting on a letter.

Giving Thanks: Letter Writing

Studies show that people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier, so improve your mood and get into the holiday spirit by writing letters of thanks in the Teen Space. Write letters to your friends, family, or members of your community - we’ll provide the supplies. Ages 13-19.  
Turkey craft

Give Thanks! Party

The Teen Advisory Group is throwing a party to celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month and Thanksgiving! Come to the Large Meeting Room for games, a hot cider bar, a popcorn bar, a dream catcher craft, and trivia on American Indian history and the real Thanksgiving. Also, cast your vote on the Washington football team name controversy in the Teen Space all month. Change the name! Keep it the same! Suggest something new! Ages 13-19

Crafty Thursday at Afterschool Lounge!

Come join us in the large meeting room on the second floor for a craft activity during Afterschool Lounge. This week we will be making recycled crayon candles! Ages 11-19.