Arts & Crafts

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Crafty Tween Workshop: Stringdolls

Tweens are invited to a fun-filled craft program tailored to their age group. In this second installment, we will be learning how to make a string doll. You can use it as a cell phone strap or to decorate a piece of clothing, but the entertainment is in your creativity! Supplies will be provided. For ages 9-13.   
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Crafty Tween Workshop: Learn to Sew

Tweens are invited to join a fun-filled craft program tailored to their age group. In this first installment, we will be learning how to sew, which will include simple instruction on basic stitches, how to sew a seam as well as other techniques like reading a rudimentary pattern and cutting the item out. Supplies will be provided. For ages 9-13. 
Tape it & make it : 101 duct tape activities by Richela Fabian Morgan book cover.

DIY- Duct Tape

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month by applying for a library card and checking out all the awesome things the library has to offer.  While you’re here, head over to the Teen Area to craft something out of duct tape.  
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Teen Halloween Party

Please join us in conference room two on the second floor between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a teen Halloween party! There will be stations to learn about various forms of fortune telling, creating your own witchy scents with essential oils, Halloween-themed snacks,and a spooky movie! Can't wait to see you there!
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Black Out Poetry

Crossing out words is a form of censorship, but for purposes of black-out poetry, it’s a form of art. Using newspaper and magazine clippings, use a permanent marker to cross out words and leave the words showing that will create your own poem. Ages 13-19.
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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.

An Introduction to Editorial Cartooning Workshop

This hands-on workshop, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation and presented by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, will teach students the unique art of editorial cartooning. Students will learn how to submit their work to the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to receive recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships.  To RSVP (space is limited), and for more information, contact

Youth Photography Workshop

Join Sign of the Times Art Center for a four-week youth workshop that includes “Photography of my Neighborhood” & “Photography for the Young” for ages 10-15. This workshop will teach the youth how to use both digital and 35-mm SLR cameras focusing on basic camera functions, good picture taking skills and documenting changes in the community. All workshop will expose the youth to books of famous, local and national professional minority artist in photography. 

Mini Maker

Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
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.