Arts & Crafts

Photos of Petworth Showcase

See what came together after the Petworth community was invited to tell stories of their daily lives through photography. This showcase will display fifty of the photos uploaded our Flickr group throughout June. Ten photos will be chosen for a longer display in Petworth Library throughout the month of August.  

Learn Street Photography

Learn the basics of street photography in this two hour workshop. We will begin in the basement of Petworth Library before moving to the streets of Petworth to practice our new photography skills. We will end back at Petworth Library where participants will upload their photos to Flickr

Wacky Tacky Crafts

Crafts are relaxing and perfect for yourself, your home, or to give away as gifts. Bellevue Staff will help you make wonderful and simple fun-filled crafts with things found around the house or office.  
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Arty Party

Please join us at the Southwest Library for an Arty Party with a mystery creative craft! Art instructor Lisa Redisch will be teaching a surprise art project. Adults & teens welcome.
Japanese textile

Annual Haiku Contest Continues

Join the annual Cleveland Park Library haiku contest, and let your creativity blossom!  Write your own original poem, and share it with the community. The contest submission deadline is April 28, and the winner in each of the three age categories (adult, teen, kids) will be announced on April 30. 
Sewing machine class

Sewing with a machine basics for Adults & Teens

Do you have a sewing machine? Bring your sewing machine to the Library for an intimate sewing and machine lesson.  We will go the various parts of the machine and learn the basic sewing machine stitches.  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 machine sewing questions answered.  
A woman's profile made of torn words from books

Express Yourself: Poetry

Come celebrate National Poetry Month and express yourself at the Petworth Library with “magnetic” and “blackout” poetry.  
This is a picture of two flowers made out of paper, one tipped in purple and the other in blue.

Making Paper Flowers

Join us in the Teen Space as we make beautiful paper flowers: perfect for prom or to bring the joy of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival to your room.

TGIF (Teens Get Inventive on Fridays) DIY

Fridays are TGIF for teens at Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library: "Thank God It's Friday" because from 3:00-5:00pm Teens Get Creative on Fridays with DIY activities, movies, and special programs.

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles

Every Tuesday after school, teens, tweens, and young children test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical, geometric, and pictorial puzzles; LEGO and wooden blocks; and more.