Arts & Crafts

swedish fish

Candy Sushi Haiku

Celebrate Poetry Month and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival with a combination candy sushi haiku workshop in the Mt. Pleasant Library Teen Space. Write a haiku about your favorite book and learn how to prepare a tasty treat inspired by Japanese cuisine! For teens.
cover art for why we broke up

Teen Book Club

Good books, arts & crafts, and pizza! This month, we are reading Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler. If you were not able to come to the  March book club meeting to make a book jar, you can make one this month instead. As always, the CCH Teen Book Club is run by teens, for teens!
cover art for I Am Charlotte Simmons

Teen Book Club

Good books, arts & crafts, and pizza! This month, we are reading I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe. As always, the CCH Teen Book Club is run by teens, for teens! We will meet at 4:30 upstairs in the FoLio space. See you there!
Book cover for "Poetry speaks who I am" edited by Elise Paschen.

Express Yourself - Poetry

Come celebrate National Poetry Month and express yourself @ the Petworth Library with “magnetic” and “blackout” poetry.
make up

In Living Colour 3-Day Makeup & Beauty Workshop

Come join us at the Deanwood library for a FREE 3-day makeup and beauty course for teens ages 16-19! This course will be taught by Mrs. Keshua Hunt. Mrs. Hunt has worked on models for various designers such as Calvin Klein, and salons such as Bubbles.  The course schedule: March 28, 1-4:30 p.m.: Beauty Insiders/Team Building and Sanitation April 11, 1-4:30 p.m.: Creating the Beautiful Face

Animation Unplugged: A MEDIA SAVVY Workshop

This course is an introduction to the basics of animation and is designed to stimulate recognition, discussion and comprehension of animated cinematic releases and video game technology. "Animation Unplugged" invites animators of all ages and artistic levels to create flip books, thaumotropes and other optical toys. Animation blends media literacy, visual arts, and technology education.  Through the creation of optical toys and flipbooks participants (unsuspectingly) incorporate:
waist beads

Teen's Craft

Teens! Get together to create crafts such as waist beads, snow globes, and tissue flowers. It's an opportunity to meet other teens and enjoy being crafty. This event is for patrons ages 14-19. The event will be held in the conference room on the lower level. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

Opening Reception for Altered Book Exhibition

Come celebrate all of the amazing book art submitted to the Tenley Library Altered Book Exhibition! Opening reception will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Large Conference Room. Invite friends and family! Light refreshments will be provided. All book art is due by April 3. Books will then be on display in the front windows until May 1. Please stop by the Adult Reference Desk on the second floor of Tenley Library for entry form and details.   Questions:
Regie Cabico

High Wattage: An Introduction to Spoken Word Poetry

How do we make performance choices that heighten the poem's life? How do we "live" the poem and not simply "read" the poem? A slam text is your show stopper, your three-minute solo play. We will explore the vocal and physical techniques for audiences to "see" the poem. From the professional slammer to the virginal journal poet, we will stretch your interpretation of your over-performed texts, and we will prepare you to kick your verses in the squint of the spotlight in a nurturing environment.
Book cover for Fanzines : the DIY revolution by Teal Triggs.

DIY @ Your Library

This year, celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 8-14) at your neighborhood library. Teens are invited to see how learning extends beyond the classroom while still having fun. Teens are invited to come out explore, create and collaborate with several STEAM-related crafts and  activities.