3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers

3-D Printing for Bikes: Design Workshop

Are you a DIY enthusiast? Do you like to repair your own bike? For National Bike Month help us brainstorm and design 3-D printed parts and accessories for a bicycle! From cupholders to light fixtures to handlebars, 3-D printers can be an economical solution to upgrading your set of wheels!   
Fringe Music in the Library Mellow Diamond

FRINGE Music in the Library: Mellow Diamond

Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop. 
Fringe Music in the Library Batala

FRINGE Music in the Library: Batalá

Batalá Washington, DC is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. Batala plays Samba Reggae, a form of Afro-Brazilian percussion from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The heavily syncopated music is rooted in African drumming, and is accented with a heavy dose of Brazilian samba and Caribbean reggae. The nearly 80 women of Batalá play this music on five types of drums, creating a powerful, dynamic sound. 
Fringe Music in the Library CooLots

FRINGE Music in the Library: The CooLots

The CooLots are an original rock and soul band hailing from the Washington, DC area. A melting pot of different styles and talents, The CooLots come together to create feelings never experienced before. These creations embody sincerity, musicality, rock, funk, and soul, with influences including: N.E.R.D, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Sade, Staind, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and System of A Down. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 

Can I Afford My Life?

Join us as as a representative from Capital Area Asset Builder (CAAB) paints a picture of the holistic process of becoming financially fit.  
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How to Preserve Food

Participants will learn different methods of food preservation - pickling, drying, freezing, and canning. This workshop will explain which method is best to use for your needs and for each harvest and will walk through the basics of each method. Learn how to preserve your harvest and enjoy delicious fruits and vegetables all year long. 

Urban Gardening 101

Josh Singer, Community Garden Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be leading a class on Urban Gardening. This class is for beginning gardeners.  We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level for about an hour. 

Petworth Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Petworth Library cordially invites you to a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library in the lower level meeting room.  Join in the fun from 1 pm to 4 pm. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!
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Petworth Community Market Redesign Presentation

The Design Apprenticeship Program, run by the National Building Museum, teaches teens how to use design to solve community problems. With the help of volunteers, teens are paired with a client and complete a project. 
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'A Song of Ice and Fire' Book Club: 'A Storm of Swords' Discussion 2

A Song of Ice and Fire is the book series that inspired the popular HBO Show Game of Thrones. Our book club will discussing book three of the series by George R.R.