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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

banned book cover pins

Banned Books Week: Laser Cut Book Pins

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Show off your love of banned books by creating a pin in our Fab Lab, then watch our staff cut it out of wood on our laser cutter.Sign up here (space is limited!)

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

adult coloring pattern

Color that Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Palisades Library will host an adult coloring program on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m..  Come color that stress away with your friends and family.  Bring your own supplies or use those provided.  We encourage you to bring appropriate music.  See you on the 29th!
Knitting

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

3D printer

Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

3D printer

Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.  

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Coloring Pencils

Sharp Points: Coloring Circle

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
This is a coloring program for adults. Relax, create, and de-stress with other adults. Supplies will be provided. Dates: 10/3, 10/17,  11/14, and  11/28. This program is Free and open to the public.    

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

sewing machine photo

Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.* You can find more information about the Labs at DC Public Library and upcoming classes here.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Mt. Pleasant Zine Lab

Zine Lab

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including:

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Photo of coloring

Adult Coloring

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Who says coloring is just for kids? Take a relaxing break for coloring and free coffee... and meet some new people!

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Knitting

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

picture of embroidery sampler

Lunch at the Labs: Embroidery Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Throughout history and across cultures, embroidery has been used to embellish and add significance to clothing, accessories, and household objects. Join Labs staff to learn basic stitches and techniques for making your possessions prettier, or adding an extra special touch to a gift. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric or item to practice on.
Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics

Georgetown Library

3 p.m.
The Georgetown Branch of the DC Public Library, in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center, presents local artist HELEN GALLAGHER who will teach sessions on Drawing Basics.  Classes will include instruction on Shapes, Shading, Proportion, Measurement, and Perspective.   Some drawing materials will be provided. Ages 18 and older.  

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

sewing machine photo

Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.* You can find more information about the Labs at DC Public Library and upcoming classes here.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Stop by the library each month for coffee and discussion about things that matter to you. Over coffee and snacks, we will share what’s on our minds, keep each other informed about what’s happening in the neighborhood, and make new connections. All are welcome!
Coloring page

Adult Coloring Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a grown-up? Do you take “adult-ing” way too seriously? Do you miss your old pack of crayons? Are you ready to just unwind? Join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for Adult Coloring! It’s time to kick back, relax and be a kid again!  Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics

Georgetown Library

3 p.m.
The Georgetown Branch of the DC Public Library, in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center, presents local artist HELEN GALLAGHER who will teach sessions on Drawing Basics.  Classes will include instruction on Shapes, Shading, Proportion, Measurement, and Perspective.   Some drawing materials will be provided. Ages 18 and older.  

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Knitting

West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Image of adult hand coloring

Adult Coloring

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well. The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov
Knitting

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics

Georgetown Library

3 p.m.
The Georgetown Branch of the DC Public Library, in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center, presents local artist HELEN GALLAGHER who will teach sessions on Drawing Basics.  Classes will include instruction on Shapes, Shading, Proportion, Measurement, and Perspective.   Some drawing materials will be provided. Ages 18 and older.  

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics

Georgetown Library

3 p.m.
The Georgetown Branch of the DC Public Library, in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center, presents local artist HELEN GALLAGHER who will teach sessions on Drawing Basics.  Classes will include instruction on Shapes, Shading, Proportion, Measurement, and Perspective.   Some drawing materials will be provided. Ages 18 and older.  

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Image of adult hand coloring

Adult Coloring

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well. The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov
Mt. Pleasant Zine Lab

Zine Lab

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including: