Arts & Crafts

sweater with heart-shaped elbow patches

Patch Up Your Heart: Valentine's Elbow Patches

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

Romance-up your old sweater or shirt by sewing on some heart-shaped elbow patches. (Broken hearts and other less cheerful designs will also be available for the grouchy among us.) Please bring your own clean garment. Patch material, stencils, and sewing supplies will be provided. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at to reserve your spot.*
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Photo Editing Basics - Beginner

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Learn the basics of editing your photos with two popular computer programs: Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. We will cover basic color balance, clarity and resizing images. This program is for beginners.
Art Group for Adults

Art Groups for Adults

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00 am

All of us are works of art and artists at work.   Julie Youck, Art Therapy graduate student from George Washington University, offers a series of art workshops that introduces creative ways of using 2-D and 3-D media. Two sessions every Monday from 10 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m. Registration required. Each class is limited to 8 only.  Call or email Jay at 202-727-0232 |
Adult coloring pattern

Adult Coloring

Relax and unwind with nice people as you practice meditative coloring. Free & open to the public. Supplies provided.
Adult coloring heart image

Adult Coloring - Valentine's Day Edition

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 2:30 pm

Relax and celebrate romance with adult coloring. Supplies and light refreshments provided. Free & open to the public.
3D rooster

Maker's Social Club: Year of the Fire Rooster

New month, new theme! Let's celebrate Chinese New Year with festive 3-D trinkets. We will use the design software Tinkercad and the 3-D printers in the Fab Lab. The Fab Lab is located on the second floor of the NE stairwell. Children 6+ with guardian, teens and adults.   Register at
Chinese New Year

Introduction to Chinese New Year

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 pm

Chinese New Year is on January 28 and 2017 will be the year of the Rooster. The ​Georgetown Neighborhood Library is excited to have Mindy Wang from the Washington School of Chinese Language and Culture come and give an introduction to Chinese New Year traditions.  The presentation is on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Send any questions to
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KnitLit: A Cozy Wintertime Gathering for Knitters and Friends

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Southeast Library and East City Bookshop for a weekly gathering of knitting, conversation, and, of course, literature. In addition to time for knitting, sharing projects, and meeting new people, each gather will feature a short audio-piece from our online collections of audiobooks. Warm up your winter nights with community and craft!
Image of adult hand coloring

Adult Coloring

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Lunch at the Labs: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party

'Tis the season to get ugly. Bring your own sweater to decorate in the most festively hideous way possible.  Materials provided.  Children younger than 6 are prohibited from the Fab Lab. Children ages 6 to 13 need to have a guardian with them during the entire program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required: Register online at