Arts & Crafts


Destruction Derby

Do you have broken electronics that you want to repair or disassemble? This is a drop-in workshop where you can bring in your broken or discarded electronic devices to either repair them or to destroy them! Kids (6 and older) and teens welcome. Learn about electronics and DIY repair. Please note that you must have completed your Fab Lab orientation to attend this program. Sign up for orientation and other classes here.

Advanced 3D Printing Workshop

This is an advanced workshop for FabLab users who have already taken their 3D Printer Certification Class and are looking to practice their skills. Drop in at any time during the workshop and start tinkering! You MUST have taken the 3D Printer Certification class, no exceptions. Registration is required for this class.  
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Maker's Social Club: Superhero Day!

Join us in the Fab Lab for a new edition of Maker's Social Club.  This month, the Maker's Social Club will be celebrating Heroes Day!  Bring out your inner superhero and create a piece using the design software Tinkercad and our 3-D printers. 
Laser cut diamond shapes

Lunch at the Labs: Laser Cut Jewelry

This is a monthly craft series at The Fab Lab at MLK. Each month features a different staff made craft project, which you complete and take home. Attendees must register online. If no dates are listed, the class is full.  
Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. All participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.  Please note, available classes in the Fab Lab will only release 30 days in advance for sign-up.

Lunch at the Labs: Make a DIWire Kaleidocycle

In this monthly craft series, come in and learn to make something new using the tools and equipment in the Fab Lab. This month, we'll be making Kaleidocycles. Register at
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Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments Exhibition

Please join us for the closing of the Open Stories: Poetry,  Murals, and Monuments exhibit, which documents the people and the poets who attended the walking tour that took place on June 18, 2016. This exhibition will be displayed on the first floor of the library, and will include photographs, video, and excerpts from local D.C. poets. Refreshments will be served.
makerbot 3d printer

Maker's Social Club: Mermaid Day!

New month, new theme: Join us for another edition of Maker's Social Club. We will be celebrating Mermaid Day!  We will be be creating all things mermaid using the design software Tinkercad and our 3-D printers.  There are limited spaces, so register online at For children 6 and older, teens and adults. Children ages 6- 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. 
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Family Crafting Night

Summer is finally here! Parents with children 6 years of age and older can participate in making mermaids, decorating starfishes, and creating seashell sun-catchers.  Register online at Join us in the Fab Lab -- Room 219. If you have any questions, contact Digital Commons at 202-727-1175