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KnitLit: A cozy wintertime gathering for knitters and friends.

Tuesday, January 17, 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!

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
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Color That Stress Away

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Do you need to take a deep breath after the holidays?  Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, December 29, at 7 p.m. for a coloring program.  We'll have all of the supplies.  If you have some appropriate music, please bring it.  Join us and bring a friend.
Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:00 pm

Join us in constructing and decorating gingerbread houses in celebration of the holiday season. All the tasty treats you need will be provided, along with some basic hints on how to make something sturdy and beautiful. RSVP to Faith at if you plan on coming.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting and crocheting 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.
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Holiday Card Crafting

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join us from 2 - 4 p.m. for an afternoon of seasonal crafting, where we will be making holiday-themed greeting cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided, and there will be a special performance by Georgetown University a cappella group GU Harmony.  Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+.
seasonal headbands

Lunch at the Labs: Decorative Seasonal Headbands

Ready for some crafting this holiday season? Join us in the Fab Lab to create decorative seasonal headbands that can be the envy of all your relatives.   All materials will be provided.  Tis the season to be creative!   Space is limited, so please register online at     
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Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.
Jackie Ormes & Black Panther book covers

Zine Lab | Black History Month Edition

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, Zine Lab will highlight zines, comics, and writers and cartoonists of African descent. Browse the library's collection including titles by Ta-Nehisi CoatesMarguerite Abouet, Reginald Hudlin, and Jackie Ormes.  
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International Game Day

Join us at Northwest One as we celebrate International Gaming Day. We will provide a large variety of board games - from classics like chess and checkers to new games like "The Resistance" and "Sushi Go Party". We'll also have our Wii set up in case you'd like to battle your friends in Mario Kart or Smash Bros! We'll be providing snacks and refreshments! All ages are welcome.