Arts & Crafts

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
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Back to School Acorn Craft

Join us for acorn crafting.  You bring the acorns, we'll provide fun!  Ages 6-12 are welcome. 
Nino Wrestles the World

Niño Wrestles the World: Read and Craft

Join us for a reading of Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales and learn about lucha libre, a theatrical style of professional wrestling popular in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. Then get crafty and create your own luchador masks! 
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Halloween Costume Karaoke and Craft

No need to scream or growl if your looking for something fun to do on Halloween! Join us for some ghastly themed music as we sway to a terrifying beat. Join us in the children's room for some karaoke and a simple craft. You can dress in your favorite costume or come as you are. For ages 6 and up. 
STEAM Team Logo covered in slime

S.T.E.A.M. Team in a Mad Scientist's Lab!

Join us for a special S.T.E.A.M. Team on Halloween. A mad scientist is looking for a new apprentice. Those who are brave enough to attend will explore the lab and help with spooky science experiments. We'll make slime, glow-in-the-dark paint, and more! All supplies are provided. Just bring yourself...if you dare! This event is for ages 6 & up. For children under 9, caretakers must stay in the building.
kitty cat jack-o-lantern

Trick or Treat!

Kids, Get a head start on Trick-or-Treating at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Come and learn about the history of Trick-or-Treat while making your very own kitty-cat or jack-o-lantern bag! After you make your bag, library staff will fill it with candy and you can take it home, along with your new few fun facts about Halloween! This event is for children ages 2 to 12. Parents, please feel free to join in the fun! 
Martha Stewart's Crafts for Kids

Create Club

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for arts & crafts activities.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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. 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.* 
S.T.E.A.M. Team Logo Covered in Slime

S.T.E.A.M. Team in a Mad Scientist's Lab!

Join us for a special S.T.E.A.M. Team on Halloween. Come explore a mad scientist's lab, make slime, glow-in-the-dark paint, and help with spooky science experiments. All supplies are provided. Just bring yourself...if you dare! This event is for ages 6 & up. For children under 9, caretakers must stay in the building.
DC-themed artwork by Carlos CarmonamedinaPicture of Carlos CarmonamedinaArt Night DC logo

Art Night DC: Creative Postcards with Carlos Carmonamedina

Children will use collage, stencils, and paint to create postcards from Tenleytown, based on photos of representative buildings and monuments. The workshop is open to all ages, but young toddlers may need supervision from their caretakers. "Gravelly Point" is one of Carmonamedina's original postcard illustrations that highlights life in D.C. More can be found on his web site.

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