Arts & Crafts

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Creative Halloween Contest

Southeast Library is holding its second annual Halloween contest! We want you to enter your best Halloween drawing, painting, or short story (under 500 words). Entries must be turned to by October 26th at the Information Desk with your name and contact information. Entries will be judged by the public from October 27th-31st. Winners will be contacted after voting to award prizes. This contest is for ages 5 to 19. Only one entry per person will be accepted (either one drawing or one short story). Call us or visit the Information Desk for more details.   

Teen Sing Karaoke

Show off your voice - come sing with us.  Or just stop by Teen Space to enjoy the show. Ages 13-19.
Teen Poster Contest Headline

Teen Poster Design Contest for Teen Read Week

Make a bold, colorful poster to help the Library promote Teen Read Week at the Parklands-Turner Library, and you could win a ($25) gift card for the Regal Cinema movie of your choice.

Mandala Mondays

Teens, bring out your true colors on Mandala Mondays. Mandalas are colorful religious and spiritual designs representing the universe. Tibetan Buddhist monks would painstakingly create beautifully intricate mandalas using sand and paint.  We will provide the designs, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers so you can make your own work of art. Relax and refresh in the Teen space on the 2nd floor every other Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning October 3.   Best for ages 13-19.  
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.* 
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Lunch at the Labs: Embroidery Basics

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.
Art all Night: Made in DC

Art all Night: Made in DC

Join us on September 24 at the Tenleytown Library for Art all Night: Made in DC. The library will be open on Saturday from 7 p.m. until midnight for children's art and craft workshops, temporary Henna skin decorations, literary readings, a sculpture room, photo exhibits and a local history display.   


September’s TGIF DIY Day: Insta- CD Vision Mobiles        Now that school has started, it’s time to get your room “on fleek!”  Come out to PKL’s September TGIF (Teens Get Inventive on Fridays) DIY Craft activity.  Make a “fly” strand of cd collages that bring the bling and that show off how you want to see yourself and how you want your year to go.        There is a different TGIF DIY activity each month.  September: Back-to-School
adult coloring pattern

Color that Stress Away!

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!
makerbot 3d printer

Maker's Social Club: Peace and Love Event

Join us in the Fab Lab to create unique peace-sign keychains. We will be using the design software Tinkercad and 3D printers.   Limited spaces. Registration is required. Register at Classes are for ages 6+, Teens and Adults. Children 6 - 12 must have a guardian present.