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Join the DC Public Library at EdFEST 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 am

Save the date and join the DC Public Library at EdFEST next Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11am – 3pm at the DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE). We hope to see you Dec. 10 at EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair. Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 200 DCPS and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs.

Lunch at the Labs: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party

Friday, December 9, 2016, 1:00 pm

'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
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     

A Tur-key-ful Family Crafternoon

Crafts for children ages 6+ in the Fab Lab. We'll be decorating 3-D printed pilgrim hats and turkeys that were cut on the laser cutter and making Happy Thanksgiving cards.  Parents are required to stay with their children during the program.
District Clay Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge.  
Manchild in the Promised Land

Father & Son Book Club

Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6:00 pm

William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue LibraryFather & Son Book Club presents MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND For Ages 13 & Up  

Teen Sing Karaoke

Show off your voice - come sing with us.  Or just stop by Teen Space to enjoy the show. Ages 13-19.
Uncensored Banned Books Week 2016 LogoBanned Books Week Trivia

HPA DC Banned Books Trivia

Join the DC Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance in our Afterschool Lounge program and test your knowledge of all things banned books-related with Banned Books Trivia, covering previously banned books, reasons for banning, films based on banned books, and related pop culture trivia, perfect for students ages 13-18  
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.   
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Intro to 3D Printing

Want to see one of DCPL 3D printers in action?  Want to learn how to make stuff on your own on the 3D printer at the MLK Fab Lab? Come to our Intro to 3D printing class to see a demo and learn a lot more about all the incredible maker equipment available to anyone with a DC library card!