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Meet my Stylist

There are two kinds of shoppers: those who love it and those who don't. Whether you enjoy shopping or not, you must admit that there are far more shopping options available now, both online and brick and mortar businesses. Updating your wardrobe and refreshing your style need not be complicated. I've compiled several books to spark some style inspiration and offer you some expert advice.

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Self-Contained Universes

A history of architecture, real and imagined

What would the world be like without the Empire State Building? Or the Statue of Liberty? Would World War II have gone differently if Chartres Cathedral had never been built? 

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The Art of Black History

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to compile a list of recommendations that focus on an oft overlooked part of African American history and culture – the visual arts. The following books each emphasize a different facet of African American art history. I hope you will enjoy the compelling perspectives and the gorgeous illustrations.

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Going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture?

Try Some of These Picks for Your Young Child

If you haven’t already visited the National Museum of African American History and culture, now is the perfect time to go. It’s not every day that a new museum opens in DC. But rather than just looking around, why not take this opportunity to talk with your child about some of the amazing exhibits they'll see? Here are some great books - especially for younger readers - that exemplify what the museum has to offer.

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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2016

During the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, the winners of the annual Carnegie Awards for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction received their awards. The winners were officially announced in January 2016. Below are the winning titles available to check out and download from the library system.Fiction

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Math and the Arts by John D. Barrow

Know A Little About A Lot

Whether it's through a book, podcast, or online class, I love to learn new things! I especially enjoy when something surprises me or makes me think about a certain topic or subject a little differently than I had before. The list below features books that present all kinds of information to readers in unique and exciting ways. Prepare for trivia, dazzle people with your seemingly endless knowledge, or just learn something new for the fun of it!

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Awesome Adult Coloring Cafe

A stress-free hour of art and music to soothe the soul.

To our beloved busy Adult Petworthians: Petworth's Mature and Motivated encourages you to slow down, take a break and soak up the peaceful ambiance as you join us in the 2nd floor program room on Wednesday, January 13th (and every 2nd Wednesday each month) at 5:30pm for a relaxing hour of adults-only art therapy.

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Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10, 2015

In Celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2015, come and enjoy   An Exhibit of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students  On display in the GREAT HALL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library December 1 – 19, 2015   For more information, contact: Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, Center for Accessibility.

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Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience. Here are a few great reads that are sure to inspire:    Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South, Gladys-Marie Fry

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BYO Pumpkin Primping

A day to decorate your personalized pumpkin at Petworth!

Following our Family Story Time on Saturday, October 24 and beginning at 11:15 am, every child may bring a small-to-medium sized pumpkin to the library for a fun time of decorating. No carving tools will be used, just art supplies, knick-knacks and inspiring visual aids to help creativity run wild as children personalize their pumpkins! This program is appropriate for ages four and up.

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