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Cover image of the book The Story of Buildings

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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Silly Sweater and Pajama Party!

Let's recreate the fun of a slumber party . . . without the overnight stay. Pair your silliest winter sweater with you comfiest pajamas and wear them to our Silly Sweater & Pajama Party!  We will enjoy a group ice breaker game, winter crafts and a family film, “Zootopia”! (Please Note: Pajama Storytime will be cancelled for the evening)    

Summer Crafts

Summer Crafts

Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in August

Join us every Friday this August to have fun creating cool arts while staying away from the heat. This program is for children of all ages. Children under 3 will need adult assistance. No need to bring anything except your creativity. Supplies will be provided and the children will be able to take home what they created. Come and join the fun.

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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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Teens Arts and Crafts

You Make It, You Take It

Looking for some awesome teen crafts? It’s difficult being a teen sometimes, so let us help you express yourself. Put your frustrations into Arts and Crafts by making or building something with us at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Who knows, you might develop a lifelong hobby. Making things is great for building self-esteem and self-confidence! Thursday Sept. 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24, 2015  at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 19, 2015  at 4:30 p.m.

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Crafty Tuesdays

Make a crafty creation to take home

Arts and crafts are back this Fall. Children 12 and under will paint, draw, fold, shape and weave a seasonal take home creation.

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Coloring Club

Parents get in on the fun, Thursdays, at 4 p.m.

Parents and caregivers visiting the Children's Room this Fall, try your hand at a fun and relaxing craft, coloring pages for adults. Each Thursday afternoon and evening an Art Nouveau to Art Deco coloring page with coloring pencils, markers and crayons will be available on the 2nd floor to enjoy.

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Mini Maker

Mini experiments and summer projects for kids

Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532

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Clever Crafting

Amigurumi Part Two: Knit dolls and creatures

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ) is the art of crocheting or knitting small animals, dolls or other anthropomorphic creatures. This post is part two of my amigurumi book recommendations, please click here for Part One on amigurumi crochet.

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