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PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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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Happy National Comic Book Day!

Creating Comic Strips with Fankids from Around the Globe

Petworth fankids had a great time discussing  comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels on National Comic Book Day (celebrated September 25th annually)! A custom-designed template guided the children in the creation of their own colorful, four-panel superhero comic strips. Afterwards, these anxious authors were excited to receive free comic books courtesy of "nice guy" Nick at Big Planet Comics, along with Chipotle meal coupons, DCPL tattoos, and congratulatory stickers.

The Art Lesson

Picture Books to Foster Art Appreciation in Children

You Never Know Who Could be the Next Picasso!

 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

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The Adult Coloring Club!

Get your color on

Are you a grown-up? Do you take “adult-ing” way too seriously? Do you miss your old pack of crayons? Are you ready to just unwind? Join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for Adult Coloring! It’s time to kick back, relax and be a kid again! Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage. The following is from the New York Times article, "Trendy but Calm: Adult Coloring Books Selling Like Crazy":

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Create Your Own Comic

Especially for young fans of comic books and comic strips!

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. for a fun program in honor of National Comic Book Day (Sept. 25). We will be reading Easy Reader "comic books," picture books written in the style of comic books and creating our own comic strips! This is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for children ages 6 - 9.  

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