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Be the Message Maker

DIY Button and Book Marker Making

Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder?  Don't wait until February to make your mark.  Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.  

Everyday Use

Stitching "Scraps of Memories"

African American Textile Art as Historical Aesthetics

 As Alice Walker’s short story Everyday Use demonstrates, African American quilts are repositories of history and culture that anyone can appreciate as art, but

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A Life Well Lived

You deserve true happiness and fulfillment. A life well lived, full of happiness and fulfillment, can become a reality for anyone who decides to embark on such a journey. Regardless of your situation, past or present, the ability to positively impact your life, become a better problem solver, form healthy habits, and improve the quality of your overall well being is very possible. The following suggested reads have been compiled to provide you with an extra dose of inspiration, good vibes, and hopefully the motivation and insight you need to live your best life and fulfill your purpose.

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Art All Night

Made in D.C.

Join us as local businesses and public spaces along Wisconsin Avenue transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages for an evening of art in all its forms. Tenleytown’s artistic future is on display at the library as some of tomorrow’s brightest artists and performers from local schools showcase their paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. The award-winning Wilson High School poetry club hosts an invitational poetry slam.

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Photography Classes

Meet your neighbors and learn how to take beautiful photos at our Petworth Photography Classes this summer. All classes are free but require online registration. Click on the class title below to register. (Note: Registration for June and August classes will not open until a later date.) If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Warwick.

District Clay Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

District Clay will Demonstrate Pottery on the Wheel

Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge. The event will take place on Sunday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m.  

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Staff Pick: National Museum of African American Museum & Culture

New in the collection

The Smithsonian's newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is now open to the public!

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Keeping Cool This Summer at the Northwest One Library

Turning What We Learned From Books into Fun and Easy Crafts

Library Associate, Janelle Ricks teamed up with FPCS (Armstrong Campus) to make reading and learning fun using crafts, demonstrations, and short quizzes.  Week 1 - “3D Spinning Top (Illusions)”

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.

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Valentine's Day Crafts

Friday, February 12, at 4 p.m.

Join us on Friday, February 12, at 4 p.m. to make Valentine's Day greeting cards, book marks and other cute Valentine's Day crafts. This program is for children of all ages. Children under two will need adult assistance. Come and have some fun making something beautiful for the ones you love.

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