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key characters from the series, Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio

Animania at Parklands-Turner!

April ushered in the first gathering of the Parklands-Turner anime club, the Animaniacs! To celebrate, we have compiled three popular anime titles, that also have their own manga series as well. If you're new to the world of Japanese animation, have no fear! Anime is simply hand-written or computer-drawn animation that originates from Japan, and manga is the print, comic book style version of those stories. Read about these titles, and who knows, maybe you'll find a favorite of your own! 

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Learn How to Quilt

Quilting is a form of sewing that involves joining three layers of fabric together to make a three-dimensional padded surface. This form of fiber art is used in a variety of ways, ranging from carefully pieced bedspreads to humble pot holders. If you’ve never quilted before, DC Public Library has a wide collection of informational books on quilting to help novices get started on their very first quilt.  

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Celebrating Pandas!

National Panda Day is March 16 and the West End Library will celebrate! Have some fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate pandas with your children.  

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It's a Golden Rule Christmas

Sending holiday cheer to Golden Rule Apartments

One of the ways Northwest One Library has spread the holiday cheer is by going to local affordable senior housing and doing some arts and crafts. Recently Lucy and Becky went to Golden Rule Plaza and had a wooden ornament decorating class. affordable senior housing. 

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Reader's Theatre

A Year of Stories

Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2021. The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and local talent.  Enjoy a look back at the year past and join us for more events in 2022.  

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DC Public Library's 125 Birthday: Wish Window

To commemorate DC Public Library's 125th birthday, share your wishes with the library and put it in our Wish Window! Your wish can be a birthday wish to the library, a wish for yourself, a wish for your friends and family or a wish for other people such as health or world peace. This installation will be from June 3 - July 3. Participants may visit the library during normal business hours during this time period to write their wishes on provided strips of paper and attach their wishes in our Wish Window.

How to Entertain

No devices allowed!

Screen-free activities for children

Here's a list of books that offer inspiration for long days at home (and/or out and about) with children. 

Rock the Bauhaus

Celebrating MLK Main Library's Reopening

MLK Memorial Library is a unique and beautiful building, but why does it look the way it does? Join Allie from the Creative Labs in learning about Bauhaus and how a German design principle helped build our library’s main branch. You can try your hand at designing a Bauhaus-inspired object too! Check out the video on YouTube here.

Mending Life

Mending Clothes & Ourselves

Inspirational and Instructional Books on Mending

As Elizabeth Cline explores in Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, our overconsumption of textiles is ecologically disastrous, contributes to labor and human rights abuses, and is bad for our souls.