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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.

Library Associate/Artist Janelle Ortiz

Takoma Park's Own Artist!

Janelle Ortiz

DC Public Library staff have all kinds of talents and passions and expertise, and sometimes those extracurricular skills intersect with their jobs at the library in a big way. 

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Make Your Own Trading Cards!

Create your own game, then try it out at the Trading Card Meetup.

Love playing Trading Cards? Come meet creators from the Art Way Alliance on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Two of their artists will teach you how to make your own cards and design your own game! As a participant, you’ll learn how to:    · Use the basics of drawing and character design to create your own character · Develop a character with special powers and spells

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Family Craft-ernoon

Create your own Summer Reading Super Hero!

Have you heard about Summer Reading yet? If not, then join us for a Summer Reading themed craft-ernoon! This year we have a Super Hero theme: Every Hero Has A Story. For Saturday's craft we will create our own superheroes and get signed up for Summer Reading. Already signed up? Great! We would love for you to create your own superhero as well, and claim prizes for your reading if you haven't already! Halfway completion prizes include placemats and books, and final prizes include books, Chipotle coupons and Nationals tickets!

Children's librarian Ms. Jenny with a red cape and Asad dressed as the Scarlet Spider, perched on a bookshelf

A Super Start to Summer Reading at Woodrige!

Every Hero Has A Story at our Kickoff Celebration

We kicked off the 2015 Summer Reading Program with a day of fun at Woodridge on Saturday, May 30, the first official day to sign up for the program. Visitors and staff got in the spirit with their best superhero attire -- from Iron Man, to the Scarlet Spider (a clone of Peter Parker), to real-life hero Jackie Robinson. We created our own superhero masks, filled out 'official' superhero ID cards, and won prizes with a balloon pop game outside.

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June is Great Outdoors Month!

Fresh air fun and learning for all ages!

Who says libraries and learning have to be confined within four walls? Join us during the month of June as we host a number of programs outdoors (weather permitting) to appreciate fresh air, blue skies, warm weather and fun in the sun!

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Tea Time Under the Trees!

Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art

June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"! On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.

Amigurumi Two!

Clever Crafting

Amigurumi Part One: crocheted dolls and creatures

I admit it. I am a librarian and I like to crochet and knit.

Feltique

Clever Crafting

Needle felting basics and fun projects

Looking for a new hobby that's fun, creative and involves jabbing things with pointy needles? Look no further! Needle felting is a fun fiber arts hobby that has less of a learning curve than other types of felting, as it doesn't involve soap and water and is much less complicated than knitting or crocheting.

Bookcover of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Family Crafternoon

Make Your Own Cabinet of Wonder

In Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, 12-year old Ben keeps a collection of things that are important to him in a wooden box. After finding out about early museum collections and Cabinets of Wonder, Ben wonders whether he is a curator and whether his own Cabinet of Wonder is a museum box.

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