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Maker Camp

Mini experiments and summer projects for kids

Anacostia Library will offer fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens are invited to come and join us as we create, experiment, and design.                                                                                   July 23rd - July 27th 2:30pm - 4:30pm for ages 7-19   Call ahead for registration: 202-715-7708

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Live Off the Land

(As Much as You Can)

It's been a cold, cold winter and I've been flagging catalogs and making sketches, impatient to get a start on the spring and summer garden.

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Photography Classes

Spring and Summer 2018

All workshops will last 90 minutes and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald. We will meet in the lower level meeting room.  Register via Eventbrite or e-mail us to help us plan ahead. Click the links below for more information.  

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Celebrate the Holidays

Holiday planning? We got you covered, from cookbooks to entertaining, Christmas cookies and decorating, holiday DVDs and seasonal fiction, cardmaking and other craft guides.

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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Crafty Man

One of the hobbies I do that raises eyebrows quite often is knitting. There are so many people I encounter on a regular basis who are just downright surprised that not only can I knit, I'm pretty good at it and I actually enjoy it. Maybe it is because I'm male. Maybe it is because I might not look like someone who is particularly crafty. I don't know the reason, but I do know knitting. Here are a few books that I have used in not only learning how to knit, (being self-taught), but which also serve as good resources once people get started.

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Gardening in Miniature

Gardening is cathartic in ways that people who don’t mind temporary messes or dirty fingernails can appreciate. There is satisfaction in even simple jobs like weeding and the end most certainly justifies the means. Fanatical gardeners dig in the dirt most anytime, weather be damned. There are times, however, when gardening outside is neither possible nor practical. That’s when gardening in miniature fits the bill and satisfies the obsession.

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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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