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Cover of the book Stitch 'n Bitch

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.

terrariums

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.

Cover image of the book The Story of Buildings

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? 

zootopia

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.

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.

Black Threads

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.

making a impression

Teens Arts and Crafts

You Make It, You Take It

Looking for some awesome teen crafts? It’s difficult being a teen sometimes, so let us help you express yourself. Put your frustrations into Arts and Crafts by making or building something with us at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Who knows, you might develop a lifelong hobby. Making things is great for building self-esteem and self-confidence! Thursday Sept. 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24, 2015  at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 19, 2015  at 4:30 p.m.

Arts and crafts material

Crafty Tuesdays

Make a crafty creation to take home

Arts and crafts are back this Fall. Children 12 and under will paint, draw, fold, shape and weave a seasonal take home creation.

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