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Cupid Kids

Community Edition

DC Department of Aging and Community Living Cupid's Kids – Community Edition Create by Feb. 1, 2023 Make Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors   This year, you’re invited to help us spread some love and cheer by creating handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Help us make this year's Valentine’s Day extra special for our seniors. HOW DO I MAKE A CARD? 1. Create a card with construction paper or card stock. 2. Decorate with Valentine’s Day theme in mind.

black and white book cover with the word "WALK" on lefthand side and white stitching on right

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.  

book cover of I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

A Holiday Story for the Family

The holiday season is among us. The Parklands-Turner Library wants to get you in the festive mood with a couple of activities. We got crazy holiday socks, gnomes, gingerbread houses, and a holiday movie marathon. Let's start with this month’s StoryWalk® featuring “I Got the Christmas Spirit,” written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.

Dog Plate Finished

Dog Days of Summer

Come celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Lamond-Riggs Library! Pick up a grab and go kit with all of the supplies needed to make a dog paper plate craft. While you're here, check out one of our book bundles on dogs! 

flower bookmark

Make a Flower Bookmark!

Come bloom with us at the Lamond-Riggs Interim Library! Stop by to pick up your grab and go bag that contains all of the supplies you need to make a flower bookmark and instructions! 

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.

Quilting 101

Learn how to create your own quilt.

Watch and follow along as Allie creates a quilt from start to finish with these helpful video guides. Download Sweet Celebrations on OverDrive to follow the guide used in the video. Part 1: Materials    Part 2: Assembly