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Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Participants will create several craft projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Recommended for ages 6-12. Choose from any (or all!) of the following classes: Wednesday, July 5, 2 p.m. - Intro to Maker Camp Thursday, July 6, 2 p.m. - Sewing 

Discover SCIENCE* with Dr. Bear: Safety First!

Monday, February 18, 2019 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience A hands-on STEM and arts program focusing on health issues of concern to the local D.C. community.  Presented by Children's National Health Systems, this month's topic is "Safety First!" Bicycle helmets will be given on a first come, first served basis.

STEAM

STEAM Ahead Into Science!

Each month we will feature a STEAM program at these select locations: Rosedale Neighborhood Library, Southeast Neighborhood Library and Woodridge Neighborhood Library. 

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Science Fun 101

Engaging intros to science topics for preK-2nd graders

Why is the sky blue? Why do dogs wag their tails? Why don’t I float away when I hold a balloon? Why? WHY? WHYYYYY? If you have a kiddo in your life, you probably encounter questions like these all the time. These questions are beautiful proof that children are budding scientists, eager to explore how and why things work. But, um, they’re really dang tough to answer.

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Spark! Your Imagination

DCPL and the National Museum of American History Team Up to Encourage Kids to Invent and Explore their World

The DC Public Library and the National Museum of American History (NMAH) have teamed up to enhance a classic summer experience: visiting a museum.

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Be the Message Maker

DIY Button and Book Marker Making

Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder?  Don't wait until February to make your mark.  Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.  

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.

Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Puppet Making with Karen Brown

Friday, July 8, 1 p.m.

Artist/educator, Karen Brown brings a project to inspire play and creativity as the library begins Maker Month.  Mark your calendars for this fun-filled event and drop by the library each Friday during the month of July for more Maker programs. Recommended for ages 7 and 14.

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Science in the Summer

July 11-14, 2016

This summer, explore science in the seas-- oceanography. Use microscopes and engage in hands-on experiments while learning more about marine animals and sea water. In branch registration by a parent or guardian is open now. Only 16 students per level will be admitted on a first come first served basis.   Classes for the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library:  Levels I & II, July 11-14 Level I- 2-3 p.m., children entering grades 2 and 3 Level II- 3:30-4:30 p.m., children entering grades 4 through 6

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BioArt

Visiting Exhibit at Palisades Library!

A brand new exhibit is coming to Palisades Library, and it is the STEAMiest exhibit in town!

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