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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 

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A SPOOKtacular October

We are very excited about the upcoming Halloween SPOOKtacular Party taking place on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Capitol View.  Families are invited to join us for a special evening that will surely be a FRIGHTfully fun time. Crafts, games, music, prizes and trick-or-treating surprises will await all who dare to enter.  We hope to see you there!

Dr. Bear

Discover SCIENCE* with Dr. Bear: Nutrition!

*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.

Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

Post-Carbon Living

Individual, Family & Community Adaptation to Life after Fossil Fuels

The lifestyles of most of us in the industrialized world depend heavily on fossil fuels. Despite its normalcy for many of us, the era of fossil-fueled extravagant living will look like a fleeting moment within a larger view of human history. Formed over half a billion years, fossil fuels are non-renewable, depleting, declining in quality and net energy, and their contribution to climate change, pollution, and other forms of ecological degradation make perpetuity of this way of life impossible. Either we change voluntarily, or let crises increasingly force us to change.

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Fab Test Lab opens April 17

DC Public Library will open the Fab Test Lab on Wednesday, April 17 at the Franklin D. Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW.  The Fab Test Lab will be a Do-It-Yourself space chock full of fabrication equipment, and it will help us test drive the orientations and classes that will be offered in the new Martin Luther King Jr.

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Preserve Your Family Memories with DCPL's Memory Lab

It’s a human tendency to hang on to sentimental memorabilia, items that remind us of significant memories and special times, even if those items may no longer be as accessible and usable as we would like.

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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.

Maker

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 10 - Aug. 7 3 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 7 - 19 Call ahead for registration: 202-715-7708.

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The Fab Lab at NoMa

As we work towards an opening date for the Fab Test Lab at 14th & U St NW, the Fab Lab Pop-Up has gone on hiatus.

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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.  

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