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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 

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.

Tao of Martha

If You Give a Blogger a Book Deal

They’ll Want a YouTube Channel

Whether it’s a writer of a food blog or the star of a YouTube Channel, books by Internet celebrities are here to stay. The wave of bloggers and YouTube celebrities turned writers has been going strong since the medium gained popularity in the early 2000’s. In many cases, these writers have challenged the odds to cultivate loyal, if sometimes niche, fan bases. In the end, the book still reigns supreme as these online personalities have gone on to write humor, how-to-guides, cookbooks, and even incredibly personal memoirs.

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Introduction to Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that just needs a monitor, SD card and keyboard to operate. It is very inexpensive (the most expensive model is $35).   Learn the basics about how to buy, set up and operate this fun, unique computer at our workshop on July 19 at 7 pm.     

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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Maker Month

July 2016

Become a maker.  Build, experiment, design and more through hands on activities that will ignite the imagination.  Visit the Children's Room for one or all of the themed projects:Week 1: Fantasy July 8, 9 and 10, 1-2:30 p.m.Week 2: Motion July 15, 16 and 17, 1-2:30 p.m.Week 3: Fun & Games July 22, 23, and 24, 1-2:30 p.m.Week 4:  Engineering and Electronics July 29, 30 and 31, 1-2:30 p.m.

ToD Fab Lab Tour

Teens of Distinction Tour the Fab Lab!

Recently, the Teens of Distinction (also known as ToDs) took a tour of MLK's Fab Lab with genius-in-residence Adam. They got to see the 3D printers in action and make tote bags with a laser cutter!

Using the memory lab

The Memory Lab Delivers Digitized Content to Family in the UK

From analog to digital, and from filmstrip to .jpegs for our nonagenarian

Read about one satisfying journey from vintage audio cassette and color negative filmstrips to digital formats! Click here to read Michelle's blog!

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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con!  This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome!Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 1 - 5 p.m. For All Ages Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as: