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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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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.

Fab Lab at Noma

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.  

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.

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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.

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