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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:

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