Janus Point


For some reason we did a lot of online, tech-y stuff this week.

Highlights of the past week:

  • STEAMtivity at the Beatley Library
  • Learning about Jim Crow through HERO Live
  • Discussing Frankenstein with the Kids’ Book Detective Club
  • Having Odyssey of the Mind on Google Hangouts


Coming this next week:

On the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center all week: America’s renowned conservatories

Monday: President’s Day

Last day to see the Surrealist exhibit at the Hirshhorn

A number of historic sites are open for free today, including Mt. Vernon


12:30-1:30: The Homeschool Book Club at the Duncan Library

7:00-8:00: Game Night at the Beatley Library

Ages 8-12. Make new friends and play fun games! Games change monthly. No registration required.


3:30-4:30: “Explore the Natural World” at the Duncan Library

A naturalist from the Buddie Ford Nature Center will talk about the natural world. Frequently she is accompanied by live animals. For kids only in grades K-5.



1:00-2:30: Electronics Playdate at the Burke Centre Library


11:00-12:30: Crafts from the Civil War at the Barrett Library

Join local artist and teacher Laura Hummel as she demonstrates how to make a tintype-like box using Altoid tins. Supplies provided. Ages 12 and up.

2:00-3:00: Lincoln in the Kitchen at the Museum of American History

What can his favorite foods tell us about President Abraham Lincoln? Chef Angie will bring us to Lincoln’s table with a few dishes from across his childhood on a farm in frontier-era Illinois and his political life from Springfield to the White House. As Chef Angie cooks up some classic mid-19th century fare, we’ll consider the complex relationship Lincoln had to food (which he often cooked himself), and how the foods he ate during his presidency reflected his thoughts on our national cuisine in the Civil War era.


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