Reading Has Never Been Sweeter!

Join the Library and PBS’ The Great American Read to make a candy-filled diorama, recreating your favorite fictional scene!

Bring a shoebox, and we will provide the candy and crafts to create your vision. When you’re finished, enter your masterpiece in our contest (K-5, Teen, or Adult), judged by our Librarian and PBS staff for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Hosted by Meredith Vieira, The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series and nationwide campaign that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

Registration Required.

This event is part of our 2018 Summer Reading program.

Free parking in 2100 Crystal Drive garage after 4 p.m. and on weekends. Metro: Crystal City.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Connection: Crystal City
Events for All Ages Good for Families Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Fun and Games Maker > Arts and Crafts Registration Workshop
zz Connection: Crystal City
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