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You’re Gonna Make It!

Take & Make Activities at John Marshall Library

Take and Make activity kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may wish to call ahead to confirm availability.

703-971-0010 | TTY 711 | 6209 Rose Hill Dr, Alexandria VA 22310-6299

Teacup Basil - Adults and Teens

picture of basil plant in a white tea cup

Start basil seeds in a vintage teacup!  Kit includes teacup, seeds, soil, and growing instructions.

There are only 17 kits - once they're gone, they're gone.


Bee Origami - Teens and Adults

While supplies last, pick up your take and make Bee Origami Kit.  

picture of a paper origami bee

GOTCHA! Challenge - 3rd - 6th Grade students

GOTCHA! Challenge.

Create a model of a frog's tongue that can catch a "fly."

Available while supply lasts

Black-Out Poetry - Teens and Adults.

April is National Poetry Month! 

decorative art on a page of a book

Create an original poem using old book pages and markers.


  1. Select a handful of book pages to take home with you from the basket provided.
  2. Scan the book page for words that stand out to you.
  3. See if these words form a sentence, an idea, or thought.
  4. Isolate those words by blacking out the surrounding words with a marker (remember to use a blotter under your page to keep marks off the table).
  5. Be creative!  Poems can be anything from profound to silly.  You can even draw pictures!



Keep the poem for yourself or bring it back to John Marshall Library during the month of April to hang on the wall.

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