Neighborhood Library

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00 pm

Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
Democracy in Black

DC Reads: Democracy in Black

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book Democracy in Black.  Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap” - with white lives valued more than others - that still distorts our politics today.
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Black Literature Book Club

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 pm

In celebration of DC Reads in October 2016, the Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club will host a librarian-led discussion on October 25 at 2:00 p.m., where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of this specially selected title for 2016. 
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 3:00 pm

Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 

Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00 pm

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:00 pm

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
kitty cat jack-o-lantern

Trick or Treat!

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00 pm

Kids, Get a head start on Trick-or-Treating at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Come and learn about the history of Trick-or-Treat while making your very own kitty-cat or jack-o-lantern bag! After you make your bag, library staff will fill it with candy and you can take it home, along with your new few fun facts about Halloween! This event is for children ages 2 to 12. Parents, please feel free to join in the fun! 
Books to Movie Images

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day)

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library regularly displays an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and display it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV in the Children's room for your further enjoyment.  
Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day)

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Children and teens are encouraged  to come in and enjoy one of the comics on display, or select an item from the catalog from any library in the city and have it delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you! Each month, the library staff will select and recommend a graphic novel or comic series for you to enjoy.  Come in and enjoy!