Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winter is the time for snow, snowflakes, and snowmen!
Come to the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 7 - 8 p.m., when children ages 6 to 8 will make snowflakes out of popsicle sticks, and children ages 9 to 12 will make 3-D snowmen out of card-craft board.
The snowflakes and snowmen make great holiday gifts for family and friends!
See you there!
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels. Each month, library staff will select a popular title for you to enjoy.
Children are encouraged to visit and read in the library, or check out the selected comics on display. Better still, kids can select any comic titles from any library across the city and have them delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you!
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly" - Lauren Bacall
All during the month of May, twenty seven young patrons of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library were busy making paper kites and reading books, all in an effort to complete our kite contest giveaway reading contest to win real kites to take home and fly out in the fresh Spring air.
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.
Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you!
As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7.
Black Literature Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 31 to discuss Okey Ndibe's novel, "Arrows of Rain". The meeting is at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for members to checkout. There is still time for new members to join.
Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.
On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate.
Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.