Neighborhood Library

Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

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.

Parklands-Turner Junior Comic Book Club

Monday, May 1, 2017 (All day)

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!
Books to the Big Screen

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has 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 displayi 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 for your further enjoyment.
Drawing of child with books on her head

Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

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. 
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:30 pm

Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

​123 Andrés

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:00 am

123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 
Tour de DCPL 2017


Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 am

Library staff discovered a great way to explore the ongoing transformations at the DC Public Library -- by bike!
Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 10:00 am

Kick off summer reading by attending a Billy Goats Gruff puppet performance at Parklands-Turner on Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m.! Participants will enjoy seeing this story come to life as the librarian acts out the roles of the goats, the troll and the narrator.
Photo Editing

Photo Editing Basics

Monday, June 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Make your summer memories shine, your Instagram sparkle, and your artwork unforgettable with this  Fab Lab class on the basics of editing your photos using Photoshop and GIMP. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session in this 90-minute session.  
iMovie Flickr


Monday, June 26, 2017, 4:00 pm

Love movies? Want to be the director? Learn video production techniques from the Fab Lab staff in this 90-minute session. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session.