Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library Black Literature Book Club is meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. to discuss Chimamanda Adichie's novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. The Los Angeles Times calls it "an extraordinary book." This historical novel is about love, culture, war, families, and loyalty.
New members are invited to join the book club. You can join us at any time. The book club focuses on novels authored by African-Americans, Caribbeans and Africans living in different countries around the globe.
To join, call 202-645-4532 or see a staff member at the front desk. Copies of the book are available for checkout.
The Spirit and Rhythm of Jazz
Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Jazz Appreciation Month, a project of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History was signed into law in 2001 by President George W. Bush. This marks the 12th year of national celebration.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for the young ones every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Our activities -- for ages 0 to 4 -- are sure to make Story Time a Fun Time!
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Plan to attend an interesting book discussion of The Known World. The first novel by Edward P.
Government to Go Event
Published on Monday, October 22, 2012
Through the Government to Go program, a caseworker from the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will share information about federal agencies with constituents. The caseworker will provide D.C. residents with casework services if they are not receiving benefits that they should be receiving from federal agencies. Caseworkers will talk to constituents about whether or not they are receiving unemployment benefits, and can provide them with a list of employers that are willing to hire.
Plan to attend this event at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012
Come to Parklands-Turner to celebrate Spain as part of our 2012 Kids Euro Fest program with stories, songs & fun!
Join us for our special Pre-School Story Time on Thursday, Oct. 18, where we will explore the rich culture of Spain.
The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. And is for ages 2-5.
Published on Friday, August 10, 2012
Read a story! Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey is a good choice. Through this age-appropriate story, participants will be introduced to segregation in the 1950s.
Investigate! Be a Conservator: Kids will wear white cotton gloves as they explore authentic artifacts from the 1950s, record observations and determine a preservation plan for each object.
Participants will keep gloves and activity books and be encouraged to go home and preserve their own family history!
Join us August 24, at 1:30 p.m. Ages 6-12.
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Learn about the science of bubbles with the Bubble Lady. Pose as she sculpts bubble hairdos and bubble helmets and offers a lifetime opportunity to be enclosed in a huge bubble!
The bubble fun starts Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. For ages 5-12.
Save the Date: July 24, 2012
Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012
"Goldy Bear and the Three Locks" is the story of Goldy, a student athlete, bookworm and world-class babysitter.
When called on to babysit for the Lock family, Goldy shows up to find that his charges are three mysterious boxes. All kinds of creative and magical book-oriented surprises come from the boxes to amaze and delight the audience!
Meet Goldy Bear at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. You will be glad you came.
Jester Nicolo Whimsey to Visit Parklands-Turner
Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Travel to the land of dreams with jester Nicolo Whimsey. Combining juggling, music, poetry and storytelling, Nicolo emphasizes language skills, encourages children to discover their voices, creativity and the joys of reading. Want to enjoy a morning of fun? Come to Parklands-Turner July 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Fun for ages 4-9