Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty, joined by Councilmember Marion Barry, Councilmember Harry Thomas, Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper and members of the District of Columbia Board of Library Trustees celebrated the opening of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library with a ribbon-cutting. The new library, located in the Shops at Parkland at 1547 Alabama Ave., replaces the Parklands-Turner Kiosk.
The Parklands-Turner Library is moving. The Parklands-Turner kiosk will close permanently today at 5:30 p.m. During the move, books and other library materials can be returned to the book drop at the kiosk or any DC Public Library.The new 4,500-square-foot Parklands-Turner will open on Monday, October
5, at The Shops at Park Village, 1547-49 Alabama Ave. S.E. The new library will be open seven days a week, and will offer expanded services including:20 public computers
free Wi-Fi Internet access
The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past nonfiction winners:The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (2008)
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Doubleday) by Tim Weiner (2007)
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan (2006)
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)