Neighborhood Library

story time

Family Story Time

Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Every Monday at 4 p.m., come to Parklands-Turner for a family story time! 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 children of any age and their accompanying adults.   These story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning by promoting your child's language and literacy skills. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively participate in the stories and activities during the program.   
Turkey with Leaves

Thanksgiving Story Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 am

Help celebrate Thanksgiving with a special Thanksgiving Story Time! Parklands-Turner library staff will read stories about Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 21st at 10 a.m.  As with all library story times, there will be singing, activity, and fun for all.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 am

Come to Parklands-Turner every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 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.      
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 3:30 pm

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of the 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 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room. 
Patterns & Puzzles Night

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:30 pm

Every Wednesday after school, join other teens, tweens, and young children as they test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen using mandalas logical geometric and pictorial puzzles LEGOs wooden blocks chess  and more.  I Spy Hours: 5:30 - 6:30 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 Chess Club

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 pm

Kid and teens learn and enjoy playing chess every Thursday afternoon at the Parklands-Turner Library. The specific chess-related lessons will depend on the skill levels of those in attendance, but all will be encouraged to participate.    
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.
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.
Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

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!
Young Adults Achieving Success in Careers, Trades, and Colleges

YAAS!: Young Adults Achieving Success in Careers, Trades, & Colleges

Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:00 pm

Every month at Parklands-Turner, Ms. Auset guides teens (ages 13-19) and young adults (ages 20-24) through a specific steps toward realizing their goals; whether these goals are to receive a scholarship award to the college or university of choice; acceptance into a competitive and highly-coveted apprenticeship program; or a call-back after a series of successful job interviews.October 22: College & Career Searches - Books, Databases, & Internet ResourcesNovember 12: Universal Online Applications for Colleges & Jobs