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.
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.
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.
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 Neighborhood Library Staff have curated a special selection of Black History books in two themes for your enjoyment during the month of February.
"Black Wonder Women"
This assortment of great biographies features Black American women who broke the rules, defied the odds, and demonstrated their contributions to America and the world in inspiring and winning ways.
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!
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
Welcome to Diversity Story Time!
Join the staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library in celebrating Black History Month by participating in one of the two especially programmed Diversity Story times. On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10 a.m., and Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Parklands-Turner staff will read and share some beautifully illustrated picture books featuring African American boys and girls, and stories by African American authors about children in many nations around the world.
In celebration of Black History Month in February 2018, the Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club will host a librarian-led discussion Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Thoughtful sharing and insightful comments are the hallmark of the club, and always lead to a greater enjoyment of the specially selected title of the month.
Youth continue to be at the heart of every social movement. What are today's teens thinking about current and past African American social movements?
From 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. every Thursday from January 18 to February 22, 2018, teens at the Parklands-Turner Library will watch and discuss films that show little-known occurrences of the past that are relevant to what they see happening in society today.
Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder? Don't wait until February to make your mark.
Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library.
Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.
Do you love cookies, cakes, pies and other baked goods?
If you want to learn how to bake or if you just want to explore new recipes, visit the specially assembled display of baking books behind the library's main desk, and check out an assortment of books on baking.
The books selected by the staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will be available throughout the month of November.
Your library has a great collection of cookbooks of all kinds to help you in your culinary adventures.
We all love to read a book with characters similar to ourselves. The fun that they have, the friends they hang around, the ups and downs of life are all similar to our own experiences. These featured titles discuss different aspects of Black women's lives. Waiting to Exhale By: Terry McMillan
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Visit and check out the thoughtful assortment of up to date books on display, presented by staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library during October 2017. Your local library is a great place to research health and wellness materials of all kinds