Neighborhood Library

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 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, January 24, 2018, 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. 
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Parklands-Turner Chess Club

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 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.
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Black History Book Displays at Parklands-Turner

Thursday, February 1, 2018 (All day)

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.
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

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 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
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Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Friday, February 9, 2018, 1:00 pm

Wife and husband author-and-illustrator team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E.
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Diversity Story Time

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:00 am

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.
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Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 2:00 pm

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.