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Small Wonders and Stupendous Feats with Diane Macklin

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00 pm

Enjoy marvelous tales of unlikely heroes who defy the impossible. From stories about the original spider man to fantastic friendships, storyteller Diane Macklin will spin adventures using rhythm, movement and classic tales. For children ages 6 and up.
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

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. 
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.

Mini Maker

Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
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Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-to-40-minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. See you at the library.  
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 and Colleges

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 2:00 pm

College and Job Seekers for Teens and Young Adults Every month at Parklands-Turner, teens (ages 13-19) and young adults (ages 20-24) are guided through 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.
DIY Beat Machine

DIY Samplers and Beat Machines

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

Explore how simple electronic instruments are assembled by creating one-button sound and beat machines that record and play back your voice.
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Mad Science: Up, Up and Away

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 2:00 pm

Learn about the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help participants understand the power of air. For children ages 5 and up.
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123 Andrés

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:00 am

Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth to 6 years old.