The Library invites you to participate in a Haiku Contest for all ages.
Write a haiku about your love of books, stories, the library or anything in DC and submit in person at the branch.
Prize-winners will take home library swag and have their poem posted in the library and on the DC Public Library website in June.
Join library users, staff and local professionals for coffee and conversation. We will be discussing housing resources and neighborhood changes. Please join us for coffee and conversation and share your story.
Museum curator and author Alcione M. Amos will lead this informative bus tour which provides an overview of this historically significant area of Southeast Washington, D.C. Tracing the neighborhood’s beginnings as a post-Civil War settlement for African Americans and the following 100 years of its history, the tour includes stops along the way at Fort Stanton/Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Elvans Road, Barry Farm Dwellings, the corner of Sheridan Road and Martin Luther King Avenue and the Anacostia Pool.
Summer is here and that means it's time for Summer Challenge #Read20. Join us for the Summer Challenge Kick Off Event at Martha's Table from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Live performance by The Hip Hop Orchestra at 1 p.m. and more.
In celebration of Black History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations throughout February.
The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.
Have you just finished reading a great book that you want to talk about? Do you have a favorite book that you'd like to recommend to other teens? Do you want to earn additional community service hours? Accomplish all of these each time you attend a Teen Talk-Back (book club meeting) or write a book review that gets published on the Parklands-Turner Library page.
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.