There's a new club happening at the Parklands-Turner library. It's the Chess Club! Several kids sat down to learn the basics on how the game is played by starting with an overview of the pieces and setting up the board. Some of the kids were familiar with the game and played a friendly game against each other.
How does our food actually become poop? Our kids got an up-close encounter with learning about the digestive system and how the food we eat gets processed into stinky, smelly poop by making a model of how poop exits the body. It was a fun, smelly activity. Keep an eye out as this activity will appear again later this summer.
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April ushered in the first gathering of the Parklands-Turner anime club, the Animaniacs! To celebrate, we have compiled three popular anime titles, that also have their own manga series as well. If you're new to the world of Japanese animation, have no fear! Anime is simply hand-written or computer-drawn animation that originates from Japan, and manga is the print, comic book style version of those stories. Read about these titles, and who knows, maybe you'll find a favorite of your own!
This past May 4th was cause for celebration, as Parklands-Turner ushered in Star Wars Day! This was undeniably a day to remember for a number of our patrons who enjoy Star Wars. Led by our branch manager Kendra Jordan, patrons competed in a Star Wars-themed Lego building contest, competing for various prizes of treats. Check out some of the unique creations that were thought up!
The Parklands-Turner library was overjoyed this past Tuesday, March 22., to resume in-person programming, and to welcome our youngest customers back into our branch. The excitement to return to face-to-face programming was palpable, and we could not wait to let the good times keep rolling. To celebrate, the resident children's librarian, Ms. Yvonne Harris, hosted a Storytime with our local early childhood friends! There were countless opportunities to interact with our young patrons, from sing-alongs, to call and responses, and even wiggle breaks in between the book readings.
Read Across America is a nation-wide celebration of reading that falls on or around Dr. Seuss’ birthday designed to engage kids in reading books. Despite the recent controversy surrounding a lack of diversity in Dr. Seuss' books, we displayed some of Dr. Seuss works that showcased his trademark illustration style and rhyming that we all grew up on being read to at bedtime, gathering in classrooms for story time, or leaning how to rhyme by reading a book with family and friends. We kicked off a mini read-a-thon of classic Dr.
The night is beautiful, so the faces of my people.
These beautiful words are echoed in Hughes's eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
Enjoy the My People by Langston Hughes StoryWalk® starting February 16th - 28th.
The one blizzard that I can vividly recall as a kid is the Blizzard of 1996. On January 7-8, the city nearly came to a halt. It was so much snow, around 17 inches and other parts of the region saw between an estimated of 24-25 inches of snow.
The holiday season is among us. The Parklands-Turner Library wants to get you in the festive mood with a couple of activities. We got crazy holiday socks, gnomes, gingerbread houses, and a holiday movie marathon. Let's start with this month’s StoryWalk® featuring “I Got the Christmas Spirit,” written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.