The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library hosted two children's program with the Master Gardener Program of District of Columbia. These two programs focused on fall gardening and bugs. On Saturday, October 9, Master Gardener Ms. Siddle led a lively discussion on the value of vegetable gardening and the best vegetables to grow in our area, how to take care of the garden, what to watch out for, and how you can tell when the vegetables are ready to be picked. She assisted children as they planted their seeds to make a window box to take home.
Study Proposes Possible Locations for Full-Service Library
In 2019, DC Public Library undertook a study to identify potential locations to build a full-service 20,000 square foot permanent library to replace the temporary leased location for the Parklands-Turner Library.
There were two main criteria for site identification:
When books are recorded as audiobooks, a voice actor is usually hired to bring it to life. Sometimes, though, the best person to narrate an audiobook is the author themselves. Most often this happens with memoirs but it can also happen in other genres as well. Here are some audiobooks across multiple genres narrated with particular skill by their authors.
When books are recorded as audiobooks they generally only have one narrator, occasionally two if there are two main characters, but some books lend themselves well to having many more narrators giving voice to the book's characters. These full cast productions that often also include music and sound effects can provide a rich immersive listening experience. Here are a few that the library has available.
In 1989, musician Billy Joel released, "We Didn't Start the Fire," a song listing some of the most important headlines from his forty years of life up to that point, creating a snapshot of a large portion of the twentieth century.
Contemporary fiction with strong female characters
Women are amazing. Their is no limit to their abilities. One needs not to be afraid of the future so long as women will be there. Read these novels to find out how these female protagonists reflect, react and sometimes even rebuild in the wake of numerous challenges.
There are many classics that we are often told we must read in order to be considered “well-read” but it can be difficult to fit them all into our reading life. However, there are many that are much shorter than we may realize and can be read relatively quickly. Here are a few of those classics that come in at around 200 pages or fewer that can be crossed off our to-be-read lists much sooner than others.