Parklands-Turner
Neighborhood Library

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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Carry the Flame!

Make an Olympic Torch!

Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 

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Black Literature Book Club

Black Literature Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 31 to discuss Okey Ndibe's novel, "Arrows of Rain". The meeting is at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for members to checkout. There is still time for new members to join. 

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Wednesday Evening Family Story Time

On Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Mini experiments and summer projects for kids

Parklands-Turner will be doing fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens are invited to join us as we create, experiment and design.                                                                                   July 11 - August 3 Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for ages 7-19

Join the Washington Home & Hospices for expert advice on caring for a loved-one at home.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.   

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

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Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club

Readings in Black Literature from the Library Catalog

For the Black Literature Book Club, the library hosts a librarian-led discussion where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of the selected title of the month.  On Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., we will discuss I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

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The Jackson Family Art Show featured for Black History Month!

The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations. The show will visit:  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.

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