Parklands-Turner
Neighborhood Library

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Be the Message Maker

DIY Button and Book Marker Making

Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder?  Don't wait until February to make your mark.  Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.  

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Learn to Bake - Book Display

Do you love cookies, cakes, pies and other baked goods? If you want to learn how to bake or if you just want to explore new recipes, visit the specially assembled display of baking books behind the library's main desk, and check out an assortment of books on baking.   The books selected by the staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will be available throughout the month of November. Your library has a great collection of cookbooks of all kinds to help you in your culinary adventures.  

Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

Afrofuturism: Part I

Black Sci-Fi and Speculative Fiction Anthologies

October is Black Sci-Fi and Speculative Fiction Month.  For those who want to get hip, there are two seminal, must-read books: Ytasha L. Womack’s Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture and John Edwards Jennings’ Black Comix: African-American Independent Comics, Art, and Culture.

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I Can Relate...

Books with Black Females as Lead Characters

We all love to read a book with characters similar to ourselves. The fun that they have, the friends they hang around, the ups and downs of life are all similar to our own experiences. These featured titles discuss different aspects of Black women's lives.  Waiting to Exhale By: Terry McMillan

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit and check out the thoughtful assortment of up to date books on display, presented by staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library during October 2017. Your local library is a great place to research health and wellness materials of all kinds

Everyday Use

Stitching "Scraps of Memories"

African American Textile Art as Historical Aesthetics

 As Alice Walker’s short story Everyday Use demonstrates, African American quilts are repositories of history and culture that anyone can appreciate as art, but

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Horrified

These books are perfect for all the horror fanatics of the world, and even better that all of  these books listed have movies that I am sure horror fans will enjoy. Escape From Asylum - Madeline Roux

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At Odds

Books for the Beast

I have gone to the Books for the Beast Young Adult Literature conference so often that I forgot when I first starting going. I highly recommend it; it's wonderful! The following books that I read were in the "At Odds" category, which means the main character was at odds with another character, a situation, or both.

School's First Day Of School

School Here We Come!

 It is that time of year again, the beginning of a new school year. For some parents and children this tradition has become routine, and for others it is the very first stage of growing and going to school for the very first time.  This joyous list of  books is sure to help parents calm children of their first day jitters and show them how much fun they will have on their first day of school and onward.  

First Day Jitters

School Rules!

Titles to help get your student ready for school

Summer is coming to an end, which means a new school year is right around the corner. This time of year can cause anxiety in those moving to a new classroom. These titles remind us that we can all conquer the dreaded first day. First Day Jitters By: Julie Danneburg

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