Neighborhood Library


Knitting and Crocheting Class and Club

Knit-Wits is a class and a club, conducted by C. Diane Lowe at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library.  The club meets every Monday at 2:30 p.m., and the class meets every Friday, also at 2:30 p.m.  

We Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From Tots to Teens to Adults: Pausing to Remember

Martin Luther King Jr. Read-aloudStory Hour, Tuesday and Thursday,January 10 and 1210:30 a.m.Ages 2-5Teen and Adult Listening HourThe Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.Monday and WednesdayJanuary 9 and 117:30 p.m.Ages 13 to adult

The Other Wes Moore

DC Reads is a "program that promotes reading for pleasure by having city-wide celebrations focusing on one book."

Boosting Your Parenting Skills

Being a new parent does not have to be unnerving. You can guide your children from the terrible twos to the terrible teens without becoming "undone."Parklands has a selection of books that will not only hold your interest, but will give you great advice on understanding and connecting with your children from toddler to teen.

Make Your Own Superhero

Come out and join Maryanne Pollock as she presents a comic book character drawing workshop that is sure to be lots of fun. Ages 6-12. Thursday, August 11, at 2 p.m.

Brazil for Kids: Book Giveaway

The Parklands-Turner Library sincerely regrets the cancellation of "Brazil for Kids," originally scheduled for presentation on Tuesday, July 19.  The Brazilian Embassy has graciously provided books about Brazil, so library users may pick up a free book during their next visit to the Parklands-Turner Library. At a later date to be announced, a story hour featuring the country of Brazil will be offered.


Learn about Japan and Japanese culture, from the Japan-American Society of Washington, D.C., through hands-on activities and demonstrations.  Hear stories about the daily school life of Japanese children, learn a basic Japanese greeting and counting, and discover the basic geography of Japan. Ages 2-12.

One World Many Stories

Coyaba Dance TheaterTuesday, July 19, 11 a.m. Brazil for Kids - Brazilian EmbassyTuesday, July 19, 2 p.m., Ages 6-12

Knit-Wits: Knitting & Crocheting

Knit-Wits Knitting & Crocheting will still be offered as follows:ClassEvery Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Club Every Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us to learn new patterns and techniques, just in time for fall 2011 creations!

Audiobook Picks

Need an incentive to complete that cleaning project you began this spring, or are you tired of listening to the same radio broadcast daily as you drive to and from work?  Try audiobooks.  Following are titles that just may help you finish your spring cleaning or get you through the next traffic jam: Andrews, Helena. Bitch Is the New Black.  This addictive memoir explores the roller coaster of being educated and single while trying to become an "actual adult" and find love.  A film adaptation is in the works.