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For Parents and Teachers

Parents and teachers:  Do you want to inspire a passion for learning in children or give children a world-class education for free?  Do you want children to reap positive benefits from homework and achieve academic excellence?  Visit Parklands-Turner Library.  You will find the following resources  and more to aid parents and teachers in children's educational development:

Good Reads for the Summer

Spotlighting African-American Cookery, Plays and Authors

Drop by and check out books about African American life, history and culture.  Subjects include books about African American cuisine, the plays of August Wilson, African American worship, and a very recent title called A White House Garden Cookbook; Healthy Ideas from the First Family for Your Family".   Re-read the works of Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin.Enhance your knowledge. Check out these titles and more!

Find It @ Your Neighborhood Library

Are you thinking about changing careers? Retiring?  Would you like to learn the art of Origami? What about catching up on the insider's guide to the TV phenomenon, CSI-Crime Scene Investigation?  How about planting a food garden for healthier food choices!  Visit Parklands-Turner to keep up with events and issues of the day. You will find many materials on a variety of interesting topics.  Check us out!

Preparing to Take the GED?

Test Prep Manuals and Online Learning Resources

If you are preparing to take the GED and you need testing materials, visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library for helpful resources to strengthen your skills in language, social studies, science and mathematics.You will find  GED Test manuals in each of the following five examinations: Language Arts, Writing Social Studies Science Language Arts, Reading  Mathematics Online learning resources available inside or outside the library include:

Learn to Work with Yarn

Knitting and Crochet Classes for All

What to learn the relaxing art ofworking with yarns .  At the parkland library we have many differnet tyes of classes with yarns.It doen not matter your level so if yu are beginner to advanced come in and share you works os art with the group or come in to learn.  Classes are for adults on Mon And Friday at 200 pm and children 8 and about at 3:00.

Legal Forms Online

The District of Columbia Public Library has a wonderful resource for online law research. Legal Forms Online is designed to simplify access to legal forms. The database provides legal forms drafted by attorneys for the District of Columbia, as well as federal forms and other documents across the nation. Most forms can be customized by users.

Cheap, Reliable Auto Repair?

Consumers’ Checkbook provides consumers with information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices.

New Parklands-Turner Library Open

Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty, joined by Councilmember Marion Barry, Councilmember Harry Thomas, Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper and members of the District of Columbia Board of Library Trustees celebrated the opening of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library with a ribbon-cutting.  The new library, located in the Shops at Parkland at 1547 Alabama Ave., replaces the Parklands-Turner Kiosk.  

Get Ready for the SAT

Through Learning Express Library, the library offers practice tests in critical reading, math, writing multiple choice and writing essays. The site also offers study skills and practical strategies for taking the SAT.

Parklands-Turner Is Moving

Library Closed for Three Weeks

The Parklands-Turner Library is moving. The Parklands-Turner kiosk will close permanently today at 5:30 p.m.  During the move, books and other library materials can be returned to the book drop at the kiosk or any DC Public Library.The new 4,500-square-foot Parklands-Turner will open on Monday, October 5, at The Shops at Park Village, 1547-49 Alabama Ave. S.E.  The new library will be open seven days a week, and will offer expanded services including: 20 public computers free Wi-Fi Internet access