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Build a Better World: Early Elementary (PS-3rd Grade) Children's Summer Reading List

In Partnership with the National Building Museum

This summer, DC Public Library has teamed up with the National Building Museum to create reading lists that connect our summer reading theme, "Build a Better World", to their mission to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.

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Grown Up Fiction

These entertaining urban fictions novels are great stress relievers. These novels will keep you on the edge of your seat and coming back for more and more.

Shooting Women-- Behind the Camera, Around the World

Phenomenal Women

"Women hold up half the sky, but it is the heavier half." (ancient Egyptian Nut; ancient Chinese proverb) "Man is the head, but woman is the neck that turns the head." (South African Proverb) It often is said that "behind every great man, there is a great woman." That is because strong, intelligent men choose strong, intelligent women whose stories often don't get told.

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Exploring Herstory Through Fiction

Have you ever wondered what history would look like from a woman's point of view? Do you ever wish we had "herstory" as well as history? These historical novels will bring you into many different women's worlds. In the Museum of Extraordinary Things, you will meet a "mermaid" in Coney Island.

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Fly Into Fantasy

Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Would you like a break from the everyday routine world? If so, fly into fantasy with these books. You can take a journey to Wonderland, to a mysterious and magical island located in the afterlife, to another remote island where real magic exists, or to a fairy underground. You can also join three children and a greyhound who is a folk Catholic saint on a long and interesting journey.

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Parklands-Turner Junior Comic Book Club

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Each month, library staff will select a popular title for you to enjoy. Children are encouraged to visit and read in the library, or check out the selected comics on display.  Better still, kids can select any comic titles from any library across the city and have them delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you!

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May Kite Givaway at Parklands-Turner a Flying Success

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly" - Lauren Bacall

All during the month of May, twenty seven young patrons of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library were busy making paper kites and reading books, all in an effort to complete our kite contest giveaway reading contest to win real kites to take home and fly out in the fresh Spring air.

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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