Neighborhood Library

Black Literature Book Club

Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library Black Literature Book Club is meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. to discuss Chimamanda Adichie's novel, Half of a Yellow Sun.

Jazz Appreciation Month

The Spirit and Rhythm of Jazz

Jazz Appreciation Month, a project of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History was signed into law in 2001 by President George W. Bush.  This marks the 12th year of national celebration.  

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for the young ones every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.Our activities -- for ages 0 to 4 -- are sure to make Story Time a Fun Time!

Black Literature Book Club

Plan to attend an interesting book discussion of The Known World.  The first novel by Edward P.

Jobs Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Government to Go Event

Through the Government to Go program, a caseworker  from the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will share information about federal agencies with constituents.  The caseworker will provide D.C. residents with casework services if they are not receiving benefits that they should be receiving from federal agencies. Caseworkers will talk to constituents about whether or not they are receiving unemployment benefits, and can provide them with a list of employers that are willing to hire.

Kids Euro Fest 2012 Story Time

Come to Parklands-Turner to celebrate Spain as part of our 2012 Kids Euro Fest program with stories, songs & fun!Join us for our special Pre-School Story Time on Thursday, Oct. 18, where we will explore the rich culture of Spain.The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. And is for ages 2-5.

Summer Reading, Mission: Preservation

Read a story! Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey is a good choice. Through this age-appropriate story, participants will be introduced to segregation in the 1950s.Investigate! Be a Conservator: Kids will wear white cotton gloves as they explore authentic artifacts from the 1950s, record observations and determine a preservation plan for each object.

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles!

Learn about the science of bubbles with the Bubble Lady.  Pose as she sculpts bubble hairdos and bubble helmets and offers a lifetime opportunity to be enclosed in a huge bubble!The bubble fun starts Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. For ages 5-12.

Parklands to Host Blue Sky Puppet Theater

Save the Date: July 24, 2012

"Goldy Bear and the Three Locks" is the story of Goldy, a student athlete, bookworm and world-class babysitter. When called on to babysit for the Lock family, Goldy shows up to find that his charges are three mysterious boxes.  All kinds of creative and magical book-oriented surprises come from the boxes to amaze and delight the audience!