Neighborhood Library

Martin and His Words

Creating a Beloved Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved crowds with the sheer power of his voice. His message of peace, hope and a shared dream changed the course of history in America.

Pre-School Story Time

Every Tuesday Morning.

If it's 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, it's Pre-school story time at the Parklands-Turner Library.Join Mrs. Ndaka, children's librarian, for stories, songs, arts and crafts, fingerplays, and great fun!Ages 2-5.

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres

"Sundae" Treat at Parklands-Turner!

Andre will return to Parklands-Turner Library to present a command performance on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. His interactive show celebrates Spanish language and Latin American culture.You will sing, shake, and sound rhythms while "trying your hand" at performing regional Latin dances led by Andre. You will not want to miss this "Sundae" treat!

January YA Programming

Check out the upcoming events at Parklands-Turner:


The DC Public Library and THEARC will present A Conversation with Frederick Douglass and John Muller as DC Reads 2013 continues. Where: THEARC - Theater - 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE; Washington, DC 20020When: Thursday, November 7, 2013Time: 10 a.m.

Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library is Four Years Old!

Happy Birthday!

Bring out the balloons! Bring out the cake!Parklands-Turner is turning 4 years old and no better day to celebrate our anniversary than on Oct. 6, the first Sunday when all branch libraries will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.!

Upholding Intellectual Freedom

Revisiting Banned and Challenged Titles

Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will feature banned and challenged books during Banned Books Week from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28, 2013. 

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres

Summer Reading Program

Come to Parklands-Turner on Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to sing, dance, shake and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andres as he takes children on a musical journey through different Latin American cultures. For ages 3-12.

Global Film Series


Life Kills Me: Life and death collide in this comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving young cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. Gaspar is still reeling from the death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro, a mildly sociopathic young man, who soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways. (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

The Blue Sky Puppet Theater is back with a special show, The Time Capsule, designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading program.