Neighborhood Library

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! 

Juggle, Sing & Listen@

Jester Nicolo Whimsey to Visit Parklands-Turner

Travel to the land of dreams with jester Nicolo Whimsey. Combining juggling, music, poetry and storytelling, Nicolo emphasizes language skills, encourages children to discover their voices, creativity and the joys of reading.  Want to enjoy a morning of fun? Come to Parklands-Turner July 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Fun for ages 4-9

Follow the Griot!

BaBa C to Visit Parklands-Turner

Griot and master storyteller Baba-C will bring to life the oral histories and traditions of West African cultures through dancing, rapping and singing at  the Parklands-Turner Library.Come join us on Wednesday, June 20 at 5 p.m.It's fun for all ages!

Dream Big -- Read!

Sign Up for Summer Reading Starts May 14

Kids up to 12 years old can explore the night in DC Public Library's Summer Reading program, Dream Big -- Read! Star-gazing, exploration of dreams and wishes, nocturnal animals and pajama story times are just some of the exciting ways this theme will come alive. Check out our fun programs.Sign-up begins on May 14.

Finding and Keeping a Job!

Workplace Essential Skills for Adult Learners and Adult Educators

The Workplace Essential Skills video series and companion workbooks are available at the Parklands-Turner Library. 

Read-in with Dr. Seuss


Join Jane Ndaka, children's librarian, as she creates an atmosphere of fun and laughter when she presents Read-In With Dr. Seuss, a special read-aloud program for children.Saturday, March 10th beginning at 10:30 a.m.Ages 3-7