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Solar Eclipse Viewing - LIVE!

NO SPECIAL GLASSES REQUIRED! Visit the Parklands-Turner Library at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 21 to enjoy NASA's live-stream broadcast of the 2017 American Solar Eclipse. This event will be shown on the big screen in a main area of the library branch. The DC area will only enjoy approximately 85% coverage of the sun by the moon, and it will be dangerous to view the eclipse directly without special equipment. Patrons at this event will enjoy a safe view of eclipse coverage from within the 100% zone, while seated in the air-conditioned comfort indoors at the library.
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Eclipse Watch Party

Can't find solar eclipse glasses? Want to see the full solar eclipse instead of the partial one visible in DC? Are you wondering what all the hubbub is about and want to hear from the experts? Join us as we live stream NASA TV on our large projection screen from 1 - 4 p.m. They will be showing the eclipse as it happens across the country, share scientific information about what is happening and connect you with others watching across the nation. All ages welcome.
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Wiggle Worm Family Story Time with author Sarah Williamson

Join author Sarah Williamson for a special Family Story Time. Sarah is the author and illustrator of the new book, Where Are You?  Sarah will talk about creating her book, and we’ll make our own wiggle worms to hide and keep. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring a stuffed animal friend to the library to hear a story & create your own photo album. Your stuffed animal will spend the night at the library, & when you come to pick your pal up, your personalized photo album will be filled with photos of all the sleepover adventures they had! Children of all ages & families are welcome; pajamas are encouraged but not required!
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Saturday Family Fun

Back to School Crafts: Come to the library to make and decorate your own school supplies. Craft supplies provided.  Ages 5+
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Back To School - Educators' Night

Parents, Caregivers and Teachers stop in and meet your partners in literacy and become familiar with your neighborhood library.   We will offer orientation tours, information on arranging class visits, literacy initiatives, and more. There will be lots of giveaways! Come Early for best selection - Posters, Games, Books  

End-of-Summer Party!

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year at the library! We'll have games, snacks, and lots of fun indoor & outdoor activities! Kids & families of all ages welcome. (And if you haven't already finished summer reading, now's a good time to complete the program and pick up your prizes!)

Kids' Club: Arts & Crafts!

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts & crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity!
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August Film Series: Adventure in the Sky

Come watch a movie in the library with popcorn! This month's theme is "Adventure in the Sky". This week's movie is: "Meet The Robinsons".
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August Film Series: Adventure in the Sky

Come watch a movie in the library with popcorn! This month's theme is Adventure in the Sky. This week's movie is: "Treasure Planet."