Neighborhood Library

DIA (Diversity In Action)

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Come to Partklands-Turner Library on Wednesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to celebrate DIA (Diversity In Action)/"El Dia de los Ninos." We'll celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through with diverse books covering a variety of languages and cultures.

By FAIR Girls

Published on Monday, March 24, 2014

Learn about your rights and responsibilities in intimate relationships, gain a deeper understanding of sexual violence and exploitation, and get connected to resources. 

Help prevent the trafficking and sexual abuse of youth! 

This workshop will have two sessions, on March 31 and April 1. Each will go from 4-5:30 p.m.

For questions, please email or call the Parklands-Turner Library at 202-645-5432.

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
The 4 Sapphires posing for a promotional picture.

Come join us on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. for a fun and inspirational movie! 

To end Black History Month, we'll be going internationally with a drama depicting the all-girl Black Australian soul band The Sapphires. The movie starts with their formation in Australia, and charts their journey overseas to Vietnam to entertain American troops in the late 60's. 

This event is for teens, but anyone is welcome to watch. Refreshments will be served. 

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2014

g1In celebration of 2014 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation at the Capitol View, Parklands-Turner and Francis Gregory neighborhood libraries in February, beginning at 7 p.m.

The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at D.C. public libraries since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian' Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges and universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

Focus on the Life and Times of Jacob Lawrence

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jacob LawrenceJacob Lawrence, one of America's finest African American artists, was a widely acclaimed artist of the 20th century.

His paintings tell stories of enslavement and freedom, of human migration, renaissance and of struggle and triumph. Lawrence was also a teacher and humanitarian who brought the African American experience to life using art in juxtaposition with vivid colors in blacks and browns.

On Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., visit the Parklands-Turner library to enjoy viewing selected paintings from among Lawrence's stunning collections, along with a discussion of his works.

All ages. 

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

The film festival will run Feb. 6-13. DC Public Library will screen films and host speakers at the following locations, dates and time:

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

Knitting and Crocheting Class/Club

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

knitting and crochetingDo you want to learn how to make mittens to protect your hands from cold weather?

Perhaps you want to improve your knitting and crocheting skills. 

Come to Parklands-Turner to welcome back Knit Wits, our weekly knitting and crocheting class and club, led by Cynthia D. Lowe, instructor extraordinaire! There is no age or gender limit. As a matter of fact, this is the class where it was discovered that "real men knit and crochet"!

Join us every Monday starting Jan. 13, at 2:30, for fun, fashion and learning.

Creating a Beloved Community

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr.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.

Dr. King preached about justice, empowerment, love, peace, and in the final months of his life, eliminating poverty. Dr. King believed in a nation that was free, with justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of non-violence to make this country a better place to live.

Join us on Monday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. as we explore the power of words as spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.