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Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Picture of the Chrysler Building

Have you ever wondered what goes into building skyscrapers and bridges? What better way to learn than with hands-on experience?

On Thursday, July 3 at 3 p.m., the Parklands-Turner library will be holding the Towers & Bridges Engineering Event for our Teen Summer Reading program. Teens can come and compete to see who can build the tallest and sturdiest towers and bridges, learn about architecture, and earn the STEM Badge

So come on over and unleash your inner architect at Parklands-Turner! 

Please direct your questions to Parklands-Turner by phone at (202) 645-4532 or by e-mail

Spark a Reaction with dance

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

A screenshot from Just Dance 2014Parklands-Turner will be holding a Wii dance competition on Saturday, June 28 as part of our Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens will get a chance to compete against each other on Nintendo's Just Dance 2014, learn about the physics of dance, and earn a Game On Badge

To learn more about the Library's Summer Reading Program, click here

Learn how to use Typing Web, a self-directed typing program

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

Typing Web Logo

Speedy typing is an important skill to have. For doing homework, work, programming or even computer games, being able to write quickly helps keep you from feeling rushed and allows you to do a better job. 

Typing Web is a free self-directed learning website where you can learn how to type at  your own pace, at any place you have a computer and internet connection. 

Published on Saturday, May 3, 2014

Action Comics Number 1 Cover, Superman's First AppearanceJoin us on Saturday, May 3 for Free Comic Book Day at Parklands-Turner Library! In celebration of comics, we will be giving away free comic books to our customers at the front desk! Available books include popular titles such as X-Men and Fantastic Four, as well as independent and underground works like The Tick

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Want to get your mom something special for Mother's Day but don't have the money to do so?

What says "I Love You" more than a handmade card, flower, or even poster.

Come out May 8 at 4:30 p.m. and put that creativity to use for that special lady!

Ages 2-12 are welcome.

Let's get crafty!!!

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: