Neighborhood Library

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.

Every Tuesday Morning.

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

Storytime BearIf 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.

"Sundae" Treat at Parklands-Turner!

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

andressAndre 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!

All ages.

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Check out the upcoming events at Parklands-Turner:

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lion of AnacostiaThe 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 20020
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.

Happy Birthday!

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

ballonsBring 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.!

Our events include: