Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Baby Lap Time

Saturday Baby Lap Time (On Selected Saturdays)

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11 a.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers!  These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
New Skills Traffic Sign

Job Seekers Computer Basics

Monday, June 6, 2016, 11 a.m.

Start your job search today at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, using DC Public Library computers.  Each computer training class for job seekers will focus on the very basics to help get you started. All training sessions will be led by one (1) trainer paired with up to four (4) adult students. Classes meet the first Monday of every month from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., with special sessions announced periodically.* Space is limited, please phone ahead or visit the branch to reserve your seat at one or more training sessions.
Chipotle Fundraiser 2016

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Movie Theater Interior at Gallery Place DC

Go for the Golden Ticket - Teen Summer Reading Signup Contest

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (All day)

Parklands-Turner Library Teens, Get Excited about summer reading today, Go for the Golden Ticket! Every teen (ages 13-19) who signs up for Summer Reading at Parklands-Turner on June 6, 7 & 8, and checks out at least one young adult book at the same time, will be entered to win a $25.00 Movie pass for the movie of his or her choice at Gallery Place Regal Cinemas 14 in Downtown DC.  The prize will be awarded on Friday Jun 10th at 5:00 p.m. 
Image of Pancakes

Go for the Golden Pancakes; Read!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (All day)

It's time for the Parklands-Turner Library to host our official Summer Reading Kickoff with a contest to help you get excited about the DC Public Library's Summer Reading theme for 2016 "Go for the Gold; Read!"
Starting Blocks

Ready, Set, GOLD! The Parklands-Turner Summer Reading Kickoff

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (All day)

READY, SET, GOLD! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, June 7 for the official Congress Heights kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club.  Activities are planned to share our excitement about Summer Reading and the theme for 2016 "Go For the Gold, Read!"
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.      
Family Programs, Summer Reading, Kids, Crafts

Carry the Torch!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 11 a.m.

Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 12 p.m.

Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 3 p.m.

Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older.