Neighborhood Library

Revisiting Banned and Challenged Titles

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

banned book weekParklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will feature banned and challenged books during Banned Books Week from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28, 2013. 

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information.  During this period librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers uphold those literature considered by some to be unorthodox or unpopular.

Summer Reading Program

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

andres2Come to Parklands-Turner on Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to sing, dance, shake and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andres as he takes children on a musical journey through different Latin American cultures. 

For ages 3-12.


Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013

aficheLife Kills Me: Life and death collide in this comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving young cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. Gaspar is still reeling from the death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro, a mildly sociopathic young man, who soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
July 17, 6 p.m.  

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
michael pigsThe Blue Sky Puppet Theater is back with a special show, The Time Capsule, designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading program.

Join us for fun when Michael and his friends visit Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 am.

For ages 3-12.

Published on Friday, June 14, 2013

The Conjure-Man DiesThe Black Literature Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. to discuss Rudolph Fisher's novel, The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem. This mystery colorfully depicts sights and scenes of African American life in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance.

Join us at Parklands-Turner for a fascinating discussion!
For more information, check at the library's front desk  or call 202-645-4532. 

Knitting and Crocheting Class/Club

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

knitting.jpgKnit-Wits, a knitting and crocheting class/club, has returned to Parklands-Turner!

Sessions, conducted by Cynthia D. Lowe, meet every Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If there are males who want to "try their hand" at knitting and crocheting, this is the group you will want to join! It's not too early to get started on making special gifts for the special people in your life.


Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

Wreck-It RalphCome and relax with the little ones for a movie night at Parklands-Turner.

Featuring: Wreck-It Ralph

Ralph is a video game villain who wants badly to be a hero. He sets out to fulfill his dreams but his quest brings havoc to the entire arcade where he lives. Will Ralph forever be known as the bad guy?

Find out with us! Show starts at 5 p.m. We do not want to start without you.

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

Half of a Yellow SunParklands-Turner Neighborhood Library Black Literature Book Club is meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. to discuss Chimamanda Adichie's novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. The Los Angeles Times calls it "an extraordinary book." This historical novel is about love, culture, war, families, and loyalty.

The Spirit and Rhythm of Jazz

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

jazz instruments

Jazz Appreciation Month, a project of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History was signed into law in 2001 by President George W. Bush.  This marks the 12th year of national celebration.  


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.