Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, October 1, 2010

Today's Homeowner, with Danny Lipford, is a nifty series on DVD that offers simple solutions for making repairs around the house. Danny highlights products that can help homeowners save time and money while improving the interior and exterior of the home.  Following are titles within the series:

21st Century Networking- Takes  the viewer through a project from beginning to end, and shows the how, what, why and where of it all.

Bedroom Addition
Exterior Painting
Flooring 1
Flooring 2
Low Maintenance Exterior
Open Up That Kitchen
Painting Tips
Raise the Roof
Roofing    and
Simple Hom Repairs

Check out these DVDs and more!  You'll be glad you did.

For Parents and Teachers

Published on Thursday, August 26, 2010

Parents and teachers:  Do you want to inspire a passion for learning in children or give children a world-class education for free?  Do you want children to reap positive benefits from homework and achieve academic excellence? 

Visit Parklands-Turner Library.  You will find the following resources  and more to aid parents and teachers in children's educational development:

Spotlighting African-American Cookery, Plays and Authors

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Drop by and check out books about African American life, history and culture.  Subjects include books about African American cuisine, the plays of August Wilson, African American worship, and a very recent title called A White House Garden Cookbook; Healthy Ideas from the First Family for Your Family".   Re-read the works of Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin.
Enhance your knowledge. Check out these titles and more!

Published on Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are you thinking about changing careers? Retiring?  Would you like to
learn the art of Origami? What about catching up on the insider's guide
to the TV phenomenon, CSI-Crime Scene Investigation

How about
planting a food garden for healthier food choices!  Visit
Parklands-Turner to keep up with events and issues of the day. You will
find many materials on a variety of interesting topics.  Check us out!

Test Prep Manuals and Online Learning Resources

Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

If you are preparing to take the GED and you need testing materials, visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library for helpful resources to strengthen your skills in language, social studies, science and mathematics.

You will find  GED Test manuals in each of the following five examinations:

  • Language Arts, Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts, Reading 
  • Mathematics

Online learning resources available inside or outside the library include:

Knitting and Crochet Classes for All

Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What to learn the relaxing art ofworking with yarns .  At the parkland library we have many differnet tyes of classes with yarns.It doen not matter your level so if yu are beginner to advanced come in and share you works os art with the group or come in to learn.  Classes are for adults on Mon And Friday at 200 pm and children 8 and about at 3:00.

Published on Monday, February 1, 2010

The District of Columbia Public Library has a wonderful resource for online law research. Legal Forms Online is designed to simplify access to legal forms.

The database provides legal forms drafted by attorneys for the District of Columbia, as well as federal forms and other documents across the nation. Most forms can be customized by users.

Subject areas include bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate taxes, and last will and testament.

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Consumers’ Checkbook provides consumers with information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices. The survey on auto repair shops asked consumers to rate their experiences with shops they had most recently used as "inferior," "adequate," or "superior" on several aspects of service, including "doing work properly on the first try," "starting and completing work promptly," "letting you know cost early," "advice on service options and costs," and "overall performance." The site also lists hourly labor rates.  This resource is available online at all D.C. public libraries.

Published on Monday, October 5, 2009

Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty, joined by Councilmember Marion Barry, Councilmember Harry Thomas, Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper and members of the District of Columbia Board of Library Trustees celebrated the opening of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library with a ribbon-cutting.  The new library, located in the Shops at Parkland at 1547 Alabama Ave., replaces the Parklands-Turner Kiosk.  

“My administration is continually looking for opportunities to improve delivery of public services,” said Mayor Fenty. “We are pleased that Parklands-Turner residents now have more convenient access to some of the District’s best community resources.”

Construction of the new Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library began in late July 2009.

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2009

Through Learning Express Library, the library offers practice tests in critical reading, math, writing multiple choice and writing essays.

The site also offers study skills and practical strategies for taking the SAT.