Neighborhood Library

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.

Library Closed for Three Weeks

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Parklands-Turner Library is moving. The Parklands-Turner kiosk will close permanently today at 5:30 p.m. 

During the move, books and other library materials can be returned to the book drop at the kiosk or any DC Public Library.

The new 4,500-square-foot Parklands-Turner will open on Monday, October
5, at The Shops at Park Village, 1547-49 Alabama Ave. S.E. 

The new library will be open seven days a week, and will offer expanded services including:

  • 20 public computers
  • free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • more books, DVDs and other library materials
  • space for story time and other library programs
  • comfortable seating
  • free parking

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2009

The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past nonfiction winners:

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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