Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
Chess tournament for adults.
Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.

This program is free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

Beautiful Things coverAs part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.

From the jacket:
"Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again."

This program is a part of the DC Reads series. To learn more about DC Reads and to find out about other special events in this series, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
Meet Michael C. Copperthite, descendent of the founders of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company (established 1885 in Georgetown), and learn about the restoration his company’s 1914 Model T Ford pie delivery truck. 

Limited free samples will be available!

Rear parking lot and terrace at Georgetown Library.

Call 202-727--233 or visit us online.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:30pm
Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing?

Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish.

Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)

Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir, recorded by Chrichlow, delves into some of that history, chronicling the stories of some of her ancestors, from before the Civil War in Nelson County, Appomattox County and Lynchburg, Va; and in the 20th century in Boston, Duquesne, Pa. and Washington, D.C. -- notably the LeDroit Park and Petworth neighborhoods.

Join us in the Black Studies Center, Room 316, for a conversation about Crichlow's process. Questions welcomed and encouraged!
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

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Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.

Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions. 

Wizard of Oz Picture
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
punkinsCelebrate autumn and Halloween at the library with pumpkin decorating, light refreshments, and other festive activities!

All ages welcome, feel free to come in costume!
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
picNovember is National Novel Writing Month. Planning on writing a novel? Take advantage of this opportunity to plan and organize your thoughts and ideas before you sit down to begin writing your story.

We will have laptops available, prompts for getting you started and helping you when you're stuck, as well as random word and name generators.

We will also have a space available for writing every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. during the month of November.

Questions? Call the Shepherd Park Library, 202-541-6100.

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:30pm

A fun and interactive way for you to learn how to use Twitter!  Twitter is an information network that brings people closer to what's important to them. Learn how to engage with the world around you, tweet-a-thon style!

Register Now

Instructor: R. Foster
Computer Lab, Room 311

A tweet-a-thon is like a Twitter-based marathon where the tweeter focuses on a particular topic.  You will be participating in a live, interactive tweetchat Q&A where you can get your social media questions answered in real-time. Don't worry if you don't have a Twitter account. We will help you set one up. The purpose of this tweet-a-thon is to help you learn how to use Twitter and its features while having good, clean fun!

Here's what this class will teach you:

  • How to setup a Twitter account.
  • What it means to tweet and retweet.
  • How to compose a tweet.
  • How to engage with the Twitter community.
  • What a tweetchat is.
  • What you want to know about social media.

At the end of this 2.5-hour workshop, you will:

  • Have your own Twitter handle and profile
  • Know the definitions of tweeting and retweeting
  • Be able to start engaging with your peers
  • Have participated in your very first tweet-a-thon!

Level: Beginners

Who should attend?
Anyone who has heard about Twitter, but is not sure what it is, anyone who has started a Twitter account, but is not sure how to begin Tweeting, or anyone who simply wants to join in on the fun we are having with Twitter.


  • Basic Internet knowledge
  • A working email address and password
  • Optional: Please bring your personal photo, background images and/or other photos on a USB flash drive.

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).