Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

A New Teen Program!

Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Are you a fan of anime?  Interested in Japanese culture?  Or maybe you don't have a clue what anime is.  No matter what you're level of familiarity with anime is, come join us for Anime Club!

Wednesday, April 23 is our first Anime Club meeting.  We will be watching a couple of episodes of anime, talk about our favorite series, and learn about Japanese culture.

Anime Club will meet the third Wednesday of every month (after April) from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  It is a teen program.  Snacks will be provided.

How to win friends and influence people, using stuff that smells good

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Aromatherapy? Geez, that's a six-syllable mouthful. What does that even mean? Let's break it down:

Beyond Good and Evil

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Book cover image of Beyond Good and EvilThe Philosophy Café is an informal gathering of individuals who enjoy discussion of philosophical ideas.

Each meeting, we will select a classic philosophy book that covers some well known puzzles of the field of philosophy. We will use a very accessible introduction to Philosophy written by Dion Scott-Kakures as our overall guide. The topic might be the nature of truth or the existence of free will.

Twelve Years a Slave

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Book cover image of Twelve Years a SlaveThe purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression or the book behind an important film and use that work as a jumping off point for debate. Participants need not have read the whole book but simply think about the problems the book explores.

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.

We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

Where is Baby's Valentine? Have a new addition to your family?

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

Scandinavian Yule Crafts at Shepherd Park

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Any guesses what this is?

'The Tale of Despereaux'

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tale of DespereauxPick up a copy of The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo, winner of the 2004 Newbery Medal.

Enjoy this heart-warming adventure, perfect for the holiday season. Then, join friends at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. for pizza, discussion and a movie!

Copies of both the original and graphic novel versions are available for check-out at the circulation desk.

Get homework help

Published on Friday, October 4, 2013
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