The 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.
The philosophical works chosen will be short and perfectly sized for quotation and analysis. We will try to decide on our individual positions regarding these classic issues by the end of our discussion. Eventually, we hope to create a running blog to be read by the Shepherd Park community that gathers together the results of our discussions.
We will meet the third Tuesday of each month on the second floor of Shepherd Park Library, three blocks from the Takoma Metro station. No registration is required.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 18. We will explore the idea of the relativity of truth or perspectivism, an idea that was introduced by Frederick Nietzsche in one of his early works entitled Beyond Good and Evil. Please come to this relaxed discussion.
Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library
Twelve Years a Slave
Published on Monday, February 10, 2014
The 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.
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
Which 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 email@example.com 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
Pick 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
- Are you looking for homework help?
- Do you need support with writing a paper?
- Do you need help with the GED?
- Are you scratching your head trying to figure out how to work an algebra problem?
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Due to our new Sunday hours, the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic will now take place once a week, on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The new schedule will begin on Monday, Oct. 7. Please make a note of the new day and time.
As always, the clinic provides hands on support for basic activities in an online job search:
- Create an email account
- Create a Monster.com account
- Create and save a sample job search
- Start a resume
- Work on an online application