Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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
  • 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? 

Picture of tutor.comPicture of tutor.com in spanish

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Picture of a help wanted signDue 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


Afternoon Jazz with the Jackie Hairston Trio

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Jazz picThe Jackie Hairston Trio will be at the Shepherd Park Library to help us celebrate our new, expanded library hours. 

Join us Sunday, October 6 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!

Sunday Movie Matinee

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Movie picBrother Outsider:  The Life of Bayard Rustin 
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. 

Long before Martin Luther King Jr. became a national figure, Bayard Rustin routinely put his body - and his life - on the line as a crusader for racial justice.  Rustin's commitment to pacifism and his visionary advocacy of Gandhian nonviolence made him a pioneer in the 1940s, and captured King's imagination in the 1950s.

Digital Walk-In Clinic

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

ereader picHave an e-reader? 

On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., let us show you how to download ebooks and digital audiobooks from the library.

Come to Shepherd Park Library and we'll give you step-by-step instructions!

Bring in your device and get hands-on help.

For more information, call 202-541-6100.

Kids' Book Club: Freedom to Read Celebration

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

Captain UnderpantsHey kids, did you know that some grown-ups don't want you reading Captain UnderpantsIn fact, a LOT of grown-ups don't want you reading Captain Underpants.

Two titles that could change your life

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013
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Awakening the Super Saver: In Pursuit of Retirement Readiness
Stig NYBO with Liz Alexander
309.3809 N9993