Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We are excited to invite you to come and learn about the early literacy S.T.A.R. program at the DC Public Library. This program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from birth to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning:

Published on Monday, August 1, 2011

 Movies showing in August:

The Adjustment Bureau  PG 13  8/03/11    

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Red Riding Hood  PG 13  8/10/11     

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The Eagle  PG 13  8/17/11     

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Published on Monday, August 1, 2011

We have added a fourth meditation class, which will meet on August 6, at 1 p.m. in the activity room at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library.

David Newcomb will be discussing the importance of having a teacher, and we will practice meditation.

Please join us!

Published on Monday, August 1, 2011

Join us August 16, 10 a.m.-12 noon, for stories, songs, summer gift packets, school supplies and more.

Ages birth-12.

Published on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thank you Coach C. Love, for your continued service to young people and for teaching the Camping class at Shepherd Park Library on July 27.  Coach Love showed everyone how to pack a backpack correctly. She talked about all the items that should go into a backpack and why it is important to have the right size; she had examples of most of the items so that the participants could see what those items look like. 

Published on Monday, July 18, 2011


Learn the basics of camping at the Shepherd Park Library.  You will learn:

  • How to set up a tent
  • The best way to build a fire
  • How to pack your backpack
  • "Leave no trace pointers"

This program takes place on Wednesday, July 27, at 3 p.m. in the activity room.

This hands-on class will be led by C. Love. She:

Published on Saturday, July 9, 2011

The current session of the six-week computer class for beginners ended this last Thursday. The "thank you card" from the students to the entire staff of Shepherd Park Library is highly appreciated.

Another six-week session will begin on August 4. The class covers the basics you need to know about computer use, such as the mouse, the keyboard, filing fundamentals, the Internet and e-mail.

All adult students are welcome. To register, call the library at 202-541-6100, or just come in.

Published on Thursday, July 7, 2011

Please join Black Voices Book Club on Monday, July 18, to discuss Lalita Tademy's novel Cane River. This historical novel explores the achievements of Tademy's great-great-great-great grandmother, Elisabeth, born a slave in 1799. Tademy abandoned her lucrative career in the corporate world to spend years researching her roots. She traced her family roots to a medium-sized Creole plantation in Cane River, Louisiana. There, Elisabeth lived with her four children, cooking for the Master.

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 9, Iran

10 a.m., ages 12-19.

Persepolis (2008)Catalog link to film Persepolis

Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The job seekers clinic will be held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment; please call to schedule.