Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

Published on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dear Neighbors,

The long awaited date for the discussion of the exciting and informative novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, is Monday, April 18, at Shepherd Park Library.

Join us, and enjoy the interesting story of Stephanos' isolated life in Washington, D.C., and the so much talked about "America wonder." Being a member of Black Voices Book Club comes with benefits. This great novel is about Sepha Stephanos, who fled the Ethiopean Revolution 17 years ago for a new start in the United States. He runs a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C.

Watch out for the next novel the club is discussing on May 16.

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Growing up on a Cattle Ranch book coverWe invite you to join us for the Shepard Park Book Club, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

The title featured at the May 4 meeting will be Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch by Sandra Day O'Connor.

Ollie Hughes will be presenting and Doris J. Collie will be the hostess.  We have copies available for checkout at the circulation desk. Everyone is welcome!

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Please join us on Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on the second floor, room B.

The clinic provides hands-on support for basic online job searching activities:

  • Create an e-mail account
  • Create a Monster.com account
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Start a résumé
  • Work on an online job application

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Black Voices Book Club met on March 21 at 7:00 pm for a lively discussion of the Langston Hughes’ novel Not Without Laughter published in 1930. Please join us on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. for our next discussion. You may check out copies of the book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu at the Shepherd Park Library.

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Clutter at home or work driving you crazy?  Want some spring cleaning strategies from two clutter pros?

Join us at the Shepherd Park Library on Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. for a free seminar on getting and staying organized. Organizing gurus Judy Tiger and Tamara Belden will offer tips on taming the clutter in our lives.

Published on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Join AARP D.C. for Coffee Talk.

Special guest: At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown.

Hosted by Denise Rolark Barnes, AARP D.C. President, and Louis Davis Jr., AARP D.C. Senior State Director.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Published on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Life Is Short but WideWe invite you to join us for the Shepherd Park Book Club, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

The title featured for the April 6 meeting is Life Is Short but Wide by J. California Cooper. Wista Gooden will be presenting, and Ollie Hughes will be the hostess. We have copies available for checkout at the circulation desk. Everyone is welcome!

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2011

William Smith, a retired army Lieutenant Colonel Engineer, will discuss the effect meditation has on reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration and enhancing clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, but powerful technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Join us Saturday, March 12,  from 1 to 3 p.m.

Published on Friday, March 4, 2011

The winter session of the computer class for seniors, which started on January 20, ended on March 3. The spring session starts on March 24 and will end on April 28. Classes are held on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The series is a six-week basic computer class for seniors who have not used the computer before. The five topics covered are: an introduction for beginners, essentials of the keyboard, filing fundamentals, the Internet and e-mail.

To register, please call 202-541-6100 or stop by the Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20012. The demand is high, but we try to accommodate all senior citizens who apply.

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