Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

The Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library is currently closed for a makeover and will re-open in early spring 2016. Holds will be routed to the Takoma Park Library at 416 Cedar St. NW while the Shepherd Park Library is closed. Please see the Blog tab of this page for more information.

Federal Tax Forms

The Shepherd Park Library has instruction booklets for federal forms 1040EZ and the 1040, we also have  federal tax forms 1040EZ, 1040, 1040A and, the Schedule A (form 1040).Please make a note to check our wonderful collection of tax books for assistance during this 2010 tax filing year.

Shepherd Park Book Club

The Shepherd Park Library book club has cancelled the March 2, 2011 discussion of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.   The book club will discuss Dreams from my Father: A story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama on March 2, 2011 at 1pm.

Movie Night

2/2     6 p.m.  February One (NR)2/9     6 p.m.  Do The Right Thing (R)2/16    6 p.m.  Proud (NR)2/23    6 p.m.  The Murder of Fred Hampton (R)

Black History Month Film Series

2/5     1 p.m.   Rosewood (R)2/12   1 p.m.  Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (NR)2/19    1 p.m. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2/26    1 p.m.  Malcolm X (PG)

New Arrivals

GOOD READS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH1. Something to prove a daughter's journey to fulfill a father's legacy: A memoir by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD

I Have a Dream Contest

I have a dream contestThe "I Have A Dream" contest was held at the Juanita E. Thornton Shepherd Park Library on January 12, 2011.On behalf of the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, and its wonderful staff, we would like to extend a congratulations to all of the participants; Steven Silver, Brett Busch, and Rachael McPherson.

Year Ends With a Party

The Black Voices Book Club Met on December 20, 2010 to discuss Walter Mosley's novel, "Devil In A Blue Dress". This was the 15th novel by a black author the Club has read. This meeting was special because the day was not just for book discussion but also for the first Christmas party ever celebrated by the Club.

New Arrival at Shepherd Park Library

Steve Harvey is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. He is back with his second book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man. Steve Harvey gives tips on how to get the truth out of your man, dating tips decade by decade, how to minimize nagging and maximize harmony at home.

Holiday Party

We will be having a holiday get together for little ones at the Shepherd Park Library from 4-5 on December 10th.  It will include stories, crafts, and snacks.  On December 10 from 6-8:30pm the Shepherd Park Civic Association will be working with several businesses along Georgia Avenue to host a restaurant and business open house where participants can go and learn about the business and receive specials.  This party is in conjunction with this special event.  Hope to see you there!