Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

Published on Friday, March 4, 2011

Dear Neighbors,

For black history month, the Black Voices Book Club at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library  discussed Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza. This is the 17th novel the club has read. The book club focuses on fiction by African-American, Caribbean and African authors. Books we select are always available in the DC Library system and are placed on hold for club members to check out. For those who prefer to buy their own copies, the books can be purchased at low cost on sites such as amazon.com.

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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.

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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.

Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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)

Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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 Johnson

2/26    1 p.m.  Malcolm X (PG)

Published on Friday, January 21, 2011


1. Something to prove a daughter's journey to fulfill a father's legacy: A memoir by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I have a dream contest

The "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.

All participants are winners in our eyes and we appreciate the courage it took and the willingness to support the library in its efforts to provide programs.  The overall winner was Brett Busch who was also the youngest at age 6. He rapped his dream into our hearts, with his mom supporting and supplying him with the beats he needed to rock the mic . We are also grateful for Mr. Phillip House who provided us with musical selections from the piano.

Published on Friday, January 7, 2011

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.

Members started arriving half an hour early at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library with all kinds of food and beverages, ready to have a good time. Even some library patrons who are not members of the Club joined the celebration. Despite all the fun, the book discussion went on well. It was an evening to be remembered.

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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