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.

Halloween Movies

1. Drag Me to Hell, rated PG-13    When: Wednesday, 10/20/2010    Time: 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Party

  Our annual Halloween party will take place on Wednesday, October 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We will have (somewhat) scary stories, activities, and giveaways.  All ages may attend.  Costumes are optional.  Please call if you have any questions.    

Euro Kids: Italy

We are delighted to have Donatella Massoli singing Italian lullabies and folk songs as part of the embassy sponsored Euro Kids festival.  There will also be Italian folktales for the very young.  Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 11am.  For ages 0-3.

Summer Reading Reception

Come play games, have cake, and recieve free giveaways to celebrate the children who reached their reading goals over the summer.  Anyone who participated in summer reading may attend.  Sept. 29th at 7pm in the activity room. 

Read-In Event: DIY Flannel Board

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:39 — anina.ertel Come make your own flannel board and learn a new way of telling stories.  Commonly used by librarians and teachers, a flannel board allows you to create visual story boards for your children's favorite stories.  Saturday, October 2nd at 1pm, Ages 2-7.

Afternoon Book Club

The Shepherd Park Afternoon Book Club will be reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett for their October 6, 2010 book club meeting in room A located on the second floor of the Shepherd Park Library. The meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm.

"Henry in Love"

So cute! The storyline is sparse,  but this book is all in the details.  Henry reveals a lot about his crush through his actions.  Small children will be sure to read the emotion on the character's faces. 

Preschool Programs

Hello parents, caregivers, and teachers.  The new school year is upon us and I would just like to re-remind everyone about our "always" programs for preschoolers.Preschool Story TimeTuesdays at 10amAges 3-5, and large groups welcomeToddler Lap TimeTuesdays at 11amAges Infant-26 monthsPreschool FilmsThursdays at 10:30amAges 2-5, and large groups welcome

Afternoon Arts and Crafts

This month we are making Mexican papel picado.  These are traditional party decorations involving intricate paper cutting.  Arts and Crafts at Shepherd Park are the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm.  All ages are welcome and you do not need to sign up ahead of time.