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.

Book Review

"Same Kind of Different as Me"

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore is a New York Times Bestseller and an amazing true story.

Upcoming Events for Youth

Summer Performers Are Here

Upcoming Recitals at Shepherd Park

Please join us for the following musical events:Saturday, May 22, 2:00pm – DC Youth Orchestra . The DC Youth Orchestra Program provides music classes and ensemble training to all students who wish to participate.

Celebrate the Big Read

On Monday, April 19 the Black Voices Book Club of the Shepherd Park Library discussed A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.  The book generated unprecedented enthusiasm from the members.  One of the topics that made the discussion so engaging was that some of members were able to relate the author'

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Come celebrate the end of school, and the beginning our Making Waves and make a Splash Summer Reading programs. Sign up to win prizes when you read, get information on our special performers for this year, and help paint a mural in the lobby. We will begin painting at 4:30 pm.  Children and teens of all ages are welcome. 

Black Voices Book Club Celebrates Big Read

Please join the Black Voices Book Club on Monday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shepherd Park Library in celebrating the 2010 Big Read DC selection, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

Call for Shepherd Park Artwork

Mural to Be Painted in Library Lobby

Shepherd Park is looking for a young artists ages 5-19 to submit designs for a mural to be painted on the wall of the lobby.  -Designs can be any size, on any type of paper-Designs can be in black and white or color-The theme of the mural is "library and community"-Artwork must be submitted by May 31st, 2010-Please submit all artwork in the children's room

Shepherd Park Welcomes Peace Thru Culture

Come experience the art, dance, and food of the Americas.  For all ages, 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.  Peace Thru Culture has partnerships with the D.C. Public Schools, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Peace Corps. Find more information on Peace Thru Culture's work.

Beginning Sewing Class

Call for Participants

We have been trying to get a young people's sewing group going,  with some interest.  In an effort to create a more organized class, we are requesting those with interest please contact Anina at 541-5917.  You can also email hre at  Please include your name, contact information, and age of child.  The classes will be held Monday or Wednesday evenings, so indicate if you have a preference.