Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

Published on Monday, August 9, 2010

Dear Neighbors,

September marks the one-year anniversary of the Black Voices Book Club at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, and we want you to join us.

he book club meets the third Monday of the month, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., on the second floor of the library.  The book club focuses on fiction authored by African-American, Caribbean, and African authors.  Books we select are available in the DC Public Library System and are placed on hold for club members to check out. 

Come Celebrate the End of Summer

Published on Friday, July 30, 2010

Shepherd Park will be hosting a water party on August 11th at 4pm.  Dress to get wet!  We will also have chalk art and bubbles.  All ages are invited and you do not need to call ahead.  Please call Anina at 541-5917 if you have any questions.

Published on Thursday, July 15, 2010

At 1pm on Saturday July 17th, Kevin Reese will present an interactive sculpture workshop for teens and tweens.  You can learn more about Kevin at his webpage http://www.schoolsculptures.com/

Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Published on Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Happy Summer from the Shepherd Park Library!  Here is what's going on in
our air conditioned programming room this week.

Preschool Age Story Time:  Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Baby and Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

Preschool Film Series:  Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Kathy MacMillan presents ASL Story Time for all ages on Friday, July 9,
at 10:30 a.m.

Washington National Opera will present an interactive dramatic program
for elementary age kids at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. 

Thanks to everyone who had fun making puppet theaters at yesterday's
arts and crafts!  Arts and Crafts takes place at 4:30 p.m. on the first
Wednesday of each month.

Large groups please call ahead to make sure we can accommodate you.

Published on Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 24, 2010 marks the first day of Computer Classes for Seniors at the Shepherd Park Library.  This is a six week course which focuses on developing basic computer skills.  Although many have already registered for the class, new students will continue to be accepted until July 1.  Registration for the next six week course will begin on August 2, 2010.   Please call (202)541-6100 for more information.

Published on Saturday, June 26, 2010

With the discussion of Octavia Butler's novel Kindred, the Black Voices Book Club members ended the study of slavery at different periods in the United States.  A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, which deals with slavery in the 1940's, was discussed in April. 

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has come to our Summer Reading programs so far.  We have been having a lot of fun!  If you didn't come to the kickoff, that's okay; it's still not too late to sign up for Summer Reading Club and earn your prizes.

Here are our remaining fantastic performers, please come check them out.

Living Classrooms

Interactive environmental science lessons
Saturday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.

Christylez Bacon, Grammy-Nominated Musician
A local sensation!
Wednesday June 30, 7 p.m.

Washington National Opera
Wednesday July 14, 1:30 p.m.

Kevin Reese, sculptor
Saturday July 17, 1 p.m.

Reptiles Alive!
Thursday July 22, 4 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Deadly Charm book cover1. Deadly Charm by Claudia Mair Burney

"Same Kind of Different as Me"

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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