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.

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.

Arts and Crafts: Spring Is Near!

On Wednesday, April 7th at 4:30 pm, we will be dying Easter eggs for our arts and crafts activity.  All ages arts and crafts is every first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm in the activity room. 

Library Idol

Casting calls for Library Idol! Do you have a talent? Singing? playing an instrument? reciting poetry? dancing?Call about the Library Idol competition!

Black History Month Crafts

Wednesday, February 3, at 4:30

Come help us decorate the library for Black History Month with educational crafts.  All ages are welcome.

Free Meditation Lecture Series

Hosted by William Smith, M.S.

Start the New Year with MeditationMonday, January 25 , 7-9 p.m.In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. William will offer simple, effective techniques that can make your dream of finding inner peace a reality. Meditation for Everyday LivingWednesday, January 27, 7-9 p.m.

Yoga for Kids and Teens

Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of the month, when we usually have all ages crafts at 4:30 pm. However, tomorrow on January 6th,  Kati Nolfi of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library will be teaching a class on basic Yoga for all ages.  We will have arts and crafts for all ages on Wednesday, January 13th at 4:30 pm. 

Holiday Movie Screening

Wednesday December 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Come join us for snacks, holiday crafts, and movies.  We will be showing Elf and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Just a Reminder....

Free National Children's Museum Program December 16

The National Children’s Museum is offering a free parent/child workshop at Shepherd Park Library.  The workshop is based on their book, Family Literacy Projects on a Budget. The workshop will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16.  Museum staff will present reading activities and ideas for  book based art projects using recycled materials. The National Children's Museum will provide materials for the projects. The workshop is open to everyone in the community and for parents, children, and educators of all ages.

Holiday Crafts

We will be making holiday crafts for all ages in the activity room on Dec. 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Please join us in making cards and handmade gifts for loved ones.  All ages are welcome.Call Anina at 202-541-5917 with questions.