Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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.

Summer Performers Are Here

Published on Friday, May 28, 2010

Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010
  • 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.

  • Monday, June 7, 6:00pm
     - Students of local wind Instructors Sharon Pabone and Karen Poindexter

  • Wednesday, June 9, 6:00pm
    – Students of local Instructor piano Mary Margaret Hill

  • Monday, June 14, 6:00pm
    – Students of local Instructor Rose Sims
  • Published on Friday, May 7, 2010

    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's description of the fictitious 1940's Louisiana town, Bayonne, to what they know about present day small southern towns.

    Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

    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. 

    Published on Thursday, April 15, 2010

    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.

    Mural to Be Painted in Library Lobby

    Published on Monday, April 5, 2010

    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

    The winning design will be transfered onto the wall, and young people from the community (including the artist, of course) will be invited to help with painting at a later date TBA.

    Please call Anina at 202-541-5917 with any questions.

    Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    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.