Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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.

Call for Participants

Published on Saturday, March 27, 2010

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 anina.ertel@dc.gov.  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.

Published on Saturday, March 27, 2010

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. 

Published on Monday, March 22, 2010

Casting calls for Library Idol!
bookcover Take MIC

Do you have a talent?

Singing? playing an instrument? reciting poetry? dancing?

Call about the Library Idol competition!

Or do you want to be a judge?

Please phone us to learn more or to be a competitor or judge.

We can also help you find books about talent.

202. 541. 6100
Ask for the Information Desk

Published on Sunday, March 7, 2010


symbol for woman


Before we had Women’s History Month, there was “International Woman's Day," first proposed by the German socialist and feminist leader Clara Zetkin.  It was first celebrated in the United States, on February 23, 1909, when socialist working women made it a holiday. “Their goal, according to their slogan, was to win bread and roses: As labor activists, they wanted to improve the conditions under which women worked; as women, they wanted respect.” (Rosen, p.10)

Wednesday, February 3, at 4:30

Published on Monday, February 1, 2010

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

Pages