Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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.

Hosted by William Smith, M.S.

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2010

Start the New Year with Meditation

Monday, 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 Living

Wednesday, January 27, 7-9 p.m.
William will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle, including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. You will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry.


Meditation and Making Sense Out of Life

Saturday, January 30, 1-3 p.m.
We often wonder why things are happening the way they are in our lives and in the world around us.  Learn the secret to leading a more peaceful, joyful, wise and fulfilling life.

Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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. 

Wednesday December 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2009

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

Free National Children's Museum Program December 16

Published on Monday, December 7, 2009

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.

Published on Monday, November 23, 2009

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. 

Presented by the National Children's Museum

Published on Monday, November 9, 2009

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

Please call Anina or Elissa at 541-5917 to reserve a spot for you and your young reader. 


Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2009

About.com provides tips for helping your preschooler learn new words.

Tips include substituting synonyms (with examples), reinforcing the alphabet and rhyming.

For more information, visit the About.com preschoolers’ page.

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2009

Through the Testing and Education Reference Center, the library offers three timed, full-length GED practice tests in English and two in Spanish.

The site also provides Master the GED, a book with subject reviews, test-taking tips and test strategies.  Other resources on the site are Word of the Day, a Quick Quiz, Tips and Strategies, and Test Info, Dates and Deadlines.