Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library
Fiction to keep you entertained this summer
Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Job Seekers Corner
Published on Friday, July 12, 2013
- Update your cover letter and resume. Include your most relevant experience and highlight your qualifications. Show how the skills you gained in previous positions will prove valuable to the job you're currently applying for.
- Apply for as many jobs as you can. Don't limit yourself to a specific amount of jobs. Let the numbers work in your favor. There's really no benefit to applying for only two or three jobs, especially in today's competitive job market.
Creating a stand-out resume
Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013
According to Anatomy of a Great Resume, there are four ways you can pump up your resume.
Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Richard Gere stars in Arbitrage as Robert Miller, a New York hedgefund magnate who appears to have it all: money, power, a loving wife, and a devoted daughter working by his side.
Robert Miller is running on borrowed time, trying to unload his crippled trading company before his frauds are revealed. If he can finalize the bank purchase of his trading empire before any evidence of his shady business dealings is unearthed, there's a chance he could emerge relatively unscathed.
A must see movie.
Resources to help you get started
Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013
Do you dream of owning your own business?
Look no further -- you can realize your dream of business ownership with a visit to your local library.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao Tzu
Join the Friends of the Library for an evening with Rachel Swarns
Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Friends of the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library are hosting an after-hours open house on Saturday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW.
The featured speaker is Rachel Swarns of the New York Times’ Washington bureau, and writer of the best-selling Michelle Obama biography American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.
Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Published on Monday, May 20, 2013
Nail art strips, first knuckle rings, SPF hand cream, and polka dots!
Published on Monday, May 13, 2013
Nail art continues to be a major trend, seen on celebrities and high schoolers, and everyone in-between! A product that has been popping up in stores a lot, along with nail art kits, is nail art stickers, or nail polish strips. These are packages of pre-printed strips that are sized to fit right on nails. They are self-adhesive, easy to use (once you get the hang of it), and virtually mess free. (I used nail art stickers to create the red and gold polka dot look seen in the photo at right.) These stickers/strips can be found at drugstores, big box stores, beauty supply stores, and even high-end mall stores.
Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Whitney I Knew by BeBe Winans did a wonderful job in letting the public see the real Whitney Houston in truth, dignity, and love from her friends' perspective.
I'm a huge Whitney Houston fan and this book allowed me to enjoy her stories and memories from close friends and family. It was refreshing to read about stories of Whitney Houston in a positive light, and more important as a regular person.