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.

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Job Seekers Drop In Clinic

Due to our new Sunday hours, the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic will now take place once a week, on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The new schedule will begin on Monday, Oct. 7.  Please make a note of the new day and time.

Celebrating Our New Hours!

Afternoon Jazz with the Jackie Hairston Trio

The Jackie Hairston Trio will be at the Shepherd Park Library to help us celebrate our new, expanded library hours. Join us Sunday, October 6 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!

Celebrating Our New Hours!

Sunday Movie Matinee

Brother Outsider:  The Life of Bayard Rustin Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. 

Celebrating Our New Hours!

Digital Walk-In Clinic

Have an e-reader? On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., let us show you how to download ebooks and digital audiobooks from the library.Come to Shepherd Park Library and we'll give you step-by-step instructions!Bring in your device and get hands-on help.For more information, call 202-541-6100.

Banned Books Week Kids' Crusade

Kids' Book Club: Freedom to Read Celebration

Hey kids, did you know that some grown-ups don't want you reading Captain UnderpantsIn fact, a LOT of grown-ups don't want you reading

New Books

Two titles that could change your life

Job Seekers Corner

Qualities You Need to Get the Job You Want in 2013

 According to Shirell Hairston of, unpredictability is a hallmark in today's economy.

'Divergent' by Veronica Roth

Tired of love triangles dominating your dystopian YA novel? Then Veronica Roth’s Divergent is for you.