Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

Nail art strips, first knuckle rings, SPF hand cream, and polka dots!

Published on Monday, May 13, 2013

Polka dot nail art and gold memory ring on backdrop of booksNail 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

whitneyThe 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.

Celebrating Children's Day, Book Day at the library. Diversity in Action!

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ms. Lulu and child
Ms. Lulu and child

A Review

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bomb by Steve SheinkinBomb by Steve Sheinkin is an exciting ride through World War II as seen by some of the top physicists of their day. With the revelation that an atom could be split in two, creating fission, came an arms race towards the first atomic bomb. The U.S. knew that an atomic bomb in the hands of Hitler would have devastating effects and the best way to prevent that was to make a successful atomic bomb first. 

World Book Night Givers

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shepherd Park Library would like to thank Safeway management for allowing us to give away 20 copies of Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley for World Book Night on Tuesday, April 23.  It was a pleasure to get out in the community to share our love of books, to talk about the wonderful programs happening at our libraries and last but not least, to promote World Book Night and its effort to promote literacy, and a love of reading through giving. 

Picture of DC employee

Shepherd Park Library lends a hand

Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

  What is World Book Night?

  • An annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.
  • It is a nonprofit organization.
  • It is set for April 23 each year to honor William Shakespeare's birthday.
  • It was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012.
  • Books are selected by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians.
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Manuscript Found in Accra

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

Picture Manuscript Found in AccraPaulo Coelho, the best-selling author of The Alchemist, proves once again why he is one of my favorite authors.

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013
headache

Learn how to manage your life and pain when dealing with a migraine. Learn what triggers the migraine and how to hopefully get through it.

Some migraines last as long as three days with light sensitivity and nausea. Learn how to reduce migraines by changing your diet and sleep habits.

The Migraine Solution: A Complete Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Pain Management
can help you learn to treat migraines and gain control of your life.

Secrets are not always safe

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013

black butterflyBlack Butterfly is an awkward balance between angsty crime thriller and after-school special, a bittersweet coming-of-age film for everyone to see. 

The message and storyline is directed towards young and teen girls when dealing with the pressures of reaching your goals and the reality of being assaulted. Once the story of the character (Ariel) comes out, she struggles to keep her secret from spiraling out of control and threatening to destroy all that she and her family have struggled and sacrificed for. 


New nonfiction at the Shepherd Park Library

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis The Black Russian
The Federal Reserve and the
Financial Crisis

by Ben S. Bernanke
330.973 B517

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