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.

World Book Night

World Book Night Givers

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 lov

World Book Night

Shepherd Park Library lends a hand

  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.

Book Review

Manuscript Found in Accra

Paulo Coelho, the best-selling author of The Alchemist, proves once again why he is one of my favorite authors.

'The Migraine Solution'

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.

Movie Review: 'Black Butterfly'

Secrets are not always safe

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

Hot off the Press

New nonfiction at the Shepherd Park Library

Overcoming Passive-Aggression

Resources from the library can help

Hidden anger that comes out indirectly-through inappropriate, unproductive action or even inaction-can undermine relationships with friends, family and colleagues at work.  This book examines how this kind of anger, called passive aggression, can undermine sufferers and their relationships and make life generally miserable.

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Start Your Own Food Truck Business

Resources from the library can help

During a time of recession in America, many often look to starting their own businesses. Due to limited job opportunities and job layoffs, this is the time to look for business opportunities in which you are your own boss and the success of your business rests with you.

Book Review: 'Shattered'

When I picked up Shattered by Kia Dupree, I braced myself for what I was about to digest on a mental and emotional level