Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3 p.m.

Get one-on-one support from library staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday 3-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Mega Maker

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
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Family Story Time

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11 a.m.

Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child's lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.  All programs are free and open to the public.
Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL:  Jazz for Kids

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL: Jazz for Kids

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Christiana Drapkin and her jazz group, BOP GOES THE WEASEL, introduce young audiences to the fun of live jazz performance.  You will want to sing along, clap to the rhythm, snap your fingers and get up and dance!   For ages 3-10
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History/Biography Book Club

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 3 p.m.

Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more. 
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One-on-One Computer Help

Monday, July 18, 2016 (All day)

Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Microsoft Office 2013 Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
Mad Science

Mad Science

Monday, July 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Marvels of Motion   Learn the fundamentals of motion including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and the science behind some of your favorite Olympic sports.    Find out why this show is a “blast!”   For ages 6 and up
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Baby Lap Time

Monday, July 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 3 p.m.

Get one-on-one support from library staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday 3-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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