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.

The District of Columbia Office on Aging

Community Presentation/Workshop

You are invited to participate in a Presentation and Workshop provided by the District of Columbia Office on Aging, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, District of Columbia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the District of Columbia Public Library on our resources and services. This event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

New Arrivals: Non-Fiction

Check out these books, hot on the shelves.

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The Universal Class

This is a friendly reminder to mark your calendars for the Universal Class presentation set for Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 12:30 p.m.You will be able to sign up for classes the same day, all you need is a library card, pencil and paper.If you don't have a library card, fear not! You can get one the same day; all you need is valid identification.

Shepherd Park Book Club

The Shepherd Park Book Club meeting on Jan. 2, 2012 has been cancelled. The book club will meet on Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Book Review: 'Brothers (& me)'

Brothers (& me): a memoir of loving and giving, by Donna Britt, journalist -- a former syndicated columnist with the Washington Post -- has given us the proverbial “open book": a no-holds-barred (no she didn’t say that) account of her very personal challenges: as the sister of thre

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Fun Facts We Learned at the Library

NaNoWriMo's Young Writer Program

Young people 19 and under can participate in National Novel Writing Month

Are you 19 or under and have always wanted to write a novel? Then NaNoWriMo and its Young Writer Program may be for you! Every November is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of people all work towards the goal of writing 50,000 in 30 days, but as a young writer you can choose your own word goal. Last year 2000 K-12 schools participated. You can, too!

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Fun Facts We Learned at the Library

Looking for a fun party trick? Treat your guests to miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) and then have them try different foods like lemons or hot sauce. Watch the surprise on their faces when their taste buds trick them into thinking that what they’re eating is sweet.

DC Reads Events at Shepherd Park

Join the Shepherd Park Library for these DC READS events:Book Discussion: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar NafisiWednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.Age: Adults