Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

We Make Reading Chapter Books Fun!

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Snake art project 1
Snake art project 2

Fun Facts We Learned at the Library

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2012


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

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

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!

Fun Facts We Learned at the Library

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
miracle fruit

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.

How does this work? Miracle fruit contains the protein miraculin which binds with the sweet receptors on the tongue and makes food that is normally sour taste sweet. The effects last for about an hour.

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Picture of book display

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

Teen Book Discussion: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Monday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.
Age: 12-19

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

The Shepherd Park Book Club will discuss London Bridges by James Patterson Picture of book coveron Nov. 7 in Room A at 1:30 p.m.

Please note that London Bridges will take the place of Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics by Sr. Martha Farley.

Enjoy Special Events Oct. 15-20

Published on Friday, October 5, 2012

Growing Healthy Schools WeekGrowing Healthy Schools Week combines DC School Garden Week and DC Farm to School Week, and ties in to the recent Healthy Schools Act.

DC Public Library is a partner for Growing Healthy Schools Week, and we will be featuring special programming and book displays about farming, gardening and plants at various DCPL locations all week! You are invited to attend library programs and check out books to extend your child's Growing Healthy Schools experience beyond the classroom.

A Young Adult Book Review

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Unwholly book coverNeal Shusterman's UnWholly -- the long-awaited sequel to Unwind, and the second book in what will be the Unwind trilogy -- does not disappoint!

Unwind and UnWholly are must-reads for fans of Young Adult novels that give us a glimpse into a bone-chilling dystopian future, similar to the Hunger Games trilogy.

Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012

What’s a poor grad student to do when she has two sisters and a mother whose life mission is to make sure they all marry? Watch Elizabeth Bennet’s video blog (vlog) as she deals with issues involving sisters, boys, best friends, and, of course, her mother. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice, filmed in three- to five-minute vlog entries by Elizabeth Bennet with guest appearances by most of the Pride and Prejudice cast. It updates on Mondays and Thursdays.