Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, July 20, 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 20, 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.  
Summer Reading

Historic Places of African American Leisure and Recreation In and Around Washington, DC

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join Patsy Fletcher, author of Historically African American leisure destinations around Washington, D.C. for a talk about places of leisure and recreation for African Americans in and around Washington, DC.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, July 23, 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.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Monday, July 25, 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
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Baby Lap Time

Monday, July 25, 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. 
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Monday, July 25, 2016, 2 p.m.

Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Tuesday, July 26, 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 27, 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 27, 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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