Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

The Universal Class

Published on Friday, January 11, 2013

Universal ClassThis 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.

For more information, please visit www.dclibary.org/thornton or call 202-541-6025 and ask for Marilyn Smith.

Published on Friday, December 28, 2012

Suzanne's Diary for NicholasThe 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. in room A at Shepherd Park Library.  At the meeting, the group will discuss James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas.

For more information please call 202-541-6025.

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012
Picture of a classroom

The District of Columbia Public Library opens doors to education in myriad ways.  We provide many avenues for our customers to further their education, whether it is through lifelong learning, or participating in an ESL class. Join us for an introduction to The Universal Class, our newest online database of free classes.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 15
Where: Room B
Time: 12:30 p.m.

"An educated person is the person who has the power to go on and get more education."

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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 three very different brothers; as the daughter of a “mysterious” and distant father; and as wife to a husband for whom she expended forgiveness.

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
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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