Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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.

Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, September 24, 2012


Margaret, Age 10, Won an Amazon Kindle Fire through the "Dream Big, Read!" Summer Reading Program

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2012

Margaret Goletiani with her new Amazon Kindle FireMargaret Goletiani, the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library Summer Reading Grand Prize Winner, is a fifth-grader at Shepherd Elementary School. She completed the "Dream Big, Read!" Summer Reading program by reading at home and at the library, and she also participated in Summer Reading programming here at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library, including Science in the Summer and Kids' Book Club!

Margaret, an avid reader, said she loves the library because "I can get any book I want." She said she is going to use her new Kindle for reading.

Meets monthly on the third Monday

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PassingJoin the Black Voices Book Club on Monday, September 17th at 7pm to discuss Passing by Nella Larsen.  No need to sign up, just show up!

The club focuses on fiction titles written by African-American, Caribbean and African authors and meets on the third Monday of every month.  Book club selections are available for pick up at Shepherd Park Library's circulation desk.  Pick up your copy today!

Weekly Story Time Programs to be Combined into one Weekly Session (Tuesdays at 11:00 am)

Published on Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Story Time" spelled out on a flannel boardStarting on Aug. 21, the weekly story time sessions at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library will be combined into one weekly program that will take place on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Children ages infant to five years, and their parents or caregivers, will meet in the Activity Room on the second floor of the library for approximately 30 minutes of story time fun followed by an opportunity for community playtime.

Summer Writing Contest 2012, Presented by The Library of Congress and DC Public Library

Published on Friday, August 10, 2012

2012 Participation Guidelines
The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered as part of the DC Public Library 2012 summer reading program themed "Dream Big - Read!" and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.

Who can participate?
Rising 5th & 6th graders (students who will be entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall of 2012).

How to enter "A Book that Shaped Me"

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012
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Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger and Happier
by Peter Spiers 
Call number: 305.26 S755

Published on Monday, June 25, 2012

The Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library is having a program with the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. This program is free to the public and will be held on the second floor of the library in Meeting Room A. Victim specialists from the Victims Services Branch of MPD will be making presentations and answering questions. The goal of the presentations is to inform the public that MPD has services and support for victims of crimes in the District of Columbia.

The presentations will focus on:

  • Domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Assaults with deadly weapons
  • Crime victims' compensation program
  • Resources and referrals

Please call the library at 202-541-6100 if you have any questions about this presentation.

Published on Friday, June 22, 2012

DC Free Summer Meals Program Logo

The DC Free Summer Meals Program provides nutritious food to children (ages 18 and under) during the summer.

Lunch will be served every weekday at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library from July 2 through Aug. 10, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The summer food program is paid for by federal funds and brought to you by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.