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.

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club will be meeting on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss Edwidge Danticat's novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory.

Computer Classes for Beginners

Learn computer basics in a small class setting

The next session of computer classes for beginners at the Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library will start on Thursday, May 31. It is a six-week basic computer class. Classes are held on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The topics covered are:Essentials of the keyboardFiling fundamentalsThe InternetE-mailRegistration is open now and is necessary as space is limited. To register, please call (202) 541-6100, or stop by the library at 7420 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012.

Meditations with Coach Maq

Meditation will support your mind, body and spirit in aligning with what you desire to experience in your life -- whether it is finding your purpose, gaining some sense of direction or the experience of peace and joy in your daily living.  In Meditations with Maq, Coach Maq will facilitate an interactive experience where you will learn skills and techniques needed to successfully begin incorporating a meditation practice in your daily life experience.  

New Nonfiction Books at Shepherd Park

Check out these new additions to our nonfiction collection. Yes Ma'am, No Sir:The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life by Coach Carter Call number: 158 C323

National African-American Women's Fitness Month

Celebrate April as National African-American Women's Fitness Month.Get fit now, check out a book, audiobook or watch a video, and take control of your health now!


Hello community,Laptops are available at the Shepherd Park Library for your use.  You must have a Government/State issued picture ID with current address and be 17 years of age or older.  For more information, please call at 202-541-6100 or visit us at

Check Out New Nonfiction Titles

Check out these new titles available at the library.1. The Social Conquest of Earth, by Edward O. Wilson     599.938 W747

Job Seekers Drop In Clinic

Shepherd Park Library

Please drop in on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shepherd Park Library for job search assistance. One-on-one help with filling out job applications, help with cover letters and resumes and creating an email account.  We also give out positive and encouraging words during your job search.  We look forward to serving you!Marilyn Smith

Movie Night Canceled at Shepherd Park Library

Movie night, which was previously held on Wednesdays at Shepherd Park Library, has been canceled. Please check our website at or call 202-541-6100 for updates.Thank you!

DC Read-In

Know Your Hunger Games?

Test your agility and your knowledge of the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.Activity room 1 p.m.Ages 12-19.