Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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

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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.

Published on Thursday, June 21, 2012

The White family show off their cookies
On Saturday, June 16, children came to the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library to participate in our Father's Day program, "Decorate a Cookie for Dad."

Kids of all ages from our community had lots of fun decorating sugar cookies to give as gifts to the special dads in their lives (and eating some cookies, too)!

If you missed the cookie decorating program, don't fret. There will be lots more exciting children's programming all summer long.

We just had to share these photos of all the smiling faces decorating and eating their cookies. Enjoy!

Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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Published on Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Cover: Diary of a Wimpy KidIf you've already checked out a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, don't forget to come to the book club meeting on June 4 at 6 p.m.!

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Friends of the Shepherd Park Library will be hosting a table at Shepherd Elementary on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. selling used books as part of the Shepherd Park Citizens Association 16th Annual Community Yard Sale.  Stop by and get some great deals on gently used books on your favorite subject, or to help occupy your children on those long summer road trips. 

Volunteers from the Friends of the Shepherd Park Library will also be there to answer any questions that you may have about the group, and to help you join! In the event of rain, the event will be held Sunday.

Published on Monday, May 14, 2012

The Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library will make improvements to its roof beginning May 17 through June 29.  Library service and hours will not be impacted during roof repairs though occasional noise is expected.  We will work to minimize noise as much as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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

Learn computer basics in a small class setting

Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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 keyboard
  • Filing fundamentals
  • The Internet
  • E-mail

Registration 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.

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