Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

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.

Published on Monday, May 7, 2012

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.  
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Shepherd Park Library
Saturday, May 12
1 p.m.
Activity room, second floor

Coach Maq is a certified Spiritual Life Coach. 

Published on Monday, May 7, 2012
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
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The Juice Lady's Weekend Weight-Loss Diet

Learn about Latin American culture through bilingual songs and dances

Published on Monday, April 23, 2012

On Thursday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m., join us for ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Children will learn about Latin American culture and the Spanish language through song and dance! Children will have fun while trying out regional Latin dance steps and practicing Spanish words. A visit from Andrés is always exciting! If you can't make it to this program, there will be more opportunities to catch ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! at other DC Public Library locations throughout the summer.

On Monday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m., we will have bilingual story time for children ages infant to six. Sing your favorite songs, like The Itsy Bitsy Spider, with us in English and Spanish, enjoy bilingual picture books by author Susan Middleton Elya, and more!

Each child who attends either program will receive a free book to take home and keep! Books are available in Spanish or English.