Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

Black Voices Book Club

Dear Neighbors,

African/African-American Authors and Illustrators

Thursday preschool story times in February will highlight picture books by African and African-American authors/illustrators.  This morning's story time featured:

SCORE: The Ultimate Business Plan

A big thank you to Joe Clarke of SCORE Chapter One-Washington, DC and all of the participants.  Joe Clarke presented the ultimate business plan, which is usually an all-day affair, and condensed it in such a way that made it easy to understand, less complicated and a lot less intimidating.  I highly recommend SCORE if your vision is to own your own business or if you want to make improvements to one you already own. 

How to Write the Ultimate Business Plan

Mark your calendars for a seminar on How to Write the Ultimate Business Plan.  Presented by SCORE Chapter One, Washington, D.C.Volunteer Joe Clarke will cover plan concepts and the material each plan must include.  If you have a vision of owning your own business, now is the time put it all down on paper.Shepherd Park Library, January 23, 2012, 6 p.m.For more information, call 202-541-6100 or visit dclibrary.org/juanita.

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club will not meet on January 16, 2012, as the library will be closed for the MLK Holiday.The Black Voices Book club will meet the following Monday on January 23, 2012 at 7pm.  For more information please call 202-541-6100.

One City One Hire

Campaign to Lower Unemployment

The Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library will host a registration session for District residents. The Department of Employment Services (DOES) will conduct screening interviews and provide résumé writing and job coaching assistance.  This event is free to the public.Where: Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park LibraryWhen: January 5Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

How to Write a Business Plan

Join us Monday, January 23, at 6 p.m. for a workshop on how to write a business plan. The workshop will be presented by SCORE Chapter Chairman Joe Clarke. The workshop will cover key concepts and the written material each plan must include. For more information about SCORE, please visit the SCORE website.What: How to Write a Business PlanWhen: Monday, January 23Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.Where: Shepherd Park Library/Activity RoomContact Marilyn Smith at 202-541-6025 for more information.

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club will discuss Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez on Monday, January 16, at 7 p.m.

Shepherd Park Book Club

The Shepherd Park Book Club will read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 4, at 1:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours

The DC Public Library closes early Saturday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. and will be closed Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26. Visit the library website 24/7 to download books, music, renew materials, sign up for eNews and eNotices and much more.Happy holidays from the staff at the Juanita E. Thornton Shepherd Park Library!