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.

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!

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library will be meeting on Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m. to discuss Tsitsi Dangarembga's novel, Nervous Conditions. You are invited to join the group. If you are interested in reading novels written by African-American, Caribbean and African authors, this club is for you.

Shepherd Park Book Club

"Sundays at Tiffany's" by James Patterson

On December 7, the Shepherd Park Book Club will discuss Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson.  The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Book Review

"The Wealth Cure" by Hill Harper

Hill Harper had an awakening that presented itself in the form of a life-threatening physical condition, and for Hill, this was a life-changing moment. I have read stories and heard the stories of others who have gone through a health issue and realized that the only thing that matters is your internal happiness and the joy you create for yourself. 

Computer Class for Beginners

Another series of computer classes for beginners at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library started on Thursday, October 6. The series will last until November 10, and meets on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration has started for the next session. To register, please call 202-541-6100 or stop by the library at 7420 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20012.Hurry, because the class fills up quickly.

Computer Class for Beginners

The next six-week session computer class for beginners at Shepherd Park Library will begin on October 6. Classes meet on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Topics covered are: an introduction for beginners essentials of the keyboard filing fundamentals the Internet e-mail To register, please call 202-541-6100, or stop by the library at 7420 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20012.

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club met on Monday, September 19, at Shepherd Park Library to discuss Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The club also celebrated its two-year anniversary. To start its third year, the club will meet on Monday, October 17, and will discuss its 25th book, Toni Morrison's Sula.

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