Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library

Know Your Hunger Games?

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Test your agility and your knowledge of the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Activity room 1 p.m.
Ages 12-19.

Black History Month Lecture Review

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Picture of Marilyn, Dr. Lee Thornton and DanielOn February 8, 2012, in honor of Black History Month, the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library was fortunate to host Dr. Lee Thornton, recently retired Richard Eaton chair in broadcast journalism and interim provost for equity and diversity at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Picture of the author Norwood HollandNorwood Holland grew up in Gum Springs, the historically black enclave in Virginia's suburban Fairfax County, which was once a part of the Mount Vernon Plantation.  He is a graduate of Fisk University where he majored in English and education. He studied under the late Harlem Renaissance writer Arna Bontemps, and he has a Juris Doctor from Howard University. 

Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Lee Thornton

Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dr. Lee ThorntonPlease join us Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. to hear Dr. Lee Thornton, Richard Eaton Chair in Broadcast Journalism and Interim Provost for Equity and Diversity, University of Maryland College Park, offer a talk, Minorities in the Media:  New Directions?” 

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012

Dear Neighbors,

The Black Voices Book Club at the Juanita Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library is concluding Black History month at our February 27 meeting at 7 p.m., where we will discuss James Baldwin's novel Go Tell It On The Mountain. This is the 29th novel the club has read. The book club focuses on fiction written by African-American, Caribbean, and African authors.  Books we read are selected by members at our meetings. You are invited to join us. We will meet on the second floor of the library.

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

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

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

AMarilyn and Joe 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. 

Please visit the SCORE website and perhaps this time next year, you will have scored with a business of your own.

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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.

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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.

Campaign to Lower Unemployment

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Image of one city one hireThe 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 Library
When: January 5
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, please call 202-541-6100.