Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:30 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Photo of yoga class

Yoga for All

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

Destress and come back to your natural state of balance with this restorative yoga practice led by Tara Bishop, Chopra Center Yoga Certified Teacher. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, or a few mats will be available for use. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!    
S.T.E.A.M.-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

STEAM Ahead: Army Man Launchers

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 3:00 pm

STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us every Saturday for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It's time for learning and potential. This week: Army Man Launchers! How far can you launch an army man with little more than a spoon, popsicle sticks, and a rubber band? For ages 6 and up; however, participants under the age of 9 will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent. 
Students in front of Military Road School

The Legacy of the Military Road School

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us as we honor Black History Month by celebrating the legacy of the Military Road School, one of the District's first public schools for African American children.
Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: A One-Woman Performance by Cortenia Smith

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 1:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Wednesday, February 22, at 1 p.m.for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman" featuring Cortenia Smith.