Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 22, 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.
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.

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 1 hour proctored session.
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Yoga for All

Wednesday, February 22, 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!    

C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher,  presents a series of lectures for Black History Month.  Please join us for this informative program and check out the DC Public Library website for other presentations taking place this month.
S.T.E.A.M.-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

STEAM Ahead: Thermochromic Slime

Saturday, February 25, 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: Thermochromic Slime! What’s better than making slime? Make heat sensitive slime! For ages 6 and up; however, participants under the age of 9 will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Monday, February 20, 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. 
Game Night

T(w)een Gaming Night

Join us every Monday for game time! We have Wii games like Just Dance and Super Mario Kart as well as board games like Clue, Sushi Go!, and Zombie Dice. For ages 9 - 19.