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Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library
Join the Friends of the Library for an evening with Rachel Swarns
Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Friends of the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library are hosting an after-hours open house on Saturday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW.
The featured speaker is Rachel Swarns of the New York Times’ Washington bureau, and writer of the best-selling Michelle Obama biography American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.
Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Published on Monday, May 20, 2013
Nail art strips, first knuckle rings, SPF hand cream, and polka dots!
Published on Monday, May 13, 2013
Nail art continues to be a major trend, seen on celebrities and high schoolers, and everyone in-between! A product that has been popping up in stores a lot, along with nail art kits, is nail art stickers, or nail polish strips. These are packages of pre-printed strips that are sized to fit right on nails. They are self-adhesive, easy to use (once you get the hang of it), and virtually mess free. (I used nail art stickers to create the red and gold polka dot look seen in the photo at right.) These stickers/strips can be found at drugstores, big box stores, beauty supply stores, and even high-end mall stores.
Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Whitney I Knew by BeBe Winans did a wonderful job in letting the public see the real Whitney Houston in truth, dignity, and love from her friends' perspective.
I'm a huge Whitney Houston fan and this book allowed me to enjoy her stories and memories from close friends and family. It was refreshing to read about stories of Whitney Houston in a positive light, and more important as a regular person.
Celebrating Children's Day, Book Day at the library. Diversity in Action!
Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin is an exciting ride through World War II as seen by some of the top physicists of their day. With the revelation that an atom could be split in two, creating fission, came an arms race towards the first atomic bomb. The U.S. knew that an atomic bomb in the hands of Hitler would have devastating effects and the best way to prevent that was to make a successful atomic bomb first.
World Book Night Givers
Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013
Shepherd Park Library would like to thank Safeway management for allowing us to give away 20 copies of Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley for World Book Night on Tuesday, April 23. It was a pleasure to get out in the community to share our love of books, to talk about the wonderful programs happening at our libraries and last but not least, to promote World Book Night and its effort to promote literacy, and a love of reading through giving.
Shepherd Park Library lends a hand
Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
What is World Book Night?
- An annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.
- It is a nonprofit organization.
- It is set for April 23 each year to honor William Shakespeare's birthday.
- It was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012.
- Books are selected by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians.