Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Banned Books Week

First Amendment Film Festival

Join us for our first annual First Amendment Film Festival in observance of Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014.  Film screenings take place every afternoon at 2 p.m., September 22 through September 25.  Schedule of Film Screenings:

Forensic Mystery Workshop

A Workshop for Teens

Ever wondered what exactly is "forensic science?"  Is it really like CSI and Bones?  Now you can find out! On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3 p.m., join us for a special workshop for teens, presented in partnership with the 

Full STEAM Ahead

Science Saturdays at Shepherd Park

Here’s a riddle, What do bubbles, pennies, maple syrup, string, marshmallows, empty shampoo bottles, grocery bags, and plastic pigs all have in common? If you said all of these words are plural nouns, you would be correct, and should perhaps consider a career in teaching English.

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Summer Reading Fun at Shepherd Park

                         Calling all kids!What could possibly be more fun than spending summer vacation visiting the library and returning home with an armload full of your favorite books!No guesses?

Join us for Anime Club!

A New Teen Program!

Are you a fan of anime?  Interested in Japanese culture?  Or maybe you don't have a clue what anime is.  No matter what you're level of familiarity with anime is, come join us for Anime Club!Wednesday, April 23 is our first Anime Club meeting.  We will be watching a couple of episodes of anime, talk about our favorite series, and learn about Japanese culture.

Aromatherapy for Kids

How to win friends and influence people, using stuff that smells good

Aromatherapy? Geez, that's a six-syllable mouthful.

Philosophy Cafe

Beyond Good and Evil

The Philosophy Café is an informal gathering of individuals who enjoy discussion of philosophical ideas.

History Book Club

Twelve Years a Slave

The purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression or the book behind an important film and use that work as a jumping off point for debate.

Valentine's Day in a Pinch

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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