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

Shepherd Park Book Club

We invite you to join us for the Shepherd Park Book Club, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Family Program: Reducing Stress Through Meditation

William Smith, a retired army Lieutenant Colonel Engineer, will discuss the effect meditation has on reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration and enhancing clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, but powerful technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.Join us Saturday, March 12,  from 1 to 3 p.m.

Computer Class for Seniors

The winter session of the computer class for seniors, which started on January 20, ended on March 3. The spring session starts on March 24 and will end on April 28. Classes are held on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The series is a six-week basic computer class for seniors who have not used the computer before. The five topics covered are: an introduction for beginners, essentials of the keyboard, filing fundamentals, the Internet and e-mail.

Federal Tax Forms

The Shepherd Park Library has instruction booklets for federal forms 1040EZ and the 1040, we also have  federal tax forms 1040EZ, 1040, 1040A and, the Schedule A (form 1040).Please make a note to check our wonderful collection of tax books for assistance during this 2010 tax filing year.

Shepherd Park Book Club

The Shepherd Park Library book club has cancelled the March 2, 2011 discussion of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.   The book club will discuss Dreams from my Father: A story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama on March 2, 2011 at 1pm.

Movie Night

2/2     6 p.m.  February One (NR)2/9     6 p.m.  Do The Right Thing (R)2/16    6 p.m.  Proud (NR)2/23    6 p.m.  The Murder of Fred Hampton (R)

Black History Month Film Series

2/5     1 p.m.   Rosewood (R)2/12   1 p.m.  Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (NR)2/19    1 p.m. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2/26    1 p.m.  Malcolm X (PG)

New Arrivals

GOOD READS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH1. Something to prove a daughter's journey to fulfill a father's legacy: A memoir by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD

I Have a Dream Contest

I have a dream contestThe "I Have A Dream" contest was held at the Juanita E. Thornton Shepherd Park Library on January 12, 2011.On behalf of the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, and its wonderful staff, we would like to extend a congratulations to all of the participants; Steven Silver, Brett Busch, and Rachael McPherson.