Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

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. 
Elephant & Piggie

Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Shepherd Park Library is pleased to reintroduce this popular program for children who are beginning readers or simply want to enrich their independent reading skills. "Ready, Set, Read!" aims to nurture children's natural interest in reading while strengthening word recognition, comprehension and fluency. Children will build skills through reading together, dramatic exercises, vocabulary games, and fun drawing and writing activities.    
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

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.
Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 11 a.m.

Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child's lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.  All programs are free and open to the public.
Job Seekers

Job Seekers One-on-Ones

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 (All day)

Make an appointment to get one-on-one job search support from library staff! Staff are available Monday through Friday for hour long appointments where we can help you with basic activities in an online job search, including how to:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search
Hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 (All day)

Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available Monday through Friday for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 10 a.m.

You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

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. 
Elephant & Piggie

Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Shepherd Park Library is pleased to reintroduce this popular program for children who are beginning readers or simply want to enrich their independent reading skills. "Ready, Set, Read!" aims to nurture children's natural interest in reading while strengthening word recognition, comprehension and fluency. Children will build skills through reading together, dramatic exercises, vocabulary games, and fun drawing and writing activities.    
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, 10 a.m.

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.

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