Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

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Family Story Time

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 am

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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:30 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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.

Adobe Creative Suite Drop-In

Monday, January 22, 2018, 1:00 pm

Reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and others). This SELF-GUIDED (DIY) session is 3 hours long and a government-issued ID will be required. Please note that you may lose your reservation if you are late to your session 15 minutes or more. Please visit https://www.dclibrary.org/labs/studio to register.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:00 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute 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. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:30 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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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Yoga for All

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!    
Janet Sims-Wood Black Women in the Women’s Army Corps During World War II

Fighting for Freedom: Black Women in the Women’s Army Corps During World War II

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 2:00 pm

During World War II, African-American women were allowed to join the military for the first time.
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Frederick Douglas, Haiti and the Civil War

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 pm

Local film producer Marvin Jones will speak about Frederick Douglas's service as U.S. Minister to Haiti and provide an overview of the island's history during the 19th century.
Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentines for Veterans

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

This Valentine's Day, make a veteran smile. The library will provide card-making supplies and ideas, you supply the cheer. Cards will be given to veterans living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.  
Parties and Potions

Valentine's Day Love Potions

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 4:00 pm

Using the magic of color and aroma, measure, mix and stir your way to a delightful concoction, guaranteed to make your sweetheart swoon. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with essential oils and herbs to create sweet-smelling gifts for anyone they fancy. This is an enjoyable activity recommended for the whole family.