Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 10:00 am

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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Yoga for All

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

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!    

Adobe Creative Suite Drop-In

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 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 to register.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:30 am

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. 
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Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 pm

Professor Derek Hyra from American University will speak about his new book Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.
Kids Euro Festival

'Pantin' Puppet Making - Kids Euro Fest

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3:00 pm

 Make your own traditional French jumping-jack puppet and learn about the outrageous escapades of folk characters, Pierrot, Columbine and Harlequin. Best for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers.