Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Friday, July 28, 2017, 11:00 am

Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults.  Cuentos, canciones, bailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, July 29, 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, July 31, 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. 
Midmorning Movies

Tuesday Mid-Morning Movie

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 11:00 am

Come join us every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. for a midmorning movie. This program is designed for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, but all are welcome to attend!  
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, August 2, 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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Pneumatic Kinetic Art!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 1:30 pm

Bring art to life with FutureMakers. Explore how air pressure can be used to make your art move.
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Yoga for All

Wednesday, August 2, 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!    
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Drama Rama

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:30 pm

Dramatic play and improvisational games for kids ages 5 to 9 years of age. Children will have a blast using their imaginations to build new worlds together.  This weekly summer program is great for kids who wish to develop their language and speaking skills, practice creative and collaborative thought, strengthen social confidence, and/or just have fun with friends!         
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Open Your World in 3-D

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 4:00 pm

Use Fab Lab 3-D printers to customize and build your own keychain in this two-hour workshop. Maximum 8 participants per session. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at to reserve your spot.  
All are welcome!

Coffee & Conversation at Shepherd Park

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:00 am

Come ready to talk, listen, or just have a cup of coffee! Join us for coffee, conversation and the chance to make a connection with your fellow library users.   The conversation begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. We hope to see you there!   Questions? Call 202-541-6100