Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, May 31, 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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Video Basics

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:00 pm

Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn how to gather footage with a complete video project in mind. You will also get hands-on experience shooting with our video cameras. Limited space is available and sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.
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Yoga for All

Wednesday, May 31, 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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2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, June 3, 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.
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"School's Out for the Summer" Party!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 3:30 pm

Out with school books, in with cool books!  Blow off steam on the last day of school with zany games, a newspaper building challenge, and scrumptious snacks. And don't forget to pick out some cool summer reads and register to earn summer reading prizes before you leave! This event is intended for children ages 5 and up and planned with the assistance of the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board.
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Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Author Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Alicia Montgomery, editorial director, WAMU. Join DC Public Library for a night of insight and discussion with this prolific author and modern female voice.
Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Monday, June 26, 2017, 11:00 am

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

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