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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.
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
In January 1992, the British police procedural mystery "Prime Suspect" series began its inaugural American broadcast on PBS's "Mystery!", starring Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Jane Tennison. Novelist and series creator Lynda La Plante was inspired by the women who worked at Scotland Yard. The show was a success and six more seasons followed. The series finale aired in late 2007.
Local film producer Marvin T. Jones will screen his documentary "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957", telling the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C. Named for the poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the school was noted for its outstanding education and the success of its alumni. Famous Dunbar graduates include General Benjamin Davis, Sr., Nannie Helen Burroughs, and Charles Hamilton Houston.
After the film, Mr. Jones will lead a discussion about the legacy of Dunbar High School.
Enjoy exploring the outdoors in the mid-Atlantic region! Whether you go by foot, bike, canoe, or car, you'll have lots of fun and see fantastic views. The featured books below are available from the library system.
Explicit language, homosexuality, politics, violence. Just a few reasons why certain books are deemed unsuitable for society by the "conservative" reader. Imagine what our world be like if we did not have those who dared to push the envelope? As Banned Books Week approaches, let us take some time out of our busy day to honor those authors who not only crossed the line, but erased it. But let's not limit that acknowledgement to authors in the United States. Let's cross our borders and look at writers around the world who shook things up in their homeland. Enjoy!
When many of us look back on childhood summers, the memories we treasure most were new friendships formed and the magical feeling that suddenly anything is possible. Summer means a break from the everyday monotony of classroom schedules and familiar bus routes, journeying to new and unfamiliar places, and creating adventures that stay with us a lifetime. The following titles represent some of my favorite stories about summer adventures and the friendships we forge along the way.
The Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library will undergo a makeover project in the fall and winter of 2015-2016. The project is expected to take approximately four months. The library will close for at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015. It will re-open at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.