Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

M&M

Music & Movement

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:30 am

Come sing, tap and clap along during Music and Movement. This is a dynamic and interactive program that emphasizes early literacy skills. This program is recommended for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.   
beaker

Superb Scientists

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join us for our Black History Month Craft Series! Every Wednesday in February we will celebrate a Black leader who made history. What would you like to cure? Kids will be given a cut out of a beaker that they can decorate. Draw out your next experiment and tell us what you will invent. This craft celebrates the life and research of chemist Percy Julian.    
dream bubble

I Have a Dream

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join us for our Black History Month Craft Series! Every Wednesday in February we will celebrate a Black leader who made history. Tell us what your dream is! Kids will be given a blank dream bubble where they can write or draw what they want to see in the future. This craft celebrates the life and work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   
tutoring

Homework Hour

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:00 pm

Homework Hour is a space for students grades K-8 to get academic support. The tutors are high school volunteers that are here to help with homework or practice any skill. From reading to math, the student can get support with whatever they need help with. Tutoring will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Nanny Time

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00 am

Come and have a fun time at your neighborhood library! Get to know other caregivers in your community. Toys will be set up for children to play while caregivers enjoy a cozy atmosphere. Coffee will be served. Ven y diviértete en la Biblioteca de tu vecindario! Los juguetes estaran disponibles para que los niños puedan jugar, así como un espacio para que los cuidadores interactúen entre sí, en un ambiente acogedor. Se servirá café.    
The Tempest

Shakespeare for the Young: The Tiniest Tempest

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:00 am

Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Tiniest Tempest has been created by Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 4 to 10 year olds.
This is a picture of the Apple accessibility logo, a person icon with arms out to the side inside of a circle

VoiceOver for Mac

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:00 am

VoiceOver for Mac is a screen reading software that comes installed on Mac laptops and desktops. VoiceOver will allow users who are blind or low vision to listen to a synthesized voice read information that is otherwise displayed visually on the computer screen. VoiceOver for Mac classes are offered at Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library at 7420 Georgia Ave NW. The curriculum goes for 8 classes, each Thursday beginning Feb. 6 through March 27. Classes start at 11 a.m. and are over by 1 p.m.  
tutoring

Homework Hour

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 am

Homework Hour is a space for students grades K-8 to get academic support. The tutors are high school volunteers that are here to help with homework or practice any skill. From reading to math, the student can get support with whatever they need help with. Tutoring will be held on a first come first serve basis.  
Two children playing with blocks

Community Play Time

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00 am

Get to know your neighbors in our board books area downstairs for a weekly community play group for children ages 1-5. Toys will be set up for a cozy get together where you can meet other local parents, caregivers and children and practice early literacy in an enjoyable community setting. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:30 am

Story time fun for entire family, these 30-to-40-minute 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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