Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Music Scores

Music Collection at DC Public Library

For the renovation of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, the majority of our circulating sheet music collection has been put into storage, to ensure this unique collection is preserved and can again be made available upon reopening the central library. During this period of time, there is a small representative collection at the Shepherd Park (Juanita E.

AIA Guide to Architecture DC

District of Construction

You've seen them in photos, books, and movies. Have you wondered about how they came to be built? Washington, D.C. features a variety of architectural designs in homes, public buildings, and monuments. With building as the theme for this year's summer reading, below are a selection of books about building and architecture in the District. 

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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Begins Sunday, June 25 on WETA

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.

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Dunbar High School's Classic Age 1870-1957

Documentary Screening

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.

Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

DC Public Library is participating in the 2017 Free Summer Meals Program.   Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 3 -  August 11. No registration is required.  

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Handy Tech Manuals

The iPad and Windows 10 for Seniors

Check out these two new handy books for iPad and Windows 10 operating system...

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Outdoors Mid-Atlantic

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.

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Rebel Readers

Uncensored books for the uncensored mind

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! 

Raymie Nightingale

Summer Shenanigans

Great Middle Grade Novels to Soak up in the Sun

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. 

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Shepherd Park Library Refresh

Library to undergo upgrades and improvements

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.

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