Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Neighborhood Library

Book Review: 'Brothers (& me)'

Brothers (& me): a memoir of loving and giving, by Donna Britt, journalist -- a former syndicated columnist with the Washington Post -- has given us the proverbial “open book": a no-holds-barred (no she didn’t say that) account of her very personal challenges: as the sister of thre

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NaNoWriMo's Young Writer Program

Young people 19 and under can participate in National Novel Writing Month

Are you 19 or under and have always wanted to write a novel? Then NaNoWriMo and its Young Writer Program may be for you! Every November is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of people all work towards the goal of writing 50,000 in 30 days, but as a young writer you can choose your own word goal. Last year 2000 K-12 schools participated. You can, too!

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Looking for a fun party trick? Treat your guests to miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) and then have them try different foods like lemons or hot sauce. Watch the surprise on their faces when their taste buds trick them into thinking that what they’re eating is sweet.

DC Reads Events at Shepherd Park

Join the Shepherd Park Library for these DC READS events:Book Discussion: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar NafisiWednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.Age: Adults

Shepherd Park Book Club

The Shepherd Park Book Club will discuss London Bridges by James Patterson on Nov. 7 in Room A at 1:30 p.m.Please note that London Bridges will take the place of Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics by Sr. Martha Farley.

Downloadable Media Walk-In

Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Have an e-book reader but don't know how to check out and download books from the library's website? Want to listen to an audiobook from our digital catalog? Can't figure out how to transfer checked-out items onto your e-book reader or mp3 player?

Black Voices Book Club

Meets monthly on the third Monday

Join the Black Voices Book Club on Monday, September 17th at 7pm to discuss Passing by Nella Larsen.  No need to sign up, just show up!