Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 to 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

How to Write the Ultimate Business Plan

Mark your calendars for a seminar on How to Write the Ultimate Business Plan.  Presented by SCORE Chapter One, Washington, D.C.Volunteer Joe Clarke will cover plan concepts and the material each plan must include.  If you have a vision of owning your own business, now is the time put it all down on paper.Shepherd Park Library, January 23, 2012, 6 p.m.For more information, call 202-541-6100 or visit

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club will not meet on January 16, 2012, as the library will be closed for the MLK Holiday.The Black Voices Book club will meet the following Monday on January 23, 2012 at 7pm.  For more information please call 202-541-6100.

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Campaign to Lower Unemployment

The Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library will host a registration session for District residents. The Department of Employment Services (DOES) will conduct screening interviews and provide résumé writing and job coaching assistance.  This event is free to the public.Where: Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park LibraryWhen: January 5Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

How to Write a Business Plan

Join us Monday, January 23, at 6 p.m. for a workshop on how to write a business plan. The workshop will be presented by SCORE Chapter Chairman Joe Clarke. The workshop will cover key concepts and the written material each plan must include. For more information about SCORE, please visit the SCORE website.What: How to Write a Business PlanWhen: Monday, January 23Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.Where: Shepherd Park Library/Activity RoomContact Marilyn Smith at 202-541-6025 for more information.

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club will discuss Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez on Monday, January 16, at 7 p.m.

Shepherd Park Book Club

The Shepherd Park Book Club will read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 4, at 1:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours

The DC Public Library closes early Saturday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. and will be closed Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26. Visit the library website 24/7 to download books, music, renew materials, sign up for eNews and eNotices and much more.Happy holidays from the staff at the Juanita E. Thornton Shepherd Park Library!

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library will be meeting on Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m. to discuss Tsitsi Dangarembga's novel, Nervous Conditions. You are invited to join the group. If you are interested in reading novels written by African-American, Caribbean and African authors, this club is for you.

Shepherd Park Book Club

"Sundays at Tiffany's" by James Patterson

On December 7, the Shepherd Park Book Club will discuss Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson.  The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Book Review

"The Wealth Cure" by Hill Harper

Hill Harper had an awakening that presented itself in the form of a life-threatening physical condition, and for Hill, this was a life-changing moment. I have read stories and heard the stories of others who have gone through a health issue and realized that the only thing that matters is your internal happiness and the joy you create for yourself.