Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Neighborhood Library

Camping 101

Thank you Coach C. Love, for your continued service to young people and for teaching the Camping class at Shepherd Park Library on July 27.  Coach Love showed everyone how to pack a backpack correctly. She talked about all the items that should go into a backpack and why it is important to have the right size; she had examples of most of the items so that the participants could see what those items look like. 

Camping 101: An Introduction

Learn the basics of camping at the Shepherd Park Library.  You will learn:

Computer Classes for Beginners

The current session of the six-week computer class for beginners ended this last Thursday. The "thank you card" from the students to the entire staff of Shepherd Park Library is highly appreciated. Another six-week session will begin on August 4. The class covers the basics you need to know about computer use, such as the mouse, the keyboard, filing fundamentals, the Internet and e-mail.All adult students are welcome. To register, call the library at 202-541-6100, or just come in.

Black Voices Book Club

Please join Black Voices Book Club on Monday, July 18, to discuss Lalita Tademy's novel Cane River. This historical novel explores the achievements of Tademy's great-great-great-great grandmother, Elisabeth, born a slave in 1799. Tademy abandoned her lucrative career in the corporate world to spend years researching her roots. She traced her family roots to a medium-sized Creole plantation in Cane River, Louisiana.

Upcoming Summer Reading Programs

July 9, Iran10 a.m., ages 12-19.

Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

The job seekers clinic will be held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment; please call to schedule.

Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation

Please join us for a three-week course in Jyoti meditation.  During this three-week course, you will learn how to accelerate your spiritual progress and move more confidently to the next level of your spiritual growth.  David Newcomb, a Washington, D.C., resident for more than 40 years, will teach the course and facilitate the meditations.  Newcomb began his meditation practice in 1976, and since 1989 has continued under the tutelage of H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.

Movie Night

Movies showing at Shepherd Park LibraryThe Tourist   (PG13)     7/6

You Are Here/One World, Many Stories

Around the World in Film, ChinaSaturday, June 25.  10 a.m.   Ages 12-19.

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Saturdays, June 4 and 18 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library. The clinic provides hands-on support for basic online job searching activities: Create an e-mail accountCreate a accountCreate and save a sample job searchStart a résuméWork on an online job applicationAppointments are available; please contact Marilyn Smith at 202-541-6100.