Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

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. 

Exterior of Shepherd Park Library

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.

Summer Reading 2015

A Look Back

We had a lot of fun this summer at Shepherd Park Library with many children, teens, and adults participating in our summer reading program! Here are some highlights:  

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

Banned Books Week

First Amendment Film Festival

Join us for our first annual First Amendment Film Festival in observance of Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014.  Film screenings take place every afternoon at 2 p.m., September 22 through September 25.  Schedule of Film Screenings:

Forensic Mystery Workshop

A Workshop for Teens

Ever wondered what exactly is "forensic science?"  Is it really like CSI and Bones?  Now you can find out! On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3 p.m., join us for a special workshop for teens, presented in partnership with the 

Full STEAM Ahead

Science Saturdays at Shepherd Park

Here’s a riddle, What do bubbles, pennies, maple syrup, string, marshmallows, empty shampoo bottles, grocery bags, and plastic pigs all have in common? If you said all of these words are plural nouns, you would be correct, and should perhaps consider a career in teaching English.

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