Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

Black Voices Book Club

With the discussion of Octavia Butler's novel Kindred, the Black Voices Book Club members ended the study of slavery at different periods in the United States.  A Lesson Before Dying by

Summer Programming for Youth

Thanks to everyone who has come to our Summer Reading programs so far.  We have been having a lot of fun!  If you didn't come to the kickoff, that's okay; it's still not too late to sign up for Summer Reading Club and earn your prizes.Here are our remaining fantastic performers, please come check them out.Living ClassroomsInteractive environmental science lessonsSaturday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.Christylez Bacon, Grammy-Nominated MusicianA local sensation!Wednesday June 30, 7 p.m.

Book Review

"Same Kind of Different as Me"

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore is a New York Times Bestseller and an amazing true story.

Upcoming Events for Youth

Summer Performers Are Here

Upcoming Recitals at Shepherd Park

Please join us for the following musical events:Saturday, May 22, 2:00pm – DC Youth Orchestra . The DC Youth Orchestra Program provides music classes and ensemble training to all students who wish to participate.

Celebrate the Big Read

On Monday, April 19 the Black Voices Book Club of the Shepherd Park Library discussed A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.  The book generated unprecedented enthusiasm from the members.  One of the topics that made the discussion so engaging was that some of members were able to relate the author'

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Come celebrate the end of school, and the beginning our Making Waves and make a Splash Summer Reading programs. Sign up to win prizes when you read, get information on our special performers for this year, and help paint a mural in the lobby. We will begin painting at 4:30 pm.  Children and teens of all ages are welcome. 

Black Voices Book Club Celebrates Big Read

Please join the Black Voices Book Club on Monday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shepherd Park Library in celebrating the 2010 Big Read DC selection, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

Call for Shepherd Park Artwork

Mural to Be Painted in Library Lobby

Shepherd Park is looking for a young artists ages 5-19 to submit designs for a mural to be painted on the wall of the lobby.  -Designs can be any size, on any type of paper-Designs can be in black and white or color-The theme of the mural is "library and community"-Artwork must be submitted by May 31st, 2010-Please submit all artwork in the children's room