Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

Afternoon Arts and Crafts

This month we are making Mexican papel picado.  These are traditional party decorations involving intricate paper cutting.  Arts and Crafts at Shepherd Park are the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm.  All ages are welcome and you do not need to sign up ahead of time. 

Library Open

The Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library is closed for the rest of the day due to a power outage.  If power is restored, the library will re-open on Friday, Aug. 13.  Please check back for updates.

Black Voices Book Club One-Year Anniversary

Dear Neighbors,September marks the one-year anniversary of the Black Voices Book Club at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, and we want you to join us.he book club meets the third Monday of the month, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., on the second floor of the library.  The book club focuses on fiction authored by African-American, Caribbean, and African authors.  Books we select are available in the DC Public Library System and are placed on hold for club members to check out. 

Water Party

Come Celebrate the End of Summer

Shepherd Park will be hosting a water party on August 11th at 4pm.  Dress to get wet!  We will also have chalk art and bubbles.  All ages are invited and you do not need to call ahead.  Please call Anina at 541-5917 if you have any questions.

Teens: Interactive Sculpture Workshop

At 1pm on Saturday July 17th, Kevin Reese will present an interactive sculpture workshop for teens and tweens.  You can learn more about Kevin at his webpage

Upcoming Kids' Programming

Hi Everyone, Happy Summer from the Shepherd Park Library!  Here is what's going on in our air conditioned programming room this week. Preschool Age Story Time:  Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Baby and Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Preschool Film Series:  Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Kathy MacMillan presents ASL Story Time for all ages on Friday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. Washington National Opera will present an interactive dramatic program

Computer Classes for Seniors

June 24, 2010 marks the first day of Computer Classes for Seniors at the Shepherd Park Library.  This is a six week course which focuses on developing basic computer skills.  Although many have already registered for the class, new students will continue to be accepted until July 1.  Registration for the next six week course will begin on August 2, 2010.   Please call (202)541-6100 for more information.

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