Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 to 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Summer Reading Reception

Come play games, have cake, and recieve free giveaways to celebrate the children who reached their reading goals over the summer.  Anyone who participated in summer reading may attend.  Sept. 29th at 7pm in the activity room. 

Read-In Event: DIY Flannel Board

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:39 — anina.ertel Come make your own flannel board and learn a new way of telling stories.  Commonly used by librarians and teachers, a flannel board allows you to create visual story boards for your children's favorite stories.  Saturday, October 2nd at 1pm, Ages 2-7.

Afternoon Book Club

The Shepherd Park Afternoon Book Club will be reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett for their October 6, 2010 book club meeting in room A located on the second floor of the Shepherd Park Library. The meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm.

"Henry in Love"

So cute! The storyline is sparse,  but this book is all in the details.  Henry reveals a lot about his crush through his actions.  Small children will be sure to read the emotion on the character's faces. 

Preschool Programs

Hello parents, caregivers, and teachers.  The new school year is upon us and I would just like to re-remind everyone about our "always" programs for preschoolers.Preschool Story TimeTuesdays at 10amAges 3-5, and large groups welcomeToddler Lap TimeTuesdays at 11amAges Infant-26 monthsPreschool FilmsThursdays at 10:30amAges 2-5, and large groups welcome

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.