Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Neighborhood Library

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Handy Tech Manuals

The iPad and Windows 10 for Seniors

Check out these two new handy books for iPad and Windows 10 operating system...

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Outdoors Mid-Atlantic

Enjoy exploring the outdoors in the mid-Atlantic region!  Whether you go by foot, bike, canoe, or car, you'll have lots of fun and see fantastic views. The featured books below are available from the library system.

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. 

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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:  

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.

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Summer Reading Fun at Shepherd Park

                         Calling all kids!What could possibly be more fun than spending summer vacation visiting the library and returning home with an armload full of your favorite books!No guesses?

Join us for Anime Club!

A New Teen Program!

Are you a fan of anime?  Interested in Japanese culture?  Or maybe you don't have a clue what anime is.  No matter what you're level of familiarity with anime is, come join us for Anime Club!Wednesday, April 23 is our first Anime Club meeting.  We will be watching a couple of episodes of anime, talk about our favorite series, and learn about Japanese culture.

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