Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

DC Read-In

Know Your Hunger Games?

Test your agility and your knowledge of the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.Activity room 1 p.m.Ages 12-19.

Dr. Lee Thornton

Black History Month Lecture Review

On February 8, 2012, in honor of Black History Month, the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library was fortunate to host Dr. Lee Thornton, recently retired Richard Eaton chair in broadcast journalism and interim provost for equity and diversity at the University of Maryland, College Park.

"Sleepless Nights" Book Discussion

Norwood Holland grew up in Gum Springs, the historically black enclave in Virginia's suburban Fairfax County, which was once a part of the Mount Vernon Plantation.  He is a graduate of Fisk University where he majored in English and education. He studied under the late Harlem Renaissance writer Arna Bontemps, and he has a Juris Doctor from Howard University. 

"Minorities in the Media: New Directions?"

Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Lee Thornton

Please join us Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. to hear Dr. Lee Thornton, Richard Eaton Chair in Broadcast Journalism and Interim Provost for Equity and Diversity, University of Maryland College Park, offer a talk, Minorities in the Media:  New Directions?” 

Black Voices Book Club

Dear Neighbors,

African/African-American Authors and Illustrators

Thursday preschool story times in February will highlight picture books by African and African-American authors/illustrators.  This morning's story time featured:

SCORE: The Ultimate Business Plan

A big thank you to Joe Clarke of SCORE Chapter One-Washington, DC and all of the participants.  Joe Clarke presented the ultimate business plan, which is usually an all-day affair, and condensed it in such a way that made it easy to understand, less complicated and a lot less intimidating.  I highly recommend SCORE if your vision is to own your own business or if you want to make improvements to one you already own. 

How to Write the Ultimate Business Plan

Mark your calendars for a seminar on How to Write the Ultimate Business Plan.  Presented by SCORE Chapter One, Washington, D.C.Volunteer Joe Clarke will cover plan concepts and the material each plan must include.  If you have a vision of owning your own business, now is the time put it all down on paper.Shepherd Park Library, January 23, 2012, 6 p.m.For more information, call 202-541-6100 or visit

Black Voices Book Club

The Black Voices Book Club will not meet on January 16, 2012, as the library will be closed for the MLK Holiday.The Black Voices Book club will meet the following Monday on January 23, 2012 at 7pm.  For more information please call 202-541-6100.

One City One Hire

Campaign to Lower Unemployment

The Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library will host a registration session for District residents. The Department of Employment Services (DOES) will conduct screening interviews and provide résumé writing and job coaching assistance.  This event is free to the public.Where: Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park LibraryWhen: January 5Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.