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Thursday, April 24, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Pearl CleageThings I should have told my daughter cover artJoin us for an afternoon conversation with bestselling author and playwright Pearl Cleage as she discusses her new book Things I Should Have Told My Daughter.

In addition to being one of the most popular playwrights living in America, Pearl Cleage is also a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970's and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event with limited seating.  To obtain tickets and reserve a copy of the book please visit our partner The Oracle Group.  Parties without tickets will be waitlisted until 10 minutes before the program begins.

Oracle Group LogoCopies of Things I Should Have Told My Daughter will also be available for purchase on site and autograph after the event.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with The Oracle Group.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2:30 p.m.

All play!

Join us for a family games workshop with Kathleen Donahue, owner of Capitol Hill's Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, and learn how to play fun games with your kids (or your parents).

We encourage whole families to attend, and children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

6:00 p.m.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are cordially invited to attend a screening of The Language of Life, a video series about modern verse featuring contemporary poets in conversation with journalist Bill Moyers. 


The journey begins on the evening of April 21 with exploration of the works of Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shahib Nye, Coleman Barks, and Sandra McPherson.

The April 28 segment features the work of Carolyn Forche, Gary Snyder, Marilyn Chin, and Robert Bly.

The final installment, shown on May 5, includes interviews with Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz and Lucille Clifton. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join us every Wednesday for a themed story time and a related make-and-take craft project after story time is over.

Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, the story time will include books, songs, rhymes and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills.

4:30 p.m.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  

Join us this month and learn more about plants and gardening.

Ages 5-12; children 8 and younger should attend with an adult. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Forgetful book

Join us as we welcome local author Nick Mann to discuss his novel Forgetful !

Nick MannMann's first book discusses cross-cultural relationships, as explored in the summer seminar taught by Dr. Benjamin Parks. But Dr. Parks is also wondering whether his increasing memory lapses are just a natural result of aging -- or a sign of a more serious disease in his family.

Monday, May 5, 2014

6:00 p.m.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are cordially invited to attend a screening of The Language of Life, a video series about modern verse featuring contemporary poets in conversation with journalist Bill Moyers. 


The journey begins on the evening of April 21 with exploration of the works of Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shahib Nye, Coleman Barks, and Sandra McPherson.

The April 28 segment features the work of Carolyn Forche, Gary Snyder, Marilyn Chin, and Robert Bly.

The final installment, shown on May 5, includes interviews with Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz and Lucille Clifton. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(All day)

Play old favorites and learn the game of the week at Game Club, on first and third Tuesdays.  

Ages 5-12; children 8 or younger must attend with an adult. 

7:00 p.m.

Namaste!

Adults and teens are welcome to join our new yoga program on Tuesday evenings! The 60-minute class is geared toward beginners, but all are welcome to attend.

Namaste!
starting yoga

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join us every Wednesday for a themed story time and a related make-and-take craft project after story time is over.

Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, the story time will include books, songs, rhymes and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills.

7:00 p.m.

With our schedules growing ever more hectic, it is important to know how to step back and calm the mind. Karin Silverman has been meditating for 40 years and has been giving workshops on the benefits of this practice.  Join us at Southwest Library and learn how to incorporate meditation into your daily routine!
Meditation bookKarin Silverman

Thursday, May 8, 2014

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

(All day)

Create a fun art project every week at Create Club, on second and fourth Tuesdays.  

Ages 5-12; children 8 and younger should attend with an adult. 

10:00 a.m.

You are invited to attend the May 2014 Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.

Each drop-in session ends at noon. May classes are:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word (May 13)
  • Microsoft Excel (May 20)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (May 27)
7:00 p.m.

Namaste!

Adults and teens are welcome to join our new yoga program on Tuesday evenings! The 60-minute class is geared toward beginners, but all are welcome to attend.

Namaste!
starting yoga

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join us every Wednesday for a themed story time and a related make-and-take craft project after story time is over.

Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, the story time will include books, songs, rhymes and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills.

11:00 a.m.

NLSP LogoMost Americans do not have a will despite the fact that this is the most economical and efficient way to make sure that your possession go to the family members and friends of your choice.

You do not have to be wealthy to make a will. Wills can be used for many reasons such as making gifts of personal possessions to friends, passing on treasured family keepsakes to relatives, or making donations to charities.

This Senior Awareness Month, attorneys from Neighborhood Legal Services Program will be holding one-hour workshops on important considerations for preparing a will and other important advance planning documents such as living wills, healthcare power of attorney and financial power of attorney documents. Participants will also learn more about the free legal help available to low-income District residents for preparing these important documents.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Neighborhood Legal Services Program.

7:00 p.m.
Come on down to Southwest Library for an enlightening presentation by James Schier, NASA's Chief Architect for Space Communications and Navigation.


Mr. Schier will discuss NASA's plans for human exploration of the solar system, including the moon, asteroids, even Mars!
Beyond bookJames SchierNASA logo

Thursday, May 15, 2014

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

DCSBDC Logo 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Interested in learning about your family tree, but not sure where to start? Come to Southwest Library for tips and suggestions from David Lynch, a local blogger who writes about his own experience researching his ancestry!
genealogy book

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