Come join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff carnival! Fun activities will include:
Sign up - for our Summer Reading program
Eat snacks - cool off with a tasty treat
Be creative - decorate firefighters' hats and police badges
Dig in - visit the library garden and DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm
Play games - duck toss, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk
Be safe - tour a fire truck and learn bike safety from police officers
Read more - story times with firefighters, librarians, and furry friends
The Game Comes Home(1 Hour 26 Minutes)
With Major League Baseball back in the nation's Capital after a void of nearly forty years, this documentary chronicles the legendary stories of Washington baseball through the family members of great players, the writers and sportscasters who have and still cover the games, and the fans who have never gone away.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun.
Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers.
Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come let us troubleshoot.
Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it.
Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer!
Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. An easy craft activity follows story time each week.
Designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Come join us for hands-on fun! Explore and tend the library's outdoor garden! Kids will get to plant seeds, water them, weed them, and watch them grow into a variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.
Are Barnes and Noble prices not cutting it for you? Then combine your love of reading with your love of a good deal and visit Southwest Neighborhood Library’s 2015 Summer Book Sale!
The Friends of Southwest Library will host this blow-out bibliophile’s dream on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome, non-library card holders included.
Can’t make it on Saturday? You’re in luck—the Friends will do a repeat on Sunday, June 7 from 1:30-4 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.
Copies of this month's title, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.
Southwest Library book discussion, Saturday, April 25
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.
Copies of the April selection, Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Each two hour session covers a different computer related topic. April sessions include Internet Basics (April 7) and DC Public Library website (April 21). Please note classes will not be held on April 14 or 28.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
You are cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Southwest Library 2015 Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Most titles are priced to sell at $1 or less.
If you have questions or need further information, contact the Friends of the Southwest Library (email@example.com)
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Each week, a different computer related topic is explored.
February classes include:
Personal Computer Basics (Feb. 3)
Introduction to the Internet (Feb. 10)
DC Public Library website (Feb. 17)
email basics (Feb. 24)
For additional information, call the Southwest Library at 724-4752.
Let Southwest Library help you keep your New Year's resolutions!
Certified fitness instructor Deborah Atkins will hold a multi-week workshop series on keeping physically fit at all ages. Over the course of several months, she will teach people how to design a low-cost fitness program designed to address total body conditioning (aerobics, strength, and flexibility) to help prevent or maintain chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypertension and diabetes.
All classes will be at Southwest Library at 6 p.m.
Let Deborah Atkins physically fit you!