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Novelist Rufi Thorpe to speak

Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

You are cordially invited to attend a talk by Rufi Thorpe, author of The Girls from Corona Del Mar, on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. 

The book explores the friendship between two girls growing up in Orange County, Calif., in the 1990s, and follows their relationship through the first decade of the 21st century.

Copies of the novel will be available for purchase.

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014
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Come (re)join the party--Zumba is back at Southwest Library for another session!

Join Stephanie on Mondays in October at 7 p.m. for a great workout and a great time!

Starting Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

Published on Saturday, September 13, 2014
PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

You are cordially invited to drop in for the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library.

Classes begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon. The October schedule is:

  • Introduction to PCs (Oct. 14)
  • World Wide Web Basics (Oct. 21)
  • DC Public Library website (Oct. 28)

Please note that class will not be held on Oct. 7.

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Curious about the activity going on in the Nonuments Park, across the street from the library? Come hear first-hand from one of the artists! Jennifer Wen Ma will be at Southwest Library on Saturday, September 6 at 2 p.m. to discuss her installation, as well as her background and creative process, and will conduct a walk-through of the site afterward.
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Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, September 27 at 2 p.m. and learn the history and rules of geocaching--a modern-day scavenger hunt--with Knowledge Commons DC! After the presentation, the group will head outside to hunt for caches nearby.

Registration is required for this free event; to register and learn more, visit the Knowledge Commons DC Geocaching page.

Sat., Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

In recognition of Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27), James Joyce's novel Ulysses will be read aloud in read a thon style.  Listen or sign up to read for a 15 min. period. 
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Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. for an end-of-summer celebration in the library garden! All ages are welcome to enjoy activities including planting, watering, and harvesting.

Rain date TBD.


(AP photo/Rick Bowmer)

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Join Karin Silverman at Southwest Library on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. as she discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. She will explore how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. Silverman, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique.

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Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day and time! Beginning September 3, classes will be held on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. with Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.


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DC Public Library resources to maximize success

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

Job Hunting Online by Mark BollesYou are cordially invited to attend this workshop at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 29.  Learn how to create an eye catching resume, write an effective cover letter, and give a memorable interview in this hour long session.  Handouts provided.

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

Think being a vegetarian means giving up protein? Think again! Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. to learn about meeting nutritional needs through a vegetarian diet. Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss this as well as give meal ideas.