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Published on Saturday, July 19, 2014

Looking to eat more healthy food, but think it's too expensive? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. for a workshop on healthy eating on a budget! Sapna Batheja, MS, LD, RD, from the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss shopping on a budget, from both farmers' markets and produce sections of grocery stores. Make time afterward to see the library's garden, and help harvest a sample of vegetables to take home!
budget bytes catalog

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Want to learn how to conduct an oral history project with members of your family? Please join us on Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. for an oral history workshop with Special Collections Librarian and Oral Historian Kelly Navies. Become the historian at this year's family reunion by learning interview techniques and research strategies that will help you begin that family project you've been putting off for years.

Nominate Your Unsung Hero by July 27!

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

As you may have heard, the open space in front of the Southwest Library will be transformed this fall into an art exhibit--and YOU can be a part of it!

Artist Jennifer Wen Ma's piece, Portrait Garden, will be a giant garden in the likeness of a DC resident. She is inviting all DC residents to nominate a person they consider an unsung hero to have his or her portrait made into a community garden at Monument Park (990 4th Street SW, Washington, DC). A community member will be chosen by lottery, paying homage to a citizen whose deeds are not necessarily grand in the scheme of human history, but whose challenges are still heroic in the arduous struggles of daily life.

Submission deadline is July 27!

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Andres and a children's librarian performing in front of childrenThe Summer Reading Program started off with a drum roll when Southwest Library welcomed Andres and Hector from popular local children's band Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres.  Andres led a group of over 100 children and their parents and caregivers on a singing, dancing journey through the countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.  We had a lot of fun and learned some new things--including how to sing "The Eeensy Weensy Spider en Espanol!   

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's officially summer, and with those long hours of daylight comes more time for reading! Sign up for Summer Reading with DCPL, and you can win prizes not only for reading books, but also for attending library events such as movie nights and book discussions at Southwest Library! Adults and teens also can work toward summer reading goals by downloading material from the DCPL website. Not sure how? Come to our Zinio and Freegal database demonstration in August and learn how to download music and magazines!

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Come beat the heat--and see one of the hottest films of 2013--at Southwest Library on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stroke is, according to the CDC, the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and a major cause of adult disability. Join us on Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m. for a discussion with American Heart Association Volunteer Ambassador Carmen Gabriel-Watson. Ms. Gabriel-Watson will discuss her own experience as a survivor of two strokes, including what led up to the episodes, what she still experiences post-stroke, and how to prevent stroke. She also will have information from the American Heart Association to share.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clear some space on your shelves--the Friends' Summer Book Sale is here! Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. With hundreds of new books for sale, including bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, vampires, cookbooks, and job searching, you're sure to find some great reads! And great deals: buy one, get one free, with most books less than $1.

All proceeds from the sale support programs at Southwest Library, so come on out and help yourself to great deals, and help the library continue to offer great programs!

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., July 26, 1 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the JulyPrague Winter by Madeleine Albright Southwest Library book discussion.  The month's selection is Prague Winter by former secretary of state Madeleine Korbel Albright. 

July Schedule

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.  Classes start at 10 a.m. and finish at 12 noon.  July classes include Introduction to Email (July 1), Microsoft Word Basics (July 8), and Microsoft Excel Basics (July 29).  Please note that classes will not be held on July 15 or July 22.

Word 2007 for Dummies

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

Want to trace your family roots but don't know where to begin? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. for some help! Library staff will lead a demonstration on DCPL's free online genealogy resources.
Heritage Quest