These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
Come join the party!
Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout--all fitness levels welcome.
The class is free and no registration is required.
Dance your way to fitness!
**Please join us at our new time!**
Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and 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 available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Most Americans do not have a will, despite the fact that this is the most economical and efficient way to make sure that your possessions go to the family members and friends of your choice. NLSP will be holding a workshop 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.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., April 30
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 30. Copies of this month's title, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson are available for checkout at the information desk.
Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event!Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday computer classes at Southwest Library from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Each session is devoted to a different computer related topic. The March schedule includes:
Internet Basics (March 1)
DC Public Library website (March 15)
Email basics (March 22)
Microsoft Word (March 29)
Please note that class will not be held March 8,
Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., March 26
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Sat., March 26 at 1:00 p.m. Copies of this month's title, The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak, are available for checkout at the information desk.
When you think about books, you generally imagine words on a page. Pictures may or may not be included. But this isn't always the case. Stories without words are more common for children, but there are some really excellent ones for adults as well.
Here are some good stories without words for both young and old.Adults
You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion, 1:30 p.m.. Sat., Feb. 27. Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available at the information desk.
In honor of Black History Month, acclaimed author and historian C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia" highlighting the hiding spaces and trapdoors, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which ran through Washington, DC. You are cordially invited to attend this fascinating presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016
In honor of Dr. King's birthday, the DC Library's Birmingham Jail Players will read works by leaders, writers and activists who were inspired by Dr. King. Please join us at the Southwest Library on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.