Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Did you know that your library card grants you access to millions of songs and over 100 magazines, all FREE for streaming and downloading? How, you ask? Come to Southwest Library on Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a demonstration on navigating these resources. Bonus: teens and adults will then be prepared to fill a block or earn a badge toward their summer reading goals!
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Southwest Library Book Discussion, August 30, 2014

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., August 30.  Copies of the August selection, The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund DeWaal are available for checkout at the information desk.The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund deWaal

August 2014

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the August 2014 computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  August classes include  Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Aug. 5), PC Basics (Aug. 12), Introduction to the Internet (Aug. 19) and the DC Public Library website (Aug. 26).PCs for Dummies

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!

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!
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