Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

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.
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Color Club

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7 p.m.

Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Zumba @ Southwest Library

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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!
Japan in a Suitcase


Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 3 p.m.

Join us to explore Japan & Japanese culture with a presentation and craft activity. For ages 5-12. Children under the of age 9 must be supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver.
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Digital Drop-in

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

**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.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

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.  
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Wii Club

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Please join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Pajama Story Time

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6 p.m.

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. 
Self Defense

Self Defense

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.  

Mega Maker

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 3 p.m.

Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit