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Digital Drop-in

Tuesday, July 5, 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, July 6, 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.  

Garden Party

Do you have a green thumb? Come celebrate spring by tending to vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the Southwest Library garden. Afterwards, chat with your fellow gardeners and enjoy a refreshing beverage made with freshly picked mint. In case of rain, we will make aromatherapy pouches using herbs from the garden.

Mega Maker

Wednesday, July 6, 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
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Meditation for Stress Relief

Dancing Mindfulness uses meditation, movement and music to bring individuals into a space of self awareness.  
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Pajama Story Time

Thursday, July 7, 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. 
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Credit Reports: Know Your Rights!

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports? Do you believe that your credit report is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorneys will give a presentation on how jobseekers can deal with their credit reports so that they are not a barrier to employment opportunities.
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Friday Films

Friday, July 8, 2016, 3 p.m.

Join us in the Children's Room on Friday afternoons for a fun children's movie each week. For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Call 202-724-4691 with questions or to see what movie is showing this week.  
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Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3 p.m.

Join us in the Children's Room to design, build, & play with LEGO blocks. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691
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Coloring for Grown-Ups

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2 p.m.

Can't get away for the summer? Give your brain a vacation at our Sunday afternoon adult coloring club. Pencils, markers, and coloring sheets will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Embrace your inner child and join the coloring craze!