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.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come 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 answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Read The Misadventures of Salem Hyde #1: Spelling Trouble, a graphic novel about a young witch who enters a spell competition, not realizing it's a spelling bee, not a competition to cast magical spells! Once you've finished, join us in the Children's Room for a fun discussion.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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!
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Stop by 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? Let us help you find the answer!
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come 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 avaible to answer your 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.
Join us in the Children's Room for arts and crafts. Past projects have included sand art, watercolor painting, tie-dye, shoebox houses, kites, cork boats, and homemade play dough.
For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Are Barnes and Noble prices not cutting it for you? Then combine your love of reading with your love of a good deal and visit Southwest Neighborhood Library’s 2015 Summer Book Sale!
The Friends of Southwest Library will host this blow-out bibliophile’s dream on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome, non-library card holders included.
Can’t make it on Saturday? You’re in luck—the Friends will do a repeat on Sunday, June 7 from 1:30-4 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.
Copies of this month's title, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.
Southwest Library book discussion, Saturday, April 25
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.
Copies of the April selection, Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Each two hour session covers a different computer related topic. April sessions include Internet Basics (April 7) and DC Public Library website (April 21). Please note classes will not be held on April 14 or 28.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
You are cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Southwest Library 2015 Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Most titles are priced to sell at $1 or less.
If you have questions or need further information, contact the Friends of the Southwest Library (email@example.com)
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Each week, a different computer related topic is explored.
February classes include:
Personal Computer Basics (Feb. 3)
Introduction to the Internet (Feb. 10)
DC Public Library website (Feb. 17)
email basics (Feb. 24)
For additional information, call the Southwest Library at 724-4752.
Let Southwest Library help you keep your New Year's resolutions!
Certified fitness instructor Deborah Atkins will hold a multi-week workshop series on keeping physically fit at all ages. Over the course of several months, she will teach people how to design a low-cost fitness program designed to address total body conditioning (aerobics, strength, and flexibility) to help prevent or maintain chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypertension and diabetes.
All classes will be at Southwest Library at 6 p.m.
Let Deborah Atkins physically fit you!