Neighborhood Library


Zumba @ Southwest Library

Monday, April 11, 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!
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Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? 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 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.

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7 p.m.

All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, April 13, 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.  

Tax Assistance

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit  
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Create Club

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Craft Night for Adults & Teens

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

Ready to get crafty? Join us for craft night for adults and teens at the Southwest Library! Each month we will try our hands at a different creative project. Materials and instructions will be provided, and you will get to take home your artistic creations.

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3 p.m.

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the Southwest Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues like criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, and other issues.
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Pajama Story Time

Thursday, April 14, 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

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.