Neighborhood Library

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

bookcover willsOn Wednesday, May 29 at 2 p.m., learn about wills and advanced directives, and where to get help with yours.

An attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program will make a presentation.

Find out about Legal Forms Online. This is a subscription database that includes forms for wills and other documents. (FREE with your library card!)

The Kennedy Center 2002 Stephen Sondheim Festival production

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stephen SondheimYou are cordially invited to attend a screening of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd at the Southwest Library beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6. Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the evil barber, with Christine Baranski cast as his pie baking lady friend. Parental discretion advised.

Check out this biography of Stephen Sondheim.  It's in the library collection.

Wednesdays starting in May

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

resumes bookcoverLooking for a new job?  Just want to keep your resume up to date? Want pointers on cover letters?  Want help applying for jobs online?

Make an appointment to get information and assistance at Southwest Library, Wednesdays between 1 and 8 p.m., starting in May.

Click on the book cover to see books on resumes.

Kitchen Table Book Discussion, Sat., May 25 at 1 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Prince by Niccolo MachiavelliDoes the end always justify the means?

Please join us for the next Kitchen Table Book Discussion at the Southwest Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 to voice your opinion!

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Southwest Library. 

New Dates: May 10-17, 2013

Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

Please pardon our dust. The Southwest Library parking lot will be temporarily closed May 10-17 for resurfacing. The original start date of May 6 was delayed by inclement weather. The project will include milling, asphalt overlay and concrete curbing. The new parking lot will be striped to accommodate 17 vehicles, including two handicap designated spaces. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

moneball bookcover

You are cordially invited to attend the April 27 discussion of Michael Lewis's bestseller, Moneyball, at 1 p.m.

This book is the April selection of the monthly Kitchen Table Book Discussion, a drop-in discussion held at the Southwest Library the last Saturday of every month at 1.

'Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly' by Jennifer Fleischner

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Join members of the artistic team of Arena Stage's production of Tazewell Thompson's Mary T. and Lizzie K. at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Southwest Library for a discussion of historian Jennifer Fleischner's biography Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's Your BizOn Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, get an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and participate in a discussion.
A presenter from the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center Network (DCSBDC), Howard University School of Business, will lead the seminar.
Click on the book cover at left for a list of books on business planning.

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

April is a stressful time of the year. With a lot of schools on spring break during the first week and standardized testing during the rest of the month, there are sure to be cries of "I'm bored!" and "I want to do something!" from kids all over the city.
Here at the Southwest Neighborhood Library we're supplying one option for bored and antsy kids everywhere. During the month of April there will be one art project per day for every day the library is open. That's 25 days of new and original art projects!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will be drop in programs that anyone can complete with on their own. Wednesdays will be a time for more in-depth projects with a librarian on hand to do demonstrations and offer help and instruction. In addition to regular art projects, we'll also be introducing the art and style of some famous and not-so-famous artists throughout the month.

The projects are designed with elementary school-age children in mind, but younger children are welcome with an adult helper.

Want a sneak peek? Here some of the artists that we'll be discussing during our 25 Days of Art:

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013
We've been working on a large art project here in the Southwest children's room for the past month. One of our after-school regulars has been tearing through the Babymouse comic books by Jennifer and Matt Holm and when she saw the illustrated library in volume 13, Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon, she asked why our library didn't look like the one in the book.

We took care of that!

But why tell you about it when you can see it take shape?