Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Virtual Read Out: Banned Books Week

Come join us at the Southwest Neighborhood Library on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. for our Banned Book Week Virtual Read-Out.Read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged book. Readers will be filmed (anonymously) and the video will be featured on the Library’s YouTube page as well as the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

Presenting ... Kathleen Turner Film Fest

In celebration of Kathleen Turner's return to Arena Stage, the Southwest Library is sponsoring a Kathleen Turner film festival on Monday evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m., throughout September and October. Enjoy a feature movie starring this versatile and talented actress each week from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. Sept. 10: The Accidental Tourist

Step Afrika! Reads

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Step Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.Each year, Step Afrika!

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Stressed out? Feeling a little spaced out?Join meditation teacher Gerry Gorman on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. for a discussion on meditation techniques to reduce stress and improve focus and concentration. (Photo by AlicePopkorn/Flickr)

'To Kill a Mockingbird': A Community Discussion

Live to Read -- a Citywide Celebration

You are invited to attend a librarian-led discussion of Harper Lee's timeless novel To Kill a Mockingbird at the Southwest Library on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. This event is presented in conjunction with the D.C.

Thursday Morning Computer Class

Learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and More

Join us for weekly computer classes at the Southwest Library, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  May sessions include Microsoft Word (May 3), Microsoft Excel (May 10), Microsoft PowerPoint (May 17), Introduction to Personal Computers (May 24) and Introduction to the Internet (May 31). For adults.

Introduction to American Sign Language

Begins April 11

The Southwest Library, in conjunction with the Adaptive Services Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, is offering an eight-week "Introduction to American Sign Language" course on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m., beginning April 11. To register, call 202-724-4298 during library hours, or send an email to sow.dcpl@dc.gov.

Thursday Morning Computer Classes

You are invited to attend Thursday morning computer classes, each week at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. April classes include:Introduction to Personal Computers (April 5)Internet Basics (April 12)DC Public Library website (April 19)Email Basics (April 26)

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

"The Guns of August"

You are cordially invited to attend a discussion of The Guns of August by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 28th. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Southwest Library. Also available in audio format.

Independent Youth Cinema

Celebrate Jazz and Poetry Month and Earth Day Awareness in April

Every Friday from 3 to 5:15 p.m., we will feature a young adult-oriented film with themes that focus on poetry, jazz or an appreciation for nature (free and open to the public with popcorn provided!).Friday, April 6 

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