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Published on Monday, June 25, 2012

Southwest Neighborhood Library hosted its very first Stuffed Animal Sleepover last Wednesday night!

All tucked in!Children brought in stuffed animals throughout the day on Wednesday and after pajama story time, everyone who was there chipped in to make name tags and decorate a beautiful blanket for our animal friends to sleep under. We sang them a lullaby, tucked them in and put them to bed!

But after all the people left, that's when the real fun began.



Published on Monday, June 11, 2012

Welcome to Story Time Round Up!, a new weekly feature with all the songs, stories and flannels that we used in story time during the week. Whether you couldn't make it to story time and wanted to catch up on what you missed, or you loved that one song but don't remember the words, you and your child are sure to find something fun in Story Time Round Up!

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Photo of Step Afrika! PerformanceStep 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.

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Meditation

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)

Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

We had a great time in the children's room last Thursday, celebrating all the important women in our lives.

Hand Print BouquetOrigami Tulip, Blue StemAfter a special Mother's Day-themed story time, the baby and toddler class made hand-print bouquets to thank their moms for always being around to "lend a hand" when needed. Everyone had fun playing around with the paint and crayons.

Live to Read -- a Citywide Celebration

Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book CoverYou 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. Humanities Council's Live to Read program, a city-wide celebration of reading.

Learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and More

Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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.

Begins April 11

Published on Monday, April 2, 2012

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.

Published on Monday, April 2, 2012

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)

"The Guns of August"

Published on Monday, April 2, 2012

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.

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