Neighborhood Library

2012 Theme: "It Came From the Library"

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teen read week logoJoin the Southwest Neighborhood Library in celebrating Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.

In honor of Teen Read Week, the Southwest Library will be hosting their first Teen Read Week raffle! Read just one book, fill out the book questionnaire, and receive your raffle ticket to be entered to win prizes!! Read more than one book, fill out more questionnaires and receive more raffle tickets!!

The deadline for entries is Saturday, Oct. 20. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 24. Happy reading!

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 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.

All ages are welcome.

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Congratulations to Anna Boyer, Anna Boyerwho won the drawing for Southwest branch's Summer Reading program, Dream Big-Read. She won a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire!

Anna is a fifth-grader at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va. and a loyal user of the Southwest Neighborhood Library. Anna reads everything -- from classics to adventure novels and she's always on the lookout for the next great book.

Anna has already downloaded some books and games onto her new Kindle Fire and plans on using it to help with her homework throughout the school year.

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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
Sept. 17: The Virgin Suicides

Published on Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Summer Meals

The Southwest Neighborhood Library will host DC Free Summer Meals Program July 2 - Aug. 10.

Free lunches will be served, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., for ages 18 and younger. No ID or registration is required.

And while you are here, join in one of many summer activities or take a look at our movies, games, stories, computers and good books.

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

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.