Southwest
Neighborhood Library

'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 

Introductory American Sign Language Classes

The Southwest Library will host an eight-week introductory American Sign Language class on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 11 and concluding May 30.  Each one-hour session will start at 70 p.m.  Please call 202-724-4298 to register.

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

"A Natural History of the Senses" by Diane Ackerman

Please join the Southwest Library's monthly Kitchen Table Book Discussion, held the last Saturday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.This month's discussion, scheduled for Sat., March 31, will focus on Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses.

Child Hunger in the District is NOT a Game

Have a heart, do your part in the food drive!

In an effort to raise awareness about the realities of child hunger in D.C., the Southwest Library will be hosting a food drive from March 10th to 24th. Please drop off donations of low sodium canned goods and whole grain dry food at the Hunger Action Station, conveniently located on the first floor reading room near the circulation and the information desks. Don't forget to pick up an information packet before you go!

Southwest Book Exchange

A DC Read-In Event

 On Saturday March 10, donate a gently used book or healthful nonperishable food item at the Southwest Library, and choose a donated book in return! A maximum of three items may be exchanged. 

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