Come join us every third Tuesday of the month to knit, swap tips, and get to know your fellow neighbors. Staff will be available to teach basic skills such as casting on yarn, and the purl and knit stitches.
Yarn will be provided. Please bring your own needles.
All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-724-4752 or email@example.com.
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. An easy craft activity follows story time each week.
Designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.
For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver).
Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Improve your English-speaking skills by talking with other English learners!
Participants from all nationalities and all levels of English proficiency will read a variety of news articles and chat with others in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Drop in, meet new people, and practice your English.
For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-727-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun.
Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers.
Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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)
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.
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
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.
"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.
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!
Celebrate the DC Public Library Read In and Women's History Month by joining the Southwest staff for "A Poem On the Hour." Each hour on the hour, staff will read a great poem by a significant woman poet such as Emily Dickinson, Jane Kenyon, Mary Oliver and Sonia Sanchez.The younger set will enjoy Family Story Time starting at 10:30 a.m. This half-hour long program for preschoolers, includes stories and songs, rhymes and movement.