Please pardon our dust. The Southwest Library parking lot will be temporarily closed May 10-17 for resurfacing. The original start date of May 6 was delayed by inclement weather. The project will include milling, asphalt overlay and concrete curbing. The new parking lot will be striped to accommodate 17 vehicles, including two handicap designated spaces. We apologize for any inconvenience.
'Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly' by Jennifer Fleischner
Join members of the artistic team of Arena Stage's production of Tazewell Thompson's Mary T. and Lizzie K. at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Southwest Library for a discussion of historian Jennifer Fleischner's biography Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly.
Join 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!!
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.
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 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!
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)