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Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

All are welcome to attend the weekly Southwest Library Computer Class, held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 

February classes include Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Feb. 2), Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (Feb. 9), Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 16) and Internet Basics (Feb. 23).

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

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., Feb. 25, will feature a conversation about Elie Wiesel's haunting memoir, Night.

(Shout Out to All Lyricists, Poets and Performers)

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Don't miss it...Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., featuring the dynamic DC Youth Poetry Slam Team. Writers and performers of all kinds and all ages are invited to share their talents in a supportive Featured performersenvironment--the southwest Neighborhood Library. The suggested theme for February's open mic is "Creating African-American History."

All promising singers/poets/beat makers/rappers/actors are encouraged to sign up and participate at Southwest library. A subsequent open mic night is scheduled for March 14 with the suggested theme: "Honoring Women Writers/Performer/Activists," also from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Join us March 17th and 21st for a Tasty Snack, Games and Book Discussion!

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Hunger Games is the first book of a scintillating trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is written from the protagonist's point of view, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a future dystopian world in the country of Panem with 13 districts where North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation, which they abuse by keeping citizens on the brink of starvation.

Teen Girls Club

Published on Friday, January 27, 2012

Southwest Neighborhood Library presents. . ."Home Girl to Home Girl" Southwest's new teen girls club.

D.C. teen girls, ages 14 to 17.

A teen girls club, All about you!

Held every first and third Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m.

Southwest Neighborhood Library
900 Wesley Place S.W.

Because we have a lot to talk about!

Published on Saturday, December 17, 2011

You're invited to attend the monthly Southwest Kitchen Table Book Discussion, the last Saturday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 

This month's discussion (Sat., Dec. 31) features Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

A Serial Open Mic Event!

Published on Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shout out to aspiring performing artists and writers of all ages! Sign up and share your talent from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Southwest Public Library, 900 Wesley Place S.W.

Open Mic events are on January 11, February 8 and March 14.

Suggested open mic themes: January 11= A retrospective of 2011; February 8 =  Creating African-American history; March 14 = Honoring female authors/performers.

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Join us for a night of entertainment and competitive fun! Have a Wii game battle! Show off your fiercest card or board game skills with your friends!

Event for youth, ages 11 - 17. 

This program will be held every second Monday from 4 - 6 p.m.

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Join a voluntary online "Teen Advisory Group" made up of regular Southwest youth patrons who make fun activity suggestions and provide qualitative program feedback.  With assistance from the teen librarian at Southwest Library, these teens may opt to facilitate their own activities in exchange for community service hours or bonus computer time.

To join SWTeenSpeak! and offer your valuable suggestions, please e-mail Ms. Tammeric:  Remember: Your voice and ideas are welcome here!

The ultimate book club for urban lit enthusiasts and critics!

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Are you an avid reader of novels by authors like Coe Booth, Omar Tyree, Reign and Zane? Come swap book titles, bring your current reads or draft copies. Critique characters and storylines. Discuss societal concerns with others who read or write urban literature. Semi-monthly meetings at Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl, SW: Saturday, December 3, from 3 - 4:30 p.m, Wednesday, December 21, from 6 -7 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, from 6 -7 p.m. and Saturday, January 28, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Subsequent meetings to be determined. For more information about Urban Fiction Fans, please email: