Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011

Southwest Neighborhood Library re-opens Monday, Oct. 3 after mini-makeover.  The Library now has new carpet, fresh paint and an improved teen space featuring new Mac computers.  Join Mayor Gray and Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:45 a.m. as they kick off DC Reads and highlight the improved Southwest Library.

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Every second Wednesday of the month, the library hosts an open mic for poets and spoken word artists. 

Please come out to the next event, Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.  You can read your own work, or you can read selected works from famous poets. 

Come out, and support your local library!

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2011

First, we have an exciting summer theme, "One World, Many Stories."

Second, we have an awesome passport that will guide you through an adventure of reading and exploration of seven fantastic continents.

Third, we have amazing story-tellers and performers ready to share their vast array of  experiences from around the globe.

This year we will have our very own Garden Club.  We will meet every Monday starting June 20 at 2 p.m.  Together, we will transform the grounds of Southwest into a work of art with flowers, shrubs and mulch.

Our Read-to-Me program will begin before our pre-school story time every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Our 2011 Summer Reading Program is going to be exciting, and we hope you come out to join us!

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Register for the Summer Reading Program and discover new things about yourself and your world. Who are you?  Where are you?  Where would you like to travel? 

Write a book review, and you will be entered for a chance to win a laptop.  Our kickoff party will be on June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Stop by for some refreshments and fun activities.

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Looking for tips on acing a job interview? Stop by the Southwest Library on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. for a workshop on job interview skills. This is an interactive workshop where participants will have the opportunity to develop interviewing skills and practice strategies for tough questions. Participants will develop key messages tailored to their personal experience and employment goals.

The workshop will be lead by Christy Delafield, who works for the National Conference of State Legislatures managing programs in the Middle East and North Africa. Delafield develops training workshops for Parliamentarians and legislative staff in such topics as media relations, constituent outreach and ethics.

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Please join us at Southwest neighborhood branch on Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., for a viewing and discussion of the film Enslavement to Emancipation. This documentary tells the story of Washington, D.C., from slavery, through emancipation and to the present day.  Light refreshments provided.

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Join us on Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate Jazz History Month at the Southwest Public Library.  We will celebrate jazz through spoken word, musical videos and a musical performance.  Refreshments will be served.

Jazz Orchestra from Houston, TX circa 1923

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Check out our Monday movie lineup for the month of April.  Movies begin at 6:30 p.m.

April 4 - Grand Hotel

April 11 - Tristan Und Isolde (part 1)

April 18 - Tristan Und Isolde (part 2)

April 25 - Woman of the Year

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Join us on Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m. as we view the documentary Waiting for Superman.  After the film, local patron Maria P. Jones will lead a group discussion about the film and its impact on D.C. Public Schools. 

Jones has been an arts educator for over 15 years, teaching video, theater and personal development to youth in Washington, D.C.  She became a parent-activist when Chancellor Rhee announced that her daughter's school would be closing along with 22 other D.C. Public Schools. Jones is an active board member of Empower DC, and she serves on the Ward 5 Council on Education. Jones has a B.A. in film production from Howard University.

Published on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Check out our Monday movie lineup for the month of March.  This month, we have partnered up with Arena Stage and are showing three movies based on Edward Albee's works.  Our movies start at 6:30 p.m.

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