Neighborhood Library

Celebrate DC Read In with a Poem an Hour and more!

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.

Independent Youth Cinema

Start your weekend with movies that motivate

Join the Southwest Library for weekly independent films featuring youth and young adult themes that "flip the bird" at authority, conformity and the mainstream! Movies are scheduled every Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Popcorn is provided for opening night film on Friday, March 2, 2012.

Hunger Games Discussion Postponed

The discussion of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins scheduled for Sat., Feb. 18, has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined. The new date will be announced on this page.

Monday Night Films

February Focus on Black History

Enjoy three great films in celebration of Back History Month at the Southwest Library.  Screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the upstairs meetinng room.Mon., Feb. 6     The Great White HopeMon., Feb. 13    Cabin in the SkyMon., Feb. 20    No film--library closedMon., Feb. 27    Akeela and the Bee

Thursday Morning Computer Classes

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).

Kitchen Table Book Discussion: "Night" by Elie Wiesel

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.

Haiku to Hip-Hop: A Serial Open Mic Event

(Shout Out to All Lyricists, Poets and Performers)

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 environment--the southwest Neighborhood Library. The suggested theme for February's open mic is "Creating African-American History."

Got an Appetite for "Hunger Games?"

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

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.

"Home Girl to Home Girl"

Teen Girls Club

Southwest Neighborhood Library presents. . ."Home Girl to Home Girl" Southwest's new teen girls club.Who?D.C. teen girls, ages 14 to 17.What? A teen girls club, All about you!When? Held every first and third Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m.Where?Southwest Neighborhood Library900 Wesley Place S.W.Why?Because we have a lot to talk about!

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

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.