Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011

Southwest Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 7 to have energy-efficient lighting installed.  The library will reopen Monday, Feb 14.

Published on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Join us on Monday, January 24, at 6 p.m. as we view the documentary MLK: A Call to Conscience

After the film, we will have a discussion led by local activist, Tad Daley.  Daley is also the author of Apocalypse Never: Forging The Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World.

Published on Friday, January 7, 2011

Tax season is underway, and the Southwest Neighborhood Library will be hosting the AARP Tax Aide Program on Mondays and Thursdays this year.  Please look at the information posted below, as the tax help times have changed from last year.

  • Mondays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The starting date will be February 14, 2011, and the last date will be April 18, 2011.
  • Certified Tax Counselors will be preparing tax returns for taxpayers using their own laptop computers and printers.
  • This site will only prepare returns that can be electronically filled. No paper returns will be prepared at this site.

If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the library during the hours of tax help.

Published on Monday, December 20, 2010

Please join the Kitchen Table Book Group on Saturday, January 29 at 1 p.m. as we discuss Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter.

Our book for the month of February is Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass.  We will discuss this narrative on Saturday, February 26 at 1 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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

December 6 - Babe

December 13 - Little Women

December 20 - A Christmas Carol

December 27 - Sunset Boulevard

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

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

November 1 - Lars and the Real Girl

November 8 - Raising Arizona

November 15 - The Green Mile*

Novemeber 22 - Bella

Published on Friday, October 29, 2010

Please join the Kitchen Table Book Group on Saturday, November 27, at 1 p.m. as we discuss the novel Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Our next book for the month of December is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.  Come and join us for that book talk on December 18 at 1 p.m.

Published on Friday, October 29, 2010

Southwest Neighborhood Library is happy to announce that starting on Thursday, November 18, 2010, our computer classes will be held upstairs in our computer lab.  We have received brand new laptops from our Friends of the Library and a brand new laptop charging station that was donated by one of our patrons, Lawrence Impett.  We hope to see you at our computer classes.  Below is the schedule for the month of November:

November 4 - Introduction to Computers

Novermber 11 - No Class due to Veterans Day

November 18 - Introduction to the Internet

November 25 - No Class due to Thanksgiving Day

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free Recyclable DC Public Library Bags now available at Southwest!

Recyclable DC Public Library Bags

 Come to the Southwest Library and check
 out 5 items and receive a free bag.   
 Choose between our dark green
 or our bright orange bags.  This promotion
 runs to the end of the month.  Hurry, while
 supplies last!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Basic Computer Tutorials

Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon.

September 2 - Introduction to Computers

September 9 - No class

September 16 - Introduction to the Internet

September 23 - Library Website

September 30 - Introduction to Email

Open Mic Poetry

Join us on September 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a spoken word jam hosted by our resident MC, Kelly Navies.  The open mic features local artists performing original compositions and renditions of their favorite works by other writers.

Chess Club

Meets every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the main floor.