Neighborhood Library

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:

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

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

December 5: Flying Down to Rio

December 12: Laura

December 19: Gigi

December 26: Library closed

Summer Reading Program Book Review Winner

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011

Southwest Neighborhood Library congratulates Naliah Penic for her winning book review on the novel, Money Hungry, by Sharon Flake! Penic wrote an engaging and thought-provoking book review that illuminated the strengths and thematic complexity of the popular young adult novel. For her literary effort, Penic took home a brand new laptop that will surely support her academic endeavors.

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011

Now that the mini-makeover is over, come and check out Southwest Library's new Teen Space.  We have added four new Macs dedicated to the teens who use the library.

We also have programs for our opening week.  Check it out!

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.