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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.

Published on Thursday, February 24, 2011

We will be presenting X, a movie about the life of Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee.  Since the movie is long we will show the movie on two nights.  The first part will be shown on Monday, February 28, at 6 p.m.  The second part will be shown on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6 p.m.  After each viewing there will be a discussion about the movie lead by our teen librarian, Kelly Navies.  Please stop by for this engaging movie and discussion.

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Join us on Wednesday, February 23, at 6 p.m. as we view The Drum Major, a documentary produced by local community member and actor, Michael Mack. This movie explores the last and most challenging year in the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

An official selection of the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, "The Drum Major" features the work of JumpStart Media Project (JMP) staff members Michael Mack, Jim Pollock, Jeff Herberger, and Jennifer Rouse.

After the movie, Michael Mack will lead a discussion and field questions about the film.

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.