Neighborhood Library

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.

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