Southwest
Neighborhood Library

"The Year of Magical Thinking"

Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In her most recent book, Joan Didion chronicles her husband's death and her daughter's illness, which coincide with one another. She writes a narrative based on her personal experience and brings the reader insight into her relationships with her family.  See what reviewers have to say. 

June 2010

Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Come to the library to check out our movie presentations for the month of June.  We hope to see you at the library!

June 7 - Out of Africa
June 14 - Questioning Faith (Documentary)
June 21 - Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock
June 28 - The Thirty Nine Steps

May 2010

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010

Come and check out our May movies.  This month will include double features.  We hope to see you at our Monday Movie Nights!

May 2010

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010

Basic Computer Tutorials

Every Thursday from 10 a.m. - noon.

May 6 - Introduction to Excel
May 13 - Introduction to PowerPoint
May 20 - Introduction to personal computers
May 27 - Internet basics

Open Mic Poetry
Join us on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. as we have a spoken word jam hosted by our MC Reginald Downs.  The jam features local artists performing original compositions and renditions of their favorite works from other writes.

Chess Club
Meets every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. except May 12.

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010

Please join Southwest's Kitchen Table Book Group on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m., as we discuss Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Wicked is a retelling of the story of the Wizard of Oz from the viewpoint of Elphaba, commonly known the Wicked Witch of the West. Please note that the discussion will occur at 1 p.m. on Sat., May 22, instead of May 29 (the last Saturday of the month) due to the Memorial Day weekend.

The Kitchen Table Book Group's book for the month of June is The Year of the Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.

Explore Through Music and Spoken Word

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jazz musician photo

Come join us for a celebration of jazz, explored through music and spoken word.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, p.m. - 8:30 p.m..

April 2010

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Basic Computer Tutorials:

Every Thursday from 10
a.m.-noon

April 1 -
Introduction to personal computers
April 8 - Internet Basics
April 15 - Public Library Web
site
April 22 -
Microsoft Word
April
29 - Microsoft Excel

Open Mic Poetry
Join us on
April 14 at 6:30 p.m. as we have a spoken word jam hosted by our MC
Reginald Downs.  This jam features local artists performing original
compositions and renditions of their favorite works from other writers.

Chess
Club

Meets every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
except April 14.

April 2010

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Need assistance with your taxes? April 15 is right around the corner! AARP Tax assistance is available at the Southwest Library. Below are the schedules for tax assistance at the branch:

Mondays
  2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesdays 
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays
  10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturdays
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

April 2010 Schedule

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Come and check out our Monday Night Movie presentations here at Southwest.  Here are our listings for the month of April.  All movies start at 6:30pm.

April 5 - A Man for All Seasons

April 12 - Leonard Bernstein's Candide

April 19 - Hoop Dreams

April 26 - A Lesson Before Dying (Tie-in with this month’s book discussion and Big Read)

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Please join Southwest's Kitchen Table Book Group on Saturday, April 24 at 1pm, as we discuss the book, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.  This book has been selected for The Big Read initiative which runs April 17 through May 15, 2010. The Big Read is a national literacy program that encourages reading. It is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.  DC Public Library is one of 267 community partners selected to participate.

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