Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Digital Drop-in

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.  
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Father's Day Cards & Crafts

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Join us to make cards and crafts to celebrate Father's Day. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 3 p.m.

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6 p.m.

Get into spring cleaning! Swap out your old clothes and pick up new pieces! Bring at least two items of clean, gently used clothing or accessories (Please bring no more than 15 items). Get free, new-to-you clothing in exchange. Un-exchanged items will be donated to the Goodwill of Greater Washington. Drop off clothes to Rebecca Tanen at the Information Desk at Southwest Library starting in May.    
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Storytime & Firetruck Touch

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff, join us for a storytime and fireman crafts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll be joined by our neighborhood firemen and a fire truck for a truck touch. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Visit

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1 p.m.

As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff event, children ages 4-12 are invited to join us to read aloud to P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dogs. Weather permitting, we'll be outside near the library garden!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Library Tango Practica

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library one Saturday a month, on the 3rd Saturday. On the other weeks, classes are held at the MLK Library. All levels welcome.
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Retro Jumpers: Double Dutch Team

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3 p.m.

Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Come learn how to Double Dutch jump and get your exercise done for the day in a fun way.   Ages 6 and up   Note: The Nationals have provided jump ropes to be given away at this event (while quantities last).   Participants will have to sign a waiver to participate.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.