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How Rocket Learned to Read

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room to read aloud to P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dogs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, July 11, 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.

Mini Maker

Monday, July 11, 2016, 3 p.m.

Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
Dance Trance Teen

Dance Trance Teen Jam

Monday, July 11, 2016, 4 p.m.

Learn original choreography to one complete song in an hour, and get your heart pumping! Work through choreography step-by-step using a traditional 8-count method.   Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.  
DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier

Book Club: Drama

Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Read Drama by Raina Telgemeier, a graphic novel about a girl who serves on the stage crew for her middle school play. Then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book. For ages 8-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
flower coloring page

Color Club

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7 p.m.

Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Zumba @ Southwest Library

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout--all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3 p.m.

Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. ​For ages 5 - 12  
woman with tablet

Digital Drop-in

Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 13, 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.