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Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Andres and a children's librarian performing in front of childrenThe Summer Reading Program started off with a drum roll when Southwest Library welcomed Andres and Hector from popular local children's band Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres.  Andres led a group of over 100 children and their parents and caregivers on a singing, dancing journey through the countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.  We had a lot of fun and learned some new things--including how to sing "The Eeensy Weensy Spider en Espanol!   

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's officially summer, and with those long hours of daylight comes more time for reading! Sign up for Summer Reading with DCPL, and you can win prizes not only for reading books, but also for attending library events such as movie nights and book discussions at Southwest Library! Adults and teens also can work toward summer reading goals by downloading material from the DCPL website. Not sure how? Come to our Zinio and Freegal database demonstration in August and learn how to download music and magazines!

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Come beat the heat--and see one of the hottest films of 2013--at Southwest Library on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stroke is, according to the CDC, the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and a major cause of adult disability. Join us on Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m. for a discussion with American Heart Association Volunteer Ambassador Carmen Gabriel-Watson. Ms. Gabriel-Watson will discuss her own experience as a survivor of two strokes, including what led up to the episodes, what she still experiences post-stroke, and how to prevent stroke. She also will have information from the American Heart Association to share.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clear some space on your shelves--the Friends' Summer Book Sale is here! Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. With hundreds of new books for sale, including bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, vampires, cookbooks, and job searching, you're sure to find some great reads! And great deals: buy one, get one free, with most books less than $1.

All proceeds from the sale support programs at Southwest Library, so come on out and help yourself to great deals, and help the library continue to offer great programs!

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., July 26, 1 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the JulyPrague Winter by Madeleine Albright Southwest Library book discussion.  The month's selection is Prague Winter by former secretary of state Madeleine Korbel Albright. 

July Schedule

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.  Classes start at 10 a.m. and finish at 12 noon.  July classes include Introduction to Email (July 1), Microsoft Word Basics (July 8), and Microsoft Excel Basics (July 29).  Please note that classes will not be held on July 15 or July 22.

Word 2007 for Dummies

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

Want to trace your family roots but don't know where to begin? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. for some help! Library staff will lead a demonstration on DCPL's free online genealogy resources.
Heritage Quest

A talk by Jonathan Rauch on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend this talk by noted writer Jonathan Rauch (Senior Fellow in Governance, Brookings Institution) on the current state of marriage equality.  Gay Marriage by Jonathan RauchPresented in observance of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.

Find the career you will love

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014
Career Workshop           
Design a career you'll love!

Come join us for a free two-hour workshop about the first steps in identifying the career that will
fully use your gifts and fit your personality led by Coach Blair Goins on Saturday, June 21
at 2:30 p.m.
Southwest Library
Meeting Room