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'The Snowy Day'

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Come join us on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. for an ASL Story Hour, for children of all ages and their families. 

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats in ASL. Enjoy crafts after the story.

ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.
The Snowy Day
Questions?  call 202-559-5368 voice or video or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

Season 3 Finale

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2013

Downton AbbeyWondering how Lady Mary will recover?
Or what Lady Edith will do about Gregson?
And how will Lord Grantham and Cora handle Lady Rose?

If none of this is ringing a bell, join us at Southwest Library on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. for a showing of the Season 3 finale of Downton Abbey -- a refresher just before the Season 4 premiere.

December 2013 Southwest Book Discussion selection

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

You are invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. 

Copies of David Guterson's novel Snow Falling on Cedars are available for checkout at the information desk.

Staff recommendation

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

With the days shrinking ever shorter and darker, it’s nice to dream of spring and sunshine and warmth — and baseball. While our Nats didn’t meet their lofty expectations in 2013, we can still hope for a successful 2014 season.

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

James SchierNASA logo

Come on down to Southwest Library on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m., for an enlightening presentation by James Schier, NASA's Chief Architect for Space Communications and Navigation.


Mr. Schier will discuss NASA's plans for human exploration of the solar system, including the moon, asteroids, even Mars!

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peter Pan book coverCome on down to Southwest Library for this month's Sunday matinee!

This month's film features Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in the story behind J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

Film begins at 2 p.m.

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Internet for DummiesYou are cordially invited to attend free, drop in computer classes at Southwest Library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. 

The December schedule offers:

  • Introduction to Personal Computers (Dec. 3)
  • Internet Basics (Dec. 10)
  • District of Columbia Public Library website (Dec. 17)


Classes will resume with email basics on Jan. 7, 2014.

A community event

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Civil Rights Act of 1964Often cited and rarely read, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark legislative work of inestimable importance in American history. 

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dinner!Your Thanksgiving get-together may seem manageable after watching this 1967 classic featuring Sidney Poitier and an unexpected dinner guest!

Join us at Southwest Library on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., for a pre-holiday film screening.

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013

World PoetryBring your favorite poem to share during Sunday Poetry Hour or just listen to some new and familiar poems. 

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