Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.
For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver).
Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Improve your English-speaking skills by talking with other English learners!
Participants from all nationalities and all levels of English proficiency will read a variety of news articles and chat with others in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Drop in, meet new people, and practice your English.
For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-727-4752 or email@example.com.
Celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15, by riding your bike to work.
Come find DC Public Library at the Freedom Plaza Bike to Work morning pit-stop! Flash your DC Public library card (or sign up for one) and get a bike-friendly gift! Take a photo at our table and enter our #ReadRideDC National Bike Month contest.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun.
Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers.
Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come 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 avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Brush off your knitting needles and join us as The Knitty Gritty Committee (Southwest Library's very own knitting circle) celebrates National Bike Month!
David Quick of Southeast Neighborhood Library and resident knitting aficionado extraordinaire will be on deck to highlight different knitting patterns you can use to spruce up your bike, including a pattern that has the D.C. flag on it!
Free. No registration required. Knitting needles are available to borrow.
Come join us every third Tuesday of the month to knit, swap tips, and get to know your fellow neighbors. Staff will be available to teach basic skills such as casting on yarn, and the purl and knit stitches.
Yarn will be provided. Please bring your own needles.
All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-724-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are cordially invited to attend this workshop at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 29. Learn how to create an eye catching resume, write an effective cover letter, and give a memorable interview in this hour long session. Handouts provided.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library. Classes begin at 10 a.m., and end at 12 noon. September classes include Email Basics (Sept. 9), Introduction to Microsoft Word (Sept. 16), Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Sept. 23), and Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Sept. 23). Please note that class is not scheduled for Sept.
Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Sept 27
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 27. Copies of this month's title, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Come flex your creative muscles at our haiku workshop on Saturday, August 9 at 1 p.m. at Southwest Library!Pamela Perkins will lead this workshop for people of all ages, where participants will learn about and write haiku. Readings and a contest for best haiku will follow the presentation.Bring a small piece of nature, such as a leaf or a rock, or a picture of nature, that inspires you!
Did you know that your library card grants you access to millions of songs and over 100 magazines, all FREE for streaming and downloading? How, you ask? Come to Southwest Library on Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a demonstration on navigating these resources. Bonus: teens and adults will then be prepared to fill a block or earn a badge toward their summer reading goals!
You are cordially invited to attend the August 2014 computer classes at the Southwest Library. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon. August classes include Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Aug. 5), PC Basics (Aug. 12), Introduction to the Internet (Aug. 19) and the DC Public Library website (Aug.
Looking to eat more healthy food, but think it's too expensive? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. for a workshop on healthy eating on a budget! Sapna Batheja, MS, LD, RD, from the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss shopping on a budget, from both farmers' markets and produce sections of grocery stores.