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.
Let Southwest Library help you keep your New Year's resolutions! Certified fitness instructor Deborah Atkins will hold a multi-week workshop series on keeping physically fit at all ages.
Over several months, she will teach people how to design a low-cost fitness program designed to address total body conditioning, covering aerobics, strength, and flexibility.
Week 1 (Jan. 13)
Designing Your Own Fitness Program
Week 2 (Jan. 20)
Fitness for Seniors and Older Adults Over 50
Week 3 (Feb. 17)
Fitness and Nutrition
Week 4 (Feb. 24)
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.
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. An easy craft activity follows story time each week.
Designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aideis available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.
Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.
Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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.
Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!
The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking! This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Dorthoy I. Height/Benning, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!
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.
Want to learn how to conduct an oral history project with members of your family? Please join us on Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. for an oral history workshop with Special Collections Librarian and Oral Historian Kelly Navies. Become the historian at this year's family reunion by learning interview techniques and research strategies that will help you begin that family project you've been putting off for years.
The 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.