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Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
newLooking for a new teen book?
Well you can stop looking now and head over to Southwest Library!
We have some great brand new teen fiction books.
Come check us out! 

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Calling all Teens!

Come to the Southwest Library and let’s have some fun playing Wii. We have all the latest JUST DANCE games!

Pick and choose what game you would love to play and come shake a tail feather. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Raining Yet?showers
The Southwest library has rain in the forecast today.  Stop by and watch the library rain blue books. Great teen fiction titles, from the old to the new!!!! Let’s experience April showers together!!!
Come check it out!

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Where would you go?
Head around the world!
First, stop by your neighborhood Southwest Library and check out some great travel books.
We have travel books that will take you all over the world!!
Pick your place and Come check us out!!

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Interested in learning about your family tree, but not sure where to begin? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. for some tips and suggestions from local blogger David Lynch, who writes about his own experience researching his ancestry!

Crafts and Computers

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

Join us in the children's room for some fun activities during Spring Break!

T-Shirt Painting ActivityOn Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and April 15, we will be crafting with T-shirts, so bring one of your own to decorate. Don't forget to bring some creativity too! 

National Poetry Month

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Open MicDo you have what it takes to be a Poet?

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us at the Southwest Library on April 23 at 7 p.m. and read your best original work or best poem by other authors.

Win great prizes!

Don’t want to read? Sign up to be a judge and rate other peoples' work.

All ages are encouraged to participate and don’t forget to invite your family and friends.

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Come help us start a family garden at Southwest Library on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.!

We have (most of) the tools, but if you have an extra shovel to bring, all the better!

Rain date TBD.

Call 202-724-4298 for more details.


(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Dr. Seuss Party at Southwest

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014
Cat in the Hat CoverWe'll read some of his stories,
And craft a creation,
Play some fun games and
Use our imagination!

We'll make some oobleck,
That gooey green slime,
Eat a good snack,
And have a fun time!

So come to Southwest
On March 16 at 2,
Come have a good time;
We would love to see you!

March 16, 2 p.m., Children's Room