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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!