Neighborhood Library

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

Published on Saturday, March 8, 2014

universal class

Think your learning days are behind you? Think again! 

Come to Southwest Library on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. for a demonstration of the Universal Class program -- available on the DC Public Library website. Learn anything from Advanced Dog Training to Negotiation Skills to Yoga--all for free with your library card!

"Lean anything. Learn anytime. Learn anywhere."

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014

hunger gamesEven if you haven't yet read the Suzanne Collins novels, come to Southwest Library on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. to see Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in this 2012 film!

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014

"The injustice involved in denying woman the suffrage is not confined to the disenfranchised sex alone, but extends to the nation as well, in that it is deprived of the excellent service which woman might render."

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014

yoga for your life bookNamaste!

We are pleased to announce free yoga for adults and teens at Southwest Library, on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. -- starting March 11!

Don't worry if you can't tell downward dog from cat pose; this class is for beginners to yoga, and instructor Carrie Hsieh will walk you through an hour of poses to help you achieve calm and stillness. However, those who have practiced for years are also welcome!

For ages 13 and older.