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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.


Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
ASL Story Hour

On Sunday, Feb. 2, we had an ASL (American Sign Language) Story Hour for families in the Children's Room.

Deaf Services Librarian, Janice Rosen, joined us to sign two winter stories, The Snowy Day and The Mitten, in ASL.  After the stories, kids stayed to create their own snowman and mitten crafts.

Thank you to all of the kids & caregivers who attended the program.  

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winter book displayIn January, we had a Winter Party in the Children's Room! 

We started the party with an icebreaker game (pun intended). During the game, kids used snowflake puzzles to find a person with a matching piece. There were fun questions written on the back of the snowflakes that kids used to get to know their partner and introduce him/her to the rest of the group. 

Then it was on to crafts and games. 

We made colorful, sparkling, 3-D snowflakes with pipe cleaners & beads, followed by rousing games of bingo. 

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 Teacher leading 2 students in yoga posesJoin us on Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the children's room for a free kids' yoga class for ages 8 to 12.  This class is made possible through the library's partnership with Yoga Activist, a volunteer organization which helps teachers share their yoga practice in their neighborhoods and communities.  

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mid-Atlantic GardeningSnowy weather or not, spring is around the corner!

What better way to prepare than to come learn about gardening?

Whether you have never tried it before or have tilled a community garden plot for a season or two, Master Gardener Neil Hoffman has some tips for you! Come by Southwest Library on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. to learn about vegetable gardening in containers and in larger plots, as well as extending the growing season and growing vegetables year-round. We'll also have information on how the library's online and on-site resources can help you get your garden off to a good start.

Happy Gardening!

Southwest has a Read Box

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

redboxCome visit the Southwest Library to use our version of Red Box: Read Box!

Check out the Young Adult New Releases using our Read Box free of charge. $0 per night -- all you need is a library card.

Come check us out!