Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us for the opportunity to read aloud to a P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dog named Tommy.
Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
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.
Come join us every third Tuesday of the month to knit, swap tips, and get to know your fellow neighbors. Staff will be available to teach basic skills such as casting on yarn, and the purl and knit stitches.
Yarn will be provided. Please bring your own needles.
All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-724-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Classes start at 10 a.m. and finish at 12 noon. July classes include Introduction to Email (July 1), Microsoft Word Basics (July 8), and Microsoft Excel Basics (July 29). Please note that classes will not be held on July 15 or July 22.