Neighborhood Library

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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It's time for our next Sunday movie matinee!

On Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m., we'll be showing the film, based on a novel by Kathryn Stockett, that landed Octavia Spencer her Oscar.

Also starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain, the film depicts the fallout after a young woman starts asking questions around her Southern town.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

A community discussion on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.

Published on Saturday, January 11, 2014
"Where Do We Go From Here?" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest book discussion of Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.

Copies are available for checkout at the Southwest Library.

Kitchen Table Book Discussion selection, January 2014

Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014
"Where Do We Go From Here?" by Rev. Martin Luther King

You are invited to attend the Kitchen Table Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Meditation for Dummies coverNeed to unwind after a busy holiday season?

Join us at Southwest Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. for a workshop and guided meditation session! Karin Silverman, a licensed massage therapist who has been meditating for 40 years, will lead a session and give tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.

Learn how to find some inner peace and start the new year off right!

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Each week, a different topic is explored. 

Microsoft Excel for Dummies

January 2014 classes include:

Jan. 7: Email basics
Jan. 14: Microsoft Word
Jan. 21: Microsoft Excel
Jan. 28: Microsoft Powerpoint

'The Snowy Day'

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Come join us on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. for an ASL Story Hour, for children of all ages and their families. 

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats in ASL. Enjoy crafts after the story.

ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.
The Snowy Day
Questions?  call 202-559-5368 voice or video or email

Season 3 Finale

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2013

Downton AbbeyWondering how Lady Mary will recover?
Or what Lady Edith will do about Gregson?
And how will Lord Grantham and Cora handle Lady Rose?

If none of this is ringing a bell, join us at Southwest Library on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. for a showing of the Season 3 finale of Downton Abbey -- a refresher just before the Season 4 premiere.