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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!

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Learn fun facts and participate in activities and experiments inspired by the creations of Black inventors!  

Join us for this special program, "Spotlight on Black Inventors," on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. The program and activities are appropriate for ages 5 and older.  

Explore and learn even more with these titles from DC Public Library: 

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.

Published on Monday, February 3, 2014

James Baldwin's The Fire Next TimeYou are warmly invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion featuring The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Southwest Library.

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

blind date with a book wrapped booksLet us at Southwest Library set you up on a date...with a book!

Come on by anytime between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28 to see if you can make a connection with any of our candidates. Just pick up a wrapped book, check it out, and see what happens! If it works out, great! If not...just bring it back, no hard feelings or awkward questions asked, and give it another shot!

Vive la romance!

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

You are cordially invited to attend the February drop in computer classes at Southwest Library from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Learn about a different computer-related topic each week. 
  • Feb. 4: Introduction to Personal Computers  
  • Feb. 11: Introduction to the Internet
  • Feb. 18: DC Public Library website
  • Feb. 25: Email basics

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

book cover

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.