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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!

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.