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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.

December 2013 Southwest Book Discussion selection

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

You are invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. 

Copies of David Guterson's novel Snow Falling on Cedars are available for checkout at the information desk.

Staff recommendation

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

With the days shrinking ever shorter and darker, it’s nice to dream of spring and sunshine and warmth — and baseball. While our Nats didn’t meet their lofty expectations in 2013, we can still hope for a successful 2014 season.

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

James SchierNASA logo

Come on down to Southwest Library on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m., for an enlightening presentation by James Schier, NASA's Chief Architect for Space Communications and Navigation.

Mr. Schier will discuss NASA's plans for human exploration of the solar system, including the moon, asteroids, even Mars!