Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peter Pan book coverCome on down to Southwest Library for this month's Sunday matinee!

This month's film features Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in the story behind J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

Film begins at 2 p.m.

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Internet for DummiesYou are cordially invited to attend free, drop in computer classes at Southwest Library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. 

The December schedule offers:

  • Introduction to Personal Computers (Dec. 3)
  • Internet Basics (Dec. 10)
  • District of Columbia Public Library website (Dec. 17)

Classes will resume with email basics on Jan. 7, 2014.

A community event

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Civil Rights Act of 1964Often cited and rarely read, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark legislative work of inestimable importance in American history. 

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dinner!Your Thanksgiving get-together may seem manageable after watching this 1967 classic featuring Sidney Poitier and an unexpected dinner guest!

Join us at Southwest Library on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., for a pre-holiday film screening.

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013

World PoetryBring your favorite poem to share during Sunday Poetry Hour or just listen to some new and familiar poems. 

For Common Core (and Even More)

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Some young readers have always loved non-fiction--after all, nonfiction is the home of books about dinosaurs, space, paper airplane building and many other fascinating topics.  On the other hand, those who love story-telling and narrative may have a preference for fiction.  These days, though, all kinds of young readers are likely to encounter more nonfiction due to the adoption of the Common Core curriculum framework in many schools.  Here are a variety of nonfiction titles for all ages and interests--and not one reads like a textbook!

Upper Elementary/Middle School:

Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

You are cordially invited to the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library.

Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. Topics covered in October and November are:

  • Email basics (Oct. 29)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word (Nov. 5)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Nov. 12)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Nov. 19)

'Thinking, Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

You are cordially invited to attend the November 2013 Kitchen Table Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The provocative Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman will be considered. 

Copies are available for checkout at the library. 

Rotters by Daniel Kraus

Published on Friday, October 4, 2013
Book and Audio book of title Rotters by Daniel Kraus

We all have a little Rotter in us.

In this horror tale, we meet Joey Crouch. After the death of his mother, Joey is forced to go live with his estranged father (Ken Harnett) in a small town called Bloughton, Iowa. His dad doesn't show up to pick him up from the train station.

Expanded Hours Program

Published on Saturday, September 28, 2013

MelvilCome enjoy the library's expanded hours and explore our fantastic collection on Saturday AND Sunday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.

While you're here, make sure you join in our great scavenger hunt for Melvil Dewey. Melvil Dewey, the originator of the Dewey Decimal System and the father of modern libraries, is hiding somewhere in our nonfiction section. Pick up an entry form, follow the clues to find Dewey and spend some time in the stacks. Turn in your entry form for the chance to win some great prizes as we celebrate being open more hours to better serve you!

The Dewey Scavenger Hunt is open to patrons of all ages and will take place on both the first and second floor.