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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!

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. 

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