Join us in the Children's Room on Friday afternoons for a fun children's movie each week.
For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Call 202-724-4691 with questions or to see what movie is showing this week.
Can't get away for the summer? Give your brain a vacation at our Sunday afternoon adult coloring club. Pencils, markers, and coloring sheets will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Embrace your inner child and join the coloring craze!
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Come join the party!
Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout--all fitness levels welcome.
The class is free and no registration is required.
Dance your way to fitness!
**Please join us at our new time!**
Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Classes start at 10 a.m. and finish at 12 noon. July classes include Introduction to Email (July 1), Microsoft Word Basics (July 8), and Microsoft Excel Basics (July 29). Please note that classes will not be held on July 15 or July 22.
Want to trace your family roots but don't know where to begin? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. for some help! Library staff will lead a demonstration on DCPL's free online genealogy resources.
A talk by Jonathan Rauch on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend this talk by noted writer Jonathan Rauch (Senior Fellow in Governance, Brookings Institution) on the current state of marriage equality. Presented in observance of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.
Design a career you'll love! Come join us for a free two-hour workshop about the first steps in identifying the career that willfully use your gifts and fit your personality led by Coach Blair Goins on Saturday, June 21at 2:30 p.m.Southwest Library
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library. Classes start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 12 noon. June sessions include PC Basics (June 3), Introduction to the World Wide Web (June 10), and The DC Public Library Website (June 24). Please note that class is not scheduled for June 17.
Wellness Weeks at Southwest Library continue on Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. with a discussion with local activist and breast cancer survivor Thelma Jones. There will be a question-and-answer session following the talk.Thelma Jones is a trained Community Navigator with Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and is an advocate and certified Breast Health Educator for the American Cancer Society.
Andrew Davis, a fitness instructor from an area gym, will lead an exercise class that is sure to get your heart pumping and muscles moving. Please join us on Saturday, June 7. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. All levels of fitness are welcome. This program is for customers age 18 and older.
Who couldn't use a massage? In addition to feeling good, massage has many health benefits. Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. to learn more about the practice and its benefits and how to become a massage therapist--and best of all, receive a seated massage!