Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Librarian vs. Student

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

Welcome to our new monthly series, where a librarian and a student both review the same book! First up, it's Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist.

Seeing CinderellaWhat the librarian says:

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

creative class flierSouthwest Library is excited to welcome DC Public Library's The Creative Class for their February workshop. The Creative Class uses materials from the library's collection to teach new crafting techniques to adults.

On Feb. 9 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. we'll be creating one-of-a-kind valentines using collage techniques, love poetry from the collection and your own photographs. (Don't worry, we'll have a photocopier on hand so you won't have to cut up your original photograph!)

Email TheCreativeClassDCPL@gmail.com to register. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

We have a reading challenge for you in 2013!

On Jan. 2, we put up this sign behind the children's services' desk.

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Every time Miss Kady or Ms. Erin finishes a book in 2013 they will put a colorful dot on the wall. Watch our progress as the year continues and the wall fills up.

Want to join us? Pick a color and start reading! Dots can be added for every book finished or every 20 minutes spent reading.


It's only been three weeks and look how far we've come!

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

The kids at Southwest celebrated Barack Obama's second inauguration last week. The older kids had an after school party with crafts, snacks and trivia and the story time crowd celebrated with a special story time.

In story time we talked about inauguration, Bo the first pup and took a tour of some sights that the president might see on his inaugural parade and that we can see every day!

2012 Theme: "It Came From the Library"

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teen read week logoJoin the Southwest Neighborhood Library in celebrating Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.

In honor of Teen Read Week, the Southwest Library will be hosting their first Teen Read Week raffle! Read just one book, fill out the book questionnaire, and receive your raffle ticket to be entered to win prizes!! Read more than one book, fill out more questionnaires and receive more raffle tickets!!

The deadline for entries is Saturday, Oct. 20. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 24. Happy reading!

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/virtualreadoutCome join us at the Southwest Neighborhood Library on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. for our Banned Book Week Virtual Read-Out.

Read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged book. Readers will be filmed (anonymously) and the video will be featured on the Library’s YouTube page as well as the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

All ages are welcome.


Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Congratulations to Anna Boyer, Anna Boyerwho won the drawing for Southwest branch's Summer Reading program, Dream Big-Read. She won a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire!

Anna is a fifth-grader at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va. and a loyal user of the Southwest Neighborhood Library. Anna reads everything -- from classics to adventure novels and she's always on the lookout for the next great book.

Anna has already downloaded some books and games onto her new Kindle Fire and plans on using it to help with her homework throughout the school year.

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In celebration of Kathleen Turner's return to Arena Stage, the Southwest Library is sponsoring a Kathleen Turner film festival on Monday evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m., throughout September and October. Enjoy a feature movie starring this versatile and talented actress each week from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. 

Sept. 10: The Accidental Tourist
Sept. 17: The Virgin Suicides

Published on Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Summer Meals





The Southwest Neighborhood Library will host DC Free Summer Meals Program July 2 - Aug. 10.

Free lunches will be served, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., for ages 18 and younger. No ID or registration is required.

And while you are here, join in one of many summer activities or take a look at our movies, games, stories, computers and good books.

Published on Monday, June 25, 2012

Southwest Neighborhood Library hosted its very first Stuffed Animal Sleepover last Wednesday night!

All tucked in!Children brought in stuffed animals throughout the day on Wednesday and after pajama story time, everyone who was there chipped in to make name tags and decorate a beautiful blanket for our animal friends to sleep under. We sang them a lullaby, tucked them in and put them to bed!

But after all the people left, that's when the real fun began.



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