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Wednesday afternoons by appointment

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013
Knock 'em Dead, one of many titles available

Do you need help creating a resume, writing a cover letter, or completing an application?

The Job Seekers service, offered on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. by appointment, is available to assist you in these and other job search tasks.

Just call the Southwest Library at 202-742-498 or stop by during library hours to make an appointment.       

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

At the beginning of the year, the children's room staff issued a reading challenge for 2013. For every finished book, or 20 minutes spent reading, we would add a colorful dot to the wall behind our desk. We asked for your help in making the room as colorful as possible!

It's now July, halfway through 2013, and we thought now would be a good time to check in and see the progress.

A Ground Breaking Reads program

Published on Friday, June 28, 2013

cover of Clutter Busting by Brooks PalmerJoin Judy Tiger, personal organizing expert and proprietor of Just That Simple, LLC, at the Southwest Library on Sat., July 13 at 11 a.m. to learn the basics of getting and staying organized.

Judy writes: "Decluttering offers us the opportunity to dig into our lives, to rediscover things important to keep, and to cultivate easy to manage, relaxing and productive spaces."

July Kitchen Table Book Discussion selection

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

You are cordially invited to the July Kitchen Table Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.

We'll be considering James McBride's stirring memoir The Color of Water.

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

This summer we're starting our first ever book club where the kids choose the book! For our first selection we're reading Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading.

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

A Muslim Journeys lecture

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You are cordially invited to bookcoverattend a lecture about the life of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, presented by Dr. Jonathan Brown (Islamic Studies, Georgetown University), author of Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Dr. Brown will be speaking on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. 

Graffiti Letters

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

picture of graffiti art featuring namesTeens discovered what was Beneath the Surface when Albus Cavus came and showed them some great graffiti art techniques.

Check out their great art work.

To get your teen in on the fun go to our calendar to check out all the great events happening at the Southwest Neighborhood Library.

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Art Gallery at Southwest Library Art Gallery at Southwest

We had so much fun in April during our 25 Days of Art. The kids at Southwest made some incredible art using many different mediums and techniques and everyone had a blast (especially during the Jackson Pollack day where we got super messy with paint!).

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The family dance troupe Pacific Rhythm will be at the Southwest Neighborhood Library on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. to entertain, amaze and teach with dances from the Polynesian islands. Their performance is fun for the whole family and includes fire dancing and a man splitting a coconut in half with his bare hands!

Get into the spirit of Pacific Rhythms with some of these great reads about the Polynesian islands.