Adults

Spring Book Sale

Please join the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library for their spring book sale. Proceeds help support the library's programs and events. Downstairs on the lower level from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Friend Speed Dating

Making new friends can be difficult -- so let the library help! Join us for this platonic spin on speed dating, designed to introduce you to a series of potential pals in a high energy, low pressure way. Please register to participate at bit.ly/geofrienddate Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
BYOB Book Drive

BYOB Book Drive

Do you care about literacy? Do you like to party with other booknerds? Do both with Book Riot, the Harry Potter Alliance, and the DC Public Library Foundation!
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Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap

Get into spring cleaning! Swap out your old clothes and pick up new pieces! Bring at least two items of clean, gently used clothing or accessories (Please bring no more than 15 items). Get free, new-to-you clothing in exchange. Un-exchanged items will be donated to the Goodwill of Greater Washington. Drop off clothes to Rebecca Tanen at the Information Desk at Southwest Library starting in May.    
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., April 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  
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Library Tango Practica

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library one Saturday a month, on the 3rd Saturday. On the other weeks, classes are held at the MLK Library. All levels welcome.

Palisades Library Community Meeting

Join your friends and neighbors for the third community meeting on the Palisades Library renovation.  Hear from the design team about how the project is taking shape. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/palisadesrenovation.
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Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale

Come to the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale!  They have hundred of books for all ages in great condition.   All proceeds from the sale will go to support library programs.  Programs you may have attended in the last year include: Block Party, Star Wars Party, Dr. Seuss Party, Library Birthday Party.  These programs are made possible by our Friends.  
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Coffee and Conversation

Join us for coffee, conversation, and an activity! This is an opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month  |  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.  

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