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Dancing Mindfulness

Dancing Mindfulness uses meditation, movement and music to bring individuals into a space of self awareness.
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Pajama Storytime

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.


Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Please join us for yoga at the Southwest Library - now twice every week! On Tuesday evenings, Jen DeMayo of Yoga District will lead class, and on Thursday nights, Rosemary grant will teach. The class is free and no registration is required. All levels welcome. Mats and props are provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library.

Amazing Adaptations!

Friday, March 24, 2017, 11:00 am

Meet different animal species and learn about the amazing physical and behavioral adaptations they use to find the food, water, and shelter they need to survive! This program is aimed at children ages 6-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.
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Baby Sign Language Class

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:30 am

Parents and babies are invited to a special class hosted by an instructor from Gallaudet University. Babies as young as four months can learn to communicate in signs.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

Monday, March 27, 2017, 10:30 am

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.   Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.

Tax Assistance

Monday, March 27, 2017, 2:30 pm

From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit
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Color Club

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.


Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

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!
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Digital Drop-in

**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.