The Friends of the Southwest Library will be holding a Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All proceeds go to equipment and programming needs for the Southwest Library. Most books are $1 or less. Shop for fun and inexpensive stocking stuffers (e.g. $.25 pocket paperbacks) and help the Southwest neighborhood too!
Get ready to shake your body and soul! Come by the Southwest Library for a special yoga workshop with Hannah Baumgardner of WithLove DC. All levels are welcome at this free class, and no registration is required. Mats and props provided by Friends of the Southwest Library.
From 3 - 4:30 p.m., children can choose 2 books or DVDs from our special cart and wrap these gifts for loved ones. Sponsored by Friends of the Southwest Library.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Copies of the February title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District? Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about:
Using resources available from the Library of Congress
Learn how to preserve your personal and family photographs, written documents, and other memorabilia using resources available from the Library of Congress. This class will be offered twice, Sun., Aug. 7 from 2-4 p.m., and Wed., Aug. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Jul. 30 at 1 p.m. Copies of this month's selection, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, are available for checkout at the information desk.
DC Public Library is participating in the 2016 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 5 – August 12. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
Anacostia – 1800 Good Hope Road, SE
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library computer classes on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Junes classes include Microsoft Word (June 7), Microsoft Excel (June 14) and Microsoft PowerPoint (June 21). Please note class will not be held on June 28.
Do you think of yourself as an expert storyteller? Surprise--if you're a homo sapiens (and if you're reading this, you are,) you are a storytelling natural. Most stories don't start with "Once upon a time" or conclude "And they lived happily ever after." In fact, many stories start in the middle, and aren't about monsters or fairy godmothers at all. Yet our everyday stories, the stuff of our lives, can carry as much emotional impact as a famous Grimm or Perrault tale.
You are invited to attend the May 2016 Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m. Copies of this month's title, Going Clear by Lawrence Wright are available for checkout at the information desk.
Short horror reads: A list of scary stories 100 pages or less
Several years ago, I read that haunted houses are popular in Japan during the summer. One of the reasons being that the shiver which fear can send down your spine is a welcome relief from the extreme heat of summer. The idea was so novel to my way of thinking that it stuck with me. After all, in America, October is the time for haunted houses.
So, in honor of the rising temperatures, here are some scary/creepy/unsettling/terrifying stories that can be read in one day to help keep you cool. Many of these stories are found in larger collections.
Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., April 30
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 30. Copies of this month's title, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson are available for checkout at the information desk.