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. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll provide special coloring sheets and supplies.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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!
Please join us for yoga at the Southwest Library! Jen DeMayo of Yoga District will be leading a class for practitioners of all levels. The class is free and no registration is required. Mats and props are provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library.
Join us for a weekly Vinyasa flow-style yoga class. Vinyasa flow focuses on linking breath and movement and getting our bodies moving and warmed up, followed by a closing sequence that is relaxing and calming. All skill levels welcome.
Instructor Jen DeMayo has practiced yoga for over 15 years and completed her teacher training at Yoga District.
You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday computer classes from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Southwest Library. Each week, a different computer related subject is presented. November classes include Microsoft Excel (Nov. 3) and Microsoft Powerpoint (Nov. 17). Please note that classes are not scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 or Thursday, Nov. 24.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.
Need a quiet place to pound out another thousand words? Gather with other NaNoWriMo writers and be inspired by the literary atmosphere.
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.
Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event!Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday computer classes at Southwest Library from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Each session is devoted to a different computer related topic. The March schedule includes:
Internet Basics (March 1)
DC Public Library website (March 15)
Email basics (March 22)
Microsoft Word (March 29)
Please note that class will not be held March 8,