Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Digging In: Rediscovering Your Best Home and Office

A Ground Breaking Reads program

Join 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.

'The Color of Water' by James McBride

July Kitchen Table Book Discussion selection

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

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

A Muslim Journeys lecture

You are cordially invited to attend 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).

Art with Albus Cavus

Graffiti Letters

Teens discovered what was Beneath the Surface when Albus Cavus came and showed them some great graffiti art techniques.Check out their great art work.

Teens, It's Summer Reading time!

Beneath the surface

What lies Beneath the Surface? Beneath the surface of the Earth? Beneath the surface of you?Teens will explore this and more as they investigate this year's teen summer reading theme Beneath the Surface. Teens can register and keep track of their reading online at dclibrary.org/summerreading.

Voltaire's Candide

June Kitchen Table Book Discussion

Is all for the best in this best of all possible worlds?  You are cordially invited to express your views at the June Kitchen Table book discussion of Voltaire's timeless classic Candide.

Read-in Read-a-thon Relay Race

Sign up your team for the Read-in Read-a-thon Relay Race!Teams of three or more people will read out loud and compete for prizes. 

Annual Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Southwest Library

Come one, come all to the annual Spring book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Library.  Members of the Friends get a sneak preview on Wednesday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m.  The general public sale begins on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.There are lots of great items for sale.  Don't miss it.

Older Americans Month: Wills and Advanced Directives

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

On Wednesday, May 29 at 2 p.m., learn about wills and advanced directives, and where to get help with yours.

Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd'

The Kennedy Center 2002 Stephen Sondheim Festival production

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd at the Southwest Library beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6. Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the evil barber, with Christine Baranski cast as his pie baking lady friend. Parental discretion advised.

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