Join us for fun crafts to celebrate Earth Day. Everyone will get to plant a seed to take home and also make a paper craft.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
The Zoo meets the Makerspace! Build a simple machine based on a real, living snake - that you can see and touch.
Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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,
Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., March 26
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Sat., March 26 at 1:00 p.m. Copies of this month's title, The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak, are available for checkout at the information desk.
When you think about books, you generally imagine words on a page. Pictures may or may not be included. But this isn't always the case. Stories without words are more common for children, but there are some really excellent ones for adults as well.
Here are some good stories without words for both young and old.Adults