Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Income Tax Prep Assistance

Please Stay Tuned

Dates and Locations for Tax Prep assistance are still being finalized. Please check back January 11, 2016.

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library. Classes start at 10 a.m. and end at noon.  The December sessions include Microsoft Excel (December 1), Microsoft PowerPoint (December 8), Introduction to Personal Computers (December 15) and Internet Basics (December 29).  Please note that class will not be held on December 22.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

December Southwest Book Discussion

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., December 19 at 1:30 p.m.  Copies of the December selection, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, are available for checkout at the Southwest Library information desk.

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois.

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available for checkout at the information desk

Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

Breast Cancer Awareness: Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

7:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 29

Join activist Thelma Jones and a distinguished panel of guest speakers for this informative presentation about breast cancer, a disease that affects one out of eight women.  Light refreshments provided.  This program is presented as part of DC Reads 2015.

One Summer: America, 1927

'One Summer: America, 1927' by Bill Bryson

Southwest book discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. Copies of the August selection, One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Jazz in Southwest

The History of Jazz in Southwest

Jazz historian and WPFW radio host Rusty Hassan will moderate

Please join us for this panel discussion featuring Rev. Brian Hamilton, Dick Smith and Najeeullah Rashid as they reminisce about the thriving jazz culture in the Southwest community.  Jazz historian and WPFW radio host Rusty Hassan will moderate.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand

Southwest Book Discussion, July 25 at 1:15 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, July 25 at 1:15 p.m. Copies of this month's title, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, are available for checkout at the information desk.

PCs for Dummies

August Computer Classes

Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Each class covers a different computer related subject. August classes are: Microsoft Powerpoint (Aug. 4) Introduction to Personal Computers (Aug. 18) World Wide Web Basics (Aug. 25) Please note that class will not be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11.  

Abe at Southwest

Summer Reading Kicks Off at Southwest

Local heroes visit the library

On Saturday, May 30, Southwest Library held a Summer Reading Kickoff carnival!  The event began with a story from local firefighters, who read CHIEF RHINO TO THE RESCUE! Kids had the opportunity to visit the firetruck up close, learning about fire safety, touching the truck, and spraying the hose.

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