Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Black, Copper,and Bright

Southwest Washington D.C. and the Civil War

A talk by C. R. Gibbs, Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend this talk about the role Southwest Washington, D.C. played in the Civil War presented by noted historian C. R. Gibbs. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Southwest Remembered

Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal

Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of the film Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal.  This documentary incorporates interviews, historical photographs, film footage, and an original score to chronicle the radical transformation of the Southwest neighborhood through urban renewal.

Room by Emma Donoghue

'Room' by Emma Donoghue

Southwest monthly book discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.  This month's selection is the novel Room by Emma Donoghue.

Library Book Sale

Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale

Are Barnes and Noble prices not cutting it for you? Then combine your love of reading with your love of a good deal and visit Southwest Neighborhood Library’s 2015 Summer Book Sale!   The Friends of Southwest Library will host this blow-out bibliophile’s dream on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome, non-library card holders included. Can’t make it on Saturday? You’re in luck—the Friends will do a repeat on Sunday, June 7 from 1:30-4 p.m.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.  Copies of this month's title, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Join the Washington Home & Hospices for expert advice on caring for a loved-one at home.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.   

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson

Southwest Library book discussion, Saturday, April 25

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.  Copies of the April selection, Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.

PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes at Southwest Library

April 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.  Each two hour session covers a different computer related topic.  April sessions include Internet Basics (April 7) and DC Public Library website (April 21).  Please note classes will not be held on April 14 or 28.

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

Spring Book Sale

2015 Spring Book Sale

Sponsored by Friends of the Southwest Library

You are cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Southwest Library 2015 Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Most titles are priced to sell at $1 or less. ​If you have questions or need further information, contact the Friends of the Southwest Library (friendsofswlibrary@gmail.com)

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