Neighborhood Library

Fall Book Sale!

It's time for another Friends Book Sale! Come to Southwest Library Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for some great deals!

Backward Space: Artist Michael Koliner

Wondering what's been going on outside the library? Come hear and learn for yourself!

'The Girls from Corona Del Mar'

Novelist Rufi Thorpe to speak

You are cordially invited to attend a talk by Rufi Thorpe, author of The Girls from Corona Del Mar, on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The book explores the friendship between two girls growing up in Orange County, Calif., in the 1990s, and follows their relationship through the first decade of the 21st century.

Zumba at Southwest

Come (re)join the party--Zumba is back at Southwest Library for another session!Join Stephanie on Mondays in October at 7 p.m. for a great workout and a great time!Starting Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

You are cordially invited to drop in for the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library.Classes begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon. The October schedule is:Introduction to PCs (Oct. 14)World Wide Web Basics (Oct. 21)DC Public Library website (Oct. 28)Please note that class will not be held on Oct. 7.

The Making of the Nonuments Portrait Garden

Curious about the activity going on in the Nonuments Park, across the street from the library? Come hear first-hand from one of the artists! Jennifer Wen Ma will be at Southwest Library on Saturday, September 6 at 2 p.m. to discuss her installation, as well as her background and creative process, and will conduct a walk-through of the site afterward.

Geocaching: The Hidden World Around You

Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, September 27 at 2 p.m. and learn the history and rules of geocaching--a modern-day scavenger hunt--with Knowledge Commons DC! After the presentation, the group will head outside to hunt for caches nearby.

Ulysses Read a Thon

Sat., Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-12 noon

In recognition of Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27), James Joyce's novel Ulysses will be read aloud in read a thon style.  Listen or sign up to read for a 15 min. period. 

Library Garden Celebration and Workday

Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. for an end-of-summer celebration in the library garden! All ages are welcome to enjoy activities including planting, watering, and harvesting.Rain date TBD.(AP photo/Rick Bowmer)

Meditation: Healthy Living for Physical and Spiritual Health

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Join Karin Silverman at Southwest Library on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. as she discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. She will explore how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. Silverman, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique.