Neighborhood Library

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.

Yoga for Adults and Teens--New Night!

Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day and time! Beginning September 3, classes will be held on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. with Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.Namaste!

Your Job Search

DC Public Library resources to maximize success

You are cordially invited to attend this workshop at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 29.  Learn how to create an eye catching resume, write an effective cover letter, and give a memorable interview in this hour long session.  Handouts provided.

Nutrition and a Vegetarian Diet

Think being a vegetarian means giving up protein? Think again! Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. to learn about meeting nutritional needs through a vegetarian diet. Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss this as well as give meal ideas.

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes at Southwest Library

September 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Classes begin at 10 a.m., and end at 12 noon.  September classes include Email Basics (Sept. 9), Introduction to Microsoft Word (Sept. 16), Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Sept. 23), and Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Sept. 23).  Please note that class is not scheduled for Sept.

"The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Sept 27

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, are available for checkout at the information desk.