Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Wellness Weeks Discussion: Surviving a Stroke

Stroke is, according to the CDC, the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and a major cause of adult disability. Join us on Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m. for a discussion with American Heart Association Volunteer Ambassador Carmen Gabriel-Watson. Ms. Gabriel-Watson will discuss her own experience as a survivor of two strokes, including what led up to the episodes, what she still experiences post-stroke, and how to prevent stroke.

Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale!

Clear some space on your shelves--the Friends' Summer Book Sale is here! Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. With hundreds of new books for sale, including bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, vampires, cookbooks, and job searching, you're sure to find some great reads! And great deals: buy one, get one free, with most books less than $1.All proceeds from the sale support programs at Southwest Library, so come on out and help yourself to great deals, and help the library continue to offer great programs!

Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., July 26, 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest Library book discussion.  The month's selection is

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes at Southwest Library

July Schedule

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.  Classes start at 10 a.m. and finish at 12 noon.  July classes include Introduction to Email (July 1), Microsoft Word Basics (July 8), and Microsoft Excel Basics (July 29).  Please note that classes will not be held on July 15 or July 22.

Genealogy Database Demo

Want to trace your family roots but don't know where to begin? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. for some help! Library staff will lead a demonstration on DCPL's free online genealogy resources.

The State of Marriage Equality

A talk by Jonathan Rauch on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend this talk by noted writer Jonathan Rauch (Senior Fellow in Governance, Brookings Institution) on the current state of marriage equality.  Presented in observance of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.

Career Workshop

Find the career you will love

           Design a career you'll love! Come join us for a free two-hour workshop about the first steps in identifying the career that willfully use your gifts and fit your personality led by Coach Blair Goins on Saturday, June 21at 2:30 p.m.Southwest Library

Garden Workday

Time for another garden day! Join us on Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. to help plant seeds, weed and water our new beds. It's dirty work, so dress accordingly! All ages welcome.

Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library

10 a.m.-12 noon

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Classes start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 12 noon.  June sessions include PC Basics (June 3), Introduction to the World Wide Web (June 10), and The DC Public Library Website (June 24).  Please note that class is not scheduled for June 17.

Wellness Weeks at Southwest Library: Breast Cancer Discussion

Wellness Weeks at Southwest Library continue on Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. with a discussion with local activist and breast cancer survivor Thelma Jones. There will be a question-and-answer session following the talk.Thelma Jones is a trained Community Navigator with Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and is an advocate and certified Breast Health Educator for the American Cancer Society.

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