Southwest
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

Portrait Garden Nominations

Nominate Your Unsung Hero by July 27!

As you may have heard, the open space in front of the Southwest Library will be transformed this fall into an art exhibit--and YOU can be a part of it!

A Drum Roll for Children's Summer Reading at Southwest Library

The Summer Reading Program started off with a drum roll when Southwest Library welcomed Andres and Hector from popular local children's band Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres.  Andres led a group of over 100 children and their parents and caregivers on a singing, dancing journey through the countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Summer (Reading) is Here!

It's officially summer, and with those long hours of daylight comes more time for reading! Sign up for Summer Reading with DCPL, and you can win prizes not only for reading books, but also for attending library events such as movie nights and book discussions at Southwest Library!

Movie Night at Southwest Library

Come beat the heat--and see one of the hottest films of 2013--at Southwest Library on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m.Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space.

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.

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