Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
The Unwinding by George Packer

Book Discussion: "The Unwinding"

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:30 pm

Join us for the Southwest Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Copies of The Unwinding by George Packer are available at the Information Desk.
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

Arbor Day Crafts

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us to create tree-themed crafts. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Picture of Owl and Baby

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:30 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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Arty Afternoons

Monday, April 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts.  For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Calling All Poets! #poetshare

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 pm

Celebrate the last day of National Poetry Month by meeting other local poets and sharing your work at the Southwest Library on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Every participant is invited to read from their original poetry. Published poets are welcome to bring in bookmarks, business cards, flyers or postcards with information (but no pricing) on how the public can purchase their works.  No books will be sold at the event. Join us in the Meeting Room for tea and celebration.
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 10:30 am

Join us for books, songs, rhymes and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. Playtime follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Guinness World Records: Fun with Food

Trivia Challenge

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 4:30 pm

Children ages 9-12 are invited to join us to play trivia. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
The LEGO Book

Weekend LEGO Club

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create and build structures using LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Literary Book Group

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:30 pm

Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama.    Upcoming Discussion Calendar Jan. 9 All My Sons by Arthur Miller Feb. 13 Mudbone by HIllary Jordan March 13 Alias Grace

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