Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, July 23, 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. If you need elevator assistance to reach the second floor, please call ahead.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Arty Afternoons

Monday, July 23, 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. 
Teen Lounge

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00 pm

Join us for fun and games on Tuesdays, starting June 19, with special events throughout the summer for the Beyond the Book contest. Find us in the large meeting room. Special Teen Lounge Events June 26: Illustration Workshop - Discover the methods of Eric Carle to illustrate a written piece. July 10: Music Workshop - Make your own pin strummer with basic household items.
Story Time Owl Dances with books

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, July 25, 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. 
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Libraries Rock

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 4:30 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to try out some musical instruments at our instrument petting zoo.  Week 1 (July 11) we'll focus on keyboards. Week 2 (July 18) we'll focus on percussion. Week 3 (July 25) we'll focus on guitars. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Nightwriters of Southwest logo.

Nightwriters

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

You are welcome to read, research and write at our quiet space for writers.  In search of “a clean, well-lighted place” to think and write? Looking for a room for quiet research and silent reading? Whether you write longhand or digitally, you are welcome to use this time and shared space to create or organize your notes.  Covered drinks and light snacks are encouraged; phone calls and use of devices without headphones is not. 
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, July 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.
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Friday Films

Friday, July 27, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to join us to watch a family-friendly film. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. To find out this week's movie, please call us at 202-724-4691.
Kids Container Gardening

Garden Club

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:30 am

Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room for hands-on gardening fun. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
The Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

The Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:30 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., July 28.  This month's title, The Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos, offers a dramatic portrait of life in contemporary China, one of the most rapidly evolving countries in the world today.

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