The power to preserve your family history digitally can be done using just your smartphone or digital camera.
This workshop will cover the basics of capturing quality audio and video interviews of your family members.
Come see Jane on film at Southwest Library on Fridays in July!
Join us as we celebrate the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s life with our picks representing her favorite works on film.
Earn points towards your Adult Summer Reading prizes while you watch.
Jane Austen Film Series Lineup
Pride & Prejudice
You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., July 29. Copies of this month's title, Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert, are available at the information desk.
Game On, Gamers.
Join us for an afternoon of fun at our social gaming session for teens. Play our Wii Station or go retro on our board games. Bring your BFFs or make new ones.
Earn points towards Teen Summer Reading prizes.
All teens are welcome here!
Join us in the Children's Room to relax and color. Coloring pages and special markers, gel pens, and colored pencils will be provided.
For children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout -- all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!
Start your month off right. Relax and release at your new no-stress Adult coloring sessions. Spend an evening coloring at the end of your day. Pencils and patterns will be provided and participants will be encouraged to spend some time coloring in the shared book. Meet up at the tables near the Information Desk.
You are cordially invited to attend the Ready to Learn Building Reading Skills workshop. What skills must a young child have to learn to read? This workshop uses Super Why to introduce participants to skills such as letter recognition and word families - the balanced literacy approach shown to help young children learn to read.
Southwest Library book discussion, Sat., June 24 at 1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 24. Copies of the June title, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, are available at the information desk.
Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 28. In celebration of these two holidays, here is a list of chapter books for kids. These books are not too heavy handed, but are entertaining and thought-provoking. Hopefully, they will get the next generation thinking about our world, and how they can best take care of it.Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
In many stories about the Devil, a pet helps him with his mischief, like a witch's familiar. After all, being the ultimate evil in the world must be tiring, lonely work. Or perhaps the Devil is just a misunderstood character. Whichever the case may be, sometimes he needs the comfort and help that only a pet can bring. I originally wanted this list to be all about the Devil's cat, but I could only find a couple of examples, so I expanded the parameters to include other pets.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. Subjects covered in January include Introduction to Microsoft Word (Jan. 5), Microsoft Excel (Jan. 12) and Microsoft Powerpoint (Jan. 19). Class will not be held on Thurs., Jan. 26.
Ghosts and Christmas go together like figgy and pudding. Don’t believe me? A Christmas Carol, one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time, has four ghosts. There is also a BBC series called A Ghost Story for Christmas where for several years, the BBC aired a spooky story either just before or on Christmas.
Here are five spooky Christmas books for adults and two for the little ones. Enjoy!