Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, February 21, 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. An easy craft activity follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join the conversation. This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from noon until 1 p.m on Twitter @dcpl using the hashtag #brownbagdc. The #brownbagdc chat is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant, Southwest and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Tax Assistance

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:00 pm

From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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Black History Month: Special Visit From a Navy Diver

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:30 pm

Children ages 8-12 and their families are invited to join us to celebrate Black History Month with a visit from Commander Carl Parks, a diver in the U.S. Navy. He will speak on his experience in the military and participate in a Q&A session. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, February 22, 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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Weekend LEGO Club

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create and build structures with LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, February 26, 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.

Tax Assistance

Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:00 pm

From Feb.1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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Arty Afternoons

Monday, February 26, 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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