Neighborhood Library

capturing video with an iphone

Preserving Your Family History Digitally: Video Basics

Friday, June 30, 2017, 1:00 pm

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.
Wii controllers

Friday Wii Club

Friday, June 30, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Children's Room to play Wii. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
baby story time owl

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Monday, July 3, 2017, 10:30 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.   Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.
Art Lab for Kids

Arty Afternoons

Monday, June 26, 2017, 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.  
In Julia's Kitchen

In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Listen to author Pamela Heyne discuss how Julia Child's kitchen design and practices influence the modern home.

Shake Your Soul Yoga Workshop

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:30 pm

Get ready to shake your body and soul! Come by the Southwest Library for a special yoga workshop with Hannah Baumgardner of WithLove DC. All levels are welcome at this free class, and no registration is required. Mats and props provided by Friends of the Southwest Library.

P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love) Dog Visit

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 2:30 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love.) therapy dog.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
3D Print Robot

Instant 3D Prints!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

Design and make a robot face with FutureMakers.

Southwest Library Community Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join your friends and neighbors for the first community meeting to discuss the design and construction of the new Southwest Library.
tuskegee airmen

Preserving Your Family History: Genealogy 101

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7:00 pm

With the success of Henry Louis Gates' "Finding Your Roots" and the television series "Who Do You Think You Are?",  Americans have become fascinated with finding out where they come from.  The landscape for exploring your roots has changed with technology, and learning about your family's history is now at your fingertips. Join us for this beginner's workshop in genealogical research.