Southwest
Neighborhood Library

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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. 
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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Board Games

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 4:30 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Workshop Wednesdays

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:30 pm

Been thinking about workshopping your writing? Working on something and want to get feedback from your peers? Facing a block and not sure how to maneuver through it? Consider attending our Workshop Wednesday.  This monthly workshop for new and emerging writers is an open, non-genre-specific sharing. Bring six copies of your work (to start),  no more than two pages in length, double spaced to share with participants. Need more copies? Bring along your library card and ask the staff how to get free copies.
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog

Hot Dog Craft

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to make a hot dog craft. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Ocean Creatures

Ocean Creature Crafts

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to make ocean creature crafts. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Biscuit Loves the Library

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

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:30 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. dog. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Literary Book Group

Tuesday, August 14, 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
DIY Beat Machine

DIY Samplers and Beat Machines

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 4:00 pm

Explore how simple electronic instruments are assembled by creating one-button sound and beat machines that record and play back your voice.
Crafts to Make in the Summer

Seasonal Craft

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for a fun seasonal craft. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

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