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.
A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to playwrights and poets, bloggers and freelancers, children’s authors and graphic novelists, fiction and non-fiction writers.
Join us to take advantage of classes, resources, and support offered by the Library to help you achieve your dream. The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
A monthly film series for Adults.
Enjoy a mix of classics, new releases, documentaries, book-based films, mysteries and international cinema.
Want enlightening entertainment? We’ve got just the ticket!
Call 202-724-4298 or stop by the Information Desk to ask about this month's selection.
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.
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
Circling the Sun
by Paula McLain
by Julia Baird
Join your friends and neighbors for the third meeting about the new Southwest Library project. The design team will present the latest designs, provide updates on the timeline and gather community feedback.
A monthly film series for Kids 12 & up.
Enjoy a retro matinee experience complete with a kid-friendly film and movie snacks.
Call 202-724-4298 or 202-724-4691 or stop by the Children's Desk or the Information Desk to ask about this month's selection.
We start right on time, so don’t be late!
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.
Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., August 26
You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., August 26. Copies of this month's selection, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates are available at 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.