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.
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.
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.
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.
Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Copies of this month's title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
You are cordially invited to a community discussion of Why We Can't Waitby Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the information desk.
You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library. A different computer related subject is offered at each class. November classes include Microsoft Excel (Nov. 3) and Microsoft PowerPoint (Nov. 17). Classes are not scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 or Thursday, Nov. 24.
You are cordially invited to attend the free computer classes at the Southwest Library on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each week covers a different computer related topic. October classes include Email Basics (Oct. 4) and Microsoft Word (Oct. 25).
Please note that classes will not be held on Oct. 11 or 18.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library discussion of Lillian Hellman's drama The Little Foxes. This event is presented as part of In the Arena, a community discussion of works being produced at Arena Stage. Copies of the play are available for checkout at the Southwest Library's information desk.
You and I are mortal. We are going to die. And we already know that. Planning your funeral in advance can save your family and friends considerable time, money and distress. Here are some resources to help you and your family prepare.
Using resources available from the Library of Congress
Learn how to preserve your personal and family photographs, written documents, and other memorabilia using resources available from the Library of Congress. This class will be offered twice, Sun., Aug. 7 from 2-4 p.m., and Wed., Aug. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m.