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A workshop about Library Resources, 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11

Are you looking for the perfect plumber, or a terrific toaster oven?  Whatever product or service you need, the public library is the perfect place to start your search.  In this workshop, you'll learn about library resources you'll find useful in evaluating products and services.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"34799","attributes":{"alt":"Consumer Reports Guide

Haiku Workshop

Come flex your creative muscles at our haiku workshop on Saturday, August 9 at 1 p.m. at Southwest Library!Pamela Perkins will lead this workshop for people of all ages, where participants will learn about and write haiku. Readings and a contest for best haiku will follow the presentation.Bring a small piece of nature, such as a leaf or a rock, or a picture of nature, that inspires you!

Database Demonstration: Freegal and Zinio

Did you know that your library card grants you access to millions of songs and over 100 magazines, all FREE for streaming and downloading? How, you ask? Come to Southwest Library on Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a demonstration on navigating these resources. Bonus: teens and adults will then be prepared to fill a block or earn a badge toward their summer reading goals!

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund DeWaal

Southwest Library Book Discussion, August 30, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m.

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes at Southwest Library

August 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the August 2014 computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  August classes include  Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Aug. 5), PC Basics (Aug. 12), Introduction to the Internet (Aug. 19) and the DC Public Library website (Aug.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Looking to eat more healthy food, but think it's too expensive? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. for a workshop on healthy eating on a budget! Sapna Batheja, MS, LD, RD, from the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss shopping on a budget, from both farmers' markets and produce sections of grocery stores.

Family Oral History Workshop

Want to learn how to conduct an oral history project with members of your family? Please join us on Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. for an oral history workshop with Special Collections Librarian and Oral Historian Kelly Navies. Become the historian at this year's family reunion by learning interview techniques and research strategies that will help you begin that family project you've been putting off for years.

Portrait Garden Nominations

Nominate Your Unsung Hero by July 27!

As you may have heard, the open space in front of the Southwest Library will be transformed this fall into an art exhibit--and YOU can be a part of it!

A Drum Roll for Children's Summer Reading at Southwest Library

The Summer Reading Program started off with a drum roll when Southwest Library welcomed Andres and Hector from popular local children's band Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres.  Andres led a group of over 100 children and their parents and caregivers on a singing, dancing journey through the countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Summer (Reading) is Here!

It's officially summer, and with those long hours of daylight comes more time for reading! Sign up for Summer Reading with DCPL, and you can win prizes not only for reading books, but also for attending library events such as movie nights and book discussions at Southwest Library!