123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn!
Fringe Music in the Library presents local rockabilly punk legends, Des Demonas, for a free, outdoor concert.Jacky Cougar, vocals/percussion
Swan Hicks, drumsMark Cisneros, guitarJoe H., bass Paul V., farfisa organ
Love movies? What to be the director? Learn video production techniques from the Fab Lab staff in this 90-minute session.
There is a maximum of 6 participants per session.
Click the link to register online!
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing!
Ages 8 and up.
Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Jul. 30 at 1 p.m. Copies of this month's selection, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, are available for checkout at the information desk.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library computer classes on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Junes classes include Microsoft Word (June 7), Microsoft Excel (June 14) and Microsoft PowerPoint (June 21). Please note class will not be held on June 28.
Do you think of yourself as an expert storyteller? Surprise--if you're a homo sapiens (and if you're reading this, you are,) you are a storytelling natural. Most stories don't start with "Once upon a time" or conclude "And they lived happily ever after." In fact, many stories start in the middle, and aren't about monsters or fairy godmothers at all. Yet our everyday stories, the stuff of our lives, can carry as much emotional impact as a famous Grimm or Perrault tale.
You are invited to attend the May 2016 Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m. Copies of this month's title, Going Clear by Lawrence Wright are available for checkout at the information desk.
Short horror reads: A list of scary stories 100 pages or less
Several years ago, I read that haunted houses are popular in Japan during the summer. One of the reasons being that the shiver which fear can send down your spine is a welcome relief from the extreme heat of summer. The idea was so novel to my way of thinking that it stuck with me. After all, in America, October is the time for haunted houses.
So, in honor of the rising temperatures, here are some scary/creepy/unsettling/terrifying stories that can be read in one day to help keep you cool. Many of these stories are found in larger collections.
Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., April 30
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 30. Copies of this month's title, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson are available for checkout at the information desk.
Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event!Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.