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
Did you participate in National Novel Writing Month in November? Are you considering your next move? The creator of NaNoWriMo, Chris Baty, suggests a 6-week plan for taking a breather and getting your manuscript in shape.
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.
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.
Ghosts and Christmas go together like figgy and pudding. Don’t believe me? A Christmas Carol, one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time, has four ghosts. There is also a BBC series called A Ghost Story for Christmas where for several years, the BBC aired a spooky story either just before or on Christmas.
Here are five spooky Christmas books for adults and two for the little ones. Enjoy!
You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Life Design Working Group at 7 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 9, 2017.
Although all are welcome to attend, it is recommended that you read Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans before the meeting
Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs
C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education" and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.
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.