Interim Library

Recognizing Banned Books Week

Book Discussion, Saturday, Sept. 28th

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library's monthly book discussion. Just read a banned or challenged book (or two) of your choice, and come to talk and learn about intellectual freedom issues.

Frederick Douglass in Washington, D. C.

The Lion of Anacostia

You are cordially invited to attend the October Book Discussion at the Southwest Library at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 26. 

August Computer Classes

Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12 noon

You are cordially invited to attend Thursday morning computer tutorials at the Southwest Library. Each session offers an in-depth opportunity to learn a different set of computer related skills. August sessions include:

Job Seekers help available at Southwest Library

Wednesday afternoons by appointment

Do you need help creating a resume, writing a cover letter, or completing an application?

Digging In: Rediscovering Your Best Home and Office

A Ground Breaking Reads program

Join Judy Tiger, personal organizing expert and proprietor of Just That Simple, LLC, at the Southwest Library on Sat., July 13 at 11 a.m. to learn the basics of getting and staying organized.

'The Color of Water' by James McBride

July Kitchen Table Book Discussion selection

You are cordially invited to the July Kitchen Table Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

A Muslim Journeys lecture

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture about the life of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, presented by Dr. Jonathan Brown (Islamic Studies, Georgetown University), author of Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Art with Albus Cavus

Graffiti Letters

Teens discovered what was Beneath the Surface when Albus Cavus came and showed them some great graffiti art techniques.Check out their great art work.

Teens, It's Summer Reading time!

Beneath the surface

What lies Beneath the Surface? Beneath the surface of the Earth? Beneath the surface of you?Teens will explore this and more as they investigate this year's teen summer reading theme Beneath the Surface. Teens can register and keep track of their reading online at

Voltaire's Candide

June Kitchen Table Book Discussion

Is all for the best in this best of all possible worlds?  You are cordially invited to express your views at the June Kitchen Table book discussion of Voltaire's timeless classic Candide.