Interim Library

'Moneyball' by Michael Lewis

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the April 27 discussion of Michael Lewis's bestseller, 

Play By Play

'Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly' by Jennifer Fleischner

Join members of the artistic team of Arena Stage's production of Tazewell Thompson's Mary T. and Lizzie K. at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Southwest Library for a discussion of historian Jennifer Fleischner's biography Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly

Business Planning Seminar

On Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, get an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and participate in a discussion.

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Teen Read Week

2012 Theme: "It Came From the Library"

Join the Southwest Neighborhood Library in celebrating Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.In honor of Teen Read Week, the Southwest Library will be hosting their first Teen Read Week raffle! Read just one book, fill out the book questionnaire, and receive your raffle ticket to be entered to win prizes!! Read more than one book, fill out more questionnaires and receive more raffle tickets!!

Virtual Read Out: Banned Books Week

Come join us at the Southwest Neighborhood Library on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. for our Banned Book Week Virtual Read-Out.Read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged book. Readers will be filmed (anonymously) and the video will be featured on the Library’s YouTube page as well as the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

Presenting ... Kathleen Turner Film Fest

In celebration of Kathleen Turner's return to Arena Stage, the Southwest Library is sponsoring a Kathleen Turner film festival on Monday evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m., throughout September and October. Enjoy a feature movie starring this versatile and talented actress each week from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. Sept. 10: The Accidental Tourist

Step Afrika! Reads

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Step Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.Each year, Step Afrika!

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Stressed out? Feeling a little spaced out?Join meditation teacher Gerry Gorman on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. for a discussion on meditation techniques to reduce stress and improve focus and concentration. (Photo by AlicePopkorn/Flickr)

'To Kill a Mockingbird': A Community Discussion

Live to Read -- a Citywide Celebration

You are invited to attend a librarian-led discussion of Harper Lee's timeless novel To Kill a Mockingbird at the Southwest Library on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. This event is presented in conjunction with the D.C.