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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.

Thursday Morning Computer Class

Learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and More

Join us for weekly computer classes at the Southwest Library, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  May sessions include Microsoft Word (May 3), Microsoft Excel (May 10), Microsoft PowerPoint (May 17), Introduction to Personal Computers (May 24) and Introduction to the Internet (May 31). For adults.

Introduction to American Sign Language

Begins April 11

The Southwest Library, in conjunction with the Adaptive Services Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, is offering an eight-week "Introduction to American Sign Language" course on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m., beginning April 11. To register, call 202-724-4298 during library hours, or send an email to

Thursday Morning Computer Classes

You are invited to attend Thursday morning computer classes, each week at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. April classes include:Introduction to Personal Computers (April 5)Internet Basics (April 12)DC Public Library website (April 19)Email Basics (April 26)

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

"The Guns of August"

You are cordially invited to attend a discussion of The Guns of August by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 28th. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Southwest Library. Also available in audio format.

Independent Youth Cinema

Celebrate Jazz and Poetry Month and Earth Day Awareness in April

Every Friday from 3 to 5:15 p.m., we will feature a young adult-oriented film with themes that focus on poetry, jazz or an appreciation for nature (free and open to the public with popcorn provided!).Friday, April 6 

Introductory American Sign Language Classes

The Southwest Library will host an eight-week introductory American Sign Language class on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 11 and concluding May 30.  Each one-hour session will start at 70 p.m.  Please call 202-724-4298 to register.

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

"A Natural History of the Senses" by Diane Ackerman

Please join the Southwest Library's monthly Kitchen Table Book Discussion, held the last Saturday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.This month's discussion, scheduled for Sat., March 31, will focus on Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses.