Interim Library

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.

Child Hunger in the District is NOT a Game

Have a heart, do your part in the food drive!

In an effort to raise awareness about the realities of child hunger in D.C., the Southwest Library will be hosting a food drive from March 10th to 24th. Please drop off donations of low sodium canned goods and whole grain dry food at the Hunger Action Station, conveniently located on the first floor reading room near the circulation and the information desks. Don't forget to pick up an information packet before you go!

Southwest Book Exchange

A DC Read-In Event

 On Saturday March 10, donate a gently used book or healthful nonperishable food item at the Southwest Library, and choose a donated book in return! A maximum of three items may be exchanged. 

Celebrate DC Read In with a Poem an Hour and more!

Celebrate the DC Public Library Read In and Women's History Month by joining the Southwest staff for "A Poem On the Hour."  Each hour on the hour, staff will read a great poem by a significant woman poet such as Emily Dickinson, Jane Kenyon, Mary Oliver and Sonia Sanchez.The younger set will enjoy Family Story Time starting at 10:30 a.m. This half-hour long program for preschoolers, includes stories and songs, rhymes and movement.

Independent Youth Cinema

Start your weekend with movies that motivate

Join the Southwest Library for weekly independent films featuring youth and young adult themes that "flip the bird" at authority, conformity and the mainstream! Movies are scheduled every Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Popcorn is provided for opening night film on Friday, March 2, 2012.

Hunger Games Discussion Postponed

The discussion of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins scheduled for Sat., Feb. 18, has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined. The new date will be announced on this page.

Monday Night Films

February Focus on Black History

Enjoy three great films in celebration of Back History Month at the Southwest Library.  Screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the upstairs meetinng room.Mon., Feb. 6     The Great White HopeMon., Feb. 13    Cabin in the SkyMon., Feb. 20    No film--library closedMon., Feb. 27    Akeela and the Bee

Thursday Morning Computer Classes

All are welcome to attend the weekly Southwest Library Computer Class, held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. February classes include Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Feb. 2), Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (Feb. 9), Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 16) and Internet Basics (Feb. 23).

Kitchen Table Book Discussion: "Night" by Elie Wiesel

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., Feb. 25, will feature a conversation about Elie Wiesel's haunting memoir, Night.