Southwest
Neighborhood Library

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 12 to 2 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library computer classes on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 p.m.   Junes classes include Microsoft Word (June 7), Microsoft Excel (June 14) and Microsoft PowerPoint (June 21).  Please note class will not be held on June 28.

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., June 26

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 25.  Copies of Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country are available for checkout at the information desk.

Leader's Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning

What Is Your Story?

Stories and storytelling for adults

Do you think of yourself as an expert storyteller?  Surprise--if you're a homo sapiens (and if you're reading this, you are,) you are a storytelling natural.  Most stories don't start with "Once upon a time" or conclude "And they lived happily ever after."  In fact, many stories start in the middle, and aren't about monsters or fairy godmothers at all.  Yet our everyday stories, the stuff of our lives, can carry as much emotional impact as a famous Grimm or Perrault tale. 

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., May 28, 2016

You are invited to attend the May 2016 Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, Going Clear by Lawrence Wright are available for checkout at the information desk.

Ghostly : a collection of ghost stories

Spooky Shorts

Short horror reads: A list of scary stories 100 pages or less

Several years ago, I read that haunted houses are popular in Japan during the summer. One of the reasons being that the shiver which fear can send down your spine is a welcome relief from the extreme heat of summer. The idea was so novel to my way of thinking that it stuck with me. After all, in America, October is the time for haunted houses. So, in honor of the rising temperatures, here are some scary/creepy/unsettling/terrifying stories that can be read in one day to help keep you cool. Many of these stories are found in larger collections.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., April 30

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 30.  Copies of this month's title, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson are available for checkout at the information desk.

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Future of the Past

Books about the future, written in the past

Recently I was reading the book The Wonderful Future That Never Was and I started to think about books that were written about the future.

stack of books

Friends of the Southwest Library Spring Book Sale

Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event!Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesday mornings in March 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday computer classes at Southwest Library from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.  Each session is devoted to a different computer related topic.  The March schedule includes:    Internet Basics (March 1) DC Public Library website (March 15) Email basics (March 22) Microsoft Word (March 29) Please note that class will not be held March 8,

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., March 26

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Sat., March 26 at 1:00 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, are available for checkout at the information desk.

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