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Books Without Words? Can Such Things Be?

A list for adults and kids alike

When you think about books, you generally imagine words on a page. Pictures may or may not be included. But this isn't always the case. Stories without words are more common for children, but there are some really excellent ones for adults as well. Here are some good stories without words for both young and old.Adults

Self Defense Class Pic

Self Defense Class During Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, a self defense class will be taught at Southwest Neighborhood Library on Saturday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m.

Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Feb. 27

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion, 1:30 p.m.. Sat., Feb. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available at the information desk. 

C. R. Gibbs portrait

The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

In honor of Black History Month, acclaimed author and historian C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia" highlighting the hiding spaces and trapdoors, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which ran through Washington, DC.  You are cordially invited to attend this fascinating presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 

Mural at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington DC

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthday Celebration

In honor of Dr. King's birthday, the DC Library's Birmingham Jail Players will read works by leaders, writers and activists  who were inspired by Dr. King.  Please join us at the Southwest Library on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library. Classes start at 10 a.m. and end at noon.  The December sessions include Microsoft Excel (December 1), Microsoft PowerPoint (December 8), Introduction to Personal Computers (December 15) and Internet Basics (December 29).  Please note that class will not be held on December 22.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

December Southwest Book Discussion

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., December 19 at 1:30 p.m.  Copies of the December selection, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, are available for checkout at the Southwest Library information desk.

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois.

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available for checkout at the information desk

Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

Breast Cancer Awareness: Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

7:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 29

Join activist Thelma Jones and a distinguished panel of guest speakers for this informative presentation about breast cancer, a disease that affects one out of eight women.  Light refreshments provided.  This program is presented as part of DC Reads 2015.

One Summer: America, 1927

'One Summer: America, 1927' by Bill Bryson

Southwest book discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. Copies of the August selection, One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson, are available for checkout at the information desk.

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