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Neighborhood Library

Lisa Shiota, clarinetist.

Music in the Afternoon

Enjoy a special performance at Southwest Library

Join us on Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. to enjoy music for piano, voice, and clarinet, performed by the Southwest DC Trio, Washington’s newest classical group!

Jessica Spotwood

Editing Your Work

A NaNoWriMo Follow-up

Did you participate in National Novel Writing Month in November? Are you considering your next move? The creator of NaNoWriMo, Chris Baty, suggests a 6-week plan for taking a breather and getting your manuscript in shape.

Mannequin

Hair Pop-Up Shop

Southwest Library

Southwest Library is now offering a braiding workshop designed specifically for teens interested in learning how to style hair into braids that stand out from the crowd. Participants get an exciting hands-on one-hour experience with braiding. Teens will learn how to cornrow, single braid and more. Learn to create unique hairstyles you love.   Each participant will use a mannequin supplied. No braiding knowledge is required.   Below is a list of books that we have in the library system:   

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion on Sat., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, White Trash by Nancy Isenberg, are available at the information desk. 

Chewed up pencil with NaNoWriMo shield.

The Writer's Den Returns!

Stack your pages at this NaNoWriMo event

Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for coffee, tea, and contemplation, held weekly on Mondays in November from 5-7 p.m. at your favorite neighborhood Library. Register for NaNaWriMo and get swag to keep you writing. Writing references, WiFi, and library staff will be available in for your convenience, so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.

All the Way

All the Way

7 p.m., Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

You are cordially invited to this special screening of the HBO film All the Way, based on the play by Robert Schenkkan. 

The Halloween Tree

Halloween Tales!

Not-so-spooky chapter books for kids

Halloween is my favorite time of year. I spend the month of October reading spooky stories to get ready for the season. But spooky books aren't just for adults. There have been some excellent ones written for children. Here are some that are just the right level of scary for your young reader.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Southwest Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 28.  Copies of this month's title, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, are available at the information desk.

The Price by Arthur Miller

The Price by Arthur Miller

You are cordially invited to attend "In the Arena," an occasional series presented by the Southwest Library in cooperation with Arena Stage.  

Nina Simone: Live in '65 and '68

Nina Simone: Live in '65 and '68

7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 8

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of Nina Simone: Live in '65 and '68 presented in cooperation with Arena Stage in conjunction with the production of 

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