Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Jazz in Southwest

The History of Jazz in Southwest

Jazz historian and WPFW radio host Rusty Hassan will moderate

Please join us for this panel discussion featuring Rev. Brian Hamilton, Dick Smith and Najeeullah Rashid as they reminisce about the thriving jazz culture in the Southwest community.  Jazz historian and WPFW radio host Rusty Hassan will moderate.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand

Southwest Book Discussion, July 25 at 1:15 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, July 25 at 1:15 p.m. Copies of this month's title, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, are available for checkout at the information desk.

PCs for Dummies

August Computer Classes

Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library. Each class covers a different computer related subject. August classes are: Microsoft Powerpoint (Aug. 4) Introduction to Personal Computers (Aug. 18) World Wide Web Basics (Aug. 25) Please note that class will not be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11.  

Abe at Southwest

Summer Reading Kicks Off at Southwest

Local heroes visit the library

On Saturday, May 30, Southwest Library held a Summer Reading Kickoff carnival!  The event began with a story from local firefighters, who read CHIEF RHINO TO THE RESCUE! Kids had the opportunity to visit the firetruck up close, learning about fire safety, touching the truck, and spraying the hose.

Black, Copper,and Bright

Southwest Washington D.C. and the Civil War

A talk by C. R. Gibbs, Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend this talk about the role Southwest Washington, D.C. played in the Civil War presented by noted historian C. R. Gibbs. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Southwest Remembered

Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal

Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of the film Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal.  This documentary incorporates interviews, historical photographs, film footage, and an original score to chronicle the radical transformation of the Southwest neighborhood through urban renewal.

Room by Emma Donoghue

'Room' by Emma Donoghue

Southwest monthly book discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.  This month's selection is the novel Room by Emma Donoghue.

Library Book Sale

Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale

Are Barnes and Noble prices not cutting it for you? Then combine your love of reading with your love of a good deal and visit Southwest Neighborhood Library’s 2015 Summer Book Sale!   The Friends of Southwest Library will host this blow-out bibliophile’s dream on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome, non-library card holders included. Can’t make it on Saturday? You’re in luck—the Friends will do a repeat on Sunday, June 7 from 1:30-4 p.m.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.  Copies of this month's title, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Join the Washington Home & Hospices for expert advice on caring for a loved-one at home.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.   

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