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The Buntline Special: a weird west tale by Mike Resnick

The Weird Wild West

I wouldn't call myself a fan of westerns. I don't dislike them, I'm just not crazy about them. What I am a fan of is weird. Add some ghosts or aliens to anything and I'm on board.  Here are a few weird westerns that I can't get enough of. Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., August 26

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., August 26.  Copies of this month's selection, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates are available at the information desk.

Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., July 29 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., July 29.  Copies of this month's title, Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert are available at the information desk.

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Ready to Learn

Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Ready to Learn Building Reading Skills workshop. What skills must a young child have to learn to read? This workshop uses Super Why to introduce participants to skills such as letter recognition and word families - the balanced literacy approach shown to help young children learn to read.

Meditation for Dummies

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Wed., June 28 at 7 p.m.

Join meditation instructor David Newcomb as he teaches simple meditation practices that can be used for reducing stress in daily life.

Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Southwest Library book discussion, Sat., June 24 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 24.  Copies of the June title, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, are available at the information desk.

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day

Children's Books with an Environmental Theme

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 28. In celebration of these two holidays, here is a list of chapter books for kids. These books are not too heavy handed, but are entertaining and thought-provoking. Hopefully, they will get the next generation thinking about our world, and how they can best take care of it. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The Weirdness

The Devil and His Pets

In many stories about the Devil, a pet helps him with his mischief, like a witch's familiar.  After all, being the ultimate evil in the world must be tiring, lonely work. Or perhaps the Devil is just a misunderstood character. Whichever the case may be, sometimes he needs the comfort and help that only a pet can bring. I originally wanted this list to be all about the Devil's cat, but I could only find a couple of examples, so I expanded the parameters to include other pets. 

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2017 Black History Month Lecture Series

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.   "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

January Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Thursdays from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Sessions begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.  Subjects covered in January include Introduction to Microsoft Word (Jan. 5), Microsoft Excel (Jan. 12) and Microsoft Powerpoint (Jan. 19).  Class will not be held on Thurs., Jan. 26.

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