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Mystery for Christmas

Scary Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

Holiday Ghost Stories

Ghosts and Christmas go together like figgy and pudding. Don’t believe me?  A Christmas Carol, one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time, has four ghosts. There is also a BBC series called A Ghost Story for Christmas where for several years, the BBC aired a spooky story either just before or on Christmas. Here are five spooky Christmas books for adults and two for the little ones. Enjoy!  

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Life Design Working Group

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Life Design Working Group at 7 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 9, 2017. Although all are welcome to attend, it is recommended that you read Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans before the meeting

Gibbs

"The Crisis in Black Education"

Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs

C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education"  and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.

The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello (part 1) by Annette Gordon Reed

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Community Discussion, Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a community discussion of Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the information desk.  

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library.  A different computer related subject is offered at each class.  November classes include Microsoft Excel (Nov. 3) and Microsoft PowerPoint (Nov. 17).  Classes are not scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 or Thursday, Nov. 24. 

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Free Computer Classes

Southwest Library, Tuesday afternoons

You are cordially invited to attend the free computer classes at the Southwest Library on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Each week covers a different computer related topic.  October classes include Email Basics (Oct. 4) and Microsoft Word (Oct. 25).  Please note that classes will not be held on Oct. 11 or 18.

The Worm Ouroboros by Eric Rücker Eddison

One and Done Fantasy Novels

Fantasy novels generally come as part of a larger series.

The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Mon., Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library discussion of Lillian Hellman's drama The Little FoxesThis event is presented as part of In the Arena, a community discussion of works being produced at Arena Stage.  Copies of the play are available for checkout at the Southwest Library's information desk.

Funeral Planning Basics

That's All, Folks

Funeral Planning for Humans

You and I are mortal.  We are going to die.  And we already know that.  Planning your funeral in advance can save your family and friends considerable time, money and distress.  Here are some resources to help you and your family prepare.

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