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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.

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.

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