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Recipe Swap

Come share recipes with your neighbors!

Looking for some new recipes this season? Come to Southwest Library on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. for a recipe swap with your neighbors! Bring your favorite recipe to share, and take home some inspiration for yourself. While you're here, be sure to check out our great collection of cooking and baking books for even more ideas!

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

PCs for Dummies

January 2015 Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. January classes are: Microsoft Excel (Jan. 6) Microsoft Powerpoint (Jan. 13) Classes will not be held on Jan. 20 or Jan. 27. 

National Day of Listening

National Day of Listening

Friday, Nov. 28

Commemorate the National Day of Listening at the Southwest Library.  Bring a friend or family member to the library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 to record your own story.  Call the Southwest information desk at 724-4298 to make a one hour appointment today.

Ageless Yoga: Gentle Workouts for Health and Fitness

Gentle Yoga at Southwest

Instructor Helen Mulkeen will lead you through easy poses

Want to try yoga, but not quite ready for downward dog? Join us for gentle yoga on Wednesdays at noon! Starting Nov. 5, instructor Helen Mulkeen will lead you through easy poses, emphasizing the meditative nature of the practice.

Ghosts of Georgetown

Hear Tales of Haunted Southwest!

Author Talk: Tim Krepp, 'Ghosts of Georgetown'

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.

Meet Our Kindle Fire Winner: Tre'Jour S.

The Southwest Library is pleased to recognize Tre'Jour S. as the winner of our Kindle Fire!  Tre'Jour's reading log was drawn from the reading logs over 100 children at the Southwest Library who completed the 2014 Summer Reading Program by reading for at least eight hours.   

Meet Our Book Basket Winners:

Beatrice L. and her family

For the 2014 Summer Reading Program, DC Public Library offered a special program for children 5 years old and younger. Instead of a reading log, they received a game board with a list of early literacy activities that parents and children could do together.

Author Talk: John Wennersten

'The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.'

Come to Southwest Library on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the waterfront from local author John Wennersten!

Fall Book Sale!

It's time for another Friends Book Sale! Come to Southwest Library Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for some great deals!