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Spring Book Sale

2015 Spring Book Sale

Sponsored by Friends of the Southwest Library

You are cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Southwest Library 2015 Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Most titles are priced to sell at $1 or less. ​If you have questions or need further information, contact the Friends of the Southwest Library (

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Learn about PCs, email, the Internet and more

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each week, a different computer related topic is explored. February classes include: Personal Computer Basics (Feb. 3) Introduction to the Internet (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) email basics (Feb. 24) For additional information, call the Southwest Library at 724-4752.

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Keep it Live with Exercise

Fitness workshops with Deborah Atkins

Let Southwest Library help you keep your New Year's resolutions! Certified fitness instructor Deborah Atkins will hold a multi-week workshop series on keeping physically fit at all ages. Over the course of several months, she will teach people how to design a low-cost fitness program designed to address total body conditioning (aerobics, strength, and flexibility) to help prevent or maintain chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypertension and diabetes. All classes will be at Southwest Library at 6 p.m. Let Deborah Atkins physically fit you!

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

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Zumba at Southwest

Come join the party!

Zumba returns to Southwest Library, with weekly Wednesday evening classes beginning Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout--all fitness levels welcome!

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Yoga for Adults and Teens

New year, new day, new you

Let Southwest Library help you keep your New Year's resolutions! Starting Tuesday, Jan. 6, Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh will lead yoga classes every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcome; mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Namaste!

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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.