Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Ghostly : a collection of ghost stories

Spooky Shorts

Short horror reads: A list of scary stories 100 pages or less

Several years ago, I read that haunted houses are popular in Japan during the summer. One of the reasons being that the shiver which fear can send down your spine is a welcome relief from the extreme heat of summer. The idea was so novel to my way of thinking that it stuck with me. After all, in America, October is the time for haunted houses. So, in honor of the rising temperatures, here are some scary/creepy/unsettling/terrifying stories that can be read in one day to help keep you cool. Many of these stories are found in larger collections.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., April 30

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 30.  Copies of this month's title, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson are available for checkout at the information desk.

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Future of the Past

Books about the future, written in the past

Recently I was reading the book The Wonderful Future That Never Was and I started to think about books that were written about the future.

stack of books

Friends of the Southwest Library Spring Book Sale

Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event! Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesday mornings in March 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday computer classes at Southwest Library from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.  Each session is devoted to a different computer related topic.  The March schedule includes:    Internet Basics (March 1) DC Public Library website (March 15) Email basics (March 22) Microsoft Word (March 29) Please note that class will not be held March 8,

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., March 26

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Sat., March 26 at 1:00 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, are available for checkout at the information desk.

The Arrival

Books Without Words? Can Such Things Be?

A list for adults and kids alike

When you think about books, you generally imagine words on a page. Pictures may or may not be included. But this isn't always the case. Stories without words are more common for children, but there are some really excellent ones for adults as well. Here are some good stories without words for both young and old. Adults

Self Defense Class Pic

Self Defense Class During Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, a self defense class will be taught at Southwest Neighborhood Library on Saturday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m.

Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Feb. 27

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion, 1:30 p.m.. Sat., Feb. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available at the information desk. 

C. R. Gibbs portrait

The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

In honor of Black History Month, acclaimed author and historian C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia" highlighting the hiding spaces and trapdoors, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which ran through Washington, DC.  You are cordially invited to attend this fascinating presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 

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