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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. 

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.