Interim Library

Downton Abbey Re-Cap

Season 3 Finale

Wondering how Lady Mary will recover?Or what Lady Edith will do about Gregson?And how will Lord Grantham and Cora handle Lady Rose?If none of this is ringing a bell, join us at Southwest Library on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. for a showing of the Season 3 finale of Downton Abbey -- a refresher just before the Season 4 premiere.

'Snow Falling on Cedars' by David Guterson

December 2013 Southwest Book Discussion selection

You are invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. 

'National Pastime'

Staff recommendation

With the days shrinking ever shorter and darker, it’s nice to dream of spring and sunshine and warmth — and baseball. While our Nats didn’t meet their lofty expectations in 2013, we can still hope for a successful 2014 season.

Human Space Exploration: What's on the Horizon?

Come on down to Southwest Library on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m., for an enlightening presentation by James Schier, NASA's Chief Architect for Space Communications

Sunday Family Movie

Come on down to Southwest Library for this month's Sunday matinee!This month's film features Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in the story behind J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.Film begins at 2 p.m.

December 2013 computer classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

You are cordially invited to attend free, drop in computer classes at Southwest Library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The December schedule offers:Introduction to Personal Computers (Dec. 3)Internet Basics (Dec. 10)District of Columbia Public Library website (Dec. 17)Classes will resume with email basics on Jan. 7, 2014.

The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 Read-a-Thon

A community event

Often cited and rarely read, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark leg

Family Film: Pre-holiday Feature With Sidney Poitier

Your Thanksgiving get-together may seem manageable after watching this 1967 classic featuring Sidney Poitier and an unexpected dinner guest!Join us at Southwest Library on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., for a pre-holiday film screening.

Sunday Poetry Hour

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.

Bring your favorite poem to share during Sunday Poetry Hour or just listen to some new and familiar poems. 

Fascinating Fact-Based Titles for Children

For Common Core (and Even More)

Some young readers have always loved non-fiction--after all, nonfiction is the home of books about dinosaurs, space, paper airplane building and many other fascinating topics.  On the other hand, those who love story-telling and narrative may have a preference for fiction.  These days, though, all kinds of young readers are likely to encounter more nonfiction due to the adoption of the Common Core curriculum framework in many schools.  Here are a variety of nonfiction titles for all ages and interests--and not one reads like a textbook!