Interim Library

Haiku to Hip-Hop: A Serial Open Mic Event

(Shout Out to All Lyricists, Poets and Performers)

Don't miss it...Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., featuring the dynamic DC Youth Poetry Slam Team. Writers and performers of all kinds and all ages are invited to share their talents in a supportive environment--the southwest Neighborhood Library. The suggested theme for February's open mic is "Creating African-American History."

Got an Appetite for "Hunger Games?"

Join us March 17th and 21st for a Tasty Snack, Games and Book Discussion!

The Hunger Games is the first book of a scintillating trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is written from the protagonist's point of view, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a future dystopian world in the country of Panem with 13 districts where North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation, which they abuse by keeping citizens on the brink of starvation.

"Home Girl to Home Girl"

Teen Girls Club

Southwest Neighborhood Library presents. . ."Home Girl to Home Girl" Southwest's new teen girls club.Who?D.C. teen girls, ages 14 to 17.What? A teen girls club, All about you!When? Held every first and third Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m.Where?Southwest Neighborhood Library900 Wesley Place S.W.Why?Because we have a lot to talk about!

Kitchen Table Book Discussion

You're invited to attend the monthly Southwest Kitchen Table Book Discussion, the last Saturday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This month's discussion (Sat., Dec. 31) features Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Haiku to Hip-Hop

A Serial Open Mic Event!

Shout out to aspiring performing artists and writers of all ages! Sign up and share your talent from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Southwest Public Library, 900 Wesley Place S.W.Open Mic events are on January 11, February 8 and March 14.Suggested open mic themes: January 11= A retrospective of 2011; February 8 =  Creating African-American history; March 14 = Honoring female authors/performers.

Southwest Teen Wins Laptop

Summer Reading Program Book Review Winner

Southwest Neighborhood Library congratulates Naliah Penic for her winning book review on the novel, Money Hungry, by Sharon Flake! Penic wrote an engaging and thought-provoking book review that illuminated the strengths and thematic complexity of the popular young adult novel. For her literary effort, Penic took home a brand new laptop that will surely support her academic endeavors.

Southwest Re-Opens after Mini-Makeover

Southwest Neighborhood Library re-opens Monday, Oct. 3 after mini-makeover.  The Library now has new carpet, fresh paint and an improved teen space featuring new Mac computers.  Join Mayor Gray and Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:45 a.m. as they kick off DC Reads and highlight the improved Southwest Library.

Southwest Closes for Maintenance

Southwest Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 7 to have energy-efficient lighting installed.  The library will reopen Monday, Feb 14.

Ongoing Programs

April 2010

Basic Computer Tutorials: Every Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon

Kitchen Table Book Group: "Marley and Me"

The Kitchen Table Book discussion scheduled for Saturday, December 19, was canceled due to a snow-related library closure. Marley and Me by John Grogan has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2010.