Upcoming Events
Mon, Dec 05, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Relax after school in the warmth of the library as we take in a favorite film

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Have you already received your Child Tax Credit? Your Earned Income Tax Credit? Your entire Stimulus payment? If not, or if you have questions, stop by Southwest Library on Tuesdays, 11am-1pm

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Find your calm and your creativity. Try your hand at the slow-work art of pattern doodling called Zentangles!

Tue, Dec 06, 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Join Impitched a cappella group and Southwest Library Staff and Friends for the Southwest Library Winter Sing-Along.

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens, stretch your creative muscles with a surprise craft activity from 4-5pm in the Teen Space at Southwest Neighborhood Library.

Thu, Dec 08, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Thu, Dec 08, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Let's color together!

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
Life isn't so sweet for Charlie until he lucks into a Golden Ticket and the chance to own a candy factory. All ages, join us for a screening of the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

Fri, Dec 09, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Fri, Dec 09, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to play and explore their senses. Just bring your imagination; we'll supply the materials.

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Join us in the Children's Room for a seasonal or book-themed craft.

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Sun, Dec 11, All day
Can you beat your sibling at checkers? What about your parent at Candy Land?

Sun, Dec 11, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sun, Dec 11, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Mon, Dec 12, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Mon, Dec 12, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Mon, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Relax after school in the warmth of the library as we take in a favorite film

Tue, Dec 13, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Tue, Dec 13, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Have you already received your Child Tax Credit? Your Earned Income Tax Credit? Your entire Stimulus payment? If not, or if you have questions, stop by Southwest Library on Tuesdays, 11am-1pm

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Find your calm and your creativity. Try your hand at the slow-work art of pattern doodling called Zentangles!

Wed, Dec 14, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Wed, Dec 14, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 15, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Thu, Dec 15, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Let's color together!

Thu, Dec 15, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Get ready for the holidays at Southwest with a special winter children's party themed around the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Fri, Dec 16, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Fri, Dec 16, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to play and explore their senses. Just bring your imagination; we'll supply the materials.

Fri, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
Celebrate Jane Austen's birthday with a screening of a film adaptation of one of her novels, Emma.

Sat, Dec 17, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sat, Dec 17, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Sun, Dec 18, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sun, Dec 18, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Mon, Dec 19, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Mon, Dec 19, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Sing Talk Read with DC Public Library

Mon, Dec 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
Let's get lost in a book together!

Tue, Dec 20, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Tue, Dec 20, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Have you already received your Child Tax Credit? Your Earned Income Tax Credit? Your entire Stimulus payment? If not, or if you have questions, stop by Southwest Library on Tuesdays, 11am-1pm

Tue, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Find your calm and your creativity. Try your hand at the slow-work art of pattern doodling called Zentangles!

Wed, Dec 21, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Wed, Dec 21, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 22, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Thu, Dec 22, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Let's color together!

Thu, Dec 22, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Join us for a free screening of Knives Out (PG-13) before the sequel drops on Netflix

Fri, Dec 23, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Fri, Dec 23, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Sat, Dec 24, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sat, Dec 24, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Sun, Dec 25, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sun, Dec 25, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Mon, Dec 26, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Mon, Dec 26, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Tue, Dec 27, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Tue, Dec 27, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Tue, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Tue, Dec 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Find your calm and your creativity. Try your hand at the slow-work art of pattern doodling called Zentangles!

Wed, Dec 28, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Wed, Dec 28, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 29, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Thu, Dec 29, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Thu, Dec 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Let's color together!

Fri, Dec 30, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Fri, Dec 30, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Sat, Dec 31, All day
Pick up a Winter at Home paper packet to beat boredom at home!

Sat, Dec 31, All day
Read The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A Boo, on the front windows of the Southwest Library throughout December.

Tue, Jan 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Jan 05, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Thu, Jan 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 2 (15-35 Person Capacity),Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
A Jamaican bobsled team couldn't possibly stand a chance in the Olympics -- could they? All ages, join us for a screening of the hilarious and moving Cool Runnings!

Mon, Jan 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Mon, Jan 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Relax after school in the warmth of the library as we take in a favorite film

Tue, Jan 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Jan 12, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Thu, Jan 12, 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
After scientists bring back dinosaurs, park visitors attempt to survive their prehistoric wrath. All ages, join us for a screening of the exciting science fiction film based on a novel Jurassic Park!

Tue, Jan 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Jan 19, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
It's a spoonful of sugar with Mary Poppins as the Banks children's nanny. All ages, join us for a screening of the classic Mary Poppins!

Mon, Jan 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Mon, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Relax after school in the warmth of the library as we take in a favorite film

Tue, Jan 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Jan 26, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Thu, Jan 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)
Paleontologist David has a bone to pick with Susan when her leopard causes a catastrophe. All ages, join us for a screening of the slapstick classic Bringing Up Baby!

Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore science, technology, arts and crafts, math, music, and more.

Thu, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)
Celebrate Marian Anderson's birthday by viewing the PBS documentary, Voice of Freedom: Turbulent Times Turned an Artist Into a Hero