By Southwester Staff With the historic Randall School building on I Street SW re-opened to the public as the newly renovated Rubell Museum DC, the DC History Center is kicking off an effort to gather, preserve and share the history of the Randall School in Southwest DC. The project will culminate with the installation of […]
Young Readers: Fan Fiction Gives Familiar Characters A Second Life
By Kitty Felde Ever wonder why networks keep rebooting old TV shows? There’s a special place in our hearts for characters we wish we could spend time with again and again. But what happens when we run out of episodes? Fan fiction. These are original stories by writers who “borrow” the characters of books, movies, […]
DC Public Library Plans to Make 75% of DC Residents Active Library Users
District residents may see changes at their neighborhood library over the next few years. The DC Public Library released its new “Know Your Neighborhood” five-year strategic plan that aims to increase usage by customizing services at the city’s 26 locations. Overall, the vision for the plan is for each neighborhood library to offer programs, services, […]
Postal Museum Staff Make Valentines with Kids
On Feb. 10, the Southwest Library hosted staff from the Postal Museum, who helped the kids create beautiful cards for their Valentines.
Councilman Allen’s Books from Birth Program Launches
Fourteen months ago the Southwest Neighborhood Library was honored to be the location of Councilman Allen’s announcement of his intent to introduce legislation to create a new early childhood literacy program, Books from Birth. On Thursday, Feb. 4, his vision became reality. The program was launched at the Children’s National Medical Center with Mayor Muriel […]
Abe Helps Out at Library’s Summer Kickoff
Photo courtesy of Jessica Spotswood. Abe, the Washington Nationals mascot, assisted the Southwest Library staff with the Summer Reading Program kickoff on Saturday, May 30. The Summer Reading Program for adults, teens, and children lasts until August 31. Sign up online or in the library.
Friends of SW Library Book Sale a Great Success
The Friends of the SW Library want to thank Southwest residents for your support at our March book sale. With your help, we earned enough money to pay for three months of programs at the SW Library and to contribute to the 2015 Summer Reading program! For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, […]