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Book Madness Voting!

Championship Voting!

March is here and that means: Book Madness! Come vote to advance your favorite book to the next round of the bracket. A winner will be declared April 1st. Come to the Children's Desk to vote!

March is upon us and that means: Book Madness

Round 1 voting: March 3rd -- March 9th

Round 2 voting: March 10th -- 16th

Round 3 voting: March 17th -- 23rd

Championship voting: March 24th - 31st

Winner announced: April 1st! 

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Phone: 919-560-8590
Location Manager:
Ruth Link (interim)

Hours
Mon, Mar 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 25 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Mar 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 27 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 28 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 29 2:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

A renovated and expanded Southwest Regional Library opened in 2010 at 25,000 sq ft. The library features free wireless internet access, public computers, printing and fax services, and meeting space. 

Upcoming events

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Sun, Mar 29, All day
March is here and that means: Book Madness! Come vote to advance your favorite book to the next round of the bracket. A winner will be declared April 1st. Come to the Children's Desk to vote!

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Mon, Mar 30, All day
March is here and that means: Book Madness! Come vote to advance your favorite book to the next round of the bracket. A winner will be declared April 1st. Come to the Children's Desk to vote!

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Mon, Mar 30, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Join Miss Julia and discuss a Hogwarts subject and do a magical craft or activity! Registration of each participant is required!

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Mon, Mar 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

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Mon, Mar 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

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Tue, Mar 31, All day
March is here and that means: Book Madness! Come vote to advance your favorite book to the next round of the bracket. A winner will be declared April 1st. Come to the Children's Desk to vote!

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Tue, Mar 31, 9:45am - 10:15am
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

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Tue, Mar 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

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Tue, Mar 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Exercise

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Tue, Mar 31, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy some sleepy time stories before you are off to bed. Pajama wearing children, welcome! Best for children up to age 5.

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Tue, Mar 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

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Wed, Apr 01, 9:45am - 10:15am
Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

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Wed, Apr 01, 11:15am - 11:45am
Hola Amigos, join Ms. Patty in the Children's Program Room for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there!

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Wed, Apr 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, Dominoes and Mah Jong) with fellow gamers, and try something new!

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Thu, Apr 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! (Siblings are welcome.)

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Thu, Apr 02, 11:15am - 11:45am
Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

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Thu, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers, including retirees with moderate incomes on a first come, first served basis.

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Thu, Apr 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Instructors from the Community Workshop Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teach this course. Students will use library computers.

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Thu, Apr 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

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Thu, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Come talk about your favorite books with fellow romance readers!

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Fri, Apr 03, 9:30am - 10:30am
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

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Fri, Apr 03, 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

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Sat, Apr 04, 9:30am - 11:30am
Practice your Spanish conversation skills weekly at this informal gathering; intermediate and advanced session at 9:30, beginners session at 10:45.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
This class is for students with previous Zentangle experience who want to go deeper in their use of shading, strings, auras and fragments while learning new patterns.

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Mon, Apr 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

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Mon, Apr 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

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Tue, Apr 07, 9:45am - 10:15am
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

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Tue, Apr 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

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Tue, Apr 07, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Love crafts? Join us for Kids Crafts, every other Tuesday from 4:00-4:30. For ages 5-7. * Registration of each individual child is required! If you run into issues registering call (919) 560-8592.

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Tue, Apr 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Exercise

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Tue, Apr 07, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy some sleepy time stories before you are off to bed. Pajama wearing children, welcome! Best for children up to age 5.

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Tue, Apr 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mental Health Awareness

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Tue, Apr 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

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Wed, Apr 08, 9:45am - 10:15am
Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

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Wed, Apr 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 3-6. * Registration Required (SW)

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Wed, Apr 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, Dominoes and Mah Jong) with fellow gamers, and try something new!

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Wed, Apr 08, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Join us for a Cascarón Hunt! Get your running shoes on because when a cascarón is found, the finder runs up to a friend and squishes it over his or her head. ** Registration Required

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Thu, Apr 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! (Siblings are welcome.)

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Thu, Apr 09, 11:15am - 11:45am
Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 2-4. * Registration Required (SW)

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Thu, Apr 09, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Join us for stories, songs and a Cascarón Hunt! Enjoy this tradition from Ms. Patty's home town I think you'll agree it's egg-cellent. ** Registration Required

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Thu, Apr 09, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers, including retirees with moderate incomes on a first come, first served basis.

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Thu, Apr 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
April Fool's Day may be over but let the pranks continue! Make sushi at the library--using candy and rice krispie treats! For teens and tweens. You must register to participate.

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Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Instructors from the Community Workshop Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teach this course. Students will use library computers.

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Thu, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

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Thu, Apr 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adventurous readers unite!

Fri, Apr 10, All day
All Durham County Library Locations will be closed for the spring holiday.

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Fri, Apr 10, 9:30am - 10:30am
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

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Fri, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination.

Sat, Apr 11, All day
All Durham County Library Locations will be closed for the spring holiday.

Sun, Apr 12, All day
All Durham County Library Locations will be closed for the spring holiday.

Mon, Apr 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Apr 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Apr 14, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Apr 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Apr 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Exercise

Tue, Apr 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Heartfulness meditation is a simple practice of meditation on the heart.
Registration opens Monday, April 6 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

Wed, Apr 15, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Wed, Apr 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Hola Amigos, join Ms. Patty in the Children's Program Room for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there!

Wed, Apr 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, Dominoes and Mah Jong) with fellow gamers, and try something new!

Wed, Apr 15, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Hang out at the library and play Nintendo Switch games or classic board games. Games not your thing? Doodle and eat snacks. It's your time to relax and meet other teens. For teens and tweens.

Wed, Apr 15, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Ever wanted to be a spy? Join Miss Julia (codename: Agent J) and learn a new spy skill every month! Ages 8+, registration required!
Registration opens Monday, March 30 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! (Siblings are welcome.)

Thu, Apr 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

Thu, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Southwest - Teen Computer Area
Instructors from the Community Workshop Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teach this course. Students will use library computers.

Thu, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

Thu, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join in the fun of collective couponing, and learn from fellow couponers ways to save even more money on your grocery bill.

Fri, Apr 17, All day
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Did you enjoy the Library Labyrinth? Then join us for a fun indoor Under the Sea Adventure with sensory fun, games and much more! No Registration Required Kids of All Ages and Parents Welcomed!

Fri, Apr 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

Fri, Apr 17, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

Sat, Apr 18, All day
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Did you enjoy the Library Labyrinth? Then join us for a fun indoor Under the Sea Adventure with sensory fun, games and much more! No Registration Required Kids of All Ages and Parents Welcomed!

Sat, Apr 18, 9:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Practice your Spanish conversation skills weekly at this informal gathering; intermediate and advanced session at 9:30, beginners session at 10:45.

Sun, Apr 19, All day
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Did you enjoy the Library Labyrinth? Then join us for a fun indoor Under the Sea Adventure with sensory fun, games and much more! No Registration Required Kids of All Ages and Parents Welcomed!

Sun, Apr 19, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
This class is for students with previous Zentangle experience who want to go deeper in their use of shading, strings, auras and fragments while learning new patterns.

Mon, Apr 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Are you looking for a job?

Mon, Apr 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Apr 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Apr 21, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Apr 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Apr 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
A discussion group for fiction and nonfiction written by authors from around the African continent.

Tue, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Love crafts? Join us for Kids Crafts, every other Tuesday from 4:00-4:30. For ages 5-7. * Registration of each individual child is required! If you run into issues registering call (919) 560-8592.
Registration opens Tuesday, April 7 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Apr 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Exercise

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

Wed, Apr 22, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Wed, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, Dominoes and Mah Jong) with fellow gamers, and try something new!

Wed, Apr 22, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Hang out at the library and play Nintendo Switch games or classic board games. Games not your thing? Doodle and eat snacks. It's your time to relax and meet other teens. For teens and tweens.

Thu, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! (Siblings are welcome.)

Thu, Apr 23, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 2-4. * Registration Required (SW)
Registration opens Thursday, April 9 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 23, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join Esha Herbert-Davis, international best-selling author as she talks about her storytelling journey. Learn how to find your unique voice, express it, publish it, and share it with the world!

Thu, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Make art out of melted crayons, using a hair dryer! All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. For teens and tweens.

Thu, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Southwest - Teen Computer Area
Instructors from the Community Workshop Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teach this course. Students will use library computers.

Thu, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

Fri, Apr 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

Fri, Apr 24, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

Fri, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination.

Fri, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Learn about geometry with strawbees. Make 3D shapes using straws and connectors. For tweens, ages 9-12. Registration required.

Sat, Apr 25, 9:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Practice your Spanish conversation skills weekly at this informal gathering; intermediate and advanced session at 9:30, beginners session at 10:45.

Sat, Apr 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy a storytime with songs, stories and singing! Best for children up to age 5.

Sat, Apr 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy a storytime for the whole family with songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! For children up to age 5.

Sun, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
This presentation will include faculty, students and Durham host families involved with the 2019 Sister Cities Student Exchanges with Toyama, Japan.

Mon, Apr 27, 9:15am - 10:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
We sing, move to the music, march, play with the parachute and end with a read-aloud. Best for children who are mobile. (For children up to age 5)

Mon, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Apr 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Apr 27, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join Miss Julia and discuss a Hogwarts subject and do a magical craft or activity! Registration of each participant is required!
Registration opens Monday, April 6 2020 at 9:00am

Mon, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Apr 28, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Apr 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Exercise

Tue, Apr 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Heartfulness meditation is a simple practice of meditation on the heart.
Registration opens Monday, April 20 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.