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Southwest Regional Library

3605 Shannon Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)

Phone: 919-560-8590

Interim Manager: Ruth Link

Southwest Regional Library is served by DATA bus route 10B.

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Hours
Mon. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tertulia

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 9:30am - 11:30am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

Ages: Adult

Citizenship Class

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 10:00am - 1:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Citizenship class hold

Ages: Adult

Family Storytime

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 10:15am - 10:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, finglerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Family Storytime

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, fingerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Graphic Book Club

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Enjoy comic books or graphic novels? Join us for the monthly meeting of Durham County Library's Graphic Book Club.

Ages: Teen, Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

Hocus Pocus Movie Showing

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Watch the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, at the library. For children, teens, and tweens. Popcorn will be served.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Beginning Your Zentangle Practice

Sunday, October 20, 2019 • 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Zentangle Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Ages: Teen, Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

Music Makers - Interactive program with songs and music.

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 9:15am - 10:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy this interactive music program. We sing songs, march to the beat and have parachute play. When time allows we end with a book. For children up to age 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Lapsit Storytime - A storytime for baby!

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

A storytime just for baby with simple songs, stories and bubbles! Well behaved siblings are welcome.

Ages: Baby

Lapsit Storytime--a storytime for baby and you!

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy a storytime just for baby. Program includes songs, books, fingerplays, music time and bubbles!

Ages: Baby

Family Yoga

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

This yoga class welcomes all bodies and all levels of experience.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Pre-School, Intergenerational, Elementary School, Adult

SCORE

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Professional volunteers providing mentoring and workshops on entrepreneurship and business planning. to register for your session with SCORE, call (919) 240-7765 https://chapelhilldurham.score.org

Ages: Adult

Leaders Unite

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120)

Anyone can be a leader! Develop leadership skills with Duke University students through hands-on activities, public speaking, and open discussions. Please register. For teens and tweens.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

Citizenship Class

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125)

Test Booking

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Down South Shuffle

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Ages: Adult

Mah Jongg

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120)

Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Ages: Adult

Artemis - Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Are you ready to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before?

Ages: Teen, Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 9:45am - 10:15am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Kids Crafts

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

Teen Poetry Workshop - With Mariah M from Blackspace Poetry

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Join Mariah M, from Blackspace Poetry, for a writing workshop where participants will focus on how to construct a poem, and how to fine-tune freewrites. For teens, ages 13 and up!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

Heartfulness Meditation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125)

Heartfulness meditation is a simple practice of meditation on the heart.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Muscle Pump with Seniors

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Exercise.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Join Ms. Olivia for all types of stories (including bedtime), songs and occasional nonsense on Tuesday nights. PJs and stuffed animals are welcome.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Knitting & Other Needle Arts

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125)

Join our needle arts group. Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest, meet your neighbors, and show off your craft.

Ages: Adult

Making Mocktails

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Create delicious Mocktails to be the hit of your next party. Receive professional techniques and tasty recipes at our library event.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

LIBRARY CLOSED - Staff Development Day

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

All Durham County Library locations will be closed for a Staff Development Day.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Toddler, Teen, Senior Citizen, Pre-School, Middle School, Kindergarten, Intergenerational, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Elementary School, Baby, Adult

Senior Game Day (canceled)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, and Mah Jong) with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new!

Ages: Adult

Library Labyrinth Set-Up - ENTER IF YOU DARE!

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

ENTER the Library Labyrinth if you dare! Will you be able to find your way out? Library Labyrinth Set-Up

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Toddler, Teen, Pre-School, Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Drop-In Homework Help

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Visit the Information Desk, and ask a teen librarian homework help questions. For teens and tweens, 6th-12th grade.

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Citizenship Class

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Test Booking

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Computer Class - Microsoft Powerpoint Basics

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Registration required

Quilting Bee

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

Ages: Adult

Library Labyrinth 2019 - ENTER IF YOU DARE!

Friday, October 25, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

ENTER the Library Labyrith if you dare! Will you be able to find your way out?

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Toddler, Teen, Pre-School, Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Tween STEAM: Make Halloween Buttons

Friday, October 25, 2019 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125)

Get in the Halloween spirit. Decorate and make buttons, using a button maker. For teens & tweens. Please register.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

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Southwest Regional Library opened May 24, 2010.

LEED Certification
Southwest Regional Library has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Rating SystemTM. LEED is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. To earn LEED certification, a building project must earn “credits” by meeting prerequisites and performance benchmarks in each of the key areas. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.

Facility:

  • 25,000 square feet
  • public meeting room (seats 100)
  • children’s program room
  • two study rooms (seats 8)

Collection capacity:

  • 100,700
  • 34,700 children
  • 6,500 young adult
  • 59,500 adults

Services and Features:

  • 30 public Internet access work stations, 20 adults, 10 children
  • Young-Adult Area
  • Audio-visual Collection
  • Community board (must be approved by Facility Manager)
  • Children’s programs and storytimes
  • Adult programs
  • Public access photocopiers
  • Self-check out units
  • Automated Check-In System for instant returns

Thank you for choosing the library as a place to study, meet, work and play. Your patronage has made the library one of the most popular gathering spaces in the county. We invite all members of the community to enjoy the resources available at Durham County Library.

You can reserve Southwest Regional’s Meeting Room (capacity 100) or one of two Study Rooms (capacity 8) via our online room reservation system by clicking the button below. You will be taken to the Meeting/Study Room Policy page. You must read and acknowledge these terms before proceeding with your reservation.

You may also reserve a room in-person or by calling Southwest Regional at 919-560-8590.

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