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Southwest Regional Library

3605 Shannon Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)

Phone: 919-560-8590

Manager: Lynne Barnette

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

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.

Movement & Music! (Ages 2-5)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 9:45am - 10:15am

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

Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. This is an opportunity to get out some energy by creating our own dance moves to fun children's music. This program is for children 2 to 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Make your Wednesday wacky with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly songs.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Morning Craft Time

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 3-5. * Registration Required

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Registration required

Senior Game Day

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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, and Mah Jong) with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new!

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Preschool Science

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 2:15pm - 2:50pm

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

Science fun for preschoolers. Let's combine play with learning and see what happens. Each program includes; stories and a hands-on activity. For children ages 3-5

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

RA website meeting (rescheduled)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

New date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

meeting to discuss changes to the RA presence on the DCL website

Ages: Adult

Anime & Fandom Club

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

Do you like Anime or manga? Join us to practice drawing, talk about anime and play games on the Wii U. Snacks will be provided! Please note the newand longertime!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

mini makers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

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

Join Miss Allie for a craft and try out some of the library's cool technology!

Ages: Middle School, Elementary School

Registration required

Mah Jongg

Thursday, January 18, 2018 • 9:00am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

Ages: Adult

Two Year Olds Storytime

Thursday, January 18, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Enjoy a storytime for Two Year Olds with stories, fingerplays, songs and instruments!

Ages: Toddler

Morning Craft Time

Thursday, January 18, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 2 to 4. * Registration Required ** Each child must be Registered

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Registration required

Star Reader Challenge

Thursday, January 18, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Earn stars for reading at the library, collect 5 stars and get a free book! Check in with Miss Allie for book suggestions and start earning stars right away!

Ages: Elementary School

Quilting Bee @ Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 • 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 and supplies. If you are a beginner, the bee is a great place to quilt surrounded by other lovers of the craft and if you are an experience quilter, you may learn some new tricks and make some new friends.

Ages: Adult

Durham Coupon Swap

Thursday, January 18, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

Ages: Adult

Live & sing

Friday, January 19, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Boost your Friday fun by singing, dancing, clapping and bouncing to a wide variety of music.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Elementary School, Baby

StoryUp Aerials

Friday, January 19, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

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

StoryUp! Aerial Storytelling will present an exhilarating and gravity-defying retelling of some of our favorite folktales and fables using aerial silks and straps.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Introduction Tai Chi

Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 9:45am - 10:45am

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

Learn 24 poses of one of three Tai Chi routines. The practice of Tai Chi increases flexibility and balance as well as promotes peace of mind. Wear loose, non-restrictive clothing. No experience needed.

Ages: Adult

Tertulia (Spanish Conversation)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:30am

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

This group allows intermediate and advanced speakers to practice Spanish conversation.

Ages: Adult

German Storytime

Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

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

Enjoy German Storytime! These programs include stories, songs and often a craft. All in the German language. For children up to age 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

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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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