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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.

Movement & Music

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 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. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Wacky Wednesday Storytime (canceled)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Join us for a fun and Wacky Wednesday with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Morning Craft Time

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 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 (SW)

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

Senior Game Day

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 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: Adult

Teen Gaming Club

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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

Do you like video games? Join us at the library for video games and snacks. This program is offered on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. For teens and tweens 5th grade and up.

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

Marker Chromatography - UN-mix the colors of a marker!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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

Did you know it's possible to UN-mix the colors of a marker? Join Ms. Julia for a fun science experiment and create your own chromatography butterfly! Registration required, ages 7+

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Mah Jongg

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 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 - Enjoy a storytime for toddlers.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Enjoy a storytime for two year olds. Program include songs, stories and fingerplays. Well behaved siblings are welcome.

Ages: Toddler

Morning Craft Time

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 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 2-4. * Registration Required (SW)

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

DIY: Sensory Bottle

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

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

Join us for this special program where you will be able to make your very own sensory bottle to take home. Children and caregivers will work together to make your own sensory bottle. * Ages 5 to 10

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Your Core- Your Life

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Pilates based exercise class to highlight the importance of strengthening and maintaining the core muscles for quality of life.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Intergenerational, Adult

Quilting Bee

Thursday, May 23, 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

Live & Sing

Friday, May 24, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

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

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Play-Doh Lab

Friday, May 24, 2019 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm

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

Are you ready to squish, knead and create new things? Join us for Play-Doh Lab, all you need to bring is your imagination.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Tertulia

Saturday, May 25, 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

Family Storytime - For children up to age 5.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • 10:15am - 10:45am

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

Enjoys songs, stories and fingerplays.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Garden Program - For age 4 to 9

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • 2:15pm - 3:10pm

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

Program includes stories, visit to the garden and a hands-on activity.

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

Registration required

Adulting 101: Get Organized

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Learn a few tips and tricks from a professional organizer on how to declutter your space! Please register.

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

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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