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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.

Mah Jongg

Thursday, January 17, 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

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Throwback Thursday Game Day

Thursday, January 17, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Party like it's 2006! Play video games on the original Wii or the XBox Kinect, or be really retro and try your hand at various board games. For teens and tweens. There will be snacks!

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

Computer Class - Computer Basics

Thursday, January 17, 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, January 17, 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

Durham Coupon Swap

Thursday, January 17, 2019 • 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 18, 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, January 18, 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, January 19, 2019 • 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

Family Storytime - For children up to age 5.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Enjoy a family storytime. Program include stories, songs and music. Best for children ages 5 and under.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Rags to Riches - All in the Same Web, Ananse the Spider

Saturday, January 19, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:45am

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

Rags to Riches presents All in the Same Web, Ananse the Spider

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Pre-School, Elementary School

Adulting 101 (canceled)

Saturday, January 19, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

So you're finally an adult--now what? Adulting 101 is your go-to program to learn basic skills on being a responsible grown-up. Each month will feature a different adulting skill. Please register.

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

LIBRARY CLOSED - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 21, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

The library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, jr. 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

Music Makers - Interactive Music for children up to age 5 (canceled)

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

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Enjoy dancing, singing and instrument play. For child and parent participation. Program ends with a brief storytime.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Lapsit Storytime - Storytime for babies! (canceled)

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

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Baby and you--enjoy stories, songs and books. Start the learning process now!

Ages: Baby

Lapsit Storytime - Storytime for Babies! (canceled)

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

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Baby and you--enjoy stories, songs and finger-plays. Begin the learning process now!

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, January 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, January 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

Pajama Storytime

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

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

Join Ms. Olivia for bedtime stories, songs and occasional nonsense on Tuesday nights. Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary 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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