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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.

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 15, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Are you ready there are 16 Banned Book titles hidden in the Children’s Area, can you find them? Pick up a slip and pencil to get started, good luck!

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

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 16, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Are you ready there are 16 Banned Book titles hidden in the Children’s Area, can you find them? Pick up a slip and pencil to get started, good luck!

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

Music Makers - Interactive program with songs and music.

Monday, September 16, 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, September 16, 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, September 16, 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, September 16, 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

Leaders Unite

Monday, September 16, 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

Down South Shuffle

Monday, September 16, 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, September 16, 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

Read to a Therapy Dog - With Retrieving Hearts

Monday, September 16, 2019 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Do you know what dogs love? Stories! Sign up for 15 minutes of reading to a dog. Come meet Shadow and Boomer from our friends at Retrieving Hearts, and read them a story! Registration required!

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

Registration required

Read to a Therapy Dog - With Retrieving Hearts

Monday, September 16, 2019 • 6:45pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Do you know what dogs love? Stories! Sign up for 15 minutes of reading to a dog. Come meet Shadow and Boomer from our friends at Retrieving Hearts, and read them a story! Registration required!

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

Registration required

Read to a Therapy Dog - With Retrieving Hearts

Monday, September 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Do you know what dogs love? Stories! Sign up for 15 minutes of reading to a dog. Come meet Shadow and Boomer from our friends at Retrieving Hearts, and read them a story! Registration required!

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

Registration required

Read to a Therapy Dog - With Retrieving Hearts

Monday, September 16, 2019 • 7:15pm - 7:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Do you know what dogs love? Stories! Sign up for 15 minutes of reading to a dog. Come meet Shadow and Boomer from our friends at Retrieving Hearts, and read them a story! Registration required!

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

Registration required

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Are you ready there are 16 Banned Book titles hidden in the Children’s Area, can you find them? Pick up a slip and pencil to get started, good luck!

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

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, September 17, 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, September 17, 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

African Writers Book Club

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

A discussion group for fiction and nonfiction written by authors from around the African continent.

Ages: Adult

SCORE

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

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

Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, September 17, 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. This program is for children of toddler, preschool and kindergarten ages.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Knitting & Other Needle Arts

Tuesday, September 17, 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

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Are you ready there are 16 Banned Book titles hidden in the Children’s Area, can you find them? Pick up a slip and pencil to get started, good luck!

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

Movement & Music (Ages 3 - 5)

Wednesday, September 18, 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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

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

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Bilingual Fun: Spanish/English Storytime

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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!

Ages: Pre-School

Senior Game Day

Wednesday, September 18, 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 Game Day

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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.

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

Spy School! - Fingerprinting!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (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 7+, registration required! This month: we'll talk all things fingerprinting!

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

Registration required

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, September 19, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Are you ready there are 16 Banned Book titles hidden in the Children’s Area, can you find them? Pick up a slip and pencil to get started, good luck!

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

Two Year Olds Storytime - Children's Storytime.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Program includes songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! Well behaved children are welcome.

Ages: Toddler

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime

Thursday, September 19, 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

DIY Succulent Magnets

Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Give your fridge a pop of color with these DIY Succulent magnets. All supplies will be provided. Please register. For teens and tweens.

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

Registration required

DIY Succulent Magnets (rescheduled)

Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

New date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Give your fridge a pop of color with these DIY Succulent magnets. All supplies will be provided. Please register. For teens and tweens.

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

Registration required

Computer Class - Internet Basics

Thursday, September 19, 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 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

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Friday, September 20, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Are you ready there are 16 Banned Book titles hidden in the Children’s Area, can you find them? Pick up a slip and pencil to get started, good luck!

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

Live & Sing

Friday, September 20, 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

LEGO Lab

Friday, September 20, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination.

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

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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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