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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.

LIBRARY CLOSED - Spring Holiday (canceled)

Friday, April 10, 2020 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

All Durham County Library Locations will be closed for the spring holiday.

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

Open Ear Clinic (canceled)

Friday, April 10, 2020 • 9:30am - 10:30am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

The Hope Well America, LLC. will sponsor an Open Ear Clinic weekly through the Durham County Library.

Ages: Adult

LEGO Lab (canceled)

Friday, April 10, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination.

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

LIBRARY CLOSED - Spring Holiday (canceled)

Saturday, April 11, 2020 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

All Durham County Library Locations will be closed for the spring holiday.

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

LIBRARY CLOSED - Spring Holiday (canceled)

Sunday, April 12, 2020 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

All Durham County Library Locations will be closed for the spring holiday.

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

Down South Shuffle - Line Dancing (canceled)

Monday, April 13, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Ages: Teen, Adult

Mah Jongg (canceled)

Monday, April 13, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

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

Baby & Me Lapsit (canceled)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • 9:45am - 10:15am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit (canceled)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

Ages: Baby

Muscle Pump for Seniors (canceled)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Exercise

Ages: Senior Citizen

Heartfulness Meditation (canceled)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

Ages: Adult

Knitting & Other Needle Arts (canceled)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

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

Movement & Music (Ages 3 - 5) (canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • 9:45am - 10:15am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

Bilingual Fun: Spanish/English Storytime (canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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 (canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • 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, Dominoes and Mah Jong) with fellow gamers, and try something new!

Ages: Adult

Teen Game Day (canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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! - Learn a new spy skill every month! (canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Ever wanted to be a spy? Join Miss Julia (codename: Agent J) and learn a new spy skill every month! Ages 8+, registration required!

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

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

Computer Class - Finding Good Health Information Online (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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

Quilting Bee (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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 (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Join in the fun of collective couponing, and learn from fellow couponers ways to save even more money on your grocery bill.

Ages: Adult

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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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