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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.

Book Madness Voting! - Vote to advance your favorite book to the next round!

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

March is upon us, and that could only mean one thing: Book Madness! Come check out the bracket and vote to advance your favorite book to the next round. A winner will be declared April 1st.

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

Women's History Month Scavenger Hunt!

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Help us celebrate Women's History Month by learning about some fantastic women! March 1st through March 22nd, all day!

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

Music Makers - Interactive Music for children up to age 5

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 9:15am - 10:00am

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

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!

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

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

Ages: Baby

Lapsit Storytime - Storytime for Babies!

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

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

Ages: Baby

Family Yoga

Monday, March 18, 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: Teen, Elementary School, Adult

Maker Monday

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Make it at the library! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with a different monthly activity. For teens and tweens, 5th grade and up!

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

Registration required

Artemis - Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Are you ready to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man has gone before?

Ages: Senior Citizen, Intergenerational, High School, Adult

Registration required

Mah Jongg

Monday, March 18, 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

Book Madness Voting! - Vote to advance your favorite book to the next round!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

March is upon us, and that could only mean one thing: Book Madness! Come check out the bracket and vote to advance your favorite book to the next round. A winner will be declared April 1st.

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

Women's History Month Scavenger Hunt!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Help us celebrate Women's History Month by learning about some fantastic women! March 1st through March 22nd, all day!

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

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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, March 19, 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, March 19, 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

The Green Book - Guide to Freedom

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

See how the African-American Motorist Green Book helped African-Americans navigate the roads of a segregated nation.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Intergenerational, Adult

Registration required

The Green Book - Guide to Freedom

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

See how the African-American Motorist Green Book helped African-Americans navigate the roads of a segregated nation.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Intergenerational, Adult

Registration required

Egg Drop Challenge

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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

Can you save an egg from cracking? We'll provide the materials, you bring your ingenuity! Registration required. Ages 7+.

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, March 19, 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

Knitting & Other Needle Arts

Tuesday, March 19, 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

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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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