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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!

Friday, March 22, 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!

Friday, March 22, 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

Live & Sing

Friday, March 22, 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

LEGO Lab

Friday, March 22, 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

Twist & Tell with Jon Sundell - Stories, Songs, Slides, Balloons, and Books!

Friday, March 22, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

"Twist-and-teller" Jon Sundell presents an exciting multimedia program of "Stories, Songs, Slides, BALLOONS and Books." Enjoy a fun program and take home your favorite balloon figure!

Ages: Toddler, Kindergarten, Intergenerational, Elementary School

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

Saturday, March 23, 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

Tertulia

Saturday, March 23, 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

Saturday, March 23, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, finglerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Graphic Book Club

Saturday, March 23, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Enjoy comic books or graphic novels? Join us for the monthly meeting of Durham County Library's Graphic Book Club.

Ages: Teen, Adult

Registration required

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

Sunday, March 24, 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

Zentangle for Beginners

Sunday, March 24, 2019 • 2:30pm - 5:00pm

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

Zentangle Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

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

Registration required

Bubble Wonders

Sunday, March 24, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Join us for this fun filled, sensory friendly program for the whole family!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Intergenerational, Elementary School, Baby

Registration required

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

Monday, March 25, 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

Music Makers - Interactive Music for children up to age 5

Monday, March 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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

Leaders Unite Club

Monday, March 25, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Develop leadership skills with Duke University students through hands-on activities, public speaking, and open discussions. Please register. For teens and tweens, grades 6th-12th.

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

Registration required

Harry Potter Club - Quidditch Edition

Monday, March 25, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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

Do you have what it takes to be a Seeker? A Chaser? Come talk Quidditch and test your skills! Registration required.

Ages: Elementary School

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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