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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

Monday, September 24, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt September 21st thru October 1st, All Day!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Music Makers - Enjoy music with your child.

Monday, September 24, 2018 • 9:15am - 10:00am

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

Lots of interactive music and movement. Play instruments. Followed by a brief storytime. Come check it out! For children: babies to age 4.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Family Yoga

Monday, September 24, 2018 • 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

Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt - YA Edition

Monday, September 24, 2018 • 3:30pm - 9:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Banned books are hidden in the library! Can you match the banned book to the reason it was banned? For teens and tweens. There will be a small prize for completed scavenger hunts.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Down South Shuffle

Monday, September 24, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:03pm

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

Ages: Adult

Mah Jongg

Monday, September 24, 2018 • 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

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt September 21st thru October 1st, All Day!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 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 25, 2018 • 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

Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt - YA Edition

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 3:30pm - 9:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Banned books are hidden in the library! Can you match the banned book to the reason it was banned? For teens and tweens. There will be a small prize for completed scavenger hunts.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Kids Crafts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Do you love art time? Come join us for Kids Crafts, every other Tuesday from 4:00-4:30. For ages 5-7. * Registration Required!

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

American Girl: Kaya 1764 (canceled)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Join Miss Allie as we explore an American Girl each month and learn about her customs, culture, and the world in which she grew up. Each meeting will include a story about the featured American Girl and a fun activity. Ages 6-12 years.

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

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 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

Knitting & Other Needle Arts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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 26, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Banned Books Scavenger Hunt September 21st thru October 1st, All Day!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Movement & Music (Ages 2-5)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 • 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 2 to 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Make your Wednesday wacky with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly music.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

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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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