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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.

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Get ready for the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter! In honor of Harry's birthday July 31st, join us for our annual Harry Potter Scavenger hunt from July 19th - 31st, 2019.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Hogwarts House Cup Competition

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Who will win the Hogwarts House Cup? Earn points for your House, by attending Harry Potter programs and completing Harry Potter Challenges. Go to the Information Desk for more information.

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

Music Makers - Interactive music and songs.

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 9:15am - 10:00am

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

Program may include singing, dancing, parachute play and storytime. For up to age 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Open Access to Boardmaker

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 9:30am - 11:30am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125)

Come and create customizable visual aids with Boardmaker software.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Lapsit Storytime - Storytime for Babies!

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

A story time just for baby. Includes songs, stories finger plays, and instruments.

Ages: Baby

Lapsit Storytime - Storytime for Babies!

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Storytime for baby. Program includes songs, stories, fingerplay and instruments.

Ages: Baby

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Join us for a Harry Potter movie marathon. Themed snacks will be served. For children, tweens, teens, and Harry Potter fans.

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

Registration required

Down South Shuffle

Monday, July 22, 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, July 22, 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

Artemis - Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Monday, July 22, 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 one has gone before?

Ages: Senior Citizen, Intergenerational, High School, Adult

Registration required

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Get ready for the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter! In honor of Harry's birthday July 31st, join us for our annual Harry Potter Scavenger hunt from July 19th - 31st, 2019.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Hogwarts House Cup Competition

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Who will win the Hogwarts House Cup? Earn points for your House, by attending Harry Potter programs and completing Harry Potter Challenges. Go to the Information Desk for more information.

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

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 23, 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

Wander the world

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Take a trip around that world at the library with the Oculus Go VR headset and the App Wander.

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

Moon Rocks!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm

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

If your into all things space, then join us as we make a little moon that can fit in your pocket! For Ages 7+ * Registration Required

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Harry Potter Escape Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Before you see the new Fantastic Beasts movie, come join us for a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room. Registration is required. For teens and tweens, 4th grade and up!

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

Registration required

Harry Potter Escape Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Before you see the new Fantastic Beasts movie, come join us for a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room. Registration is required. For teens and tweens, 4th grade and up!

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

Registration required

Harry Potter Escape Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Before you see the new Fantastic Beasts movie, come join us for a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room. Registration is required. For teens and tweens, 4th grade and up!

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

Registration required

Harry Potter Escape Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Before you see the new Fantastic Beasts movie, come join us for a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room. Registration is required. For teens and tweens, 4th grade and up!

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