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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.

African American History Month Scavenger Hunt - Can you find 10 hidden Musicians?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

There are 10 African American Musicians hidden in the Children’s area of library! Can you help us find them all? Come by the Children’s Information Desk to get started!

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

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • 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, February 25, 2020 • 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

Kids Crafts

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Love crafts? Join us for Kids Crafts, every other Tuesday from 4:00-4:30. For ages 5-7. * Registration of each individual child is required! If you run into issues registering call (919) 560-8592.

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

Muscle Pump for Seniors

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Exercise

Ages: Senior Citizen

Heartfulness Meditation

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

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

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Pajama Storytime - Bedtime stories told here!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

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

Enjoy some sleepy time stories before you are off to bed. Pajama wearing children, welcome! Best for children up to age 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Knitting & Other Needle Arts

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

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

African American History Month Scavenger Hunt - Can you find 10 hidden Musicians?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

There are 10 African American Musicians hidden in the Children’s area of library! Can you help us find them all? Come by the Children’s Information Desk to get started!

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

Movement & Music

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 • 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 3 to 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Dental Hygiene Storytime

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 • 10:45am - 11:15am

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

Join us for a Dental Hygiene Storytime! Our friends from Triangle Kids Pediatric Dentistry will show us fun ways to keep our teeth squeaky clean with stories and songs.

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

Morning Craft Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 3-6. * Registration Required (SW)

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

DIY: Tissue Paper Painting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

Join us for this fun tissue paper painting activity! Registration Required * (Ages 8+)

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

Registration required

African American History Month Scavenger Hunt - Can you find 10 hidden Musicians?

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

There are 10 African American Musicians hidden in the Children’s area of library! Can you help us find them all? Come by the Children’s Information Desk to get started!

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

Morning Craft Time

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 2-4. * Registration Required (SW)

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

VITA Tax Preparation

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 2:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers, including retirees with moderate incomes on a first come, first served basis.

Ages: Adult

DIY Smartphone Holder

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Upcycle every day materials to create a smart phone holder. All supplies will be provided. For teens and tweens. Please register.

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

Registration required

Computer Class - Gmail Basics

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Teen Computer Area)

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

Registration required

Quilting Bee

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

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

Couponing

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

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

Ages: Adult

LEGO Lab

Friday, February 28, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination.

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

Tertulia

Saturday, February 29, 2020 • 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: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Family Storytime - for children up to age 5.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 • 10:15am - 10:45am

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

Enjoy stories, books, music and bubbles!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Family Storytime - for children up to age 5

Saturday, February 29, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:30am

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

Enjoy songs, stories and music!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Music Makers - Interactive program with music and movement! (canceled)

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 9:15am - 10:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

We sing, move to the music, march, play with the parachute and end with a read-aloud. Best for children who are mobile. (For children up to age 5)

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Lapsit Storytime - A storytime for Baby! (canceled)

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Ages: Baby

Lapsit Storytime - Storytime just for Baby! (canceled)

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Ages: Baby

Gentle Yoga for All

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Join us for a 60-minute class that will provide an opportunity for you to relax through gentle stretching and mindful breathing.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Middle School, Intergenerational, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Leaders UNITE

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120)

Anyone can be a leader! Develop leadership skills with Duke University students through hands-on activities, public speaking, and open discussions. Please register. For teens and tweens.

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

Registration required

Down South Shuffle - Line Dancing

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Ages: Teen, Adult

Mah Jongg

Monday, March 02, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

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

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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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