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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 23, 2018 • 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!!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Music Makers - Enjoy songs and dancing!

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 9:15am - 10:00am

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

For children, ages 5 and under.

Ages: Pre-School, Baby

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Enjoy a storytime just for baby. Program includes songs, stories, fingerplays, bouncy songs, and music time! For babies up to 23 months.

Ages: Baby

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Enjoy a storytime just for baby. Programs include songs, stories, fingerplays and music. For babies, up to 23 months old.

Ages: Baby

Family Yoga

Monday, July 23, 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, Intergenerational, Adult

Down South Shuffle

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Need an excuse to get moving and get fit? Join Down South Shuffle for some line dancing and get some exercise. Down South Shuffle is open to all levels of dancers. Come for the first hour and practice your basic steps. Stay for the last half-hour to learn some advanced moves.

Ages: Adult

Mah Jongg

Monday, July 23, 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

Artemis - Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 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

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 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!!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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

Parachute Playtime (Ages 2-4)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm

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

Join Miss Patty as we walk, sit, dance and keep the objects in - all with a parachute. Please register! * * For Ages 2-4

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Registration required

American Girl: Kaya 1764 (canceled)

Tuesday, July 24, 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

High School Game Night

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Get your game face on--at the library! Join us for multiplayer Xbox or Wii U games, or play classic board games. Snacks will be provided! For teens, grades 9-12.

Ages: Teen, High School

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 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!!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Outdoor Storytime!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 9:15am - 9:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Enjoy an outdoor storytime by the garden. You may want to bring a blanket, and water. For all the fun, get there a few minutes early. For children up to age 5. See you behind the library!

Ages: Pre-School, Baby

Movement & Music! (Ages 3-5)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 9:45am - 10:15am

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

Let's Rock the Library! Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with Music & Movement. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wednesday, July 25, 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 songs. Ages 3-6

Ages: 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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