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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.

Music Makers - Interactive program with songs and music.

Monday, December 09, 2019 • 9:15am - 10:00am

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

Enjoy this interactive music program. We sing songs, march to the beat and have parachute play. When time allows we end with a book. For children up to age 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Lapsit Storytime - A storytime for baby!

Monday, December 09, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

A storytime just for baby with simple songs, stories and bubbles! Well behaved siblings are welcome.

Ages: Baby

Lapsit Storytime--a storytime for baby and you!

Monday, December 09, 2019 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Enjoy a storytime just for baby. Program includes songs, books, fingerplays, music time and bubbles!

Ages: Baby

Leaders Unite

Monday, December 09, 2019 • 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

Citizenship Class

Monday, December 09, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Clases gratis de ciudadania / Free citizenship classes

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

Down South Shuffle

Monday, December 09, 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, December 09, 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

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, December 10, 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, December 10, 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

ESL for beginners (canceled)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

ESL

Ages: Teen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Heartfulness Meditation

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 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

Muscle Pump with Seniors

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Exercise.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Pajama Story Time (canceled)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Join Ms. Olivia for all types of stories (including bedtime), songs and occasional nonsense on Tuesday nights. PJs and stuffed animals are welcome.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Knitting & Other Needle Arts

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Movement & Music (Ages 3 - 5)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 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

Wacky Wednesday (canceled)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Join us for a fun and wacky Wednesday with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly music. This program is for children aged 3 to 5.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Morning Craft Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 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 3-5. * Registration Required (SW)

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

Senior Game Day

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, and Mah Jong) with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new!

Ages: Adult

Teen Game Day

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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

Hang out at the library and play Nintendo Switch games or classic board games. Games not your thing? Doodle and eat snacks. It's your time to relax and meet other teens. For teens and tweens.

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

Decorate a Gingerbread Man!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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

Join us as you decorate your own Gingerbread Man all you need is your imagination! We'll provide the cookies! *Registration required. Ages 6-11.

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Two Year Olds Storytime - Children's Storytime.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Program includes songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! Well behaved children are welcome.

Ages: Toddler

ESL for beginners (canceled)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

ESL

Ages: Teen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Morning Craft Time

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 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

Epic Gingerbread House Challenge

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm

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

You will have 1 hour to build a gingerbread house using the materials provided. Your gingerbread house must be based on a book of your choosing. Please register. For grades 6-12.

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

Registration required

Citizenship Class

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Clases gratis de ciudadania / Free citizenship classes

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

Quilting Bee

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 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

Sub-Genre-O-Rama Book Club

Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Adventurous readers unite!

Ages: Adult

Live & Sing (canceled)

Friday, December 13, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Boost your Friday fun by singing, dancing, clapping, and bouncing to a wide variety of music.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

Play-Doh Lab

Friday, December 13, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Are you ready to squish, knead and create new things? Join us for Play-Doh Lab, all you need to bring is your imagination.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Winter Reading Book Bingo! - Only at Southwest Regional Library!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Toddler, Teen, Senior Citizen, Pre-School, Middle School, Kindergarten, Intergenerational, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Elementary School, Baby, Adult

Tertulia

Saturday, December 14, 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

Citizenship Class

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 10:00am - 1:00pm

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

Clases gratis de ciudadania / Free citizenship classes

Ages: Adult

Family Storytime

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 10:15am - 10:45am

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

Family Storytime

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:30am

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

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

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Rock Your Ugly Sweater Party! - Winter Reading Kick-Off!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Rock Your Ugly Sweater and join us for fun crafts, a photo booth and much more. Drop into the Children's Program Room between 3 pm and 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

Ages: Middle School, Intergenerational, Elementary School

Make Your Own One-of-a-Kind Cards!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Avid card-maker Martinette Horner will lead this workshop on crafting your own cards to share with family and friends. Materials provided, so just bring your creativity! Registration is Required.

Ages: Adult

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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