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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.

Introduction to Tai Chi

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 9:45am - 10:45am

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

Learn 24 poses of one of three Tai Chi routines. The practice of Tai Chi increases flexibility and balance as well as promotes peace of mind. Wear loose, non-restrictive clothing. No experience needed

Ages: Adult

Tertulia - Spanish Conversation

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:30am

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

This group allows intermediate and advanced speakers to practice Spanish conversation.

Ages: Adult

Family Storytime

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Saturday morning storytime for the whole family! Best for children up to age 5. Enjoy stories, fingerplays and music.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Garden and Nature Program

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

All programs include stories, a hands-on project and time in the garden. For Children ages 4-11. Registration required.

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

LIBRARY CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY - Memorial Day

Sunday, May 27, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

All Durham County Library locations will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

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

LIBRARY CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY - Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

All Durham County Library locations will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

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

MFS Outreach Program (canceled)

Monday, May 28, 2018 • 9:15am - 10:15am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Ages: Pre-School

Music Makers (canceled)

Monday, May 28, 2018 • 9:15am - 10:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

A fun, energetic music program for children, up to age 5. Enjoy songs, instruments, parachute play and stories.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Down South Shuffle (canceled)

Monday, May 28, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

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, May 28, 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

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 9:45am - 10:15am

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

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Parachute Playtime (Ages 2-4)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm

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

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, May 29, 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, May 29, 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

Movement & Music! (Ages 2-5)

Wednesday, May 30, 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 with fun children's music. This program is for children 2 to 5.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Make your Wednesday wacky with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly songs. Ages 3-6

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Bilingual Fun: Spanish/English Storytime with Ms. Patty

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Hola Amigos, join Ms. Patty in the Children's Program Room for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there!

Ages: Pre-School

Senior Game Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 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: Senior Citizen, Adult

Mah Jongg

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 9:00am - 11:00am

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: 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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