West End
Interim Library

Published on Friday, September 19, 2014

The West End Interim Library is starting a new regular monthly program in our Children's Room! Our first program will be Monday, Oct.Bleach #1 6 at 3:30 p.m.

If you are or know an anime/manga enthusiast, this program is for you. We will be discussing different manga series, having snacks, and watching some anime.

Dragon Ball Full Color Volume One
It is sure to be a fun time for all (ages 9+). And, in the meantime, please check out one of these great manga books:


What is your favorite book?

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

jenJen Foster, Children’s Librarian

Favorite Book: Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Year Published: 1999
Age group reading: Teenagers/Young Adult

When did you first read this book?
I first read the book while I was in high school.

Local author to speak on the inside story of America's most troubled president

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

Image of book cover for :Nuxon's Darkest Secrets" by Don FulsomLong-time Washington journalist and author Don Fulsom will speak on the darkest secrets of former president Richard M. Nixon, based on his book Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President, in the meeting room on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. 

Two of our prize winners!

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

Congratulations to a couple of our prize winners from summer reading!

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Did you see us at the Fresh Farm Farmer's Market by the Foggy Bottom Metro? We're there every third Wednesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 PM! Come check out a cookbook with our new ipad or get a free book left over from Summer Reading! outreach

Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 p.m.

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Graphic that says "a good book speaks volumes"The Audio Publishers Association will present AudioFile's Golden Voices Theatre, a reading of selections on a theme of "changing seasons" and featuring three audiobook superstars--Sean Runnette, Tavia Gilbert, and Robin Miles--on Wednesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m.  See and hear them perform and then join in a lively question-and-answer period where you can ask all those burning audiobook questions, led by Michele Cobb, President of the Audio Publishers Association.  Audiophiles and others, unite!

"Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Image of book cover for "Tropic of Cancer"The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 23, at 12:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014

appleOn August 19 at 7 p.m., Jessica Carlin, the marketing team leader of Whole Foods Foggy Bottom and Lauren Mulcahy, the healthy eating specialist for Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will be presenting on healthy eating at West End Library. To help showcase their suggestions, they will be hosting a food demonstration featuring healthy snack options. They will be discussing the four pillars of healthy eating: focusing on whole foods, eating plant-strong, choosing healthy fats, and considering nutrient density.

Photography Talk!

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

lets talk photography This past Saturday we hosted a photography talk with professional photographer Vincent Knaus! We had a presentation and discussion about Macro Photography. We learned about the various kinds of equipment used to make close up images and talked about lighting for macro images as well as a variety of techniques used to help create those images. Look out for our mostly monthly Let's Talk Photography sessions with Vincent Knaus! Also check out some macro photography books on our catalog to get started!

Arianna Ross's Wonderful Performance!

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Story teller Arianna Ross presented the program Earth Adventure! The kids enjoyed the hands on approach to story telling with traveling around the earth using their imagination, voice and body. They discovered the many magical mysteries of this amazing earth.  They swam in the ocean, hiked in the mountains,and heard the earth’s special symphony singing their ears.        

Check out more summer reading programs on our website!
arianna ross

Thursday, August 21, 4 p.m.

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

Image of summer table cloth superimposed with "book tasting""Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested"—Francis Bacon, English statesman, philosopher, and book lover Image of "book burger" to promote book tasting(1561-1626)