West End
Interim Library

New Location at 2522 Virginia Ave. NW

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014
West End Open

As of today, Monday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m., the West End Library will be open at its interim location at 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. The 4,000 square foot space features separate spaces for children, teens and adults, 20 computers and a meeting room for 40 people. Stop by and say hello!

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)                         

"The Golden Honeymoon" by Ring Lardner

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Image of book cover for "The Golden Honeymoon" by Ring LardnerThe West End Interim Library will present a screening of The Golden Honeymoon from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by Ring Lardner Image of James Whitmore and Teresa Wright in "The Golden Honeymoon"(1885-1933)

"Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything" by Joshua Foer

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Image of book cover for "Walking with Einstein" by Joshua FoerThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, August 26, at 12:30 p.m.

Learn About Local Artists at Your Local Library!

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monument by Richard VossellerOn Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m., Mary Kay Shaw from the Watergate Gallery will be leading a tour of the 2014 Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, entitled Sculpted: Histories Revealed. For those who may not be familiar with this biennial event, it is organized by Arts in Foggy Bottom and is in its fourth season. Fifteen local artists contributed 16 pieces to the exhibit, and their artwork can be seen throughout the Foggy Bottom community in front of private homes in the area. One such piece is Monument by Richard Vosseller, pictured left.

Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

tedTED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

On Monday, August 11 @ 6:30 p.m. we’ll be showing a few featured Ted Talks on the big screen in our meeting room. The subject will be “being human”. Come watch entertaining videos of various speakers.