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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.      

Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
arianna ross Friday, August 1 - 10:30 a.m.

Story Teller Arianna Ross will present the program Earth Adventure. Travel around the earth using your imagination, voice and body. Discover the many magical mysteries of this amazing earth.  Whether you swim in the ocean, hike in the mountains, play in a park or dance in a river, you can hear the earth’s special symphony singing in your ears.     Ages 6- 12   

Survival of the Fittest?

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

chomp I enjoyed Carl Hiaasen's book Chomp, which shows what happens behind the scenes in a survivalist show, such as Animal Planet  where the star has to face wild animals and other dangers.

Learning Macro Photography

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

camera On Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. the West End Interim Library is hosting a Photography Workshop with Vincent Knaus! Vincent is a photographer in Stafford, VA and owns Create Photographics LLC, a photographic education and image creation company. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 1993. Join the group for a presentation and discussion about macro photography. Learn about the various kinds of equipment used to make close up images.

"Bernice Bobs Her Hair"

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Image of Bernice from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" The West End Interim Library will present a screening of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the 1920 short story by F.

"The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Image of book cover for The Time MachineThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, July 22, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss The Time Machine by H. G.

Starting Monday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

Smita KumarAfter many patron requests, West End Library is starting a free weekly lunchtime yoga class every Monday at its new location in the Watergate Building. West End has partnered with Yogactivist, a nonprofit organization in DC that has a mission to bring yoga to the public. Yoga Activist helped us find our instructor, Smita Kumar (pictured on left), and will be supplying the library with free yoga mats for patrons to use during class. Smita has trained in Yoga District's 200 hours teacher training and currently teaches several class at Yoga District. Smita started exploring yoga a decade ago in India to help develop her spiritual practice.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Come check out Thursday Movie Nights at 6:30 p.m. on July 10, 17, 24, and 31!
movie night

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
summer reading

DC Public Library Summer Reading is back, and all ages are invited to get in on the fun!

Check out the following programs, all of which feature multiple prizes:
Read With Me - For children ages birth-5.