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Interim Library

An Introduction to Carnism

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Image of "Why We Love Dogs" book coverCompassion for Animals is hosting a talk by acclaimed author and psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy, at 6:45 p.m. on June 5, in the large meeting room on the second floor.  Dr. Joy's talk is based on her award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.

An Hourly Reading of Literary Odds & Ends

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Image of bright colorful letters atop puiles of booksPlease join us for a special reading of literary odds and ends to be held at the branch on Saturday, June 15, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., to celebrate reading, books, and readers and help kick off the system-wide Summer Reading Program. 

We'll take turns reading a short poem or a short excerpt from a poem, a novel, a short story, an essay, a speech, a letter, or a play--aloud from the floor, every hour on the hour (for just a minute or two). 


Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013

Image of movie poster for "Slaughterhouse-Five"Please join us for a screening of Slaughterhouse-Five to be held Thursday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

'Olive Kitteridge' by Elizabeth Strout

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Image of book cover for "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. 

3-part Workshop on Jyoti Meditation with David Newcomb

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

Image of person meditatingPlease join us for a 3-part workshop on Jyoti meditation to be held May 6, May 13, and May 20. Each session will bePicture of meditation teacher David Newcomb at 7 p.m., led by teacher/author/poet/playwright/composer David Newcomb.

David will show how meditation can grant us the peace we seek.  We already have within us everything we need to be completely happy.  Enjoy the spring by learning a simple technique leading to the deepest levels of peace and joy.

Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

Walking For FitnessThe West End Neighborhood Library is conveniently located within 10 walking minutes from the Foggy Bottom Metro. According to smartphone app Accupedo, you are expected to take roughly 535 steps, achieve a walking speed of 2 mph, travel 0.25 miles, and burn 19 calories all in the process! 

Walking is the most accessible form of exercise to promote better health and fitness. Committing to a daily stroll will not only incorporate exercise into your schedule but also encourage positive energy for your lifestyle.  

Monday, April 29, 7 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Head shot of author Marione IngramMarione Ingram is a writer, artist and civil rights activist who survived the Holocaust and the bombing of Hamburg, Germany.  She immigrated to the United States and, having experienced racial discrimination in Europe, became engaged in the civil rights movement.

'Slaughter House Five' by Kurt Vonnegut

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Picture of "Slaughterhouse-Five" book coverThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter House Fiveone of the world's great antiwar books and an American classic.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013
What is domestic violence?

What does it look like?

Am I a victim?

What can I do to stop it?

Felicia's Picks

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Death of a KingfisherI enjoy M.C. Beaton's stories about Hamish MacBeth, a small town Scottish police constable. He reminds me of TV's Andy Griffith, the sheriff of Mayberry, N.C.