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'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.

'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Image of "The Book Thief" book coverThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss The Book Thief, the extraordinary New York Times #1 bestseller by Markus Zusak. 

Copies are available at the reference desk.  Please pick one up and join us!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Calling all Worrywarts

Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Head shot of author Susan OrlinsConfessions of a WorrywartNew Date: Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Youth Stars at West EndThe West End Public Library would like to take this time and give special thanks to youth intern Anna Taylor.

As a student of School Without Walls in Northwest Washington, Ms. Taylor dedicated four hours each week to help make our library a destination place and a valued source for information. 

We appreciated Ms. Taylor's excellent work ethic and calming presence throughout her tenure at West End Library and wish her continued success in future endeavors.

Narrative Skills

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

Among the many skills we learn as children, I think by far this skill is the most entertaining. We have all been in the situation where somebody is telling us a story and the only thought in our head is "can you please be done, my beverage is empty."

Narrative Skills help us to tell our story, hopefully in an engaging way. Interesting stories have descriptions of things and events, sequencing and foreshadowing and/or help the listener/reader make predictions (what might happen next).

Why Is It Important?

'Cane' by Jean Toomer

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Link to image of "Cane" book coverThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Cane by Jean Toomer in celebration of February as Black History Month.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Please pick one up and join us!

'My Beloved Son' by Catherine Cookson

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Image of book cover for "My Beloved Son" by Catherine CooksonPlease join us for a discussion of My Beloved Son by Catherine Cookson, to be held Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.

The talk is next in the series on the subject of mothers and sons in Western Literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends. 

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