West End
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011

Stop by the West End Library for an exciting couple of hours of needle arts, the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Participants are encouraged to share their skills and learn new techniques from our expert group leader.

These sessions are intended to be informal and appeal to all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. No registration is necessary.

The group meets at 2-4 p.m in the small meeting room.

A Look at the Ambrose Bierce Short Story in Print and on Film

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge item coverPlease join us for a discussion of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce plus a screening of Robert Enrico's award-winning film version of the story from 1962 (run time: 28 minutes) to be held Tuesday, November 15, at 12:30 p.m..  Copies of the short story are available at the reference desk and on the web.

Featuring GWU Professor James A. Miller

Published on Monday, October 24, 2011

The Other Wes Moore book coverJames A. Miller, Professor of English and American Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Public History and Culture at The George Washington University, will speak on The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates  on Wednesday, November 2, in the large meeting room on the second floor. 

Refreshments will be served.  Please join us!

Check out more programs at dclibrary.org/dcreads

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Book opened on Homer's "Odyssey"Please join us for a discussion of The Odyssey by Homer on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  The talk is the latest in the series on heroic adventure in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends.  The presenter is Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.

Published on Friday, September 23, 2011

Book pile Your pick:  Bring a favorite or a recently read work of nonfiction, and tell us about it. 

Check out possible titles at the library, and please join us for the discussion. 

Refreshments will be served.     

Published on Friday, September 23, 2011

Clockwork Orange logoPlease join us for a screening of A Clockwork Orange on Thursday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor. The award-winning film is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess, published in 1962, released by Warner Brothers, starring Malcolm McDowell and Patrick Magee, and directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Rated R; 137 minutes; 1971.

 The critics have this to say about A Clockwork Orange:

"One of the few perfect movies I have seen in my lifetime."--Rex Reed

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2011

Image of book coverPlease join us for a discussion of Gilgamesh to be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  The text is Herbert Mason's widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic.  Copies are available for pick up at the library.

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Clockwok Orange LogoThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss A Clockwork Orange, the 1963 classic by Anthony Burgess (and featuring Alex the droog as narrator), on Tuesday, September 20, at 12:30 p.m., in the small meeting room on the second floor.

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird book coverThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, the classic, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, on Tuesday, August 16, at 12:30 p.m., in the small meeting room on the second floor.

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book sale clip artThe West End Library Friends' bag day book sale will be held Saturday, July 23, at the West End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. N.W. (24th and L streets), on the second floor from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This sale of used and contributed books is a continuation of our three previous sales. Fill a bag (all donated by Trader Joe's) with books for $5, or buy a Friends' tote bag for $10 and fill it up for free! Special volumes will be appropriately priced. DVDs, CDs and videotapes will be available at 1/2 price.

Pages