West End
Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Book coverThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini on Tuesday, July 26 (rescheduled from July 19), at 12:30 p.m.  in the small meeting room on the second floor. 

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

water flowing from a hoseThe West End Library Friends group is looking for a volunteer to water the landscaping and flower pots in front of the library twice a week during the summer.  Because of a reduced maintenance budget, maintaining the landscaping for the branch has fallen to the Friends.  If interested, please call branch manager Karen Blackman-Mills at 202-724-8698 or e-mail her at karen.blackman-mills@dc.gov.

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book sale graphicThe West End Library Friends' half-price used book sale will be Saturday, June 11, at the West End Library, 1101 24th St. N.W. (24th & L streets), from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This half-price sale of used and contributed books is a continuation of our previous sales held in November, March and April with no new stock. Bargains galore! Prices range from $.25  to $2.50 for the majority of those on sale. Special volumes will be appropriately priced. DVDs, CDs and an abundance of videotapes are available. West End Library Friends' tote bags and T-shirts will also be on sale.

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2011

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William Smith, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Camp Director for an international children’s meditation camp and acknowledged leader in building teams as well as a long-time meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, will present research on how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health. 

He’ll present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle, including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace.  You’ll learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that can help remove stress and worry. 

Published on Monday, May 2, 2011

Book coverPlease join us for a discussion of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. The talk is the last in the series on the theme of family relations 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.

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Published on Monday, April 25, 2011

Please join us Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. for a discussion about the Pen/Faulkner Winners for Fiction 2011.

The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The four finalists for the Pen/Faulkner Fiction Award are: Jennifer Egan: A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jaimy Gordan: Lord of Misrule, Eric Puchner: Model Home and Brad Watson: Aliens in The Prime of Their Lives. Find out more about these books on the Pen/Faulkner website

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

View the filmWinter's Bone DVD cover Winter’s Bone, nominated for four Oscars in 2010.

Published on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Waterwitch book coverFace shot of poetIoana Ieronim, Romanian poet, essayist and playwright, will read from her various published works, including Triumph of the Waterwitch, Lifeline as a Skyscraper, Tempo Rubato and more in celebration of April as National Poetry Month. 

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pigs in Heaven book coverPlease join us for a discussion of Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. The talk is the penultimate in the series on the theme of family relations 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.

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Published on Saturday, April 9, 2011

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The West End Library Friends' used book sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at the West End Library at 1101 24th St. N.W. (24th & L streets). The hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This sale of used and contributed books will offer an estimated 7,000 titles, including lots of mysteries, romance and sci-fi! Prices range from 25 cents to $3 for the majority of those on sale. Special volumes will be appropriately priced. DVDs and an abundance of video tapes and CDs are also available.

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