West End
Interim Library

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.

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

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