Ever wanted to research your family history but didn’t know where to start?
West End will be hosting a genealogy database class with Kenneth Despertt from DC Public Library’s Special Collections. Kenneth will present the resources the library provides you access to, such as Heritage Quest and newspaper obituaries. He will also provide suggestions for other, free genealogy resources that could be of use in your search.
You are encouraged to bring your own tablet if you can.
This past Saturday we hosted a photography talk with professional photographer Vincent Knaus! We had a presentation and discussion about Macro Photography. We learned about the various kinds of equipment used to make close up images and talked about lighting for macro images as well as a variety of techniques used to help create those images.
Story teller Arianna Ross presented the program Earth Adventure! The kids enjoyed the hands on approach to story telling with traveling around the earth using their imagination, voice and body. They discovered the many magical mysteries of this amazing earth. They swam in the ocean, hiked in the mountains,and heard the earth’s special symphony singing their ears.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
On Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. the West End Interim Library is hosting a Photography Workshop with Vincent Knaus! Vincent is a photographer in Stafford, VA and owns Create Photographics LLC, a photographic education and image creation company.