West End
Interim Library

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Alchemist book coverThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. 

This enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world.  It has been called "a magical fable about following your dream."

Copies are available at the reference desk.  Pick one up today, and join us! 

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

PleaDrawing of a housese join us Wednesday, April 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a free seminar about the home-buying process with Patrick Hooper and Thomas Woody.

Save the money you pour into someone else’s pocket when renting a home or an apartment. Don’t just dream about owning a home. Come and see if you are ready to buy now.

Published on Monday, March 21, 2011

Absalom, Absalom! book coverPlease join us for a talk on Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner to be held Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor. The talk is the latest 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.

Synopsis and discussion questions:

Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Book sale graphicThe West End Library Friends' used book sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 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, with about 50% fresh stock: lots of new mysteries, romance and sci-fi! Prices range from 50 cents to $3 for the majority of those on sale. Special volumes will be appropriately priced. DVDs and an abundance of videotapes and CDs are also available.

The sale is a community-based event, and all proceeds benefit the West End Public Library and its services to the community. Please mark your calendars now to come support our library.

Published on Monday, February 28, 2011

Go Tell It on the Mountain
Please join us for a discussion of Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Please pick one up at your convenience.  We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m.  Newcomers are welcome.

Michael Ondaatje: "If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one."

Published on Friday, February 25, 2011

The West End Library will open at noon on Fri., February 25 because of emergency maintenance work.

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011

West End Film Club

Please join us viewing "Last Chance Harvey"
Tuesday, February 22 at 12 Noon

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Civil War coverJoin us, Thursday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m., to view Ken Burns’ classic film documentary on the Civil War. This week’s viewing will be Episode 4: “Simply Murder.” Robert E. Lee invades the north to draw Grant away from Vicksburg.  Episode 5: “Universe of Battle” The Battle of Gettysburg is the turning point of the Civil War.

The idea to make a film about the Civil War came to Ken Burns after he had finished reading the historical novel The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra. Through the use of archival photographs, music, narration and first-person voices, Ken Burns has create an “emotional archaeology” of what it was like for the common American to live or die during the Civil War.

Published on Monday, January 24, 2011

The West End Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Monday, February 7 to Saturday, February 12.  We will reopen at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14 when our energy efficient lighting replacement project is completed. Customers may return library materials to the West End Library book drop located at the entrance of the library, or to any District of Columbia Public Library. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please remember the library is accessible to you online 24 hours each and every day at http://www.dclibrary.org/ 

Published on Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alice in Wonderland DVD cover
Join us tumbling down the rabbit hole with Alice, now 19 years old, who returns to Wonderland to discover her true destiny. Johnny Depp shines as the Mad Hatter. 

Tuesday, January 25,  at noon.