West End
Interim Library

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.


Published on Thursday, January 20, 2011

AARP  is once again providing free tax assistance at the West End Library . This service is available on a first come, first serve basis to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Please bring a copy of last year's income tax return and 2010 income information, such as W-2 forms, 1099's and social security statements.

This service  will   be available  every tuesday, February 15 to April 12, from 1:00p.m - 4:30p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor of the Library.  

For more information visit  the AARP website at www.AARPNOW or call their toll free number 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669)

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Citizen KingJoin us for the film Citizen King, a PBS American Experience documentary on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tapping into a rich archive of photographs, film footage, diaries, letters and eyewitness accounts, this film follows Dr. King's journey leading the Civil Rights Movement. An open discussion will follow the film.  

Thursday, January 13,  &  Saturday, January 15, 1 p.m.

Published on Monday, January 10, 2011

The West End Book Club will meet and discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows on Tuesday, January 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Pick one up today and join us!     

Published on Monday, January 10, 2011

Oedipus Rex

Please join us for a talk on Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) by Sophocles to be held Wednesday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor. The talk is first 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.

Published on Thursday, December 16, 2010

DC Public Library will be closed Friday, December 24 through Sunday, December 26 and Friday, December 31 through Sunday, January 2.  Anyone with a DC Public Library card may still access online databases and downloadable media during this period since they are available 24 hours each and every day.
Go to http://www.dclibrary.org/research/databases to acccess online databases for children and adults.  The library also offers media downloads from several separate and unique platforms.  Get downloadable versions of books, audiobooks, video and music at http://www.dclibrary.org/books-movies-music/downloads.  You must have a library card to download media from this collection.  In most cases, you must download and use free software, which is provided.

Published on Thursday, December 16, 2010

The West End Book Club will meet and discuss Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll on Tuesday, December 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor.  Discussion questions will be as follows:

Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Come and browse West End's cook book collection for ideas for your next holiday feast.



Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Author Matthew B. Gilmore will present a talk on his new book, Foggy Bottom and the West End in Vintage Images, in the large meeting room on the 2nd floor.  Please join us!

Mr. Gilmore has authored a number of books, including Historic Photos of Washington, D.C. (with Andrew Brodie Smith) and Historic Photos of Arlington County.  He is the founding editor of H-DC, the Washington, D.C., history discussion list and website.  He has published articles in Washington History, the journal of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and also serves on the journal's editorial board.