West End
Interim 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.


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.