West End
Interim Library

Banned Books Week

      Banned Books Week September 25- October 2 2010      Be a reader of banned books

Author Talk: "Washington at Home"

Washington D.C. summons grand images of national memorials, the Smithsonian Museums, Congress and the White House. Yet within only 68 square miles lies a residential city full of diverse neighborhoods.

Poetic Ways of Knowing, October 2

                    Three writers share their fascination with the culture of Ancient Greece, celebrating its perennial relevance, through vital exploration of some of the greatest names in literature, philosophy and myth.From Homer (bounced against James Joyce) to Heraclitus of "You can't step into the same rivertwice" fame, with Plato's philosophy attendant upon the union of Eros and Psyche, your panelistsoffer fresh and exciting modes of access to the root knowledge hidden at the foundation of ourWestern civilization. Here you'll discover how the past reaches into the present, and -- just as astonishing -- how the present reaches the past.

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The coffee ceremony is a tradition in Ethiopia, an East African country that is home of some of the world's best coffee.  Come see the beans being prepared, breathe in the aroma, and savor free samples.  A narrator in traditional costume will explain the ceremony, as others demonstrate it and serve the brew.  Enjoy coffee as you've never had it before, and learn about Ethiopian culture too.  Please join us and bring your family and friends.

West End Book Club

Tuesday, September 21, 12:30 p.m.

Please join us for a discussion of Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road to be held as scheduled in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Welcome, first-timers and others.  Refreshments will be served.     

Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

Attention high school students!  The West End Neighborhood Library, located at the corner of  24th and L streets NW, just blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, is accepting applications for a few volunteer opportunities.  Applicants must be high school students between the ages of 14-18 and be able to commit to 2-5 hours each week for at least 3 months.  Please call B

West End Film Club

The West End Library Film Club presents: The Big SleepTuesday, August 31, 2010, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pmJoin us viewing the movie classic The Big Sleep. L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe(Humphrey Bogart) takes on a blackmail case and follows a twisted trail of murderers androgues. Based on the book The Big Sleep by legendary mystery author Raymond Chandler.

Mockingjay Is on Its Way!

Move over, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer and Rick Riordan--the hottest name in teen fiction right now is Suzanne Collins!  Collins is the author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy:  The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and the hotly anticipated Mockingjay, which comes out Tuesday, August 24.Due to a special arrangement with Scholastic, Collins' publisher, DC Public Library will be able to make copies of Mockingjay available starting August 24, the same day as the bookstore release date.  You can reserve a copy online, starting today!And if you don't know the name Suzanne Collins, start with the The Hunger Games and discover a fast-paced, un-put-downable tale of dystopian adventure, romance and action!

Story Time Reads July 20

Early Literacy Tip Hush, little baby, don't say a word, papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.If that mockingbird don't sing, Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring. This is a book that you can sing or read.  Listen to the rhymes: which words rhyme?  sing, ring brass, glass

Unlock Your Most Powerful Weapon: Your Voice

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Come hear Marilou Donahue--a classical singer, a teacher of voice, and a former host of Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue on TV--on using your voice to unlock your personality and win over others.  Learn to project your voice and set it free.  Please join us!

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