West End
Interim Library

Attention West End Voters

Tuesday, November 2 is General Election Day in DC.If you are a West End resident (Ward 2, Precinct 4)  and have been assigned to vote at the West End Library, why not check out what your library has to offer. 

West End Book Club

Please join us for a discussion of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, to be held in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  First-timers are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.                 A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Attention Fantasy and Science Fiction Fans

Do you have trouble remembering which book is the first in a long series?  What about that classic genre author (Robert Heinlein, say, or Roger Zelazny) whose works you keep meaning to pick up, but you don't quite know where to begin?

What's Next After Percy Jackson?

Rick Riordan's smash-hit Percy Jackson series, starring the heroic yet smart-alecky teenage son of the Greek god Poseidon, has tons of fans all over the world.  Maybe your 12-year-old is one of them--or maybe you are!

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

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