West End
Interim Library

West End Library Closed for Maintenance

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. 

Read the Book Already?

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.

Free AARP Tax Help at the West End Library

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.

"Citizen King"

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

West End Book Club

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!     

Downloadable Media and Online Databases

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.

Get in Touch with Your Inner Child

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:

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

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

Author Talk

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!

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