West End
Interim Library

The West End Interim Library will close at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 due to low temperatures in the building.

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!

Erin's Latest (and Last) Pick

Two 12-year-old girls--shy, nervous Joanie Greene and bravado-laden Callie Bradford--start their first year at the Academy. 

Family Film Matinee

The Kids Euro Festival and the Embassy of Belgium present a screening of the classic cartoon Tintin in America, with English dubbing. 

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.

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