West End
Interim Library

"Lips Touch: Three Times" by Laini Tayor

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Welcome to the very first "Erin's Pick of the Week"! 

I'm Erin Bush, teen services library associate at West End Neighborhood Library and voracious reader.  In this space, I'll be bringing you short reviews of great books--teen books that adults would enjoy, adult books that teens would like, and books that I just plain think are great. 

My first pick is Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor, and I'm not the only one who thinks it's great. It was nominated for a National Book Award for Young People's Literature this year. Lips Touch is a collection of 2 short stories and one short novel. Each story is centered around kisses--mysterious kisses, supernatural kisses, dangerous kisses.

West End Partners with School Without Walls

Published on Monday, December 14, 2009

On December 10, West End library associate Erin Bush traveled to School Without Walls for the very first library book talk in their brand-new building, located on the campus of The George Washington University.  

The theme of this book talk was "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure," and Erin presented several great new teen books, including The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor, and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Other titles were also available for students to browse.  

Twenty-six students attended during their lunch break; many of them checked out books, and four students signed up for new library cards. 

Saturday, December 12, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sale of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other items ranging from $.50
to $3 per item.  Other items are specially priced. 

Perfect for
inexpensive holiday gift giving.  Fun "surprise boxes" also on sale.  West End Library Friends' tote bags
and T-shirts on sale, too.   Proceeds benefit the West End Neighborhood
Library.  Mark your calendar.

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The West End Library Friends will conduct a large book sale on Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West End Library.  An estimated 7,000 titles will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $3.00 for most of the stock.  Special books will be priced appropriately.  More information about the sale can be found on the Friends' Web site.

Published on Monday, September 28, 2009

Through OverDrive, the library offers movies you can watch at home.

Whether you like horror, history, classics, animated films, documentaries, comedies or drama, this site has something for you.

You must have a library card to use this service.  To get started, visit the help page.

What are people listening to?

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
  • Spanish: Latin American
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Magic Tree House
  • Reconstructed Catalog Record
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Wow Gospel
  • Sweet Escape
  • Back To Black
  • Hannah Montana
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
  • Press Play
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Loose
  • Kingdom Come
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Reflections
  • Konvicted
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

Visit the catalog to find out what CDs are available.

Published on Monday, August 24, 2009

Proquest Newspapers offers the National Newspaper Core, which includes the New York Times, Los Angeles Times (full text backfile to 1985), Wall Street Journal (full text backfile to 1984), Christian Science Monitor (full text backfile to 1988), and The Washington Post (full text backfile to 1987).  You can search them as a group or individually.