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No. 1 New York Times Bestseller . . .

Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Head shot of Cheryl Strayed and picture of book coverThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, in celebration of March as Women's History Month. 

Copies are available at the reference desk.

Please pick one up and join us.

'Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.'

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
feminist symbolJoin us on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in honor of Women's History Month!

West End Library is hosting a panel that will discuss what it means to be a feminist in the modern day -- from Beyonce to Sheryl Sandberg.

The panelists are:
  • Christina Larocco, a women's studies lecturer at the University of Maryland;
  • Jess McIntosh, the communications director at Emily's List; and
  • Claudia Williams, a research analyst at the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Topic: Visual Art in Western Literature

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Image to promote Friends book discussion seriesThe West End Library Friends is sponsoring a book discussion series titled "Sometimes Strange Meetings: Visual Art in Western Literature." The six-part series looks at some of the interesting intersections between literature and visual art in the Western tradition by engaging various ways in which art has been used in diverse literary works that range from epic poetry and comic theater, to novels , with mythological and historical -- but always fanciful -- backdrops, between antiquity and our own time.  Head shot of Professor Oro Z Soltes

Author talk with Ruth M. Schimel

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Headshot of author Ruth M. SchimelRuth M. Schimel, Ph.D., author and career and life management consultant, will speak on her new book Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

This book transforms what could be just a heroic cliche into actual ways you can realize your true capacities. Based on doctoral-level research with everyday people, Dr. Schimel has developed a 21st-century definition of courage.

Three-part Workshop on Jyoti Meditation with David Newcomb

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Image of figure in state of meditationIn this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. David Newcomb will offer a simple, effective meditation technique that can help you find inner peace. Begin your new year with a three-part meditation series.

David Newcomb, author and meditation practitioner has been meditating for over 36 years. He has been offering workshops and lectures on meditation, personal transformation and spirituality. David has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique, which can impact your life in many positive ways.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cover of  "Becoming Marie Antoinette"Acclaimed historical fiction writer Juliet Grey will be hosting an author talk at the West End Library!

Ms. Grey is the author of a trilogy on the life of Marie Antoinette: Becoming Marie Antoinette, Days of Splendor Days of Sorrow, and Confessions of Marie Antoinette. The theme of the event is “Marie Antoinette in Love,” and Ms. Grey will be reading a passage about Marie’s alleged affair with military attaché Axel von Fersen.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Image of book cover for "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph ConradThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

Copies are available at the reference desk. Please pick one up at your convenience and join us!