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Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m.

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

National Poetry Month lettering designBring a favorite poem or an original one to read aloud and share with others in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.  

Tell us why or how the poem -- be it Image of words "Poetry Out Loud"humorous, thought provoking, sad or sublime -- means something to you.

Or just come and listen.

Come see what staff is pulling off the shelves for display!

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014


It is getting warmer out and you know what that means...hiking and exploring in D.C.!

We have great books to help you find amazing places to explore in D.C. and the surrounding areas!

irelandCome indulge in St. Patty's Day celebration with fiction books by Irish authors and books about Ireland's history. We even have books about good road trips to take in Ireland!

Family Friendly Movies for Celebrating Women's History Month!

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

movieCome enjoy this Penny Marshall film!
Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
The All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men's return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-create the wartime era when women's baseball appeared to stand a good chance of sweeping the country.

Successful Events at West End Library!

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

juliet grey author talk

Let's Talk Photography and a night photo shoot

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014


Readbox at West End!

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Come take out a good book to read at West End!

Instead of finding a movie from your local Redbox .... come to your local library and get a book! 

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.