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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!

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Candyland in West End's large meeting room

A Candy Castle cake with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus against a snowy forest backgroundThis past Wednesday (Dec. 18), we had our annual winter holiday party here at West End.

There was lots of food, laughter, holiday crafts, a special story time, and of course ...

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Anansi Boys CoverThe new West End Book Club will be hosting its second meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. This month we will be reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, the well-known graphic artist and author, and the voice behind the popular Sandman series.

After-school workshops on creative writing for kids 9 - 12

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Do you love to write?
Do you dream of someday being an author?
Or have you never done any creative writing before and just want to try it?

If you’re between the ages of 9 - 12, then West End Library’s after-school Creative Writing Camp is for you! At 4 p.m. on Dec. 3rd-5, we will be having hour-long writing workshops on fiction, poetry, and comic book writing. Participants will write original works in response to exercises meant to spark the imagination. Sharing afterward is optional, but encouraged.

A hand holding a pen ready to write

You can come to all three sessions or just the ones that interest you the most.

'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Image of book cover for "War Horse" by Michael MorpurgoImage of book cover for war horseThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Please pick one up and join us!

Fun activities for children and families

Published on Saturday, November 16, 2013
peanut butter

Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m.: It’s For the Birds
Come in for a story time and make a bird/squirrel feeder with an ice cream cone, peanut butter and seeds.

Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Enjoy a PB&J story time and make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Nov. 27 at 3:30 p.m.: Pre-Thanksgiving Peanut Butter and Apple Purge
Get the kids out of the house. Be sure to send your in-laws to the library for a peanut butter extravaganza where the kids will make peanut butter cup-dipped apples and the adults can enjoy a Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Latte.

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Picture of creamy peanut butterPB&J sandwiches, Reese’s peanut butter cups, peanut butter on celery, Tagalong cookies… I love peanut butter! How about you?
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Local professor to speak on this year's read

Published on Friday, November 8, 2013

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nanowrimo logoThe West End Library has elected to participate in Come Write In as part of the DCPL National Novel Writing Month celebration!

On Tuesdays in November (Nov. 12, 19, and 26), we will provide space for anyone in the process of completing the NaNoWriMo challenge.

For those of you who have not heard of NaNoWriMo, it is an annual event in which writers are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. To help encourage participants to cross that 50,000 word threshold, DCPL will provide a "Writer's Toolkit," which consists of typography and book art classes as well as a free printed copy of a book on the Book Machine at MLK Library!