West End
Interim Library

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!

"A film about a Man, a Magazine, and the Media"

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Picture of promo piece for film How Washington really WorksThe library will host a screening of How Washington Really Works: Charlie Peters and the Washington Monthly on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

... for Relaxation, Balance, Awareness

Published on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Picture of T'ai Chi practitionersCome join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine.

Experience a gentle, traditional movement system which emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.

'State of Wonder' by Ann Patchett

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013

Image of book cover for "State of Wonder"The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Ann Patchett's bestselling novel, State of Wonder.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

Please pick one up and join us.

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013

the marriage plot coverthe marriage plot coverThe West End Library is hosting a new book club at a new time! This new book club will cater to those in the area who work a traditional 9-5 work week and cannot attend weekday events. The club will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., starting Nov. 21.

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Come visit the West End Library on Halloween in your favorite costume for lots of fun. We will be showing scary movies for adults at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and for children at 6 p.m. only with popcorn and candy!

One of the movies for adults feature a spooky ghost hunter, and the other, a wax museum worker.

Published on Friday, October 25, 2013

Cover of The Busy Little SquirrelWe are having a special story time here at West End on Sunday, Nov. 3!

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will be signing the story of The Busy Little Squirrel in American Sign Language. A sign language interpreter will read the story out loud at the same time.

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Head shot of author Bruce RosensteinImage of book cover for "Create Your Future the Drucker Way"Bruce Rosenstein, managing editor of Leader to Leader (a publication of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute), former librarian/researcher/book reviewer with USA Today and author

'Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption' by Laura Hillenbrand

Published on Friday, October 4, 2013

Image of book cover for "Unbroken" by Laura HillenbrandThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Copies are available at the reference desk.

Please pick one up and join us! 

Celebrate our New Sunday Hours

Published on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Classic Fairy TalesAll the fairy tale characters escaped from the story books and have gotten lost in the library.  Join us as we wrangle the characters back into their story books by reading their tales and create crafts.

Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character.

Live acoustic guitar player at 2 p.m.

Story time begins at 2:30 p.m.