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'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!

"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.