West End
Interim Library

Banned Books Week film screening

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Image of movie poster for Fahrenheir 451The West End Library will feature a special screening and a discussion of Fahrenheit 451 on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. in observance of Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28).

'Home' by Toni Morisson

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Image of book cover for Home by Toni MorrisonThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Home, the latest by Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison, America's most celebrated novelist.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Please pick one up and join us! 

Mark your calendars for meetings/discussions of the book club for the rest of the year as follows:

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2013


WiiCalling all Teens!

Come to the West End Library and let’s have some fun playing Wii. We have all the latest JUST DANCE games!

Pick and choose what game you would love to play and come shake a tail feather. 

Chickens Fly the Coop

Published on Monday, August 12, 2013

The Hen of the BaskervillesOnce again, Donna Andrews has come up with a very enjoyable Meg Langdorf mystery, Hen of the Baskervilles

Meg, who is married and a mother of twins, works as a blacksmith, and amateur sleuth in the little town of Caerphilly, Virginia. In this story, she is in charge of a local agricultural fair.

This isn't just a typical county fair -- rare breed chickens are stolen from a couple named Bonneville. Other problems crop up at the fair too; including murder.

A Special Session of the West End Book Club

Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Image of aging across three generationsThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss books on aging.  Everyone is invited to pick a book on the subject of aging, read it, bring it and talk about it.  Tell us what your book says about aging and hear from others about the books they chose.  Some titles to choose from:

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013


"The Most Trusted Man in America"

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

headshot of broadcast journalist Walter CronkitePlease join us for a special one-man show titled, "Walter Cronkiite: 'The Most Trusted Man in America,'" to be held Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor, written and performed by local actor-performer Dwane Starlin.

American broadcast journalist Cronkite (1916-2009) is best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981). During the heydey of the news in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013


"The Bucket List"

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

Picture of movie poster for "The Bucket List"Please join us for a special screening of The Bucket List to be held Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. as a tie-in with a recent library program titled "Planning Your Groundbreaking: Funeral and Burial Choices," all on the system-wide theme of "groundbreaking reads" for the summer.

Respectfully submitted by Colleen Semitekol

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the summer of 1989, my mom sent me and my sister to stay with my aunt and uncle in rural Illinois where we spent two weeks at a Girl Scout camp in the middle of the woods.  I had two awesome experiences that summer: