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Book Club Pick 'o the Month

"Yellow Birds" by Kevin Powers

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, November 17, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers--nominated for the 2012 National Book Award and praised by writer/journalist Tom Wolfe as "The All

Portrait of John Philip Sousa

Marching Along with John Philip Sousa

An evening with the famous "March King"

The library will present a special performance by local actor Dwane Starlin as he embodies the life and spirit of the great American bandmaster and composer John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), known for his military and patriotic marches such as "The Washington Post," "Semper Fidelis," and "Stars and Stripes Forever" and who was born in Washington DC, on Wednesday, November 4, at 7 p.m.

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Retirement Cafe

Let's talk about retirement

The library will be hosting a Retirement Cafe on Tuesday, October 13, at 12:30 p.m.  It will be an open-ended discussion of the joys/challenges/pitfalls of retirement, in areas such as life planning, finance, health care, estate planning--or in any other areas that people want to talk about--and with coffee and sweets.  It's a chance to compare notes and discover/rediscover retirement as a new adventure, a rite of passage, or as something else.  Some of us are near retirement, and some of us are already there.  Join us for the Retirement Cafe and let's talk

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Book Club Pick o' the Month

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 27, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss the national bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.  Copies are available at the library.  Pleas

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Author Talk

Marione Ingram to speak on her new book

Author Marione Ingram will speak on The Hands of Peace: A Holocaust Survivor's Fight for Civil Rights in the American South, released July 14, 2014, and sell and sign copies on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m.  Please mark your calendars and join us.

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Book Club Pick 'o the Month

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 22, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F.

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Meditation Workshop

A two-part series on balancing your life–body, mind and spirit

The library will sponsor a two-part series on the inner peace andjoy of Jyoti meditation to be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.  

"Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election" book cover

Hot Off the Press

Author Don Fulsom to speak on new book

Don Fulsom will speak on Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015) on Wednesday, Sept.

U.S. Women's Soccer Midfielder, Carli Lloyd positioning for the ball

Beautiful Books about the Beautiful Game

Great Soccer Books at Your Library

Soccer has taken center stage nationally, as the U.S. Women's National Soccer team secured victory at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. While the country celebrated the achievement of the Women's team, allegations of corruption within soccer's governing body, FIFA, left a dark cloud over the sport.  

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