Please join us on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30-8:00 PM ET at West End Neighborhood Library for an Author Talk with Trudi Lebron to discuss The Antiracist Business Book: An Equity Centered Approach to Work, Wealth, and Leadership.
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The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
We intend to read and discuss every single Shakespeare play in series-order, grouped in several series reflecting his tragedies, comedies, problem plays, romances and histories. There is no preferred edition. The West End Neighborhood Library's adult services librarian will facilitate the discussion.
The group will continue to meet virtually. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Come celebrate Bloomsday at West End Neighborhood Library! On Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM, we will livestream The Harvard Club of DC's Bloomsday program in the Large Meeting Room.
The program will include introductory remarks from Irish ambassador Daniel Mulhall as well as a reading of selected passages from Ulysses.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 West End Library Haiku Contest! Over 50 library patrons submitted 61 haiku (31 JUV, 29 Adult, 1 Teen). The haiku judging panel was delighted that the submission pool was so strong this year. All participants demonstrated facility in the art of haiku writing and are commended for their excellence.
Without further ado, here are the winners:
Children's CategoryFirst place
Since last December, the West End Neighborhood Library has been hosting Preteen Video Game Tournaments that have catered to the West End neighborhood's middle school students. Every 2-3 weeks, these young gamers have gathered in the library's Large Meeting Room to test their racing skills at Mario Kart or to score a flawless victory against their opponents in Super Smash Bros.
The most recent video game tournament was on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Six preteens gathered raced against each other for the top score in Mario Kart. The Children's Library Associate, Cal, entered the race toward the of the tournament, but his preteen competitors thoroughly trounced him in nearly every round. It's quite hard to navigate the turtle shells, ink splatters, and other obstacles on the track, but several of the preteen contestants maneuvered around them effortlessly.
The West End Neighborhood Library will continue hosting the Preteen Video Game Tournaments on the following spring dates:
Thursday, May 12; 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Thursday, May 26; 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Thursday, June 2; 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Thursday, June 23; 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Please check the West End branch's blog for any changes! All tournament sessions will be hosted in the West End branch's Large Meeting Room, unless otherwise noted. The Preteen Video Game Tournaments are open to all children ages 8-12. Join the the fun and show off your skills!
A celebration of women who write amazing horror fiction
March is Women in Horror Month, and the West End Neighborhood Library celebrated along with libraries and bookstores nationwide.
West End Library Staff member Tracy is a major supporter of speculative fiction and horror published and reissued by Valancourt Books, many of which are now available at the DC Public Library.
Valancourt Books is an independent small press located in Richmond, VA. They specialize in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction. Check out these Valancourt titles to get started on a horrifying journey:
On Wednesday April 6, 2022 eleven devoted souls reunited to kick off the first 2022 gathering of the West End Neighborhood Library's Coffee & Conversation program. After a lapse of almost five months the group met in front of the Library on a beautiful afternoon and talked of everything and nothing while enjoying coffee courtesy of the DCPL. Participants determined that too much scrutiny of the proceedings via meeting minutes or transcripts would limit the conversation's spontaneity and flow, so to discover what goes on one must do the work and sit in!