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August Wilson: American Century Cycle

Please join us virtually for a ten-week series where we will read and discuss plays written by renowned playwright  August Wilson. We will focus specifically on his American Century Cycle of ten plays, and read one play per week during this series. Raymond Maxwell, a member of the August Wilson Society, will facilitate. Please read each play before attending each session. To register, please contact my.nguyen@dc.gov The syllabus is as follows:

History of Pandemics Lecture, Dr. Charles Pumpuni, PhD of Northern Virginia Community College

History of Pandemics/Outbreak DIY

Dr. Charles Pumpuni, PhD of the Northern VA Community College

As part of the West End Neighborhood Library's Discover Summer promotion in the month of August, Dr. Charles Pumpuni, PhD from Northern Virginia Community College visited the West End Neighborhood Library to present a talk on The History of Pandemics.

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Celebrating Eating Outside!

August 31 was Eat Outside Day and the West End Library celebrated! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate eating outside with your children.  

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

On Wednesday April 20, 2022 thirteen gathered for the second West End Neighborhood Library Coffee & Conversation program of the year. The group met in front of the Library on a beautiful afternoon, coffee courtesy of the Library. Topics started with shoplifting at GWU and led to comparing trends like Starbuck's and smart phones.   West End Neighborhood Library's Coffee & Conversation is held every first and third Wednesday from 2-3PM.

Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

On Wednesday August 17, 2022 fourteen participants attended the West End Neighborhood Library's Coffee & Conversation program. DC's sweltering weather had abated, and the beautiful day helped to make meeting outside on the sidewalk a pleasure. Politics and social media were the big topics of discussion for the day, and once again talk touched on topic: Is "The News" worse or is the delivery merely relentless? West End Neighborhood Library's Coffee & Conversation is held every first and third Wednesday from 2-3PM.

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Celebrating Ice Cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month and the West End Library is celebrating! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate ice cream with your children.  

Coffee & Conversation West End July 20 2022

Coffee & Conversation

Ninety-five degrees out but nineteen coffee lovers met under the canopy at West End Neighborhood library. More coffee may have to be ordered for the next gathering!

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Author Talk Recap: The Antiracist Business Book by Trudi Lebron

On June 15, 2022, West End Neighborhood Library hosted an Author Talk with writer and business coach Trudi Lebron. An enthusiastic crowd of 19 patrons attended. Bringing frank, clear-eyed observations and lessons to the Author Talk, Ms. Lebron shared insights from her new book, The Anti-Racist Business Book, and read aloud captivating excerpts.  Afterward, a Q & A period commenced. It was a dazzling and educational conversation between Author and readers.

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The Intimidating Book Club: In Search of Lost Time

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Overview of The Intimidating Book Club Intended for those who have always wanted to read that one classic novel of gargantuan proportions but never did (or didn't finish). This group will read a notoriously lengthy book widely considered a classic, section by section, and meet monthly at 6:30 p.m. ET for a minimum one-hour discussion that may last through 8 p.m. Together, we'll get to the finish line. One word at a time.

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