West End
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William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Society: Henry IV, Pt. 1

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a discussion on Henry IV, Pt. 1. The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the Conference Room. Series 2 will focus on Shakespeare's histories; the full reading list for Series 2 is as follows: Jan. 21 | Richard III Feb. 18 | King John
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Improv for Seniors (IONA)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10:00 am

Improv gives the opportunity to share positivity and meet new and creative people. The group will practice telling stories and performing comedic characters in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Improv’s greatest lessons are in supporting agreement and building connections with others and the world around us. Register with My Nguyen (my.nguyen@dc.gov) or call  202-724-8698.
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Zumba Gold

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1:00 pm

A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination.
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2:00 pm

Join DC Public Library users and staff for coffee, conversation and sometimes even a craft on the fourth Wednesday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together users from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences. Please join us!​
Craft Clip Art

Family Craft

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join us for arts & crafts in the children's area.  We will provide supplies.  Recommended for ages 5-10.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Movie Night at West End: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 6:00 pm

Visit West End library for a screening of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and finally pop superstar. Along the way he romances many of the era's most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is not rated, and should end around 8:05 p.m.
Dr. Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Discussion Series: The Goldfinch and the film

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 6:30 pm

Join us for a lecture on The Goldfinch and the 2019 film of the same name. Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request. All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the West End Library Conference Room or Large Meeting Room. About the Series
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Baby and Toddler Story Time features more activity and movement than the Lap Time program. Children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. West End Library Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  
Shut Up & Write

Shut Up & Write

Friday, April 24, 2020, 10:00 am

Come by for an hour of morning writing with fellow creative folks. Everyone works on their own thing. No obligation to share. Just show up and write! What to expect?
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Zumba Gold

Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:30 am

A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is designed for seniors aged 60 and up. Please bring your own water bottle. First 20 participants welcome.

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