West End
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 to 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Story Time Reads Feb. 21

Narrative Skills

Among the many skills we learn as children, I think by far this skill is the most entertaining. We have all been in the situation where somebody is telling us a story and the only thought in our head is "can you please be done, my beverage is empty."Narrative Skills help us to tell our story, hopefully in an engaging way. Interesting stories have descriptions of things and events, sequencing and foreshadowing and/or help the listener/reader make predictions (what might happen next).Why Is It Important?

Book Club Pick of the Month

'Cane' by Jean Toomer

The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m.

Friends' Book Group Discussion

'My Beloved Son' by Catherine Cookson

Please join us for a discussion of My Beloved Son by Catherine Cookson, to be held Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Friends Book Discussion

'"Portnoy's Complaint' by Philip Roth

Please join us for a discussion of Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.The talk is next in the series on the topic of mothers and sons in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends.  The presenter will be Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.Ten Questions (some of them multiple questions) for thought and discussion:

Meditation Workshop

Meditation and Personal Happiness

Please join us for a three-part series on the peace and pleasure of Jyoti meditation and the joy of happiness to be held Feb. 4, Feb. 11, and Feb.

Book Signing for Movie Buffs to be Held at West End Cinema

'Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC'

Please join the West End Library Friends, the Foggy Bottom Association and the West End Cinema on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.

West End Needle Arts Club

Need a little help or motivation to complete your special knitting or crochet project? Join our small group of knitters and crocheters at 2:00 p.m. in the small meeting room of the West End Library on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

West End Book Club

What's Your Favorite?

The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss individual favorites or recently read works, fiction or nonfiction.Each person will have 5-10 minutes to speak and share likes/dislikes about any particular title of interest and to recommend it or not. Refreshments will be served. 

Book Club Pick of the Month

'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson

The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m.