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Felicia's Picks

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Book Club Pick of the Month

'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

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

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Author Talk Featuring Susan Orlins

Calling all Worrywarts

New Date: Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

Youth Stars at West End

The West End Public Library would like to take this time and give special thanks to youth intern Anna Taylor.As a student of School Without Walls in Northwest Washington, Ms. Taylor dedicated four hours each week to help make our library a destination place and a valued source for information. 

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: