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DC Public Library Haiku Contest 2021

Do you HAIKU? Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by participating in our Haiku Contest! Click here to sign up. En abril,  celebre el Mes Nacional de la Poesía participando en nuestro concurso de Creación de Haiku. Haga click aquí para entrar. 

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The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

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. for a minimum one-hour discussion that may last through 8 p.m.

Portrait of Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Lecture Series, Spring 2021

Literature In and About the Time of Plague

About the Series The West End Library Friends Present Ori Z Soltes: Literature In and About the Time of Plague

Don Quixote

The Intimidating Book Club: Don Quixote

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 for a one hour discussion.

Middlemarch

The Intimidating Book Club: Middlemarch

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 for a one hour discussion.

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Society: The Histories

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.

Dr. Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Spring 2020

The West End Library Friends Present: The 2020 Ori Soltes Classical Book Discussion Series Literature Transformed: From Books to Film

The Plato Project: The Republic

West End Neighborhood Library's Plato Project aims to read and discuss a variety of Platonic dialogues. For fall of 2019 through summer of 2020, we will read all ten books of Plato's The RepublicThis is strictly a discussion-based group and there is no preferred translation. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month until Aug. 4, 2020.

George

Growing Up Different

We're no longer in an age that hides LGBTQ+ stories. In fact there are more and more stories that celebrate and illuminate LGBT+ lives with dignity and care. Here are five books that truly prove the power of representation.  

Travels with Charley

In a Different Place

Travelogues both real and imagined

As the weather finally begins to cool in D.C. and the rhythm of the school year finally settles in, it can be a great time to think back (or forward) about the summer. If I can't be on the road myself, reading books of journeys both real and imagined help me evoke those feelings of adventure once more.

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