West End
Interim Library

The West End Interim Library location at 2522 Virginia Ave. NW will close permanently on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. Any items still on the holds shelf will be relocated to Library Express, 1990 K St. NW. The new West End Neighborhood Library, at 2301 L St. NW, will open on Saturday, Dec. 9. More information available at https://www.dclibrary.org/node/28744

Mental Health Services for the Homeless

Information Session

Come speak with experts from the Office of Homeless Services, DC Department of Mental Health, and learn about the city's mental health services for the homeless. The session will take place Thursday, December 8, at 11 a.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. All are invited.

Story Time Update for December 2011

West End Branch will not have story time sessions from December 18 to 31. Story time will resume on Tuesday, January 3, for babies - 18 months, and on Thursday, January 5, for preschoolers.

"Around the World in Eighty Days"

Book Club Pick of the Month

The West End Book Club will meet to discuss Around the World in Eighty Days, the classic novel by Jules Verne, on Tuesday, December 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copes are available at the reference desk. 

Needle Arts Club

Stop by the West End Library for an exciting couple of hours of needle arts, the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Participants are encouraged to share their skills and learn new techniques from our expert group leader.These sessions are intended to be informal and appeal to all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. No registration is necessary.The group meets at 2-4 p.m in the small meeting room.

Reading and Screening of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

A Look at the Ambrose Bierce Short Story in Print and on Film

Please join us for a discussion of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce plus a screening of Robert Enrico's award-winning film version of the story from 1962 (run time: 28 minutes) to be held Tuesday, November 15, at 12:30 p.m..  Copies of the short story are available at the reference desk and on the web.

Talk on "The Other Wes Moore"

Featuring GWU Professor James A. Miller

James A.

Discussion of Homer's "Odyssey"

Please join us for a discussion of The Odyssey by Homer on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m.

West End Book Club

Your pick:  Bring a favorite or a recently read work of nonfiction, and tell us about it. Check out possible titles at the library, and please join us for the discussion. Refreshments will be served.     

Film Screening: "A Clockwork Orange"

Please join us for a screening of A Clockwork Orange on Thursday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

Reading and Discussion of Gilgamesh

Please join us for a discussion of Gilgamesh to be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.