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 July 20

Early Literacy Tip Hush, little baby, don't say a word, papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.If that mockingbird don't sing, Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring. This is a book that you can sing or read.  Listen to the rhymes: which words rhyme?  sing, ring brass, glass

Unlock Your Most Powerful Weapon: Your Voice

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Come hear Marilou Donahue--a classical singer, a teacher of voice, and a former host of Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue on TV--on using your voice to unlock your personality and win over others.  Learn to project your voice and set it free.  Please join us!

Dog Owners, Unite!

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

Ashley Hughes, DVM, of Friendship Hospital for Animals and Bonny King-Taylor, owner and operator of Doggy Lama Pet Coaching, will speak on diet, health, safety, training/behavior and other aspects of

Story Time Reads May 20

Early Literacy TipBy pointing out the words in the pictures, you help your child develop print awareness. When you are out and about, be sure to talk about the signs you see around you.Books We Read

Story Time Reads June 16

Early Literacy TipMaking book sharing times enjoyable times helps to develop your child’s print motivation, enjoyment of books and reading. Research shows that children who have had enjoyable experiences around books are more likely to stick with learning to read, when that time comes.Books We Read

Story Time Reads May 6

Early Literacy TipThis simple story has signs that support the early literacy skill called print awareness, helping your child understand that print has meaning. As you go around your day, point out signs to your children. When your children notice logos on gas stations, stores or restaurants, this is the beginning of print awareness.Books We Read

Story Time Reads May 3

Early Literacy Tip:Naming the letters and pointing to them is a first step to developing your child’s letter knowledge, one of the six early literacy skills. Remember to keep it enjoyable and stop when your child has had enough. No need to quiz your child on the letters, just expose them to the letters.Books We Read:The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colorsby Audrey Wood

Author Talk

Shaman on His New Book About the World Bank


Music and Movement Canceled

The Music and Movement program is cancelled permanently.Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Meet the Author

Mark Greek to speak on his new book on the civil rights movement and struggle for home rule in D.C.