West End
Neighborhood Library

Special Screening of "Lolita"

March 4, 12:30 p.m., Large Meeting Room

Change in Schedule for Friends Reading and Discussion Series

The discussion of The Hebrew Bible set for Wednesday, February 2, has been cancelled due to snow and rescheduled for Wednesday, March 3.  The discussions of the other works in the series have been postponed and set for different dates as follows: Pierre Corneille's The Cid, March 31D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love, April 21Elie Wiesel's Day/The Accident, May 12Phillip Roth's The Human Stain, June 2 

Friends Book Discussion Series Continues

The Hebrew Bible: Ten Questions for Thought

Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University, will lead the talk on The Hebrew Bible: Genesis, I and II Samuel, on Wednesday, February 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the second session of the West End Library Friends discussion series on the theme of love and strife in literature.  The talk will take place in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor.  All are invited to attend and join the discussion that will be based on the following ten questions:

West End Library Film Club

Celebrate Black History Month

Tuesday, February 23, 201012:00 p.m.Please join us for a viewing of the film, A Lesson Before Dying. This film is based on the award-winning book by the author Ernest J. Gaines.  Light refreshments will be served.

Erin's Latest Pick

"I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith

When I first read I Capture the Castle several years ago, I fell in love with it from the very first paragraph, which I'll share with you here:

Erin's Pick of the Week

"Lips Touch: Three Times" by Laini Tayor

Welcome to the very first "Erin's Pick of the Week"!  I'm Erin Bush, teen services library associate at West End Neighborhood Library and voracious reader.  In this space, I'll be bringing you short reviews of great books--teen books that adults would enjoy, adult books that teens would like, and books that I just plain think are great. 

Book Talks and More

West End Partners with School Without Walls

On December 10, West End library associate Erin Bush traveled to School Without Walls for the very first library book talk in their brand-new building, located on the campus of The George Washington University.   The theme of this book talk was "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure," and Erin presented several great new teen books, including The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor, and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Other titles were also available for students to browse.  

West End Library Friends' Book Sale

Saturday, December 12, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sale of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other items ranging from $.50 to $3 per item.  Other items are specially priced.  Perfect for inexpensive holiday gift giving.  Fun "surprise boxes" also on sale.  West End Library Friends' tote bags and T-shirts on sale, too.   Proceeds benefit the West End Neighborhood Library.  Mark your calendar.

Book Sale

The West End Library Friends will conduct a large book sale on Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West End Library.  An estimated 7,000 titles will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $3.00 for most of the stock.  Special books will be priced appropriately.  More information about the sale can be found on the Friends' Web site.

Watch Movies Online

Through OverDrive, the library offers movies you can watch at home.Whether you like horror, history, classics, animated films, documentaries, comedies or drama, this site has something for you.You must have a library card to use this service.  To get started, visit the help page.