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The Intimidating Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov

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

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2021 Summer of Sci-Fi Book Display

Visit the West End branch library to view the current items on offer

Make this your Summer of Sci-Fi at the West End Neighborhood Library. Staff have selected a number of mind expanding titles for your exploration and enjoyment, Items on display now through Labor Day weekend: SUMMER OF SCI-FI, by Brandon Minson   Fancy a Techno-horror thrill?  Prefer a Techno-thriller chill? Bewildered by the Multiverse?  Might a Space Opera reveal the secrets of the universe?

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DC Public Library's 125 Birthday: Wish Window

To commemorate DC Public Library's 125th birthday, share your wishes with the library and put it in our Wish Window! Your wish can be a birthday wish to the library, a wish for yourself, a wish for your friends and family or a wish for other people such as health or world peace. This installation will be from June 3 - July 3. Participants may visit the library during normal business hours during this time period to write their wishes on provided strips of paper and attach their wishes in our Wish Window.

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2021 West End Haiku Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 West End Library Haiku Contest!  The library judging panel was delighted that the submission pool was so strong. All participants demonstrated facility in the art of haiku writing and are commended for their excellence. Without further ado, here are the winners: Adult Category  

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Shakespeare Society: The Comedies

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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