West End
Neighborhood Library

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Improv for Seniors (IONA)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 am

Improv gives the opportunity to share positivity and meet new and creative people. The group will practice telling stories and performing comedic characters in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Improv’s greatest lessons are in supporting agreement and building connections with others and the world around us. Register with My Nguyen (my.nguyen@dc.gov) or call  202-724-8698.
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Zumba Gold

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 pm

A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination.
Craft Clip Art

Family Craft

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join us for arts & crafts in the children's area.  We will provide supplies.  Recommended for ages 5-10.
Low Down

Movie Night at West End: Low Down

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00 pm

Visit West End library for a screening of Low Down. Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, Low Down is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo and her father Joe, a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Low Down is rated R, and should end around 7:55 p.m.  
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:00 am

Baby and Toddler Story Time will not be held on Monday, March 2. We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, March 10. These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Baby and Toddler Story Time features more activity and movement than the Lap Time program. Children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Vasily Popov and Ralitza Patcheva

Chamber Music at Noon

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 pm

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a chamber music series (formerly titled the Brown Bag Chamber Recital), free and open to the public. Performers include internationally known, local musicians Ralitza Patcheva and Vasily Popov, as well as  featured guest performers throughout the year. Please note that March Chamber Music at Noon concert will be on Saturday, March 7 at 12 p.m. This concert series will take place at the West End Neighborhood Library located at 2301 L St. NW  
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – Gumbo

Movie Night at West End: Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – Gumbo

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 pm

Visit West End library for a screening of Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – Gumbo. Jazz is born in the unique musical and social cauldron of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century, emerging from such genres as ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, European classical music, funeral parade music and the blues. Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – Gumbo is not rated, and should end around 7:30 p.m.  
Shut Up & Write

Shut Up & Write

Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 am

Come by for an hour of morning writing with fellow creative folks. Everyone works on their own thing. No obligation to share. Just show up and write! What to expect?
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Zumba Gold

Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:30 am

A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is designed for seniors aged 60 and up. Please bring your own water bottle. First 20 participants welcome.

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