West End
Neighborhood Library

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Image of book cover for "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Fiction Book Club Pick 'o the Month

'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, in observance of the World War I centennial.  The novel is acclaimed as a masterpiece of the genre.  Copies are available at the library. Please pick one up and join us!

Image of Vietnam Veterans Memorial with reflection of Washington Monument

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Preserving a Legacy of Service

Officials from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will join us Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., to speak on ceremonies and programs of the Fund, including the Faces Never Forgotten program, and on care of the memorial site (The Wall) and on the legacy of service of Vietnam veterans, in observance of Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

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Book Club Pick o' the Month

'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears' by Dinaw Mengestu

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, in celebration of DC Reads ("One Book.  One City.  One Good Read").

Cairos in White Cover

Author Talk with Kelly Jacobson

West End will be hosting a talk with local author Kelly Jacobson on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Kelly is no stranger to the Foggy Bottom area, as she attended the George Washington University for her undergraduate degree. She started writing her first novel Cairo in White while at George Washington, and then finessed it while pursuing her Master's in Fiction at Johns Hopkins University. 

Investing Online: A Primer

Get the scoop on brokers, investment choices, research, and more!

The West End Interim Library is pleased to present a talk featuring financial expert and noted author Kathleen Sindell on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The Internet brings a world of investment resources to your desktop. But where do you begin?

Foggy Bottom Illustrated

Author Matthew Gilmore to speak on local history

October is Finally Here!

Time to celebrate Halloween and more!

Now that it's October, we can look forward to cooler temperatures, the leaves falling to the ground, and lots of sweater-wearing.At the West End Children's Room, we can also look forward to lots of new and exciting October programming!

T'ai Chi for Beginners

Classes are back by popular demand . . .

Come and join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com for the latest series of classes for beginners on:

Healthy Environment, Healthy You

A talk/workshop led by food activist, 'deep green' environmentalist and shamanic practitioner Mary 'Tyrtle' Rooker

Dietary choices can reduce our environmental footprint, some by a little, some by a lot. Are foods that are best for our environment also the ones best for our health? 

Managing Your Mind . . .

Strategies for a happier, healthier life

"...life is what our thoughts make it."--Marcus Aurelius