Friends of the DC Public Library


The Federation of Friends for the D.C. Public Library is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
1990 K St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20006

Upcoming Meetings & Events

    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • WebEx

    Given the stress we have all felt as the world deals with the Covid-19 virus, it seems appropriate to interweave two ideas: work written during the time of plague or that includes the idea of plague as part of its content, with that most enduring aspect of human experience: love. Relax, pour yourself a glass of wine, read, think, and turn on your computer for a stimulating series of discussions!

    All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Copies of the books have been reserved for those participating in the discussions, and can be picked up at the front dest of West End Library without first reserving the book in the normal way. The sessions will be held over WebEx, and access will be provided for those who are not members of West End Library Friends by My T. Nguyen at the library. Email: my.nguyen@dc.gov

    Set in Colombia in 1875, this is the story of an unusual love-triangle. Childhood lovers Fermina and Florentino are driven apart by Fermina’s realization that their youthful mutual infatuation had never filled out into something substantive. Her subsequent marriage to Urbino—a physician devoted to the eradication of Cholera—ends with the death of her husband in a fall from a ladder. Florentino appears at the funeral, declaring his still-constant love for her after fifty years of separation. Where does the narrative end up?

    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • WebEx

    Given the stress we have all felt as the world deals with the COVID-19 virus, it seems appropriate to interweave two ideas: work written during the time of plague or that includes the idea of plague as part of its content, with that most enduring aspect of human experience: love. Relax, pour yourself a glass of wine, read, think, and turn on your computer for a stimulating series of discussions!

    All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Copies of the books have been reserved for those participating in the discussions, and can be picked up at the front dest of West End Library without first reserving the book in the normal way. The sessions will be held over WebEx, and access will be provided for those who are not members of West End Library Friends by My T. Nguyen at the library. Email: my.nguyen@dc.gov

    Set in England in the fateful plague-ridden year, 1666, Brooks’ novel tells the story of the housemaid, Anna Frith, an unexpected heroine and healer in an isolated village, where the spread of disease is accompanied by the spread of murderous witch-hunting inclinations. It is her strength that turns a year of horror into an annus mirabilis: a year of wonders.

Past Meetings & Events

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 WELF Book Series: Alessandro Manzoni's "The Betrothed"
Saturday, February 27, 2021 Humans of Change in Deanwood
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 WELF Book Series: Shakespeare's "Winter’s Tale"
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 WELF Book Series: Boccaccio’s "Decameron"
Friday, January 01, 2021 Peer Coaching Program
Saturday, December 12, 2020 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, December 12, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, November 21, 2020 Community Pop Up Winter Donation Event
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 WELF Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship & Money
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, August 08, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, June 27, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Saturday, May 30, 2020 Nannie Helen Burroughs: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Saturday, May 09, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, May 09, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Monday, May 04, 2020 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, May 02, 2020 Save the Date: City-Wide Friends Used Book Sale
Saturday, April 18, 2020 SE-NE Friends of Capitol View Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, April 04, 2020 DC Library Friends Issues Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 FY21 Budget Oversight on DC Public Library
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Chili Cook-Off with the Friends of the Francis Gregory Library
Saturday, March 21, 2020 SE-NE Friends of Capitol View Monthly Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Friday, March 06, 2020 FY19 Performance Oversight on DC Public Library
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Rooting DC with the Friends of Deanwood Library
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Book Sale
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Palisades Library Friends - Book Donation Drop-Off
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Lamond-Riggs Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Palisades Library Friends - Book Donation Drop-Off
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Saturday, February 15, 2020 SE-NE Friends of Capitol View Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Palisades Library Friends - Book Donation Drop-Off
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Takoma Park Neighborhood Library Friends Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Mt Pleasant Library Friends Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 10, 2020 Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Meeting
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Woodridge Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Friends of Deanwood Library Meeting
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Palisades Library Friends - Book Donation Drop-Off
Saturday, February 01, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Author Event: Tochi Onyebuchi
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Georgetown Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Palisades Library Friends Used Book Sale Room
Saturday, January 18, 2020 SE-NE Friends of Capitol View Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Author Event: Tara Campbell
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Mt Pleasant Library Friends Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Takoma Park Neighborhood Library Friends Monthly Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Rosedale Friends Meeting & Elections
Saturday, January 04, 2020 Finding Your Fitness Personality Workshop
Saturday, December 21, 2019 Introduction to Improv
Saturday, December 21, 2019 SE-NE Friends of Capitol View Library Winter Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 21, 2019 SE-NE Friends of Capitol View Monthly Meeting
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Mt. Pleasant Library Friends Monthly Meeting
Saturday, December 07, 2019 Woodridge Library Anniversary Book Sale
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 December Federation of Friends Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 2019 SE/NE Friends of Capitol View Library
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Mt. Pleasant Library Friends Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 October Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Woodridge Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Rosedale Friends Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 August Federation of Friends Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 June Federation of Friends Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 April Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, February 09, 2019 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 February Federation of Friends Meeting
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Friends of Woodridge
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Parklands-Turner Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees
Saturday, September 08, 2018 West End Book Sale Drop Off
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Federation of Friends Meeting
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Mt. Pleasant Library Friends Meeting
Saturday, July 07, 2018 Book Sale Drop Off
Saturday, July 07, 2018 Rosedale Library Friends Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Federation of Friends Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Mt. Pleasant Library Friends Meeting