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Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Book Cover for Grape ExpectationsWith warmer weather coming, I'd like to recommend Grape Expectations by Tamar Myers.

An innkeeper/sleuth named Magdalena Yoder solves crimes in the little town of Hernia, Pa. In this adventure, she comes across a plot hatched by newcomers to start a winery (they claim that they're just growing fruit).  This doesn't go over well with many of the citizens of Hernia who are mostly Amish or Mennonites and do not approve of drinking alcohol.

A Panel Discussion on Funeral and Burial Choices

Published on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Image of old tree showing roots in a cemeteryPlease join us for a panel discussion titled "Planning Your Groundbreaking: Funeral and Burial Choices," to be held Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemingway

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Image of "The Sun also Rises" book cover The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises -- a masterpiece of the genre and a classic of modernist fiction. 

First published in 1926, the novel helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Copies are available at the reference desk. Please pick one up and join us!

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Children, Teens and Adults

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

hole in the groundhole in the groundThe summer reading program kicked off this weekend, June 1, at all DCPL locations. 

This year the theme for children is "Dig into Reading," the teen program is called "Beneath the Surface," and the adult program is called "Groundbreaking Reads."

You can sign up for the summer reading program at the Reference Desk at the West End Library.

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

RecipeRecipeSummer Time = Grill Time

Yes! Are you ready to pull out the grill? The West End library has great grill cookbooks. They are full of wonderful recipes that will complement your taste.

Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Before and After Resumes Knockout Job Interview Presentations

May 17 at 11am

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

bully freeIn partnership with MPD and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, West End Library will host “Bully Free” a special program for kindergartners to third graders, which teaches a "bully free" lifestyle and encourages tolerance, kindness and bully free behavior. Students will also learn positive bystander behavior as well as types of bullying and how to deal with bullies.
Recommended for ages 6-9. 

An Introduction to Carnism

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Image of "Why We Love Dogs" book coverCompassion for Animals is hosting a talk by acclaimed author and psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy, at 6:45 p.m. on June 5, in the large meeting room on the second floor.  Dr. Joy's talk is based on her award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.