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Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

alphabetWe use language to communicate orally through speaking, aurally through hearing and visually through reading, writing and art.  Early literacy takes into account how important it is to teach these skills beginning at birth.  Early literacy is everything a child needs to know about reading and writing before he or she begins to read. 

Early literacy is broken down into six basic skills. 
1. Print Awareness
2. Phonological Awareness
3. Vocabulary
4. Narrative Skills
5. Print Motivation
6. Letter Knowledge

Early Literacy Tip

Book Club Pick of the the Month

Published on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Image of bookcover for The Bluest EyeThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Bluest Eye, the national bestseller by Toni Morrison, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. 

Copies are available at the reference desk.

Please join us.

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Older woman reading Five Wishes documentPlease join us for a talk by Wendy Gadson, Community Liaison for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, on use of the Five Wishes document that gives you a way to control something very important—how you are treated if you get seriously ill—to be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor. 

Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes.  The Five Wishes document is an easy-to-complete form that lets you state your exact wishes concerning:

Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Image of book cover of Penguin edition of The PlagueThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Plague by Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Tuesday, July 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  Please join us for a discussion of this riveting tale raising numerous question of the nature of life and death, destiny, and the human condition.

Published on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dumb Witness by Agatha ChristieLibrary display of Agatha Christie mysteriesLast fall, I was looking for an Agatha Christie mystery to check out. You can imagine my pleasure with the arrival of a whole set of newly reissued Agatha Christie mysteries -- including Dumb Witness, one of my favorites! 

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012

Book cover for J. M. Coetzee's DisgraceThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee on Tuesday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copies are available at the Information Desk.

All Books $1.00

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012

Image of man carrying booksPlease join us for the Friends' used book sale to be held Saturday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Browse through thousands of used books in all categories: mysteries, classics, romance, sci-fi and more.  DVDs and an abundance of videotapes and CDs also will be available.  Everything must go!

The sale is a community-based event, and all proceeds benefit the West End Neighborhood Library and its services to the community.  Mark your calendars to come and support our library!

Published on Monday, May 21, 2012

apple pie treeEarly Literacy Tip:

Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Long school day!? Need to relax and have some fun?

Stop by the West End Library every Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a tween & teen movie screening of the most popular and newest movie releases. 

Book Club Pick of the Month/with film

Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Image of Connecticut Yankee and knightThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the small reading room on the second floor. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

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