Stephen Martin Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center in Washington, DC, will speak on his new book, The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011).
Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.
Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012
Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
We 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
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
The 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
Please 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
The 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
Last 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
The 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
Please 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!