West End
Interim Library

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.

Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Early Literacy Tip:
Print Motivation: Having an interest in and an enjoyment of books.
Read your child's favorite book again and again. Sometimes as you read, pause and ask your child if they understand the story, if not, explain.

Baby/Toddler Story Time
The Monster At The End Of This Book

Published on Monday, April 23, 2012

Early Literacy Tip:
Read aloud with your child every day. Talk about the stories you read to make them more meaningful to your child. Children will learn about books and print, for example: we read the words, rather than the pictures, from left to right, and from the front of a book to the back. Print Concepts

Books We Read:
     Fiddle-i-fee by Jakki Wood
     Mary Wore a Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers by Merle Peek