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Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ride and Sing.  I’m a terrible singer. However, when I sing for my daughter or for a story time group, the kids ask me to sing more. Which means: your child will also love your voice when you sing. If you are shy, try singing in a place with some background noise or in the car. You can sing a familiar rhyme such as “Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb whose fleece is white as snow.  And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went…” As you sing, your child will learn these songs  and begin to sing along with you. 

The Cuddle Book
by Guido Van Genechten

Thursday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

Picture of Denzel Washington as Malcolm XPlease join us for a fascinating look at the life of the visionary black leader, vividly brought to the screen by premier filmmaker Spike Lee.  Controversial and critically acclaimed, Malcolm X tells the story of a man whose ideas touched the lives of millions and have continued to do so long after his death.

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2012

My 27-month-old daughter loves to write her name. Yes, it is a series of scribbles; however, she is intent on creating her mark on her art projects, signing thank-you cards, shopping lists and even likes to help me sign my name for my credit card purchases. By bringing reading and writing into everyday life at a very early age, your child, much like mine, will begin to appreciate the value of reading and writing.  This skill is one of the early literacy skills known as Print Awareness.

This week we read:

five for a little one

Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012

Autobiography of Malcolm X book coverThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Autobiography of Malcolm X on Tuesday, February 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the small reading room on the second floor.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

graphic for Flowers for AlgernonThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes on Tuesday, January 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copies are available to pick up at the reference desk.

A screening of Charly, the award-winning film version of the novel (rated PG) starring Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney and Dick Van Patten will follow on Thursday, January 19, at 1:30 p.m.

"Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellow

Published on Monday, December 5, 2011

Henderson the Rain King book coverPlease join us for a discussion of Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King to be held on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. The talk is the latest in the series on heroic adventure in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends. The presenter will be Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.

Information Session

Published on Monday, December 5, 2011

Image of homelessness Come speak with experts from the Office of Homeless Services, DC Department of Mental Health, and learn about the city's mental health services for the homeless. 

The session will take place Thursday, December 8, at 11 a.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. All are invited.

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

West End Branch will not have story time sessions from December 18 to 31. Story time will resume on Tuesday, January 3, for babies - 18 months, and on Thursday, January 5, for preschoolers.

Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Around the World in Eighty Days logoThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss Around the World in Eighty Days, the classic novel by Jules Verne, on Tuesday, December 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copes are available at the reference desk. 

A screening of the Academy-award winning film version of the novel (1956, not rated), starring David Niven, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton, will follow on Thursday, December 22, at 1:30 p.m. 

Please mark your calendars, and join us!

 

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011

Stop by the West End Library for an exciting couple of hours of needle arts, the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Participants are encouraged to share their skills and learn new techniques from our expert group leader.

These sessions are intended to be informal and appeal to all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. No registration is necessary.

The group meets at 2-4 p.m in the small meeting room.

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