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Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
Having your child say a repeated phrase with you throughout the book keeps him/her involved.  This is one way you support print motivation.

Books We Read

Shape by ShapeShape by Shape by Sue McDonald

Have You Seen Birds? by Joanne Oppenheim

"Women in Love"

Published on Monday, April 19, 2010

Women in Love book cover

Please join us for the scheduled talk on D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love to be held Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor of the West End Library. The talk is fourth in the series on the theme of love and strife in literature and is supported by the West End Library Friends. The presenter is Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University. Discussion questions are:

"Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde

Published on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Shades of GreyColor is everything in 20-year-old Eddie Russett's world. Everything.  

In a country of the far future known as Chromaticia (but distantly recognizable to the reader as England), a succession of Great Leapbacks has destroyed access to most technology, and a complicated set of rules governs every aspect of life. This has created some unusual problems--for instance, there is a national spoon shortage because no new spoons are allowed to be manufactured!

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day: Thursday, April 22 - 12:00 noon

View the film: An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning
                                                        
Former Vice President Al Gore presents a compelling story of the future of Earth.                      
Join us in a discussion of the film

Green Resources: Making a difference:

• The Environment Equation: 100 Factors That Can Add To Or Subtract From Your Total Carbon Footprint  by Alex Shimo-Barry with Christopher J. Maron
• Go Green, Live Rich  by David Bach
• Green Chic: Saving The Earth in Style  by Christie Matheson
• The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving The Planet One Simple Step 
   At a Time by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen

Published on Friday, April 2, 2010

Starting a vegetable plot in Foggy Bottom?
Growing flowers in a container on your balcony?
Check out these titles at West End Library:

container gardening
Container Gardening: 250 Design Ideas & Step-by-Step Techniques by Carol Kasper & Jen Malack

100 Garden Tips and Timesavers by Walter Chandoha

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
Encourage your child to tell about her day—a birthday party or a special trip. Ask questions such as, "What happened first? What happened next? What did it look like? What did you like best?"

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
Snuggle with your child using a favorite blanket or toy as you read. It is not only what you read but how you read to a toddler that is  important.

Books We Read

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

 Manga Shoujo book coverAre you a kid or teenager who loves to draw? Do you know a kid or teenager who loves to draw?

If so, the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian is the place to be the first weekend in April!

On April 3 and 4 at 2 p.m., in honor of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the Sackler  is celebrating anime and manga (Japanese-style animation and comics). Learn about the roots of anime and manga in the drawings of 19th-century artist Hokusai, and get feedback on your anime drawings

For Talk on Corneille's "The Cid"

Published on Monday, March 29, 2010



Please join us for a talk on Pierre Corneille's The Cid to be held Wednesday,
March 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor of the West End Library. The talk is third in the discussion series on the theme of love and strife in literature sponsored by the West End Library Friends. The presenter is Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University. Discussion questions will be as follows:

Published on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
Explain to your child the things you are doing as you are doing them. (For example, “Look! I’m answering the phone – let’s see who it is!”) The more you talk with your child, the richer your child's vocabulary will be.

Books We Read

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