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Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
This simple story has signs that support the early literacy skill called print awareness, helping your child understand that print has meaning. As you go around your day, point out signs to your children. When your children notice logos on gas stations, stores or restaurants, this is the beginning of print awareness.

Books We Read

The Marvelous ToyThe Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Early Literacy Tip:
Naming the letters and pointing to them is a first step to developing your child’s letter knowledge, one of the six early literacy skills. Remember to keep it enjoyable and stop when your child has had enough. No need to quiz your child on the letters, just expose them to the letters.

Books We Read:

The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors
by Audrey Wood

Fiddle-i-fee
by Jakki Wood

Piggies
By Audrey Wood

Songs We Sang:

Wheels on the Bus on the Toddler Favorites CD
Where is Thumbkin? on the Toddler Favorites CD
Birthday Song on Birthday Songs CD

Activities:
Parachuette time

Shaman on His New Book About the World Bank

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2010

David Shaman      The World Bank Unveiled

David Shaman will present a talk on The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparency on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room.  

Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Music and Movement program is cancelled permanently.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Mark Greek to speak on his new book on the civil rights movement and struggle for home rule in D.C.

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mark Greek   Washington DC Protests

Mark Greek, Archivist/Librarian in the Washingtoniana Division at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, will present an illustrated talk on his new book Washington, D.C. Protests: Scenes from Home Rule to the Civil Rights Movement.

Mark Plotkin, WTOP Political Commentator and Analyst, hails the book as “a fabulous collection of photos that brilliantly tell the story of D.C.’s journey to become part of America.” 

The talk will take place in the large meeting room on the 2nd floor. Refreshments will be served.  Please join us!

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

human stain
Please join us for the scheduled talk on Philip Roth’s The Human Stain to be held Wednesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor. The talk is last in the series on the theme of life 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 are as follows:

1 How does our theme—life and strife—engage the matter of self as the latter intersects that of family and community?

2 What is the relationship between history and personal memory in the shaping of this story?

3 What is the relationship between fact and truth as this story plays out?

"Marcelo in the Real World" by Fransisco X. Stork

Published on Saturday, May 22, 2010

 

From Marcelo in the Real World:

              "'What's the mental music like?' Dr Malone asks. I stop tying my sneakers so that I can think about his question. But it is impossible to put into words what the internal music is like. (I prefer the word "internal" to the world "mental" when referring to the music. The fact that the IM, as I call it for short, is inside my mind does not necessarily mean that it is produced by my mind) What is the IM like? How many times has Dr. Malone asked me that question and how many times have I not been able to answer it?    'Sweet,'  I say.  'It is sweet."

Monday, May 10, 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

Robert Combs, professor of English at George Washington University, will present a talk on Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying in the large meeting room on the 2nd floor.  Refreshments will be served.  Please join us.

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day Book Cover 
Please join us for the scheduled talk on Elie Wiesel's Day (The Accident) to be held Wednesday, May 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor. The talk is fifth in the series on the theme of life and strife in literature and is 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 are:

Saturday, May 1

Published on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Civil War ComicWest End Library will be helping to celebrate nationwide Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 1.

Come to the reference desk to pick out your free comic book!

Note: Free comics will be limited to one per person/family, while supplies last. Titles available include: Heroes for Hire, Secret Warrior, Civil War, Thunderbolts, Immortal Iron Fist and more. Not all titles will be appropriate for children.

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