West End
Interim Library

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Come hear Marilou Donahue--a classical singer, a teacher of voice, and a former host of Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue on TV--on using your voice to unlock your personality and win over others.  Learn to project your voice and set it free.  Please join us!

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

Published on Thursday, July 8, 2010

picture of a dogAshley Hughes, DVM, of Friendship Hospital for Animals and Bonny King-Taylor, owner and operator of Doggy Lama Pet Coaching, will speak on diet, health, safety, training/behavior and other aspects of dog care. 

Learn more about owning a dog and caring for one in the big city.  Hear tips on how to build the best possible relationship with your dog.  Join us Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m., and your doggie will love you for it!   

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
By pointing out the words
in the pictures, you help your child develop print awareness. When you
are out and about, be sure to talk about the signs you see around you.


We Read

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Early Literacy Tip
Making book sharing times enjoyable times helps to develop your child’s print motivation, enjoyment of books and reading. Research shows that children who have had enjoyable experiences around books are more likely to stick with learning to read, when that time comes.

Books We Read

Bugtown Boogie by Warren Hanson
The Boy Who Cried Wolf retold by B.G. Hennessy

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

by Jakki Wood

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

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?