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Story Time Reads the week of Feb 27th

Rhyming Sounds


Story Time Reads the Week of February 20th

Singing Nursery Rhymes

Early Literacy Aside: Singing slows down language so that children can hear the smaller sounds in words. This helps children learn to sound out the words when they learn to read.Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill

The Great Library Scavenger Hunt

Please join us for a hunt of facts, figures and more from the library's collections March 10, all day.  Follow the clues and win. Have fun, pick your brain and learn something new.  Help celebrate Read-In at the library! Prizes go to the top 10 scavengers.

Hunger Games Food Drive

In an effort to attract attention to child hunger in the District, the West End Library will be hosting a food drive from March 10 to 31. Please drop off donations of low sodium canned goods and whole grain dry food at the Hunger Station, conveniently located on the first floor between the Circulation and the Information Desks.

Story time reads February 14 & 16

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. 

"Malcolm X" Film Screening

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

Please 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

Story Time Reads February 7 and 9

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:

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X"

Book Club Pick of the Month

The West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Autobiography of Malcolm X on Tuesday, February 21, at 12:30 p.m.

"Flowers for Algernon"

Book Club Pick of the Month

The 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.

Friends' Book Discussion Series

"Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellow

Please 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.