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Story Time Reads, March 23

Early Literacy TipRead to your baby often. Children who are read to at least three times a week do better in later development than those who are read to less than three times a week.Books We Read

Erin's Latest Pick

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

His name is Arnold Spirit Jr., but most people just call him "Junior." He has seizures, a speech impediment, and is a charter member of the Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club.  In other words, he sp

Story Time Report

March 9 Toddler Reads

Early Literacy Tip:     Before we learn our letters we must first learn our shapes such as triangle, square, star, rectangle,      circle, etc.  When reading or engaging your child in the world, talk about the shapes they see.  For a fun     activity make shapes with your body. 

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Heritage Quest Genealogy Database

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Celebrate Women's History Month

West End Film Club

Read the book? Now, watch the movie!The West End Film club will be screening the recent film, My Sister's Keeper, based on the novel by Jodi Picoult, starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin. The screening will be held Tuesday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m. Please join us. Light refreshments will be served. 

Celebrate Women's History Month

West End Library Wednesday Evening Book Club

In honor of Women's History Month, the title for this month's book club is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, which examines timeless questions:          What does it mean to be a "good" family member?                 What do we owe each other--spiritually, emotionally, practically?Please join us on Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.

West End Library Friends' Half-Price Book Sale

Saturday, February 27, 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sale of gently used books, CDs, and  DVDs ranging from $.25 to $2.50 per item.  Other items are specially priced.  West End Library Friends' tote bags and T-shirts also will be on sale.  Bargains galore!  Proceeds from the sale will go toward the DC Public Library’s citywide 2010 Summer Reading Program. Mark your calendars and help to support this worthy cause.

Special Screening of "Lolita"

March 4, 12:30 p.m., Large Meeting Room

Change in Schedule for Friends Reading and Discussion Series

The discussion of The Hebrew Bible set for Wednesday, February 2, has been cancelled due to snow and rescheduled for Wednesday, March 3.  The discussions of the other works in the series have been postponed and set for different dates as follows: Pierre Corneille's The Cid, March 31D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love, April 21Elie Wiesel's Day/The Accident, May 12Phillip Roth's The Human Stain, June 2 

Friends Book Discussion Series Continues

The Hebrew Bible: Ten Questions for Thought

Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University, will lead the talk on The Hebrew Bible: Genesis, I and II Samuel, on Wednesday, February 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the second session of the West End Library Friends discussion series on the theme of love and strife in literature.  The talk will take place in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor.  All are invited to attend and join the discussion that will be based on the following ten questions: