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April 14, 2015 by admin

The Words That Fit

Fans of Mad* magazine may remember that publication’s parodic motto “All the words that fit, we print.” As westsidewriter has discovered since starting this blog, including all the words that are fit for a UWS book lover’s consumption is a tall order–especially doing so in a timely way.

While WestSideWords goes through some growing pains, we’re temporarily revamping our format. On most days, we’ll run a “Featured Event” item; updates of the full calendar of events will be made on a regular basis.

Please look for additional articles in the coming weeks as the editorial staff settles into a new production schedule.

*Fun Fact: Long-time Mad magazine writer Dick Debartolo appears to be an Upper West Sider!

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Featured event for Tuesday, April 24, 2015

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R.E.A.D. with BB!

4 p.m.  Children who need a little extra reading help can practice their skills with a licensed therapy dog at the Bloomingdale Library! From the library website: “Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! BB and his, Jeff, owner can’t wait for you to come by the library and read them a story. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.” The Bloomingdale branch is located at 150 W. 100th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus.)

The R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) children’s literacy program is courtesy of Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) organization.

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Want to learn more about another wonderful interspecies reading experience? Check out the Facebook Page for the Hamden Library in Connecticut. Young visitors were recently treated to a reading of “Is your Mama a Llama?” in the company of a live llama.

What's on this llama's reading list?

What’s on this llama’s reading list?

#featured event#Reading with Animals

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