He was born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington.
He starred opposite the Three Stooges in
The Outlaws is Coming.
He turned down the lead role in
Diamonds Are Forever because he thought James Bond should always be played by a British actor.
He hosted a children’s show in Hawaii in which his sidekick was a chimp.
His voice work includes
The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, Scooby-Doo, Meet the Robinsons (both the movie and the video game) and, of course, Mayor Adam West of Quahog, Rhode Island, in Family Guy.
He passed away today, June 10, 2017, at the age of 88.
For a list of PPL’s videos featuring Adam West, click
Jun 3rd 2017, by
Brandie Burrows tags: Adults | Teens | Health
On May 31st we held an open forum for teens, parents, caregivers and educators on the topic of suicide and
13 Reasons Why. Experts from NAMI Maine, SARSSM, YAAPP, and others were on hand to discuss the Netflix series and the YA novel it is based on. The story revolves around a 17 year old girl, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. She leaves behind audio recordings to 13 people she perceives as playing a role in her suicide.
Due to the realistic and graphic depictions presented, we wanted to create a resource library for parents, teens, caregivers, and educators to refer to. We will update this list as needed.
Local help and resources:
NAMI Maine (National Alliance on Mental Health)
Sexual Assault Response Service of Southern Maine (SARSSM)
Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP)
Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Portland Defending Childhood
Portland Public Library print resources
Portland Public Library teen resources
National help and resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Crisis Text Line), 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text “START” to 741741
Center for Disease Control Suicide Datasheet
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators
SAMHSA Prevention Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Suicide Prevention Resource Center, After a Suicide: Toolkit for Schools
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Futures Without Violence
Coalition to Support Grieving Students
Foundation for the Advancement of Alcohol Responsibility
The National Center for Victims of Crime
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The Trevor Project (A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.)
Resources specific to 13 Reasons Why:
National Association of School Psychologists: “
’13 Reasons Why’ Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators”
Child Mind Institute: “
Why Talk to Kids About ’13 Reasons Why.'”
The Jed Foundation and SAVE: “
13 Reasons Why: Talking Points for Viewing & Discussing the Netflix Series”
“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens
American Psychiatric Association:
13 Mental Health Questions about 13 Reasons Why
Teen Librarian Toolbox:
“Thinking About 13 Reasons Why–Teens, Mental Health, and Media”
Jun 2nd 2017, by
Patti DeLois tags: Library Collections | Adults | Teens | Seniors | Art & Culture
Another category from Videoport is open for requests. You can search titles by doing a keyword search using “pride” and “Videoport,” or type in “gay” or “lesbian” and limit your results to dvds.
Or you can click
here for a list of recommendations.
And please join us on Thursday evenings this month for our
Pride Movie Series.