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Between the Pages, Summer 2012

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Find out what’s happening at the library this summer. Includes information about Making Sense of the American Civil War series, Friends' Ice Cream Social, Ohio Generals and Presidents traveling display, new technology tools and more.

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Between the Pages, Summer 2012

  1. 1. Between the PagesSummer 2012 westervillelibrary.orgPublic art returns The Westerville Public Library proudly presents...on the library lawnAs part of the Public Art in Westerville Spaces program, the Making Sense Americanlibrary again is sponsoringa sculpture. “Confessions” of the Civil Warby Genoa, Ohio, artist MikeSohikian is on display for a yearon the library lawn, as well asbeing available for purchase. A four-part reading and discussion seriesA total of six sculpturesselected by the WestervilleParks Foundation and theArts Council of Westerville Saturdays, 2-4pm Sept. 15, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3are located throughout our Registration opens Aug. 1community. Book kit provided: Americas War by Edward L. Ayers, Crossroads of Freedom by James McPherson and March by Geraldine BrooksSure to attract attention,“Confessions” stands over six Read the words written and uttered by powerful voices from thefeet tall. The three abstract past and present during this four-part discussion series. Discoverfigures are fabricated from recycled pipe and feature faces a pivotal part of our history through scholar-led conversationmade from colored concrete castings. Images of the sculpture with fellow community members. Library Meeting Rooms.are illustrations in Ironwork Today 3: Inside and Out, availableat the library. The Art of the Historical NovelLast year the library’s public art sculpture “Blue Moon Over with Geraldine BrooksYellow Sea” was popular with many audiences – children andadults attending the library’s outdoor programs, art students Monday, Nov.12who came to study the sculpture, Westerville residents Presentation 7pm Riley Auditorium at Otterbein Universitypassing by and out-of-town visitors on bus tours. Be sure to Registration opens Oct. 1visit this year’s stunning display. Meet and Greet 8pmInside Former Wall Street Journal war correspondent and Pulitzer Prize- winning author Geraldine Brooks will • Directions explain the art of creating historical Read with us this summer fiction and discuss her novel March, a powerful meditation • Friends of the Library on the chaos of the Civil War. Ice cream and much more Made possible in part by the Ohio Ohio • Special projects Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities Edit videos, scan photos and create web pages Humanities. Council
  2. 2. Directions Ice cream and moreNotes from Library Director Don W. Barlow Please join the Friends on July 12 for our 19th Annual Ice Cream Social. This family event will include live music and dancing with bubbles from ourDream big and read this summer bubble machine; face painting thanks to Westerville Parks and Recreation; delicious ice cream with your choice Summer reading kicked off May 30 and is in full gear. Thousands of children have enrolled in the of toppings; and storytimes. “Dream Big… Read!” program. They will read thousands of hours this summer, earning the chance to decorate stars for our library “sky” and receive their choice of a book thanks to sponsorship by This event will help us launch the the Friends of the Library. Friends first true fundraiser as Nearly 500 individuals have registered in the adult version of the program, along with hundreds we collect donations to purchase of our faithful Outreach patrons. All will enjoy reading and chances to win rewards generously a replacement van for Outreach donated by many Westerville businesses. Services. The current van was purchased with funding from the We are deeply grateful to our teen volunteers who donate many hours of their summer vacation Friends in 2000. It is customized with to help register children and administer the program. Their generous contribution of time and an hydraulic lift so that book carts energy helps make this one of Ohio’s most active and successful summer reading programs. can be transported to and from senior facilities. The van makes it possible to Your library provides many wonderful programs throughout the year, but none are as important take books to homebound residents, for lifelong learning as your public librarys summer reading program. This introduction to reading area preschools and daycares. at such an early age helps dramatically with early childhood development, preparing children to be ready to learn as they enter school. Please help us provide a much- needed new van by donating at the So, if you have not done so yet, please enroll your child and help us “Dream Big…READ.” social or using the form on the back panel of this newsletter. – Arlene Roeder, President Are You O H I O Friends of the Library READING? Generals and Presidents Ohio Historical Society Display Over 3,000 children, teens and adults are logging titles and entering drawings for prizes this summer. Register now through July 30 to be eligible to win. Brady and Advent serve with dedication Kids Adults Teens We extend sincere thanks and congratulations to Ed Brady and Rose Advent on their retirement from the Saturday, Sept. 15 10am-6pm Foundation board. Ed and Rose served Librarys Local History Center two 3-year terms and more, leading Signed Soccer Stop in for an up-close look at Civil War-era the board as treasurer and secretary. Sony Ball from the Target history. View Ulysses S. Grant’s document box, eReader Columbus Crew Gift Cards shoulder straps from two uniforms worn by The Foundation is pleased to contribute William Tecumseh Sherman, William McKinley’s to the upcoming visit of Pulitzer Prize- Register online at presidential campaign buttons and more, in winning author Geraldine Brooks. This westervillelibrary.org/srp this traveling collection. A curator from the is an excellent means to help expand Ohio Historical Society will answer questions. the opportunities our library offers.
  3. 3. Local HistoryHot Titles Center Now open SaturdaysBooks and Movies coming soon Trains in Westerville September 1, 1873 was a momentous day in Westerville history. The first train to comeBooks through the village arrived with citizensThird Gate by Lincoln Child (June) lining the tracks anxiously awaiting this newExplorer Porter Stone believes he’s discovered where King Narmer, a mythical god-king, form of transportation. By 1893 there wereis buried. At the dig, located in one of the most forbidding places on earth, a series of 10 passenger trains a day that came throughpotentially supernatural occurrences cause people to fear a centuries-old curse. Westerville.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (June) The railroad wasOn the morning of Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary, Amy disappears. When her an important partdiary reveals turmoil over their marriage, Nick is immediately suspected. He may be a liar of the community.and not the best husband, but is he a killer? Businesses sprang up along theWhen in Doubt Add Butter by Elizabeth M. Harbison (July) tracks. The railroadPrivate chef Gemma Craigs steady clients include a fussy department store managerhooked on 1950s comfort food and a grossly overweight woman who loves butter. station was a hubHowever, unlike her tried-and-true recipes, her life takes an unexpected turn. of activity. The sign at the end of the Westerville railroad depotThe Nightmare by Lars Keplar (July) read “Cols 12.4 miles WESTERVILLE HudsonAlthough a young woman’s body was found on board a drifting boat, it’s determined she 132.4 miles.”drowned. Then, a man is found dead hanging in his apartment, with no furniture near thebody. Are these two cases related? Detective inspector Joona Linna plans to find out. The city’s new replica trainThe Spymasters: A Men at War Novel by W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth (August) station, beingWhen two of the Allies’ most important plans for World War II are at risk, President Roosevelt constructedturns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan for a remedy. Donovan and his team must fight the behind theenemy in the field as well as insiders who are feeding secrets to the Soviets. library near the bike and walking path, willBones are Forever by Kathy Reichs (August) have a display about the transportationIn this work by author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, Temperance Brennan has history of Westerville, with information andbeen asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies. The investigation puts her in photographs obtained from the library’scontact with long-time flame Detective Ryan and the high-stakes world of diamond mining. Local History Center.Movies – compiled by Beth Weinhardt Local History CoordinatorJune: Safe House (R) Mirror, Mirror (R) 21 Jump Street (R) Project X (R) The Artist (R) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)July: American Reunion (Unrated) August: Dr. Seuss The Lorax (PG-13) Like Westerville History on Facebook for Local History updates. – compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Did you know the library offers . . . New tools for your editing projects? The Technology Center in the Adult Services area is home to two PC computers with advanced tools for tackling your special projects. Thanks to newly loaded programs, you can: make DVDs from your videos; design documents; edit photos; scan and edit documents (OCR – optical character recognition); and create web pages. We have the equipment and software you need plus how-to manuals and help files. The computers can be reserved. Come in or call ext. 2172.
  4. 4. Events for Adults Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5004 Meet the Doula Haiti Dream Monday, Aug. 6 6:30-8pm A Builders, Interested in learning about natural Dream Killers childbirth? In this class presented by Tuesday, July 10 the Birth Workers of Central Ohio, 6-8:45pm learn about the role of labor coaches, also known as doulas, and how they How to Download eBooks From his upbringing in Saint- can assist before, during and after & eAudiobooks Marc, Haiti to his emigration to your childs birth. Meeting Room A. Mondays, July 9 & Aug. 13 the United States, author Berteau Registration required. 7-8pm Joisil will speak about his struggles in pursuing the American Dream. Do you have an eReader, MP3 Copies of Dream Builders, Dream player or a computer? Learn how to Killers: Voice of an Immigrant from browse and download thousands Haiti will be available. of free titles from the library in this Meeting Room A. Registration introductory class. Meeting Room required. A. Registration required. eBook and eAudiobook Facebook Book Fortunes Tutorial for Smartphones THOR Thursday, Aug. 9 Susan AU @ facebook.com/westervillelibrary and Tablets • • Mondays, July 16 & Aug. 20 Gilbert- Not sure what to read next? Let S CO 7-8:30pm Collins us predict your reading future! On AT Saturday, July 21 FE our Facebook page, post the last Learn to use your smartphone or E CH F 1-3pm three books you loved and well tablet PC to access the library’s recommend something else we eBook and eAudiobook collection. Escape the think youll enjoy. Meeting Room A. daily grind and enjoy a free cup Registration required. of coffee and great conversation with Susan Gilbert-Collins, author Kindle Fire Tutorial of Starting from Scratch. Susan will Cyber-Safety Saturday, Aug. 18 4-5:30pm speak about the inspiration behind Thursday, Aug. 23 6-7:30pm Get familiar with using your Kindle her work and her experiences as a Hear how to manage your childs Fire and learn helpful tips and writer. Meeting Room A. online risks using practical advice tricks in this introductory session. and resources from the Westerville Meeting Room A. Division of Police. Meeting Room A. Registration required. Born to Read: Registration required. St. Anns Maternity Program Thursdays, July 26 & Aug. 23 ESOL ClassesBook Discussion Group 6:30-8:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays ORWednesdays, July 18 & Aug. 15 Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in Learn simple games and activities7-8:45pm Aug. 10am-12pm to help your child develop skills forRead the book of the month and reading and succeeding in school. Basic classes for adults learningjoin us to discuss it. Julys selection is Geared for parents/caregivers of English as a second language.Sarahs Key by Tatiana DeRosnay and children birth through 2 years old and Meeting Room B. Call the ColumbusAugusts selection is The Sea by John expectant parents. Register by calling Literacy Council at (614) 282-7661Banville. Conference Room. 614-898-MOMS (6667). to register.
  5. 5. Events for YouthRegister online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5006Campfire, Stories & Songs Its a MysteryFriday, July 6 Friday, July 13 2-4pmAll ages 8-9:45pm Ages 12-18Celebrate summer by joining the Something mysterious Harry Potter CelebrationYouth Services staff and a Metro Parks is going on at the Monday, July 30 All Daynaturalist for a campfire at the Sharon library! Super sleuthy All agesWoods Metro Park. Well tell stories, teens are invited tosing songs, roast marshmallows and help solve the mystery Go on a trip through the wizardingmake smores at the Pin Oak Program Sherlock-style and catch the culprit. world! Get sorted into houses,Area behind the Apple Ridge Shelter. Activity Center. Registration required. attend Hogwarts classes, visit the Owlry and have a snack at Honeydukes and the ThreeMonday Movie Night Broomsticks. End the day withSelect Mondays 6:30-8:30pm a Care of Magical Creatures Howl at theAll ages class at 7pm with live animals Toons and an instructor from OhioBring your pillows and popcorn to Wednesday,watch these family movies on the big Nature Education. Youth Services July 18 7-8pmscreen. Activity Center. Department. All agesJuly 9 Happy Feet Two (PG) Draw beyondJuly 23 Dolphin Tale (PG) your wildest dreams as cartoonist Jeff Nicholas offers step-by-step drawingSpanish-English instruction and shares entertainingPreschool Storytime original stories to capture theWednesdays, July 11 & 18 imagination. Activity Center.10-10:30am Ages 3-6 Super Hero CampBooks, activities and songs will Thursday, Aug. 9 3-4:30pmincorporate learning of Spanish words Columbus Artmobile All agesand phrases into this storytime. Tuesday, July 24Activity Center. 2-3pm for ages 5-7 Transform into powerful heroes as we 4-5pm for ages 8-11 make masks and disguises, conquer an obstacle course and show off our We’ll make our own versions of Van strength at a "weight lifting" station. Gogh’s "Starry Night" and talk about Meeting Rooms. Friends Ice Cream the history of the famous painting Social during this visit by the Columbus Thursday, July 12 Artmobile crew. Activity Center. Puppet Show: Ice Cream 7-8:30pm Registration required. Pigeon Wants an Audience! Storytimes 7 & 7:30pm Saturday, Aug. 11 Enjoy stories, live Nursery Rhyme Olympics 10-10:35am or 11-11:35am All ages music, face painting, Monday, Aug. 6 10:30-11:30am Experience three and ice cream with toppings at Ages 2-5 stories based on the 19th annual ice cream social Your favorite nursery rhyme author Mo Willems sponsored by the Friends of the characters will come to life and share Pigeon and his Library. Suggested donation is $1 rhymes, songs and games. friends. Activity per sundae. Rain or shine. Meeting Rooms. Center. Registration Registration required. required.
  6. 6. 126 South State StreetWesterville, OH 43081-2095 HELP! Between the Pages REPLACE The Friends need your help to replace THE VAN the Outreach Vol. 23 No. 3 Services van. Between the Pages newsletter is published quarterly and is available in the library and sites throughout Westerville. For questions and comments about the newsletter, please call (614) 882-7277 ext. 2164. F unded in 2000 by the Friends, the Outreach van has spent the past 12 years delivering library items to homebound persons, preschools, daycares and all senior facilities. A new van would ensure that the lives of thousands of people will Board of Trustees Library Hours continue to be enriched by this service. Please help! Michael Fultz Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm Kay Hedges Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm Deanna McDaniel Sunday 1-6pm YES, I want to help by giving $______ . Karen Petersen Joshua Platt Telephone YES, I want to help by giving $100 and receiving Karen Scholl (614) 882-7277 a family lifetime membership in the Friends. Jack Shinnock Customer Services ext. 5001 Adult Services ext. 5004 Return this form to the Friends Shoppe with cash, credit card or check payable to the Friends of the Westerville Public Library; Don Barlow, Director Youth Services ext. 5006 OR return this form to the front desk with cash or check; OR mail to Media Services ext. 5008 Friends Shoppe, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081. Board Meetings Name ________________________________________________________ The Library Board of Trustees meets at 7pm on the fourth Phone _______________________________________________________ Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. 126 South State Street Address ______________________________________________________ Westerville, OH 43081 Newsletter Staff westervillelibrary.org City _______________________________ Zip _____________________ Linda Wilkins, Editor The Friends of the Library is a non-profit charitable organization under section Jesse Henning, Designer 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation may be tax deductible.