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Between the Pages: Summer 2016

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Between the Pages: Summer 2016

  1. 1. www.westervillelibrary.org/comics-plus How to get started List of publishers Summer 2016 westervillelibrary.org Between the Pages Westerville Public Library Presentation 7pm At Westerville Central High School The first 300 guests to arrive will receive a free copy of Sweet Tomorrows, her new release. Debbie's presentation will be followed by a book sale and book signing. Ticket $15. Purchase tickets at debbiemacomber.eventbrite.com. Debbie Macomber Wednesday, August 3 ComicsPlus Library Edition Going on vacation? This database offers free access to thousands of popular comics and graphic novels on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Guaranteed no overdue fines since the book is automatically returned. Get ready to take a hike or visit a park as part of this year's Westerville Reads. You're invited to read an adventure- themed book, then join in related events and activities coming to the library this fall. Pick up your free copy of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods and Ranger Rick: National Parks! at the library or around the community, while supplies last. Look for us at events displaying the Westerville Reads logo. A Walk in the Woods Westerville READS2016 4th annual community-wide event Bestselling author of the famed Cedar Cove series, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, and novels beloved worldwide. Reception 5pm At the Medallion Club Mingle with Debbie, enjoy small plates and hors d'oeuvres and receive a pre-signed copy of Sweet Tomorrows. Hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Ticket $60 and includes priority seating at the Presentation.
  2. 2. I am writing to let you know that I will retire as Executive Director of the Westerville Public Library on May 31, 2017, after a successor is chosen. There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time. For the past twenty-eight years, I have had the privilege to serve as your Executive Director. My time here has been the most rewarding, challenging, and exhilarating of my professional life. I have been honored to work with passionate people who invest in making our community an even better place to live, work and play. I am enormously proud of the work we’ve done together over the last 28 years. We have grown from a small community library to a nationally recognized library system, consistently ranked among the very best in the country. I feel good about playing a role in that success and committed 100 percent of my energies to that success. I am excited by our continuing mission of empowering the community and customers, and believe strongly in our future success. I am grateful to the countless people I have worked with during my time here who have taught me so much. They have been passionate board members, staff and volunteers who love our community and have worked tirelessly for the success of our beloved library. I'm also indebted to our remarkable young staff members who inspire me with their wonder and passion for our future. The privilege of leading this organization is an honor I will always cherish. Directions Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow Retirement announcement Searching for Used Books? The Friends of the Library offer hundreds of used books for you to browse and purchase. Our bookcases in the mallway have been relocated a bit farther down the hall and contain a large selection of used hardbacks, paperbacks and CDs for sale. Come on down! Also, remember to check out the used books available in the Friends Shoppe. All proceeds from the sale of used books and gifts in the shop benefit the library. We invite you to participate in two events we proudly sponsor each year around this time: the summer reading program and the 23rd annual ice cream social and story times comingThursday, July 21st. Are you a Friend? We’d like to introduce ourselves and hope you will join us by completing the application in this newsletter. Friends of theWesterville Public Library Board members Arlene Roeder, President Janet Rector,Vice President Ellis Hitt,Treasurer Pat Durant, Secretary Trustees: Elliott Hodgdon, Dorothy Bonham, Dave Arter, Leigh Rose and Sande Johnson Coloring enthusiasts can express themselves by coloring a page or two in these books, and then returning them for others to check out and color. Using crayons or colored pencils and adding a signature are encouraged. The collection of thirteen titles is displayed in the new books area and can be searched by "coloring books for adults." Coloring books for adults to borrow, color and return Used books in Friends Shoppe.
  3. 3. Inez Alexander Crouse In May 1955, Inez Alexander Crouse died at the age of 102, the oldest resident in Franklin County. Inez sawWesterville grow and change in her lifetime. Her father,Thomas Alexander, was a mayor of Westerville, foundry owner and a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Runaways would be moved in the Alexander wagon with Inez or one of her three brothers perched beside their father as he transported the slaves west and north of town to the next stop on their journey to freedom. Inez’s home built in 1918, will be one of the stops on the new College Avenue phone app being created this summer to join the State Street and Main Street apps available on the library's website. – Compiled by BethWeinhardt Local History Coordinator Hot Titles Did you know the library offers. . . Local History Center Books Black Widow by Daniel Silva (July) Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin, is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, ISIS detonates a massive bomb in Paris, and a desperate French government lures him into one final operation. Killer Look by Linda Fairstein (July) High fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when designer Wolf Savage is found dead days before the biggest show of his career. With her DA office job in jeopardy, Alex is determined to uncover the possible homicide beneath the glitz. First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (August) Piper Dove dreams of becoming the best detective in Chicago. First job? Trail the former Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham. The problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s angry! Piper soon begins working for him, although not as the bodyguard he needs. Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke (August) Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, Luisa“Lu”Brant sees an opportunity as the new state’s attorney to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories. Me before You by Jojo Moyes (eBook) Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family. Then she takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (eBook) Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her toddler playing with her husband who was brutally murdered two weeks earlier. Should she believe her own eyes? Movies June Zootopia (PG), Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG), 10 Cloverfield Lane (PG-13). July Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13), Miracles from Heaven (PG), Allegiant (PG-13). August Mother's Day (PG-13), The Boss (PG-13). – Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Books and movies you don't want to miss LikeWesterville History on Facebook for Local History updates. Monitors that show your electricity usage? Find out if that old refrigerator and spare air conditioner are still saving you money by using one of our Kill A Watt EZ electricity monitors. After plugging the monitor into a wall socket, you can connect the appliance and find out the amount of electricity being consumed. You also can program in your local utility rate and calculate your expenses by day, week, month or year. The monitors have been donated by the Westerville Electric Division and are available for checkout using your library card at the Customer Services desk in the atrium. 1952 photograph for newspaper shows Inez at age 100 sharing birthday with local baby.
  4. 4. Introduction to Genealogy Saturday, July 23 10-11am Discover ways to uncover the roots to your family tree. Presented by Franklin County Genealogical Society members. Meeting Rooms. Registration required. The Water for Congo Project Monday, August 1 7-8pm In 1970, Fred Suter, as a volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, often stayed overnight in villages where local women worked hard to provide food, clean spring water to drink and a bed. A lack of close access to clean water is a huge problem in much of rural Africa. Hear how Fred is training Congolese to make and use ram pumps, build and install gutters, and hand-drill wells to get potable water. Meeting Room A. Registration required. How to Prevent Child Abduction Thursday, July 28 7-8pm Officers from the Westerville Police Department will discuss methods to protect your child from stranger abduction. Meeting Room A. Registration required. Events for Adults Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 4 Helping Man's Best Friend: Dog Separation Anxiety Saturday, July 23 4-5:30pm Scott MacConachie, a professional dog trainer and the owner of K9 Ponderosa, will offer information and tactics to help reduce stress and behavioral problems for your canine friend. Meeting Room A. Registration required. Local Author Book Festival Sunday, August 28 1-5pm Suspense. Historical romance. Inspirational fiction. Picture books for kids. Books of all genres will be highlighted as 50 writers from around Central Ohio greet festival goers. Attendees can enjoy one-on-one time with authors, purchase books for signing, enter a raffle for door prizes and grab a snack from food trucks. For more information call ext. 2103. Local Author Steven Franklin Mount: A Nelsonville Sojourn Monday, August 29 7-7:45pm Set in his hometown of Nelsonville Ohio, author Steven Franklin Mount's first novel, A Nelsonville Sojourn, explores the intertwining themes of redemption, honesty and the influence of geography. Meeting Room A. Registration required.
  5. 5. Budding Artists Friday, August 12 2-3pm Focusing on art as process rather than art as a finished product, children ages 4-6 will explore different artistic styles, mediums and techniques. August: Chalk. Activity Center. Registration required. Ice Cream Social, Music & Stories Thursday, July 21 7-8:30pm Enjoy live music, ice cream and toppings at the 23rd annual ice cream social sponsored by the Friends of the Westerville Public Library. Suggested donation is $1 per sundae. Face painting provided by Westerville Parks and Recreation. Library Lawn. Stories for kids at 7 & 7:30pm in the Meeting Rooms. Rain or shine. Teen Yoga and Smoothies Tuesday, July 26 2-3pm Unwind at a yoga class especially for teens, presented by local instructor Jenna Durban of the Yoga Factory. Then learn how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie, with samples for everyone. Bring a yoga mat and water. A limited supply of mats will be available. Ages 12-18. Activity Center. Registration required. On Your Mark, Get Set ... Guac! Wednesday, July 20 2-3pm Discover how making healthy food choices can be tasty fun with Tori Strickland of Local Matters. We’ll be making guacamole and tasting our success. Ages 9-18. Meeting Room A. Events for Youth Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5 Library Link Award at Heritage Middle School (from left) Meredith Fletcher (Library Link Associate), Noah Weidmann ("R"); Pricipal Mr. Kacsandi; Greer Scott ("E"); Santo Scillia (holding award); Mahkela Kamara ("A"); Heritage Librarian Mrs. Konik; and Dora Sesay ("D"). Library Link Award at Mark Twain Elementary (from left) Mrs. Morgan; Will Dickerson; Meredith; Shreeya Luitel; Anila Palmer; Principal Mrs. Moss; John Stevens (hold- ing award); Jayla Medina; and Emilios Kelalie. Each school day, our Library Link service delivers books and other materials requested by students, faculty and staff at the school buildings in the Westerville district. This spring, Library Link Awards were presented to the elementary and middle school receiving the most items delivered this school year: Heritage Middle School (1,186 items) and Mark Twain Elementary (1,209 items). To receive Library Link delivery, students need to have a valid Westerville Library card and turn in a completed Library Link application form signed by a parent or guardian. For details call ext. 2144 or go online at www.westervillelibrary.org/library-link. Library Link Awards go to top schools
  6. 6. 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081-2095 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. Board of Trustees Michael Fultz Melissa Hodek Mary Lightbody Deanna McDaniel Karen Scholl Jack Shinnock Shawn Smith Don W. Barlow, Executive Director Board Meetings The Library Board of Trustees meets at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. Newsletter Staff Linda Wilkins, Editor Mike Pirik, Designer Library Hours Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 1-6pm Telephone (614) 882-7277 Customer Services ext. 2 Media Services ext. 3 Adult Services ext. 4 Youth Services ext. 5 Outreach Delivery ext. 6 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081 westervillelibrary.org Vol. 27 No. 2 Name __________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________ City _______________________________ Zip _____________ Renewal Individual 1 year $10 Sustaining 1 year $25 Individual Life $75 New Member Family 1 year $15 Family Life $100 Corporate 1 year $125 Donation $ ____________ I would like to volunteer as a Friend: Friends Shoppe Sorting/Shelving used books You may leave your completed application and check payable to the Friends of the Westerville Public Library at the Friends Shoppe or the circulation desk, or you may mail it to: Friends Shoppe, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081. Friends of the Westerville Public Library Membership Application Summer 2016 Between the Pages Westerville Public Library Westerville Public Library