Between the Pages
Fall / Early Winter 2013
Youth Services area
has a Westerville look
The scenes on the freshly painted
walls in the Youth Services area
are putting smiles on the faces of
children and their families who are
acquainted with Westerville
New murals painted in soft colors
depict some of the places most
recognizable in the community:
Towers Hall at Otterbein University,
Emerson Magnet School, the
Westerville Community Center and
City Building, and even the slide at
Alum Creek Park.
Adding to the feeling of community
is the large photo of the Westerville
Fire Department truck mounted to
the doors of the renovated Activity Center. The truck seems
to open as the children enter the center.
Stop in and enjoy the scenery!
We have good news for students needing help getting
started on a homework assignment, paper or project.
The John E. Robbins Homework Help Center opened this
fall with expanded hours and more helpers, and the
results have been rewarding. Both a part-time staff
member and volunteers are in the center assisting more
students and families than ever.
Students of every age can get help understanding their
assignment, learning to attack their studies and finding
ways to do research. The center is located in the Youth
Services area and open Monday through Thursday,
5-8pm. Need at-home help? Try our KnowItNow.org chat
reference service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Coming to Westerville ...
Saturday, February 22
Reception at 5pm. Tickets will be available for purchase.
Presentation at 7:30pm. Free registration required.
Award-winning and bestselling author Lee Child knows how to keep pulses
racing with one of the most intriguing heroes in print -- Jack Reacher. Lee
will share his passion for his work, as well as his thoughts on why we need
tough guys in life and literature.
At Westerville Central High School. Book sale and signing.
For more information contact Programming at 614.882.7277 ext. 2103.
Events for Youth
Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5006
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Movie Release Party
“Signs” of Christmas Choir
Today is the day -- the movie release
date of Hunger Games: Catching
Fire. Celebrate Katniss' return to the
screen as the Girl on Fire with trivia,
movie fun, games and giveaways.
Meeting Rooms. No registration but
limited to 75 attendees.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the
season as the Signs of Christmas
Choir performs a variety of musical
selections in American Sign
Friday, November 22 3-4pm
Saturday, December 7 2-3pm
You Wouldn’t Want to be a ...
Mondays, November 25 &
December 16 4-5pm
We're taking history personally.
Talk about the colorful aspects of life
in the past and share in related
activities. Ages 8-11. Activity Center.
November You Wouldn't Want to Be
an American Colonist!: A Settlement
You'd Rather Not Start
Want to Be
Things You'd Rather
Not Know by John
The Singing Cellist
Saturday, December 14 11-11:30am
Holiday songs and entertainment by
cellist Mike Ingalls will be presented
for all ages. Activity Center.
Elephant and Piggie Party
Tuesday, December 17 4-4:45pm &
Thursday, December 19 10-10:45am
Love Mo Willem's Elephant and
Piggie books? Join us for Elephant
and Piggie stories, activities, and
crafts. You will even have a chance to
meet the characters. Activity Center.
We are Sherlocked!
Monday, December 30 3-4:30pm
Are you a fan of the BBC series
Sherlock? Come and investigate
trivia, games, crafts and fun with our
favorite detective. Leave your cane,
Watson, and grab your deerstalker,
Sherlock -- the game is on. Adults
who want in on the fun are invited,
too! Meeting Rooms. Registration
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate
Factory: An Audience
Saturday, January 4 2-3:45pm
Sing along, enjoy candy treats,
blow bubbles, boo the mean kids
and participate in other interactive
elements during this viewing of the
original 1971 film Willy Wonka and
the Chocolate Factory (G) starring
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
Meeting Rooms. Registration required
for every attendee.
The Westerville Symphony and the Library
present the 26th annual Tunes & Tales
The Velveteen Rabbit
Winter I registration opens
Monday, December 23.
Saturday, January 11 9:30am;
10:30am with sign interpretation; and 11:30am
The heartwarming story of the stuffed toy rabbit that comes to life is set to music
and narrated especially for ages 4-8 and their families. Meet the musicians and play
their instruments. Each family will receive a copy of the book. Meeting Rooms.
Registration required for every attendee.
126 South State Street
Westerville, OH 43081-2095
Between the Pages
Fall / Early Winter 2013
Friends of the
Westerville Public Library
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
Don Barlow, Director
The Library Board of Trustees
meets at 7pm on the fourth
Tuesday of each month. The
public is welcome to attend.
Linda Wilkins, Editor
Mike Pirik, Designer
Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm
Individual 1 year
Family 1 year
Sustaining 1 year
Corporate 1 year $125
Donation $ ____________
I would like to volunteer as a Friend:
126 South State Street
Westerville, OH 43081
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.
Books and movies you don't want to miss
Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (November)
The Angelini Shoe Company always has relied on Vechiarelli & Son leather. This historic
business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the school teacher
turned shoemaker, to fall in love with a Vechiarelli tanner with a complex past.
White Fire by Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child (November)
Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée,
Corrie Swanson, from trouble with the law, just as a murderous arsonist begins burning
down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside.
Christmas Hope by Anne Perry (December)
Claudine Burroughs no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband and
she dreads the holidays. Then, at a yuletide gala, she meets an attractive poet and her
spirits lift. An hour later, this fascinating man is accused of killing a young streetwalker.
Hunted by Karen Robard (December)
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, and she’s never
failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it’s different. She becomes the hostage.
Now Caroline questions everything she thought she knew about her job and her city.
Cuckoo's Calling by [J. K. Rowling writing as] Robert Galbraith (Hot eBook title)
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, private investigator Cormoran Strike is
down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has broken up with his longtime girlfriend
and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks in with an amazing story…
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Hot eBook title)
Internationally bestselling author Reza Aslan presents a fascinating, provocative and
meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man
we know as Jesus of Nazareth.
World War II Jeep drive
In 1943, as the country worked together
on the home front to support the troops
fighting overseas, Westerville residents did
their part. A ration board was formed, civil
defense workers conducted dim outs and
drills, and residents worked in war industry
at Kilgore Manufacturing making bombs.
Even students at the three Westerville
schools -- two
jeeps for the
Army. Students at the Vine Street School
(today Emerson Magnet School) raised
so much money for the jeep drive that an
Army officer brought a jeep to the school
and allowed each of the 325 students a turn
sitting in the vehicle.
– Compiled by Beth Weinhardt
Local History Coordinator
November: Man of Steel 2013 (PG-13), Planes (PG), Red 2 (PG-13)
December: Wolverine 2013 (PG-13), Smurfs 2 (PG), Elysium (R)
Like Westerville History on
Facebook for Local History updates.
– Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator
Did you know the library offers . . .
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premier job search, reference and mailing list database includes 30 million business profiles and 220
million residents searchable by home value, income and geography. AtoZdatabases is ideal for creating a sales lead mailing
list, performing market research and locating friends. More than 200,000 new movers are added weekly and are searchable
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Events for Adults
Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5004
Doctor Who 50th
Saturday, November 23 1-5pm
Trivia Contest 2pm
Attention, adult Whovians: celebrate
the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
Special in style with Pin the Bowtie
on the Doctor, a Doctor Who-themed
costume contest, bingo and more.
A blue velvet cupcake and fish
fingers with custard will sate
your appetite. Meeting Rooms.
Affordable Care Act
Monday, November 25 12-2pm
Wednesday, December 4
Local financial advisor and health
insurance marketplace navigator
Thomas Grainger will discuss
details of the Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare). Topics will range
from how the ACA will affect
individual healthcare coverage to
how to pick the best plan for your
individual needs. Meeting Room B.
A chance to give this
Hang purchased or handmade
hats, mittens and scarves on
the Giving Tree, contribute new
or gently used books for children at
the donation box and bring in items for the
food drive benefitting W.A.R.M. Donations
accepted Fri., Nov. 15 through Thurs., Dec. 12.
Music in the
The 13th annual
Music in the
features an array
of holiday, regional
and classical music. Relax with the
sounds of the season during your
library visit! Sponsored by the
Friends of the Library.
Guitarist Jim Volk
Pianist Tony Hagood
Harpist Trista Hill
Folk Wood Players Duo
Creating Address Labels
Mondays, December 2 & 9 2-4pm
Give a custom look to your holiday
and other mailings by creating
labels. Basic computer skills are
recommended but not required.
Your address books, a flash drive
and blank address labels will come
in handy. Study Room North.
Sunday, December 15 3-4pm
Jingle all the way and sing along with
your favorite holiday tunes. Piano
accompaniment provided by Nieca
Nowels. Meeting Rooms.
Tuesday, December 17 6:30-7:30pm
Take home the cookbook of the
month and explore the recipes at
your own pace. Then, bring your
favorite dish to share while we
discuss the book. Meeting Room A.
Books available at the Ask Here desk.
December Entertaining Simple
by Matthew Mead
Wednesdays, December 18 &
January 15 7-9pm
December Reader's Choice of a
Christmas mystery by Anne Perry.
Also, receive our January title
Foreseen, compliments of the author.
January Foreseen by Terri-Lynne
Smiles. Meet Ms. Smiles as we
discuss her work.
How to Download eBooks
Monday, December 9 7-8pm
Do you have an eReader, MP3
player or a computer? Learn how to
browse and download thousands
of free titles from the library in this
introductory class presented by
Adult Sevices staff. Meeting
Room A. Registration required.
Newbery Discussion Group
Saturday, December 21 2-3pm
Read and discuss potential Newbery
Medal winners. We'll choose our
mock Newbery winners at this, our
last meeting. Activity Center.
Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow
2013 LIBRARY JOURNAL
Five-Star Library again
Once again Library Journal has recognized the Westerville Public Library as a Five-Star
Library. Only 82 of the more than 9,000 public libraries nationwide were so rated, placing
Westerville in the top 1% of all public libraries in the United States.
This prestigious and very welcomed national recognition is awarded to libraries that are
the heaviest used and most cost efficient. Ratings are determined by community support,
number of library visits, items borrowed, program attendance, computer usage and cost
per capita. Scores are then compared to those of libraries within the same budget range.
We are grateful and humbled by this national recognition. We have a deep appreciation
for the role our customers, Library Board of Trustees, dedicated and top-notch staff and
wonderful community partners have played in this accomplishment.
As 2013 comes to an end and we prepare for a new year, we do so with renewed energy
and continued commitment to excellence. We thank you for helping us achieve the
ranking as one of America’s finest libraries. We are proud of our past successes and with
your continued support we are excited about our future.
We're happy to help
As gift-giving season approaches, we
invite you to browse the Friends Shoppe
for new arrivals. Items with the city
“tree" logo now include orange ceramic
mugs with lids and t-shirts in sizes for
adults and children. One of our pewter
"tree" ornaments can be a thoughtful
gift for friends who have moved from
the area or a holiday gift that can be
Sales from the shop and used book
shelves make it possible for the Friends
to provide added funds for library
needs. Recently we were pleased
to help fund the new AfterSchool
Edge Stations – computers loaded
with educational and entertaining
software for ages 6 to 14. Also, we are
sponsoring the annual Music in the
Atrium series and the winter reading
program for adults.
Are you a Friend? We hope you’ll join us
by completing the membership form in
– Arlene Roeder, President
Friends of the Library
Winter Reading Program
January 6 - February 16
Register at the Ask Here desk on the second floor in Adult Services or
online at westervillelibrary.org/srp starting January 6. Then, stop in for your
Go online or stop at the Ask Here desk to log reviews or ratings for the books
you’ve read or listened to.
Win For every title you log online, you’ll be entered into
Prizes weekly and grand prize drawings.
Friends of the Westerville Public Library
Please join our 2013
The Library Foundation is dedicated
to helping enrich the collections and
programs of the library, and fund
raising efforts such as our Annual
Appeal help with that goal. We ask
for your support as we start our
campaign. Soon, pamphlets will be
available in the library and online at
Donations can be directed to assisting
with immediate needs of the library or
building a fund for the future.