July 2013: Outreach Newsletter

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Find out what's happening in the Outreach Department at the Westerville Public Library.

Find out what's happening in the Outreach Department at the Westerville Public Library.

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  • 1. TheTheThe OutreachOutreachOutreach Newsletter 58 July/August 2013 As many of you know, the “Summer Rating Program” is upon us. It’s not just about books anymore!!! This is your opportunity to rate and review the movies, music and books we deliver to you. Please let us know if you need assistance filling out your forms. And remember, you can’t win if you don’t participate! The Car That Went Around the World By Nola Mohrman A few short years ago my grandson, Kiel, was still in high school and his father worked for an electronics company named Motorola. This is not my best year but it comes close. Anytime one of the children has a good year, so do I. At that time Kiel was in Dublin Coffman High School and his dad was working for Motorola [who] had just changed their company name to Freescale. There was to be a Convergence in Detroit where most of the big car manufacturing companies would show their latest ideas. So my son, Bill, was asked to submit some ideas. He and his son Kiel thought of a futuristic car that showed all of Freescale’s new electronics. They thought a frame of a car with no body to hide their new electronics was in order. Kiel was aspiring to be an artist at the time, so he was anxious to design something with his fingerprints on it. Like many great ideas, Kiel’s first sketches were on the back of a napkin. In fact these napkins were sent to Freescale corporate who enthusiastically endorsed funding for his concept car. They spent many a night thinking of the best way to do this. They scrounged around in all the car lots and junk yards until they had what they needed. They bought new wheels and tires and painted everything bright orange, Freescale’s new corporate color. While in high school Kiel participated in Art Explorers Post, an offshoot of the Boy Scouts of America. Art Explorers was sponsored by a professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design as a way for high school students to explore the career potential of artists. Kiel served as president during his senior year. Once they finished the car, Kiel’s dad allowed Kiel to miss school on the first day of the show. This strange and futuristic car was an instant hit at the show and Kiel became famous. The company was so impressive that after the show they sent the car to Germany to a second electronics show. Everyone who saw it there wanted [his] car for their local shows also. The car was doing its job of attracting a crowd at the electronics [cont. next page] Volunteers are needed to share their World War II era memories as part of an upcoming Westerville community project . All stories are welcome, whether they be from the home front or the battlefield. We are hoping to have interviews video taped but a voice recording is perfectly fine; it is up to you. Please call 614-259-5034 if interested. Thank you in advance!
  • 2. P a g e 2 shows, so the car traveled around the world several times. Japan, Canada, Germany and China were just some of the destinations. A year later, the president of the company called Kiel’s father and said that they calculated that the car had traveled over a half million miles and it might be in need of an oil change. Because of the car, along with his portfolio, Kiel was offered a full 4 year scholarship from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Kiel graduated as an industrial engineer and now works at Priority Design, an industrial design firm here in Columbus. In addition to his [new] job, Kiel and another classmate have started their own company, Modern Farm Furniture Company, which makes and sells furniture. So, a grandmother has a good year when her grandson is so outstanding. Do You Have an Email Address? If you would like to receive updates from the library, tell an Outreach staff member or send an email to jkerns@westervillelibrary.org with the word ‘newsletter’ in the heading as well as your name so we can add you to our senders list for future notices. Outreach patron, David Fancher, visits Alcott Elementary to discuss a variety of topics such as the deaf community and WWI.
  • 3. P a g e 3 UPCOMING EVENTS July 4...Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Celebration. The parade starts at 1pm (starting at Heatherdown Rd. heading north on Route 3) and fireworks are at 10pm. 9… Westerville Garden Club Meeting at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 Hempstead Rd. 6:45-9:00pm with nature photography by Bryan Knowles. Free and open to the public. 12...Sounds of Summer Concert at Alum Creek Park, 221 W. Main Street. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. 13-14...40th Annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival. 11am-8pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday at Heritage Park 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Save the date for the largest family friendly event of the year featuring over 160 fine artists and craftspeople. Admission is $1, free for children 16 and under, and there is a shuttle provided that departs from the sports complex. Call 614-882-8917 for more details. 21...Westerflora Garden Tour 1-7pm. Enjoy artists and local musicians in the beautiful gardens of Westerville. Call 614-882-9955 for more information. August 10… Rock the ‘Ville Event. Located in historic Uptown Westerville. from 12-9pm. This Year of the Arts event will feature live entertainment, a gallery hop, venders, street performers, fashion shows, “Sip and Sketch” and much more. Call 614-901-6055 for more details. 16… Classic Movie Series located at the Everal Barn, starting at dusk. 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Free and open to the public.
  • 4. P a g e 4 Staff Picks Julie Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued From the Past By Ransom Riggs This book is a collection of antique photos found by the author. With evocative descriptions, they bring lost, personal moments back to life. (Note: this book is not available in large print but mostly consists of photographs.) Lincoln (2012, PG-13) Heather Inferno By Dan Brown In the heart of Italy, professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is engulfed in a mysterious world centered around Dante’s Inferono while up against a dangerous adversary and an ingenious riddle. Hitchcock (2012, PG-13) Ellyn Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand Hillenbrand’s latest book tells the story of Army Air Forces bomber Lt. Louis Zamperini’s journey into extremity and is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit. The Graduate (1967, PG) Marie The Thirteenth Tale By Diane Setterfield Reclusive author Vida Winter calls on biographer Margaret Lea to finally write Vida’s true life story. Both women are forced to confront secrets from their past in this gothic mystery. Mama (2013, PG-13) Thomas The Tutor by Peter Abrahams The Gardner's are delighted to have Julian tutor their troubled teenaged son. But, this mysterious man has a dark agenda of his own that could destroy the entire family. The Man With the Iron Fists (2012, R) Questions? Concerns? Requests? Feel free to contact us anytime. Outreach Services ~ 614-259-5034 jkerns@westervillelibrary.org