Between the Pages, Fall 2012


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Find out about what's happening at the library this fall. News includes a visit from award-winning author Geraldine Brooks, a new ebook service and more.

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Between the Pages, Fall 2012

  1. 1. Between the PagesFall 2012 westervillelibrary.orgGeraldine PRESENTING THEBrooks to visitThe library will welcome to Westerville Westerville Cloud Libraryformer Wall Street Journal war correspondentand bestselling author Geraldine Brooks.A recognized speaker internationally, shewill discuss her novel March and the artof creating historical fiction. She will speak A new way to download eBooksMonday, November 12, 7pm, at Riley Auditorium, Otterbein University. using your library card.Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for March, apowerful meditation on the chaos of the Civil War. Her talk concludes 1the Civil War book discussion series being held at the library. Her firstnovel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller and People of the Download and install Adobe Digital EditionsBook is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. from and sign up for an Adobe ID.The Washington Posts Jonathan Yardley noted that People of the Book"resides comfortably . . . between popular fiction and literature.""A very happy place, I think," Brooks says. "Thats exactly where Id like 2to be." Download the 3M Cloud Library app for your computer at patrons. OR Search for 3M Cloud Library onA book signing and opportunity to meet Brooks will follow her talk. your smartphone or tablet’s appSeating is limited, and registration opens Oct. 1. Register online or call store or scan this QR code.(614) 882-7277 ext. 5004.Inside 3 Start enjoying popular titles today by • Directions downloading them to your device. Road to the future • Otterbein Cemetery Walk Visit Civil War gravesites • Reader survey Share your thoughts
  2. 2. Directions An exciting yearNotes from Library Director Don W. Barlow The 2012 summer and winter reading programs, spring and fall Sit and Knit workshops, and our 19th annual Ice Cream Social – what an exciting yearRe-innovating ourselves it has been so far! We hope you’ll stop in on Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy the Music The old adage “If you’re not moving forward; you’re moving backward” has never been in the Atrium series. The Friends truer than it is in today’s rapidly changing environment. To ensure the library’s continued Shoppe continues to thrive due to movement forward, we have been conducting an extensive market analysis, examining the continued support of our loyal who uses the library, how our patrons use the library, and the technology trends that customers. affect future library services. We are continuing to campaign for donations to help replace the librarys We are excited about the progress of the study and want to extend our deepest Outreach Services van. The Friends appreciation to the nearly 4,000 residents and stakeholders who contributed to the purchased the current van 11 years success of this important study. Our customers and the citizens of Westerville gave their ago and with its very busy schedule time, energies and talents to provide us a map to the future. the time has come for replacement. As the lyric of George Harrison states, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will To those who have made donations, take you there.” Thanks to the input of thousands of residents, we know the road we will we extend our gratitude. If you would like to help, please utilize the form be traveling and the destination. We look forward to sharing the results of the study and contained in this newsletter. traveling the road to the future with you. – Arlene Roeder, President Friends of the Library Morning Civil War Book Club Cemetery Walk Last Tuesday each month 10-11am Join us for good reads and good discussion in this book club hosted by Please join our 2012 the Adult Services staff. Meeting Room A. Annual Appeal Registration required. The Library Foundation is dedicated Sunday, October 14 1-4pm to helping enrich the collections and Mudwoman Gone Girl Molokai programs of the library, and fund In the span of 74 years, more than 125 Civil by Joyce Carol Oates by Gillian Flynn by Alan Brennert War veterans were laid to rest in raising efforts such as our Annual Otterbein Cemetery. Appeal help with that goal. We ask for your support as we start our Stroll through this historic cemetery at campaign. Soon, pamphlets will be the corner of Knox and Walnut and stop at available in the library and online at veterans gravesites to hear about the war and their experiences. Donations can be directed to assisting The walk will focus on seven veterans from with immediate needs of the library or Sep. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 27 Westerville laid to rest there. building a fund for the future.
  3. 3. Local HistoryHot Titles Center Now open SaturdaysBooks and Movies coming soon 150 Years Ago Families all over the country were fearfully watching as their young men marched offBooks to war. In July 1862, the call went out fromFrozen Heat by Richard Castle (September) Washington for 300,000 more men to enlistNYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat investigates the death of a woman stabbed to death in the Union Army. In August, twenty-sixand stuffed into a suitcase. When she discovers a link to the unsolved murder of her own men from Blendon Township joined the 95thmother, painful family truths expose a startling hidden life. Ohio Volunteer Infantry (the Blendon quota was nineteen). Just 11 days later the soldiersTombs by Clive Cussler with Thomas Perry (September) of the 95th engaged in an all-day battle andSam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when clues point them to the hidden tomb of Attila lost 32 men – two from Blendon Townshipthe Hun who allegedly buried a vast fortune of gold and jewels. Their search leads to five – August Riddell, a local farmer, and A.W.tombs and a man claiming to be Attila’s descendant. Stonestreet, an Otterbein student describedA Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans (October) as big-hearted,Shoved out of the family business by his green-with-envy siblings, Joe soon triumphs as noble-faced,chief adviser to the CEO of another company. Then the siblings come asking for his help. ambitious, and a fearless soldier.Dick Franciss Bloodline by Felix Francis (October)When race caller Mark Shillingford’s twin sister Clara loses a horse race she could have won, The men of thehe accuses her of losing on purpose. Hours later she apparently jumps to her death from 95th marchedher hotel room balcony. Was it suicide? Mark investigates. 12,000 milesBuzzard Table by Margaret Maron (November) through 8 statesThis puzzler in the Judge Deborah Knott series features a new arrival in Colleton County, an as the conflict continued. Men died ofornithologist researching vultures. When murder strikes, the vultures appear prophetic. disease, of wounds, and as prisoners of war. G.W. Schrock tragically was wounded withShadow Creek by Joy Fielding (December) one of the last shots fired in the Civil War onA woman, her two oddball friends, teenage daughter, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s April 8, 1865 and died of his wounds.fiancée make camp near Shadow Creek. After slipping away to meet her boyfriend thatnight, the daughter can’t be found in the morning. Sunday, October 14th from 1pm to 4pm at Otterbein Cemetery, the Westerville PublicMovies Library will honor the over 125 Civil War veterans who are laid to rest there by tellingSeptember: Marvels The Avengers (PG-13), Snow White & the Huntsman (PG-13), Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13), Cabin in the Woods (R) the stories of seven of those men.October: Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13), Thats My Boy (R), Dark Shadows (PG-13), Please join us. Prometheus (R) – compiled by Beth Weinhardt – compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Local History Coordinator Did you know the library offers . . . Videos for sign language learners? Signing Savvy is a video dictionary containing several thousand high-quality videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs and fingerspelled words. It’s an ideal resource for building your own word lists, sharing them with others and creating virtual flash cards for practice. Find out how to communicate with family members, neighbors, teachers and persons with hearing loss using ASL. To get started, select the Online Collections tab on the website and scroll down to Signing Savvy.
  4. 4. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 5004 Health-a-Palooza 1918 Spanish Influenza Saturday, Oct. 13 12-2pm Monday, Oct. 29 7-8pm Increase your family health The "Spanish flu" has been cited as awareness with screenings and the most devastating epidemic in health assessments at this event recorded history, infecting one-fifth of sponsored by the Westerville Area the worlds population and claiming Chamber of Commerce Young over 50 million lives. Hear the impact Professionals Network. Don’t miss the of this disaster from Charles Carter, Comic Books and Manga: kids activities, free samples and door OSU history Ph.D. student. Top Picks prizes. Meeting Rooms. Meeting Rooms. Thursday, Sep. 20 7-8pm Looking for good comic book and A Lively Look at the History manga suggestions? Talk to Jeff of Death Spirits, Ghosts & the Scang, comic book expert from Sunday, Oct. 21 2-4pm Paranormal Laughing Ogre Comics, to hear Tuesday, Oct. 30 7-8:30pm whats new, whats classic, and Explore the fascinating (and slightly what you shouldnt miss. macabre) history of death and Get a look at investigating Meeting Room A. mourning in the 1860s. See an haunted locations as Brian Parsons, Irish wake and more with Jennifer Director of the Ohio Paranormal Rounds of the Ohio Historical Society. Investigation Network, shares his Meeting Rooms. Registration required. personal experiences. Meeting Room A. Registration required. Mystery Author The Assassination of Bob Adamov Abraham Lincoln Music in the Atrium Monday, Oct. 22 6:30-8:30pm Monday, Oct. 1 Sundays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 7-8:30pm What actually happened on that 16 & 23 2-3pm fateful evening in 1865? Historian Award-winning The 11th annual Music in the John Ward from the Ohio Historical novelist Bob Adamov writes with Atrium series features an Society will trace the events. nail-biting excitement in his series array of holiday, regional and Meeting Room A. Registration required. of six mystery novels. Hear how classical music. Enjoy the sounds of these stories took root and how the season during your library visit. theyre tied to Put-in-Bay. Copies Sit & Knit Day of Bobs books will be available for Saturday, Oct. 27 10am-4pm signing and purchase. Participants ages 14 and older Meeting Rooms. Historical experienced in knitting, crochet and Registration required. Romance Author the fiber arts can stop in to share techniques and a potluck lunch. No Rosslyn Elliott instruction will be offered. Meeting Thursday, Dec. 6 Rooms. Sponsored by the Friends of 7-9pmMake a Fire Prevention Plan the Library. Get in touch with the history ofMonday, Oct. 8 6-7:30pm Westerville, the UndergroundIn a fire emergency, every second Railroad, and Prohibition withcounts. The Westerville Fire A chance to give this acclaimed author Rosslyn ElliottDepartment will present examples holiday season as she talks about Lovelier thanof home fire escape plans and help Daylight, her latest novel. Hang purchased hats, mittens and scarves on Meeting Room make your own. Meeting Room B. the Giving Tree, contribute new or gently usedRegistration required. books for children at the donation box and bring in items for the food drive benefitting WARM. Donations accepted Nov. 12 through Dec. 6.
  5. 5. Events for YouthRegister online at or call ext. 5006 Pop-Up Lounge Wednesday, Sep. 26 & Oct. 31 4-5pm Froggy Family Ages 12-18 Teen Volunteer Training Party Wednesday, Oct. 24 4-4:30pm Tuesday, Sep. 18 The Lounge appears each month for Ages 12-18 6:30-8pm teens to kick back and hang out. Well All ages have something different planned Interested in volunteering at the each time, so stop in to find out Library? Stop by one of our training Love the Froggy whats going on! Activity Center. sessions to find out which tasks and books by Jonathan London? times are available. Activity Center. Bring the family for Froggy crafts, activities and games and be here Star Wars Reads Day when he makes an appearance. Saturday, Oct. 6 All ages Meeting Rooms. Fun Family Tunes with Registration required. Celebrate the The Shazzbots national Star Wars Tuesday, Nov. 20 Reads Day with 6:30-7:15pm All agesAfter the Bell crafts and activitiesMondays, Sep. 24, Oct. 8 & 22, throughout the day. Rock out with Captain Captain,Nov. 12 & 26, Dec. 10 4-4:45pm Join us, you should. Rora Borealis and the rest of TheAges 5-7 Have fun, you will! Shazzbots crew as this spacey Columbus quintet plays music forFeed your body and brain in these everyone. Meeting Rooms.math, science and craft themed Campfire, Stories, Songs &after-school events. Snacks willbe provided. Activity Center. Astronomy Friday, Oct. 12 7-8:30pmRegistration required. All ages Bring the family for a campfire at the Sharon Woods Metro Park. We’ll tell stories, sing songs, learn about astronomy and make s’mores. Meet at the Pin Oak Program Area. Get Graphic! Book Club for Teens & Zombie Mash Tweens Tuesday, Oct. 16 6:30-8pm Tuesdays, Sep. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27 & All ages Dec. 18 4-4:45 pm Ages 12-18 Bring the family for zombie, monster and other ghoulish activities and Tuesdays, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 & Dec. 11 Amazing Amphibians 4-4:45pm Ages 8-11 crafts for all. Meeting Rooms. Wednesday, Dec. 5 4-4:45pm Registration required. Do you like comics? Graphic Ages 8-11 novels? Manga? So do we! Lets Visit with a frog, toad and talk about what youre reading, salamander as a Sharon Woods whats new in the library, share Storytimes for naturalist shows us what recommendations and maybe amphibians do in the fall and how make a snack or craft. every age to find them next spring. Meeting Activity Center. Fall II Registration Room A. Registration required. opens Sep. 26 Winter I Registration opens Dec. 27
  6. 6. Newsletter Reader SurveyAre the librarys newsletter and e-newsletter providing you with the information you need? Please let us know byanswering the following questions here or online at By returning a completed print orelectronic survey to the library, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive one of four $25 gift cards.1. The category that best describes me is (Check all that apply)☐ Parent ☐ Businessperson/Working Professional☐ Grandparent ☐ Teacher/Educator☐ Student ☐ Other ____________________☐ Senior/Retired2. My zipcode is ______________3. I use library services, either online, at the library, or through delivery of materials☐ Once a week or more ☐ Once or twice a year☐ Once a month ☐ Never4. I use the library (Check all that apply)☐ For eBooks ☐ For events to attend☐ For books ☐ For information (online or in-person assistance)☐ For movies and music ☐ Other ______________________________________5. I read these articles in the newsletter: Frequently Sometimes NeverFront page stories ☐ ☐ ☐Directions provided by library director ☐ ☐ ☐News from Friends of the Library ☐ ☐ ☐News from Library Foundation ☐ ☐ ☐Write-up from Local History Center ☐ ☐ ☐Hot Titles of books and movies coming soon ☐ ☐ ☐Did You Know column about library services ☐ ☐ ☐Events for adults ☐ ☐ ☐Events for youth ☐ ☐ ☐6. Suggestions for the newsletter ____________________________________________________7. In addition to the print newsletter, the library sends an electronic newsletter four times a year.I would like to receive the e-newsletter (check one) I DO NOT RECEIVE the e-newsletter. ☐ more often Please add me to the mailing list ☐ less often ______________________________________ ☐ same frequency (my email)Thank you for your input! Please return this survey to the library by mail or in person. To enter your name into thedrawing for a gift card, please provide the following information:Name _________________________________________________________________Phone or email _________________________________________________________
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  8. 8. 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. 4 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 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.