Between the Pages, Spring 2012


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Find out what’s happening at the library this spring. Includes information about the library’s new mobile app, the summer reading program, Tunes & Tales and more.

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Between the Pages, Spring 2012

  1. 1. Between the PagesSpring 2012 westervillelibrary.orgIntroducing the newWesterville Library Three Ways tomobile app Search the Catalog Find books, movies, music & more. Download the App 1. Scan this QRWith the Westerville Library mobile app its now easier than Check Out Items Code:ever to stay connected with the librarys resources and Scan our barcodes to check out while in the whenever youre on the go. My Account Renew items, check reserves & watchUse the app to search our catalog from anywhere. Then, due dates.during your visit to the library, check out items by using yourphone to scan the librarys barcodes – no need to stop at Calendar of Events Browse upcoming programs & events. 2. Visitthe desk or a self-check machine. With My Account you can westerville.boopsie.comrenew items and keep an eye on your due dates and reserves. A eBooks & More Download eBooks, eAudiobooks &The app includes the librarys calendar of events and offers more straight to your phone. 3. Search yourregistration for upcoming programs. App Store for Book Lookup “Westerville Library” ISBN 978-0-4356-5678-5 978045 Scan a barcode while shopping to seeUsing the Book Lookup feature, you can pick up a book if the library owns the item. 9 780435 65678 5anywhere, including your grocery or bookstore, scanthe barcode to see if the library owns a copy, and thenreserve it. Other features include downloading eBooksand eAudiobooks, finding library hours and directions, andbrowsing new titles.The Westerville Library app is compatible with mostsmartphones and tablets including Android, iPhone, iPadBlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Kindle Fire. Summer Reading Kick-Off DayFor assistance with the app, please call the Ask Here desk inAdult Services at ext. 5004. Wednesday, May 30Inside • Directions for kids for teens for adults Moving forward Come in or go online to sign up. Start reading to win prizes this summer! • Tunes & Tales Ferdinand the Bull • Magic tricks with Rory Rennick • Recycled puzzle craft 10am-2pm & show 7-8pm for teens • Art for your walls A new look for the home or office • Night sky & space-themed • Reading Logs & crafts for kids welcome gifts • Astronaut & Spaceship Lead Sponsor Photo Ops Friends of the Library
  2. 2. Directions About the Friends We frequently are asked about theNotes from Library Director Don Barlow Friends: our mission, our board and the Friends Shoppe.Your Library is moving forward The Friends group is dedicated to supporting the library. To raise funds we operate the Friends Shoppe On March 4th the library celebrated our re-opening on Sundays. Over 1,000 people came to the entirely with volunteer help. Besides library, with large numbers attending a magic show complete with balloon animals, enjoying the gift items and used books in the music in the atrium and picking up a magnet as a reminder of our new hours. We are excited shop, we sell used books from shelves about our ability to re-open on Sundays and thank you for your support of your library last in the mallway. These two means November. of selling used books replaced the annual book sales we hosted before The library now has the capacity to solve several long overdue facility problems. A comprehensive the shop opened in 1997. roof study is underway to address our frequent roof leaks. In addition, we are evaluating the need and cost of replacing the two oldest HVAC systems. The original system was installed in 1955, and The Friends group is a not-for-profit the 1981 unit was installed with our first expansion project. A more energy-efficient and cost- corporation, so membership dues and effective system will provide significant annual savings for the library. Finally, we are planning a donations of used books may be tax redesign of our Youth Department to provide a better and more engaging environment for early deductible. There are nine members childhood literacy and development. on the Friends’ board. These projects and improvements are possible because of our great community support. We are We invite you to visit westerville humbled by our past success and excited about our future. and print the coupon for a nice discount in the Thank you, Westerville! shop. We welcome new members and volunteers. – Arlene Roeder, President The Library and the Westerville Symphony Take home art prints Friends of the Library present the 24th annual to brighten your walls TUNES & TALES Cant decide whether to hang a photograph or a watercolor on that wall in the living room?Ferdinand Our collection of morethe Bull than 350 framed artSaturday, May 19 prints is a free and Order engraved pavers convenient option9:30am, 10:30am for decorating your as a gift or memorialor 11:30 am home or office. Art A graduation, wedding, birthday orAges 4+ and families reproductions, other occasion this summer can be lithographs, acrylics the perfect opportunity to order anThe classic story of Ferdinand, the peaceful bull and photography are just a few of the types of inscription on a brick in the librarywho would rather smell flowers than fight in a works available.bullfight, is set to live music and narrated for courtyard. Well provide a gift card.children and their families. Musicians from the The art is hanging on walls both inside andWesterville Symphony will meet with children and adjacent to the Media department. To locate An engraving honors the recipientshare their instruments after the performance. as well as supports the Foundations the art in our catalog, search under "art print."Meeting Rooms. Registration required. mission. We raise funds to help expand Art prints can be borrowed for 28 days and, if the opportunities our library offers. you cant bear to remove them from your wall, they can be renewed online or by phone. Order forms are available in the library and at foundation.
  3. 3. Local HistoryHot Titles Center Now open SaturdaysBooks and Movies coming soon Business success story D. H. Budd came to Westerville to establish himself in the business community in theBooks 1880s. He referred to his adopted home asDeath Comes Silently by Carolyn G. Hart (April) “the model village of our state.” He beganAnnie Darling is pleased to host a mystery writer for a book signing in her bookstore. his business behind the Weyant buildingUnable to attend, Annie asks her volunteer Gretchen to stand in. Finding Gretchen but soon outgrew that space and moved todead the next day, Annie searches for the killer who could strike again. where Schneider’s Bakery is today to open a livery stable and buggy business. He hadWandering Heart by Thomas Kinkade with Katherine Spencer (April) what he called his “D.H.When actress Charlie Miller comes to Angel Island, she nearly drowns and is saved by Budd infirmary” wherefisherman Colin Doyle. Despite their different lifestyles, they are instantly attracted he collected brokento each other. Could this be another miracle on Angel Island? down vehicles, repairedColumbus Affair by Steve Berry (May) them, photographedDisgraced journalist Tom Sagan sets out on his quest to save his daughter from a them and marketedruthless zealot. What he finds along the way may change everything we know about them by placingthe man who discovered America. photos in the windows of businesses andBeautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell (May) post offices in nearbyMayan legend predicts that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Archaeologist communities. After fourLina Taylor teams up with Hunter Johnson, a former customs officer, to recover lostMayan artifacts that are priceless and threaten world order. years of establishing himself as “honest Dave” he was selling on average 4 to 6Gone Missing by Linda Castillo (June) buggies a day.It’s Rumspringa, the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience lifewithout rules. But when a body turns up and a girl goes missing, Police Chief Kate In a very popular PR move he sponsoredBurkholder is called in to assist state agent John Tomasetti with the investigation. the local brass band which provided entertainment for the community. D. H.Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson (June) Budd was truly a Westerville businessWhen a Chinese national working for an American company is grabbed off the success story. Visit the Local History Centerstreets of Shanghai, the Rutherford Risk firm is hired to negotiate his return to safety. for more information about and photographsWill the hostage be found before the deadline? of Westerville businesses.Movies – compiled by Beth WeinhardtApril: We Bought a Zoo (PG) Contraband (R) Iron Lady (PG-13) Local History CoordinatorMay: Underworld: Awakening (R) Devil Inside (R) Haywire (R)June: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13) Like Westerville History on Facebook for Local History updates. – compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Did you know the library offers . . . Blu-ray movies galore? The Blu-ray collection went live February 28, 2011 with 75 discs and featured the movies nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture that year. Remember Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network among others? Now the collection has grown to 650 items. We purchase the newest movies and older titles that have been re-released in the Blu-ray format. Check out a Blu-ray for 1 week and don’t forget the popcorn!
  4. 4. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 5004 Breakfast with Introduction Nickna�i�n� � p�e � �� to eBay Monday, Apr. 30 9:30am-12:30pm Thursday, May 10 m�n �� 7-8:30pm Find out how to buy and sell like a Columbus food blogger and pro as certified eBay trainer Katie author Nick Dekker will talk aboutMeet the Authors: Hux demonstrates the ins and his favorite Columbus breakfastCelebrating National outs of the popular auction site. hot spots and coffee shops. CopiesPoetry Month Meeting Room A. of Breakfast with Nick: ColumbusTuesday, Apr. 17 7-8:30pm Registration required. will be available. Visit his blog atGet inspired by three published from the Westerville Poetry Meeting Room A.Group. An open mic gathering will Backyard Veggie Gardening Registration required.follow. Meeting Room B. Monday, Apr. 30 7-8:30pm Find out how to start and maintainMemories to Poetry to a raised-bed vegetable garden withMemoir Franklin County Master Gardener Lori Escape into Nature:Thursday, Apr. 26 7-8:30pm Overmyer. Meeting Rooms. Metro Parks Natural Play AreasWriting your family history? Bring Thursday, May 31 7-8:30pma family memory or anecdote,and turn your memories into Discover the natural play areascompelling prose with tips available at six Columbusfrom poet Jennifer Hambrick. Metropolitan Parks includingRegistration required. Sharon Woods and Highbanks. AMeeting Room A. Metro Parks naturalist will share Basic Canning new ways your children can go off- Tuesday, May 1 6-8pm trail and experience nature. Learn how to preserve your garden Registration required. harvest! Jeannie Seabrook of the Glass Rooster Cannery in Sunbury will discuss the basics of canning All About equipment, recipes and safety. Couponing Meeting Room A. Friday, Apr. 27 Registration required. 10am-12pm Author of the Stretching a Buck blog Marcy Robinson will Financial Wellness Author Coffee Chat: discuss how to use coupons Thursday, May 3 6:30-8:30pm Courtney Short & Frank Smith to save money on your weekly Saturday, June 2 1-3pm Learn about making investments groceries. Visit Marcys blog and managing your money in this Have a cup of coffee and join the at session hosted by a member of OSUs conversation as Courtney and Frank Meeting Room A. Common Cents Investment Club. discuss their books, the art of writing, Registration required. Meeting Room A. and answer questions about their Registration required. writing processes. Meeting Room B.
  5. 5. Events for YouthRegister online at or call ext. 5006PNC Arts Alive Presents:The KENTE Project Ben Mikaelsen:Saturday, Apr. 21 Finding the Heart of a Story Teen Volunteer Orientation2-2:30pm Monday, May 21 7-8pmAll ages Sunday, May 20 3-4pm Ages 12-18 Thursday, May 24 7-8pmExperience International Reading Association Saturday, May 26 3-4pmWest African and Reader’s Choice award- Ages 12-18culture with the Nina Choir, part of winning author Ben Mikaelsenthe Columbus Childrens Choir. The Get the scoop about volunteering at will share the tales that shaped hisKENTE Project introduces children the Summer Reading Program and nine novels: raising a 700-poundto African folktales using drama and summer events. Volunteers must black bear, going undercover withsong. Activity Center. attend at least one orientation before federal agents, living with the signing up to work. Meeting Room A. Maasai in AfricaOhio Reptiles and more. ActivityMonday, May 7 4-4:45pm Night Animals!Ages 8-11 Center. Wednesday, June 6 10:30-11:15amGet up close and learn about Ohio Ages 3-6reptiles as a Sharon Woods Metro Parknaturalist brings in some scaly friends What do animals do at night? Kidsfor us to touch and hold. Activity will learn about nocturnal creaturesCenter. Registration required. of all shapes and sizes from a Sharon Woods Metro Parks naturalist. Activity Center. Registration required. Look Up to the Stars Magician Monday, May 7 7-8:30pm Rory All ages Rennick Learn about our amazing universe Wednesday, and the field of astronomy from May 30 award-winning astrophysicist All ages and NASA consultant Dr. Kevin Manning. Experience fascinating Magic Tricks 10am-2pm hands-on activities, video footage during Summer Reading sign-up and get a chance to view the Moon Magic Show 7-8pm Jim Gills Family Concert and other celestial objects through Activity Center Sunday, June 10 4-4:45pm a high-powered telescope. All ages Magician Rory Rennick has been Meeting Rooms. Award-winning singer and described as “Eddie Murphy meets Registration required. musician Jim Gill returns to the David Blaine, with a little Mind Freak to boot!” Back by popular library to play his banjo while demand, Rory will use sleight- families sing, dance and even of-hand magic and comedy to sneeze in time to the music! Along entertain and amaze. with old favorites, enjoy songs from Jims new album, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. Meeting Rooms. Registration required. Find more events and programs on the calendar at
  6. 6. 126 South State StreetWesterville, OH 43081-2095 Between the Pages Friends of the Vol. 23 No. 2 Westerville Public Library Membership Application Between the Pages newsletter is published quarterly and is available in Name __________________________________________________ the library and sites throughout Westerville. For questions and comments about the newsletter, please call (614) 882-7277 ext. 2164. Phone _________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________ Board of Trustees Library Hours Michael Fultz Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm City _______________________________ Zip _____________ Kay Hedges Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm Deanna McDaniel Sunday 1-6pm Renewal New Member Karen Petersen Joshua Platt Telephone Karen Scholl (614) 882-7277 Individual 1 year $10 Individual Life $75 Jack Shinnock Customer Services ext. 5001 Adult Services ext. 5004 Family 1 year $15 Family Life $100 Don Barlow, Director Youth Services ext. 5006 Media Services ext. 5008 Sustaining 1 year $25 Corporate 1 year $125 Board Meetings The Library Board of Trustees Donation $ ____________ meets at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The I would like to volunteer as a Friend: public is welcome to attend. Friends Shoppe Sorting/Shelving used books 126 South State Street Newsletter Staff Westerville, OH 43081 You may leave your completed application and check payable to the Friends of Linda Wilkins, Editor 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. Jesse Henning, Designer Follow us Like us