Spring 2013 westervillelibrary.orgBetween the PagesSprucing up the libraryWhats new and whats comingSummer Reading Program...
126 South State StreetWesterville, OH 43081-2095Between the Pages newsletter is published quarterly and is available inthe...
Events for AdultsRegister online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5004Homebrewing: Science,Beer Styles and HistorySa...
Exciting enhancements are underwayDirectionsNotes from Library Director Don W. BarlowNew sculpture sproutson front lawnIts...
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Between the Pages: Spring 2013

  1. 1. Spring 2013 westervillelibrary.orgBetween the PagesSprucing up the libraryWhats new and whats comingSummer Reading ProgramsImprovements in Technology CenterNew flooring and redesigned dividers at thecomputer stations have changed the look of thisbusy area in Adult Services. The sleeker profile of thestations has helped air flow and improved visibilityfor assisting customers.Fun décor and Activity Center faceliftIn Youth Services, children can read on the benchunder a life-sized tree or play in community-themedvehicles including a school bus and police car.  Also,the Activity Center is being renovated to provideexpanded space for programs and a more invitingentry with artwork of a fire truck.New HVAC system for 1981 buildingInstallation began April 15 on a replacement heatingand cooling system for the meeting rooms, FriendsShoppe, Reserve Room, Media Department andNew Book shelving.  Even though those areas willbe without air conditioning during the 3-monthproject, four HVAC systems in the library continue inworking order.Wednesday, May 29Magic Tricks 10am-2pmBe amazed by the comedy magicof Rory Rennick and enjoy funactivities as "Dig into Reading" kicksoff. Start your summer reading bypicking up your reading log andwelcome gift. Meeting Rooms.Readers of every age can go beneath the surfacefor groundbreaking titles this summerduring underground-themed programs at the library.Pre-readersthrough grade 5Grades 6-12Adults 18+Come in or go online to sign up. Dig in and uncover greatbooks to read and earn prizes this summer.Kick-Off DayMagic with Rory RennickSee page 2, as director Don Barlow shares the storybehind these exciting changes.
  2. 2. 126 South State StreetWesterville, OH 43081-2095Between the Pages newsletter is published quarterly and is available inthe library and sites throughout Westerville. For questions and commentsabout the newsletter, please call (614) 882-7277 ext. 2164.Board of TrusteesMichael FultzMelissa HodekDeanna McDanielKaren PetersenJoshua PlattKaren SchollJack ShinnockDon Barlow, DirectorBoard MeetingsThe Library Board of Trusteesmeets at 7pm on the fourthTuesday of each month. Thepublic is welcome to attend.Newsletter StaffLinda Wilkins, EditorMike Pirik, DesignerLibrary HoursMonday-Thursday 9am-9pmFriday and Saturday 9am-6pmSunday 1-6pmTelephone(614) 882-7277Customer Services ext. 5001Adult Services ext. 5004Youth Services ext. 5006Media Services ext. 5008126 South State StreetWesterville, OH 43081westervillelibrary.orgBetween the PagesVol. 24 No. 2Name __________________________________________________Phone _________________________________________________Address ________________________________________________City _______________________________ Zip _____________RenewalIndividual 1 year $10Sustaining 1 year $25Individual Life $75New MemberFamily 1 year $15 Family Life $100Corporate 1 year $125Donation $ ____________I would like to volunteer as a Friend:Friends Shoppe Sorting/Shelving used booksYou may leave your completed application and check payable to the Friends ofthe Westerville Public Library at the Friends Shoppe or the circulation desk, oryou may mail it to: Friends Shoppe, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081.Friends of theWesterville Public LibraryMembership ApplicationEvents for YouthRegister online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5006Tulle and TiesTuesday, May 21 6:30-7:30pmFeel free to wear your most fancydress, top hat, tulle or tie. We will bemaking our very own fancy craftswith stories, songs, and other fancyactivities. All ages. Meeting Rooms.Registration required.2013 Teen Book ChallengeThursday, May 23 3:30-4:30pmTuesday, June 18 4-5pmWe double dog dare teens to read abook a month with us. Those whoattend the meeting earn a notch on theirpassport to the end-of-the year bash.Come to talk, snack and bring the bookto life. Registration required.May title: Tempest by Julie CrossJune title: Uglies by Scott WesterfeldTom Sparough:The Space PainterWednesday, June 5 6:30-7:30pmSpace PainterTom Sparoughwill entertain withlaughter, storytellingand juggling at thisinteractive programfor the entire family.Activity Center.Dig into Readingwith Storyteller Joanie CalemMonday, June 17 6:30-7:15pmJoanie Calem will present songsand stories from favorite storybooksto uncover thetreasures of theEarth. This familyprogram is forall ages. ActivityCenter.Dinosaur Family ProgramTuesday, June 4 6:30-7:30pmThe entire family can enjoy stories,activities and crafts about those critterswho once roamed the earth. MeetingRooms. Registration required.Comic CampMonday, June 24 2-3:30pmInterested in creating your owncomic book character? Need somehelp getting started? At comic campwell write and illustrate our ownstories. Ages 9-12. Activity Center.Registration required.Minute to Win ItTuesday, June 25 3-4pmYou have one minute to successfullycomplete the challenge and move tothe next level. Ages 8-11. MeetingRooms. Registration required.Lets Draw!With Artist Steve HarpsterMonday, June 10 6:30-7:30pmLove to doodle and draw? Local artistand author of Drawing Animals withNumbers Steve Harpster will talk aboutand demonstrate his skills in drawing.See him transform numbers intoimaginativemonsters,sea creaturesand animals.Activity Center.4th Friday StoriesThrough September 6:30-8:30pmStop by Amish Originals at 38 N. StateSt., and listen to a story or two as yourfamily strolls through this uptownWesterville event.Budding ArtistsThursday, June 13 2-3pmFocusing on art as process rather thanart as a finished product, childrenages 4-6 will explore and try a specificart medium, clay. Activity Center.Registration required.Doctor Who?Thursday,June 20 3-4:30pmTeens can come dressed as theirfavorite doctor or companion, posewith the TARDIS, and enjoy craftsand some nibbles. Meeting Rooms.Registration required.Summer Movie MatineeFriday, June 7 2-4pmGather your friends and come watchAntz (rated PG) on the big screen. Dontforget your blankets, pillows and a snack!Activity Center. Registration required.Lego MindstormsSaturday, June 8 2-4pmJoin our guest Dustin Jolivette as weexplore the programming world ofLego Mindstorms. Ages 8-11. Noprogramming experience is needed.Activity Center. Registration required.Dramatic Play in the LibraryEvery Wednesday, June 5 - July 3111:30am-12pmCome every Wednesday in June andJuly for dramatic play using props,costumes, materials and activities forchildren ages 3-6. Activity Center.
  3. 3. Events for AdultsRegister online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5004Homebrewing: Science,Beer Styles and HistorySaturday, May 11 1-3pmThe Scioto Olentangy Darby Zymurgists(SODZ) homebrewing club will showcasethe science, technique, and history ofhomebrewing and beer styles. MeetingRoom A. Registration required.Dan Brown:Live from New YorkWednesday, May 15 7:30-9pmWatch on the bigscreen as authorDan Brown speaksvia live stream fromthe Lincoln Centerabout his upcomingnovel Inferno, science,religion, codes, moviemaking and a fewsurprise topics. Thiswill be his only public appearance.Meeting Rooms. Registration required.Goodreads ClassSaturday, May 11 4-4:45pmFind out how to use Goodreads, a socialwebsite for booklovers who want to keeptrack of books, write reviews, see whattheir friends are reading, and find theirnext favorite book. Meeting Room A.DIY Screen PrintingWorkshopSaturday, May 18 12-2pmLearn how to screen print customdesigns on t-shirts, posters, andother materials in this hands-ondemonstration with Pat Crann ofShout Out Loud Prints. Bring at-shirt from home or use our posterpaper to makeyour prints.MeetingRoom A.Registrationrequired.Discover Ohio ArchaeologyThursday, June 6 7-8:30pmDig into Ohios past by joiningarchaeologist Mark Hersman, retireefrom the Ohio Department of NaturalResources. Participants will be able toview his extensive collection of Ohioartifacts. Meeting Rooms.Registration required.The Mutual UFO NetworkMonday, June 17 7-8:30pmHear aboutUFO activityin Ohio from arepresentativefrom the MutualUFO Network,a non-profit, volunteer organizationestablished in 1969. Meeting Rooms.Registration required.Digging into the Past:Genealogy SeriesSaturdays, 11am-12pmDiscover ways to uncover the rootsto your family tree. Presentedby Franklin County GenealogicalSociety members.June 1 - Cornerstones of GenealogyJune 22 - Internet SearchesJuly 6 - Using Libraries WorldwideEarly Literacy WorkshopWednesday, June 19 7-8pmLearn five simple practices you cando with your child to help him orher get ready to learn how to readbefore Kindergarten. Activity Center.Registration required.Women ofGreenlawnCemeteryMonday, June 247-8:30pmMembers willuncover stories ofinfluential womenlaid to rest at the cemetery andpreview photos going on display atthe library in July. Meeting Room A.Registration required.Cookbook ClubTuesdays, May 21 & June 186:30-7:30pmTake home the cookbook of themonth and explore the recipesat your own pace. Then, bringyour favorite dish to share at ourdiscussion group. Books available atthe Ask Here desk in Adult Services.Kindle Fire TutorialWednesday, May 15 2-3:30pmLearn some of the basic functions of aKindle Fire along with some tricks andtips that will help you get the most out ofyour gadget. Instruction is for the KindleFire tablet only. Meeting Room A.Registration required.Hot TitlesDid you know the library offers ...Lots of TumbleBooks?Our popular TumbleBooks is famous for its animated picture books for pre-readers. Now, thereare Audio, Junior and Cloud choices. Audio offers audiobooks for kids and adults via click andplay, with no download required. Junior has a fun sentence-by-sentence highlighting formatso kids can follow along. Cloud gives middle and high school students entertaining animatedbooks, graphic novels and videos. Click on our Online Collections tab to enjoy.LocalHistoryCenterNow open SaturdaysBooksWedding Night by Sophia Kinsella (May)Lunch at a fancy London restaurant does not result in a marriage proposal from her beauand Lottie is crushed. So when Ben reminds her of their pact to get married, she accepts.Hilarity ensues when their horrified friends scheme to sabotage their wedding night.Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts (May)After a luxurious cruiser in the Red Sea is attacked by Somali pirates, Jake Grafton isassigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while Tommy Carmellini and a team ofCIA and Navy SEALs mount an undercover operation to save the hostages.Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver (June)Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme enters a chilling battle of wits against the killer of anAmerican citizen targeted by the U.S. government. The deadly, knife-wielding assassinbegins systematically eliminating all evidence, including witnesses to the incident.Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky (June)Charlotte and Nicole once spent summers together in Nicoles familys island house, butthey have since grown apart. When Nicole returns to write a book about island food, sheinvites her old friend Charlotte. Secrets may change their relationship forever.The Racketeer by John Grisham (Hot eBook title)Federal Judge Fawcett is murdered, and prisoner Malcolm Bannister knows who did it, andwhy. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin with no forced entry andone large, state-of-the-art safe, opened and emptied. The thrills begin.Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders (Hot eBook title)This honest, accessible and moving collection of short stories cuts to the core of thecontemporary experience, with profound and entertaining looks at class, sex, love, loss,work, despair and war. The plots look at what makes us good and what makes us human.MoviesApril: Django Unchained (R), Les Miserables (PG-13), This is 40 (R), Guilt Trip (PG-13)May: Jack Reacher (PG-13), Texas Chainsaw (R), Haunted House (R)June: Mama (PG-13), Escape from Planet Earth (PG), Good Day to Die Hard (R), Snitch (PG-13)– Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development CoordinatorBooks and Movies this spring Buzzards roost inCentral College treesIn the 1970s, articles in the PublicOpinionand the ColumbusDispatch called attentionto the buzzards of Central College. Localresidents were invited to go to the eastparking lot below Hoover Dam to seethe nightly show as the Central Collegebuzzards circled overhead and headedtoward theirnighttimeroosting spot.According to locallore they havebeen coming tothat area since the 1820s when residentswould butcher animals in a nearby ravine.It was not unusual to count 125-150buzzards in the trees in the 1970s. But thenumbers decreased dramatically in the nextdecade. Even without 100 buzzards circlingoverhead, the Hoover Dam area is popularwith bird watchers today.– Compiled by BethWeinhardtLocal History CoordinatorLikeWesterville History onFacebook for Local History updates.
  4. 4. Exciting enhancements are underwayDirectionsNotes from Library Director Don W. BarlowNew sculpture sproutson front lawnIts a daisy! The title of the newlyinstalled sculpture is Whirl-A-Daisyand the artist is Nicholas Sikma, aresident ofWhite Lake, Michigan.The piece was selected for one-yearexhibition at the library due to itsbright appearance and the factthat the daisy wheel turns. Skimasays that his work is often aboutthe interaction of objects. Also, thetheme of a daisy fits nicely with ourChildren’s Garden planted across thefront of the building. This is our thirdyear to host one of the sculptures inthe Public Art inWesterville Spacesprogram.As you can see from the pictures and write-up on page one, the library is enhancing ourlook and creating new opportunities at our facility.The Youth Services Department is transforming to a new community-type atmosphereto better foster early childhood development. The new environment will help stimulatechildren’s imagination and kindle their creativity. Youth will be able to take greateradvantage of our expanded Homework Help Center. For teens, the Teen Center boothswill be replaced with new Internet café countertops, and additional wireless computerswill be put into place.You may already have noticed the completed renovation in the Technology Center. Also inthe Adult area, over the next couple of weeks, you will find added electrical outlets and aUSB connection on most study tables, additional comfortable seating and teleconferencecapabilities in the group study rooms.We appreciate your patience during the long process of replacing one of our aging HVACsystems. During the next couple of months, certain areas of the building will be warm, ifnot hot, but we hope to have the new system up and running by July 12th.It’s due to your support that these improvements are possible. If you haven’t stopped inrecently, come and see these exciting changes. We look forward to your visit.Friends Shoppe offersWesterville merchandiseThe Friends of theWesterville Public Library and City ofWesterville havepartnered to provide a new merchandise program forWesterville-brandedsouvenirs, apparel and novelty items.“Westerville has a lot of special retailerswho create and sell unique, one-of-a-kind items. However, there’s a certain bitof civic pride in giving or receiving an item from your city, and we wanted topartner with a community organization to bring that toWesterville,”explainedMayor Kathy Cocuzzi.The program is managed and funded by the Friends, withall merchandise for sale in the Friends Shoppe. All items are custom-printedwith a specialized logo similar to the City logo -- the new logo also features atree as the primary symbol.– Arlene Roeder, President, Friends of the LibraryNow available:Gripn Go beverage tumblers, pens,tree-shaped stress balls and note cards.Coming in June:Ceramic mugs, t-shirts, and a specialpewter ornament for year-round display.Accepting orders forengraved bricksWith an inscription on a brick in thelibrary courtyard, you can remember adear one, welcome a new grandchild,congratulate newlyweds andcelebrate a birthday. By purchasingan engraving you will not only honorthe person but also support theFoundation’s mission – providingfor the current needs of our libraryand building a strong endowmentfund for the future. Order formsare available in the library and atwestervillelibraryfoundation.org/pavers.