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Between the Pages: Spring 2017


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Between the Pages: Spring 2017

  1. 1. Kids Mode Limit to content suitable for ages 0-12. Find this option in your account settings. Spring 2017 Between the Pages Westerville Public Library Emily Giffin Thursday, April 6 New York litigation lawyer- turned-author of chick lit novels such as Something Borrowed and The One & Only, Emily Giffin will visit Westerville following the release of her newest book, First Comes Love. Presentation 7pm at Westerville Central High School The first 200 guests to arrive will receive a free paperback copy of First Comes Love, her newest release. Emily's presentation will be followed by a book sale and book signing. Ticket = $10. Reception 5pm at The Lakes Golf & Country Club Mingle with Emily, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and receive a pre-signed paperback copy of First Comes Love. Includes priority seating and book signing at the presentation. Hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Ticket = $50. Purchase tickets at Instantly borrow movies, music albums, audiobooks, comics, ebooks and TV shows. No wait, no fines. Get Started 1. Download the app or go to 2. Sign up for an account 3. Choose from over 500,000 titles. Browse, borrow & play. Learn More Register for Free Movies & Music at Your Fingertips Wed., May 17 6-7pm or visit
  2. 2. It is hard for me to believe this will be my last posting of Directions. I will be retiring on June 1st after the privilege of twenty-eight years serving as your Executive Director. My time here has been the most rewarding, challenging and exhilarating of my professional life. I have been honored to work with passionate people who invest in making our community an even better place to live, work and play. From the board members, staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly for the success of our beloved library and community to the remarkable young staff members who inspire me with their wonder and passion for our future, I am grateful to the countless people who have taught me so much. The Westerville Public Library is an amazing place. I love the way we helped invent and popularize a full range of library services, the bigness and boldness of our ideas, and our willingness to accept and embrace our employees’range of talents and capabilities. I love the way we work with other partners to enhance our community and succeed together. And I love the breadth and diversity of our customers, people of all backgrounds and age groups. I am proud of what we have achieved. We have grown from a small community library to a nationally recognized library system, consistently ranked among the very best in the country. I am excited by our continuing mission of empowering the community and customers and believe strongly in our library’s future success. The privilege of leading this organization is an honor I will always cherish. Directions Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow Farewell after 28 years as Executive Director Friends Shoppe Celebrate 20 Years It seems impossible that the Friends Shoppe celebrated its 20th anniversary in December. Our success would not be possible without our amazing volunteers, some of whom have been assisting since the day we opened. We truly appreciate the commitment and enthusiasm of all our dedicated volunteers, and we are always looking for more. If you would like to help in the shop, please call Arlene Roeder at 614-882-7590. Come Knit with Us The Friends of theWesterville Public Library will again host our very popular “Sit and Knit”, where fiber enthusiasts of all types of media enjoy a day of working on personal projects, socializing and a wonderful potluck lunch. Upcoming Dates: Saturdays, May 20 & November 11 (10am-4pm) Renew Your Friends Membership Please remember to renew your membership to the Friends of the Westerville Public Library. If you are not a member, an application is contained in this newsletter. One of the benefits of membership is a 20% discount on gift items in the Friends Shoppe. – Arlene Roeder, President Friends of the Library Summer Reading Program for All Ages Kick-Off Week starts Tues., June 6
  3. 3. World War I Many local men served inWorldWar I. Shortly before the United States entered the war, the PublicOpinion reported,“TwoWesterville high school boys have answered the first call to defend their country in the present national crisis. Roger and Harold Mills, aged 18 and 16 respectively...enlisted Monday in the Marines.” Another youngWestervillian,Thoburn Kelser left high school to serve in the Red Cross as an ambulance driver. Writing home about exiting an operating room before a bomb fell killing all fourteen people inside, he said,“I guess my time had not come.” His story and others are part of OverThere: A WorldWarIReader’sTheater being presented at the library on Sunday, April 30. (Register for this event at – Compiled by BethWeinhardt Local History Manager Hot Titles Did you know the library has. . . Local History Center Books Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver (April) An abducted businessman, a miniature hangman's noose at the scene and the only witness-- a nine-year-old girl. With a crime this puzzling, investigators Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to join the hunt. Especially once a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy. My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith (April) Paul Stewart heads to the Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook expecting an escape from city life. Upon arrival, his hired car is nowhere to be found. It appears Paul will be stuck at the airport--that is, until a stranger offers him an alternative: a bulldozer. I Found You by Lisa Jewell (May) A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origin. Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant novel. Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani (June) It’s 1949 in south Philadelphia. The Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons, who have returned home from WWII to the family cab company. But their future and fortunes are forever changed by a telegram, and the nephew who delivers it. Night School by Lee Child It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. A Jihadist sleeper cell in Germany has received an unexpected visitor--a Saudi courier. An undercover CIA asset overhears the courier whisper a chilling message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.” Available in ebook format. The Whistler by John Grisham The integrity and impartiality of our judges are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. What happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? While investigating a seemingly dangerous corruption case, Lacy finds that dangerous is one thing... deadly is something else. Available in ebook format. Movies March Moana (PG), Passengers (PG-13), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13), Fences (PG-13) April Office Christmas Party (DVD = R, Blu-ray = UR), Sing (PG), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) Coming Soon La La Land (PG-13), Hidden Figures (PG) – Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Books and movies you don't want to miss For more about local history, like us on Facebook: @WestervilleHistory Text Message Notices? Avoid late fines and get notices about your held items straight to your phone. Receive reminders about due dates for your checked out items and alerts about your reserved items that are ready for pickup. To sign up, contact us at 614-882-7277 ext. 2 or view instructions at westervillelibrary. org/text-message. Thoburn Kelser in his WWI Red Cross uniform.
  4. 4. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 4 Travel Writer Journeys to Central Asia * Mon., May 1 7-8pm Journalist, historian, college professor and travel writer David Mould has visited more than 40 countries. World adventurers and armchair travelers alike will enjoy this peek into the life and customs of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as Mould reads from his book, Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia. Book sale and signing to follow. Amherst Writer's Workshop * Tues., Apr. 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9 7-8:30pm Novice and seasoned writers alike are encouraged to explore their voice and practice their craft with fellow writers at this sample workshop led by Teri Kistler of Amherst Writers & Artists. Registration opens at 9am, 21 days prior to each event. Small Feet on the Run: Childhood During WWII * Wed., Apr. 19 7-8pm Imagine the perils of growing up in the midst of war. Faced with displacement, hunger and loss of home and family, the lives of 18 ordinary children were irrevocably changed due to extraordinary events not of their making. Hear these true stories of the World War II's youngest victims, as told by local author Sieglinde Martin in her book, Small Feet on the Run. Over There: WWI Reader's Theater & Exhibition Unveiling * Sun., Apr. 30 2-4:30pm Experience the music, images and words of people who lived through the "war to end all wars". Performance will include personal accounts of Westerville residents who served and worked through these dark days. Following the reader's theater performance, the Local History Center's new World War I exhibit will be unveiled. WWI Posters: For the Hearts & Minds of Ordinary People * Thurs., May 25 6:30-8pm Explore these works of art and propaganda from the perspective of Ohio history, learning about the artists who created them, their role in establishing new heroes and heroines, and their lasting importance in national culture of the United States. Presented by art historian Susan Talbot-Stanaway. Registration opens on April 17 at 9am. Local Author Phyllis Magold * Sun., Apr. 2 4-5pm Liberalized, radicalized, criminalized. Local author Phyllis Magold's newest book, A Beast No More: Emerging from the Middle State, is the fictional story of three young women in a world of change. Hear about this inspirational, coming-of- age story from the author herself, followed by a Q&A, book sale and signing. Bonsai Basics * Mon., Apr. 24 7-8:30pm Discover the ancient Japanese art of miniature tree culture. History, botanical principles and artistic elements will be introduced. Presented by the Columbus Bonsai Society. National Poetry Month: Meet the Authors Tues., Apr. 18 7-8:30pm Celebrate the spoken word as Westerville Poetry Group members share selections of their work. Open mic and discussion will follow. * Denotes program that requires registration.
  5. 5. Events for Kids Register online at or call ext. 5 Maker Lab 2.0: Pin-Back Buttons * Wed., Apr. 5 4:15-5:15pm Build something new as we put our science skills to the test. This month, learn how pin-back buttons are created and make one of your own! Bring pictures from home, browse through our magazine collection, or use our software to design an original piece. Ages 6-12. Starry Night at Westerville North High School Sun., Apr. 23 2-6pm Visit the library's booth at this learning festival for live demonstrations of a 3D printer and experiment with Makey Makey invention kits that turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. Sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Westerville Partners for Education. Geared toward students in preschool through 8th grade, their caregivers and families. May the Fourth Be with You Thurs., May 4 4-5pm Follow the force you must, young padawan. -Yoda. Star Wars fans, choose a kyber crystal and make a mini lightsaber before you test your powers and choose the path of the Jedi or the Sith. Costumes are encouraged. Ages 6-12. Make with Me Tues., May 2 10:30-11:30am Kids, bring your favorite adult and work together on a special project. In this session, we'll make musical instruments. Come dressed to make a mess! Ages 3-6. Teen Volunteer Training * Mon., Apr. 17 4-5pm Sign up for training on how to help shelve books and assist at library events. Teen Volunteer Training: Summer Reading Orientation * Sat., June 3 & Sun., June 4 3-4pm and Mon., June 5 7-8pm Volunteer for the Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program and summer events. Summer Reading Program volunteers MUST attend at least one of these orientations. Teen Volunteer Training: Summer Shelving * Mon., May 22 4-4:45pm Sign up for training on how to help shelve books and assist at library events over the summer. Registration opens April 3. Volunteer at the Library! Interested in volunteering at the library? Need service hours for school? Sign up for training at one of these events. If this is your first time volunteering, fill out an application at Ages 12-18. 'Tween Art Lab: Map Collage * Thurs., May 11 4:15-5:15pm Freely express your artistic side by creating a map collage, inspired by Susan Schwake's Art Lab for Kids. Supplies will be provided. Ages 9-12. Spring Celebration with Baby Animals Tues., May 9 4:15-5:15pm Welcome spring with animal visitors such as fuzzy chicks, ducklings, turkeys and baby bunnies from Bring the Farm to You. And while you're here, enjoy a variety of spring-themed activities and crafts. All ages. * Registration required and opens at 9am, 14 days prior to each event.
  6. 6. 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081-2095 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 Heather Creed Michael Fultz Melissa Hodek Mary Lightbody Deanna McDaniel Jack Shinnock Shawn Smith Don W. Barlow, Executive Director Board Meetings The Library Board of Trustees meets at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. Newsletter Staff Tamara Murray, Editor Mike Pirik, Designer Library Hours Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 1-6pm Telephone 614-882-7277 Customer Services ext. 2 Media Services ext. 3 Adult Services ext. 4 Youth Services ext. 5 Outreach Delivery ext. 6 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081 Vol. 28 No. 1 Name __________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________ City _______________________________ Zip _____________ Renewal Individual 1 year $10 Sustaining 1 year $25 Individual Life $75 New Member Family 1 year $15 Family Life $100 Corporate 1 year $125 Donation $ ____________ I would like to volunteer as a Friend: Friends Shoppe 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. Friends of the Westerville Public Library Membership Application Spring 2017 Between the Pages Westerville Public Library Westerville Public Library