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Spring 2017 westervillelibrary.org
Between the Pages Westerville
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.
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.
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 giffin.eventbrite.com.
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audiobooks, comics, ebooks and TV shows.
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Wed., May 17 6-7pm
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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.
Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow
Farewell after 28 years as Executive Director
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
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.
Saturdays, May 20 & November 11
Renew Your Friends
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
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 westervillelibrary.org/events.)
– Compiled by BethWeinhardt
Local History Manager
Did you know the library has. . .
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.
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
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Thoburn Kelser in his WWI Red Cross uniform.
Events for Adults
Register online at westervillelibrary.org 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.
Events for Kids
Register online at westervillelibrary.org 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 westervillelibrary.org/application.
'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.
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