Between the Pages: Summer 2013


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Find out about all of the events and services the library is featuring this summer, including an educational series about Muslim culture, a One Book, One Community event featuring The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, the Friends Ice Cream Social and more.

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Between the Pages: Summer 2013

  1. 1. Summer 2013 Between the Pages In our four-part book discussion series, Annette E. Jefferson, a scholar in American and African American history, will guide participants through the book Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford, drawing attention to the ways people from different religious, cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds interact to shape their communities’identities. Mondays, August 19, September 9 & 30 and October 21 6-8pm Registration opens July 22 Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys This fall, the library presents... a common conversation through readings, group discussions and other special programs One Book, One Community First time for Westerville Turning the pages together The One Book, One Community program invites all community members to read the same book and come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. Readings, group discussions and other events will put us all on the same page. Our selected title The One Book title is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Crafted as a series of letters, the nationally bestselling novel is a story of love and hope set against the backdrop of a world emerging from the shadow of World War II. Clever quips and endearing characters abound on the English island of Guernsey. A good summer read You can get a head start by checking out or reserving a copy of the One Book selection and enjoying it as part of your summer reading. Live & online discussions plus grand finale A full schedule of One Book programs will begin September 1. Mark your calendar for the grand finale when author Annie Barrows visits on October 7. For program details, visit guernsey or call ext. 2103. Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys The library is among125 libraries and state humanities councils nationwide selected to receive a grant for the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys project, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Thirty topic-related books and movies were also received with the grant and will soon be available in our catalog. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Save the Date -- October 7 The One Book finale: A visit with author Annie Barrows
  2. 2. Events for Youth Register online at or call ext. 5006 Rocks and Minerals Monday, July 8 2-3pm See different rocks and minerals and the tools that geologists use. Presented by naturalists from Blendon Woods. Ages 5-8. Registration required. Hobbits and Gnomes and Dwarves! Oh, My! Tuesday, July 9 3-4:30pm Make beards like the dwarves and catch fairies in a jar. Journey to Bag End for riddles with Bilbo and make a tiny gnome snack. Ages 8-11. Registration required. Stone Carving Monday, July 15 10am & 2pm Rock sculpture artists Al & Penny Nelson created a beautiful sculpture for our library. Help chip away rock from the sculpture and leave with a small stone carving of your own. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Teen Mustache Party Tuesday, July 16 2-3pm Fake mustaches, clever disguises and photo booth fun. Bring your friends. Dressing up encouraged. Registration required. Monster Sewing for 'Tweens Monday, July 22 2-3:30pm Beginners, have hand-sewing fun making little monsters out of fake fur, google eyes and felt horns. Materials provided. Ages 8-11. Registration required. Soil Safari Tuesday, July 23 Preschoolers 11:30am-12:15pm Kids 1:30-2:30pm A naturalist from Sharon Woods Metro Park will help uncover live animals that make their homes under our feet. Ages 2-5 & ages 6-10. Registration opens July 9. Pinkalicious Party Thursday, July 25 4-5pm Celebrate everything pink with stories, activities, crafts and snacks. Wear something pink. All ages. Registration opens July 11. Model Airplane Display & Library Fly Day Friday, July 26 11am-4pm Display at the library Saturday, July 27 9am-2pm Fly Day at Alum Creek State Park Visit the display on Friday, then on Saturday be at Alum Creek Park (flying field is east of the dam at 6590 Africa Road) to see a variety of radio- controlled planes. An hour of flight instruction begins at 9am. Then, trainers will assist children in trial flights. Free hot dogs and soft drinks. Hosted by the Westerville Model Aeronautics Association. Make a Sewing Kit Monday, August 5 4-5pm Make a small mason jar sewing kit and a needle book to go with it. Then, we'll stock it with simple essentials. Ages 8-11. Registration opens July 22. Warriors: Gathering of the Clans Tuesday, August 6 2-2:45pm Come to the gathering to discover your roots, whether you are kittypet or Clan- born. Activities, games and more for ages 8-11. Registration opens July 23. The Turtle Lady Monday, July 8 6:30-7:30pm The Turtle Lady will bring live animals to this family event. If we are lucky, the toads will croak, the snake will shed, the turtles will kiss, the dragons will eat and the children will giggle. Fall I Storytime registration opens August 5 Are you reading? Through grade 5 Grades 6-12 Adults 18+ Fun and prizes through July 31
  3. 3. 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 Michael Fultz Melissa Hodek Deanna McDaniel Karen Petersen Joshua Platt Karen Scholl Jack Shinnock Don Barlow, 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 Linda Wilkins, 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. 5001 Adult Services ext. 5004 Youth Services ext. 5006 Media Services ext. 5008 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081 Between the Pages Vol. 24 No. 3 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
  4. 4. It's good to have Friends Directions Notes from Library Director Don W. Barlow Year after year, the Friends of the Westerville Public Library donate hundreds of hours of volunteer service. Thanks to their generosity and efforts, our library is able to reach new heights in serving the people of Westerville. These dedicated, talented and enthusiastic people operate the Friends Shoppe, selling used books and many other gift items. They also stock the mallway bookcases with donated books for sale. Due to their hard work, they are able to provide funds that sponsor prizes for young readers and programs that entertain all ages in the summer. Our Friends also provide funds for some of the library’s major purchases including the Outreach delivery vans, chairs and tables for the library meeting rooms, and a myriad of other programs and services enjoyed by our community. On July 11th the Friends will once again be hosting their signature event, the Friends Ice Cream Social. This is a milestone year as the social is celebrating its 20th anniversary. We hope you will join us for this great event and show your appreciation for this outstanding organization. Ice Cream Social celebrates 20 years Please join the Friends for our 20th annual Ice Cream Social onThursday, July 11, from 7 to 8:30pm. This family event will include live music on the library’s front lawn, face painting thanks toWesterville Parks and Recreation, delicious ice cream with your choice of toppings and a story time presented at 7pm and again at 7:30pm byYouth Services. This year we will welcome the musical group Meek Quartet featuring vocalists with guitar accompaniment. The ice cream dipping, at $1 per serving, will take place in the mallway. All proceeds from the event will, as always, benefit the library. – Arlene Roeder, President Friends of the Library Will Hillenbrand: children's author and illustrator Friday, July 12 4-4:45pm at the library Saturday, July 13 11:15am-12:15pm at the Music and Arts Festival Friday Celebrated author and illustrator of thirty books for kids, Will Hillenbrand will give a behind-the-scenes look at his artwork. Children will create art with Will and see it displayed at the Westerville Music and Arts Festival Kids Tent. Saturday See Will's original journals and sketches, learn how he illustrates his books and enjoy a storytime. Art prints of Will's work and books will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Westerville Art in Public Spaces. this event is a part of... Ask for our texting service You can now receive your notices from the library via text. The service involves entering your phone number using a specific format. Text messages you will receive include the hold pick-up notice; hold cancellation; reminder that an item will be due soon; and the first, second and third overdue notices. In order to still receive library communi- cations such as our enewsletter and other direct messages, you can provide your email address, also. Of course, standard text messaging rates apply and there is a cap of 100 text messages per month per phone number. For more details, ask at the main desk in the atrium or call ext. 2.
  5. 5. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 5004 Flannelboard Workshop Wednesday, July 10 6:30-7:30pm Learn the benefits of flannelboard stories for your pre-reader and make one to take home. Registration required. Picture Book Discussion Saturday, July 13 2-3:30pm Picture books are not just for kids anymore. Discuss new and notable books for children with other parents, teachers and caregivers. Registration required. Beginning Stone Carving Monday, July 15 6:30-7:30pm Al and Penny Nelson will introduce the traditional art of stone carving. Using hammers and chisels, participants will create sculptures from blocks of oolitic limestone. Registration required. Revealed: Columbus With Megan Leigh Barnard Tuesday, July 30 7-8:30pm The Revealed: Columbus project brought a group of local photographers together to document the city in celebration of its bicentennial. Lead photographer Barnard will share details of the process and her experiences of capturing the city's moments of joy and hard work. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required. Dirt Desserts Wednesday, July 17 6:30-8pm Shovel up some sugary love as we make flower pot desserts. Participants will make "dirt," fill up their pots and decorate the top with a gnome cupcake, ice cream cone trees and candy flowers. Registration required. Composting 101 Monday, July 22 7-8:15pm Learn how to enrich your soil with kitchen scraps and yard waste. Franklin County Master Gardener Joanne Dole will discuss how to start and maintain a compost pile. Registration required. The Ins & Outs of Self-Publishing Monday, July 29 7-8:30pm Presenters from the Columbus Creative Cooperative will give tips on designing a book cover, pricing a book, publishing websites and more. Registration required. Genealogy One-On-One Saturdays, July 20 & August 17 9am-12pm Reserve a 20-minute, one-on-one session for personalized genealogy research help from members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society. Registration required. Call ext. 2160 to reserve your session. Social Security Seminar Wednesday, August 28 or Thursday, August 29 6-7pm Pinpoint the ideal time to start collecting your benefits. Presented by Joshua Pick and Adam Brookins of Aptus Tax. Registration required. Early Literacy Workshop Wednesdays, July 17 & August 7 7-8pm Learn five simple practices you can do with your child to help him or her get ready to learn how to read before Kindergarten. Registration required. Film Festival Workshops Thursdays, July 25 & August 1 7-8:30pm July 25 Directing August 1 Editing Learn tips from area experts Scott Spears of the Mid-Ohio Film Association and Peter John Ross of the Columbus Filmmakers Consortium. Library film contest registration available at the Ask Here desk. Entries due August 9. All ages. Registration required.
  6. 6. Hot Titles Did you know the library offers ... pre-loaded NOOK readers? Favorite books for kids and teens are loaded on Nook readers and have been available in Youth Services since January. The Nooks feature titles selected according to reading level and interest: four are loaded with picture books; four contain titles for juvenile-level readers; and three are loaded with titles for teens. Adults and educators can borrow a reader for 28 days. Search “nook reader” in our catalog and you’ll see some new titles in the Alt Authors section. Local History Center Now open Saturdays Books Hidden Order by Brad Thor (July) The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. When five candidates under consideration for head of the agency go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath begins a dangerous chase. True Love by Jude Deveraux (July) Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, a charming 19th century Nantucket house draws her into the unsolved disappearance of her ancestor 200 years ago. She also begins to have feelings for Jared Montgomery who lives in the property's guesthouse. Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain (August) Attending a masked party as part of his investigation into Jack Reynolds's drug enterprise, Detective Archie Sheridan recognizes the handiwork of killer Gretchen Lowell when one of the guests is murdered, creating a situation that forces Archie to risk everything. Beast by Faye Kellerman (August) Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have faced more than their share of psychopaths. Two new cases involve more than expected. One involves Gabe, the troubled boy they've taken into their home, and the other revolves around a dead man apparently mauled by his pet tiger. Inferno by Dan Brown (Hot eBook title) Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into an ingenious riddle where he enters an Italian landscape of classic art, secret passageways and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, he races to find answers and decide whom to trust. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Hot eBook title) In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing and enemies emerge from the throne's shadow. Movies July: Identity Thief (Unrated), Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13), Evil Dead (R) August: Admission 2013 (PG-13), The Host 2013 (PG-13), Scary Movie 5 (PG-13) September: Oblivion 2013 (PG-13), Place Beyond the Pines (R) – Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Books and Movies this summer Visit our Westerville police and fire exhibits The Local History Center is pleased to announce the unveiling of two new displays on its second floor which are available for viewing Monday through Friday 9am -6pm. The police display was the brainchild of retired police Lt. Leonard D. Day who collected items from fellow retirees and arranged for the construction of a display case. Day, who passed away before the completion of the project, donated a part of his uniform for the case. Items displayed include the old jail cell log book and key. The Fire Department has provided firefighting garb for its display. Both displays contain old photographs. A timeline shares history of both departments. – Compiled by BethWeinhardt Local History Coordinator Each is pre-loaded with 30 different titles LikeWesterville History on Facebook for Local History updates.