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At Westerville Central High School
The first 300 guests to arrive will receive a free copy of
Sweet Tomorrows, her new release. Debbie's presentation
will be followed by a book sale and book signing.
Purchase tickets at debbiemacomber.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, August 3
ComicsPlus Library Edition
Going on vacation? This database offers free access to thousands of popular comics and graphic novels on your computer, tablet or
smartphone. Guaranteed no overdue fines since the book is automatically returned.
Get ready to take a hike or visit a park as part of this year's
Westerville Reads. You're invited to read an adventure-
themed book, then join in related events and activities
coming to the library this fall.
Pick up your free copy of Bill Bryson's
A Walk in the Woods and Ranger Rick:
National Parks! at the library or around
the community, while supplies last.
Look for us at events displaying
the Westerville Reads logo.
Walk in the Woods
4th annual community-wide event
of the famed Cedar
Cove series, Christmas
movies on the Hallmark
Channel, and novels
Reception 5pm At the Medallion Club
Mingle with Debbie, enjoy small plates and hors d'oeuvres
and receive a pre-signed copy of Sweet Tomorrows. Hosted
by the Westerville Library Foundation. Ticket $60 and
includes priority seating at the Presentation.
I am writing to let you know that I will retire as Executive Director of the Westerville
Public Library on May 31, 2017, after a successor is chosen. There is never a perfect time
for this type of transition, but now is the right time.
For the past twenty-eight years, I have had the privilege to serve 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. I am enormously
proud of the work we’ve done together over the last 28 years.
We have grown from a small community library to a nationally recognized library system,
consistently ranked among the very best in the country. I feel good about playing a role
in that success and committed 100 percent of my energies to that success. I am excited
by our continuing mission of empowering the community and customers, and believe
strongly in our future success.
I am grateful to the countless people I have worked with during my time here who have
taught me so much. They have been passionate board members, staff and volunteers
who love our community and have worked tirelessly for the success of our beloved
library. I'm also indebted to our remarkable young staff members who inspire me with
their wonder and passion for our future.
The privilege of leading this organization is an honor I will always cherish.
Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow
Searching for Used
The Friends of the Library offer
hundreds of used books for you to
browse and purchase. Our bookcases
in the mallway have been relocated a
bit farther down the hall and contain
a large selection of used hardbacks,
paperbacks and CDs for sale. Come on
down! Also, remember to check out
the used books available in the Friends
Shoppe. All proceeds from the sale of
used books and gifts in the shop benefit
We invite you to participate in two
events we proudly sponsor each year
around this time: the summer reading
program and the 23rd annual ice cream
social and story times comingThursday,
Are you a Friend? We’d like to introduce
ourselves and hope you will join us
by completing the application in this
Friends of theWesterville Public Library
Arlene Roeder, President
Janet Rector,Vice President
Pat Durant, Secretary
Trustees: Elliott Hodgdon, Dorothy
Bonham, Dave Arter, Leigh Rose and
Coloring enthusiasts can express themselves by coloring a
page or two in these books, and then returning them for
others to check out and color. Using crayons or colored
pencils and adding a signature are encouraged.
The collection of thirteen titles is displayed in the new books
area and can be searched by "coloring books for adults."
Coloring books for adults
to borrow, color and return
Used books in Friends Shoppe.
Inez Alexander Crouse
In May 1955, Inez Alexander Crouse died at
the age of 102, the oldest resident in Franklin
County. Inez sawWesterville grow and change
in her lifetime.
Her father,Thomas Alexander, was a mayor of
Westerville, foundry owner and a conductor on
the Underground Railroad. Runaways would
be moved in the Alexander wagon with Inez or
one of her three brothers perched beside their
father as he transported the slaves west and
north of town to the next stop on their journey
Inez’s home built in 1918, will be one of the
stops on the new College Avenue phone app
being created this summer to join the State
Street and Main Street apps available on the
– Compiled by BethWeinhardt
Local History Coordinator
Did you know the library offers. . .
Black Widow by Daniel Silva (July)
Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin, is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret
intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, ISIS detonates a massive bomb in Paris, and
a desperate French government lures him into one final operation.
Killer Look by Linda Fairstein (July)
High fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when designer Wolf Savage is
found dead days before the biggest show of his career. With her DA office job in jeopardy, Alex is
determined to uncover the possible homicide beneath the glitz.
First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (August)
Piper Dove dreams of becoming the best detective in Chicago. First job? Trail the former
Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham. The problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s angry!
Piper soon begins working for him, although not as the bodyguard he needs.
Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke (August)
Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, Luisa“Lu”Brant sees an opportunity as the new state’s
attorney to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman
to death. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories.
Me before You by Jojo Moyes (eBook)
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family.
Then she takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor who is
wheelchair bound after an accident.
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (eBook)
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by
her nanny cam while she is at work: her toddler playing with her husband who was brutally
murdered two weeks earlier. Should she believe her own eyes?
June Zootopia (PG), Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG), 10 Cloverfield Lane (PG-13).
July Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13), Miracles from Heaven (PG), Allegiant (PG-13).
August Mother's Day (PG-13), The Boss (PG-13).
– Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator
Books and movies you don't want to miss
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Monitors that show your electricity usage?
Find out if that old refrigerator and spare air conditioner are still saving you money by using one of our Kill A Watt EZ electricity
monitors. After plugging the monitor into a wall socket, you can connect the appliance and find out the amount of electricity
being consumed. You also can program in your local utility rate and calculate your expenses by day, week, month or year.
The monitors have been donated by the Westerville Electric Division and are available for checkout using your library card at
the Customer Services desk in the atrium.
1952 photograph for newspaper shows Inez
at age 100 sharing birthday with local baby.
Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, July 23 10-11am
Discover ways to uncover the roots
to your family tree. Presented
by Franklin County Genealogical
Society members. Meeting Rooms.
The Water for Congo Project
Monday, August 1 7-8pm
In 1970, Fred Suter, as a volunteer
in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, often stayed overnight in
villages where local women worked
hard to provide food, clean spring
water to drink and a bed. A lack
of close access to clean water is a huge problem in much of rural
Africa. Hear how Fred is training Congolese to make and use
ram pumps, build and install gutters, and hand-drill wells to get
potable water. Meeting Room A. Registration required.
How to Prevent Child Abduction
Thursday, July 28 7-8pm
Officers from the Westerville Police
Department will discuss methods
to protect your child from stranger
abduction. Meeting Room A.
Events for Adults
Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 4
Helping Man's Best Friend:
Dog Separation Anxiety
Saturday, July 23 4-5:30pm
Scott MacConachie, a professional
dog trainer and the owner of K9
Ponderosa, will offer information
and tactics to help reduce stress and
behavioral problems for your canine
friend. Meeting Room A.
Local Author Book Festival
Sunday, August 28 1-5pm
Suspense. Historical romance. Inspirational fiction. Picture books for kids.
Books of all genres will be highlighted as 50 writers from around Central Ohio greet
festival goers. Attendees can enjoy one-on-one time with authors, purchase
books for signing, enter a raffle for door prizes and grab a snack from food trucks.
For more information call ext. 2103.
Local Author Steven Franklin Mount:
A Nelsonville Sojourn
Monday, August 29 7-7:45pm
Set in his hometown of Nelsonville
Ohio, author Steven Franklin Mount's
first novel, A Nelsonville Sojourn,
explores the intertwining themes
of redemption, honesty and the
influence of geography. Meeting
Room A. Registration required.
Friday, August 12 2-3pm
Focusing on art as process rather
than art as a finished product,
children ages 4-6 will explore
different artistic styles, mediums and
techniques. August: Chalk. Activity
Center. Registration required.
Ice Cream Social, Music & Stories
Thursday, July 21 7-8:30pm
Enjoy live music, ice cream and
toppings at the 23rd annual ice
cream social sponsored by the
Friends of the Westerville Public
Library. Suggested donation is $1
per sundae. Face painting provided
by Westerville Parks and Recreation. Library Lawn. Stories for
kids at 7 & 7:30pm in the Meeting Rooms. Rain or shine.
Teen Yoga and Smoothies
Tuesday, July 26 2-3pm
Unwind at a yoga class especially
for teens, presented by local
instructor Jenna Durban of the
Yoga Factory. Then learn how
to make a healthy and delicious
smoothie, with samples for
everyone. Bring a yoga mat and water. A limited supply of mats
will be available. Ages 12-18. Activity Center.
On Your Mark, Get Set ... Guac!
Wednesday, July 20 2-3pm
Discover how making healthy food
choices can be tasty fun with Tori
Strickland of Local Matters. We’ll be
making guacamole and tasting our
success. Ages 9-18. Meeting Room A.
Events for Youth
Register online at westervillelibrary.org or call ext. 5
Library Link Award at
Heritage Middle School
(from left) Meredith Fletcher
(Library Link Associate),
Noah Weidmann ("R");
Pricipal Mr. Kacsandi; Greer
Scott ("E"); Santo Scillia
(holding award); Mahkela
Kamara ("A"); Heritage
Librarian Mrs. Konik; and
Dora Sesay ("D").
Library Link Award at
Mark Twain Elementary
(from left) Mrs. Morgan;
Will Dickerson; Meredith;
Shreeya Luitel; Anila
Palmer; Principal Mrs.
Moss; John Stevens (hold-
ing award); Jayla Medina;
and Emilios Kelalie.
Each school day, our Library Link service delivers books and other materials requested by students, faculty and staff at the school
buildings in the Westerville district. This spring, Library Link Awards were presented to the elementary and middle school receiving the
most items delivered this school year: Heritage Middle School (1,186 items) and Mark Twain Elementary (1,209 items). To receive Library
Link delivery, students need to have a valid Westerville Library card and turn in a completed Library Link application form signed by a
parent or guardian. For details call ext. 2144 or go online at www.westervillelibrary.org/library-link.
Library Link Awards go to top schools
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Don W. Barlow, Executive Director
The Library Board of Trustees
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Tuesday of each month. The
public is welcome to attend.
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