Between the Pages, Winter 2013


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Find out about what's happening at the library this winter, including a visit with Rick Steves, eMagazines for your smartphone or tablet, upcoming events and more.

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Between the Pages, Winter 2013

  1. 1. Between the PagesWinter 2013 Coming to Westerville... eMagazines at the Library You can now have free access to over 120 popular magazine titles on your computer, smartphone, tablet or Kindle Fire by using Zinio Magazines. TV Host and Author Rick Steves 1 Friday, March 15, 7:30-9pm Find the new Zinio Magazines Doors open at 7pm in the alphabetical list on our online collections page or by Youve read his European travel guidebooks and scanning the QR code. tuned in to his popular travel shows on public television and public radio. Now, join the travel expert as he shares all the latest in smart European travel. Steves 2 presentation will be held at the Westerville Central High School auditorium. Use your library card and email address to set up a free Zinio account to begin reading your favorite Tickets are $5. Payment by credit card is available online, magazines. After downloading, you can read and cash or check payment is accepted at the librarys wherever you wish, without Internet connection. Adult Services desk. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. For more information, call the Programming office at ext. 2103. 3 Be sure to go back to the librarys website to add 7th Annual Celebrate the Arts more titles. Ordering magazines directly from Writing Contest Zinio will prompt a subscription fee. Writers of all ages are invited to submit original work of 800 words or less in any genre. First place winners will be published in the newspaper. To enter your work, please email your submission to or drop it off at Youth Services by March 6. Finalists will be honored at the Writers Reception on April 14. Presented by the Arts Council of Westerville, ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion and the library.
  2. 2. Directions Thanks for 17 years In December, the Friends ShoppeNotes from Library Director Don W. Barlow marked 17 years of operation thanks to our amazing staff of loyal volunteers and the supportLooking back at a record year of our customers. We are proud to report that the shop is run entirely by volunteers and that we work exclusively to support the Library.For more than 80 years our mission has been to provide the best services possible. I hopeyou feel we were successful in doing so in 2012. Thanks to our community’s support, We have ordered the new van forthe library was able to reopen on Sundays, purchase many more materials, invest more Outreach Services, and truly appreciate the donations for ourheavily in electronic books and magazines, and offer more programs than ever before. Our "Help Replace the Van" responded in record numbers. Donations are still being accepted.Last year the library circulated 2,269,798 items, an increase of 17.14%. Over 45,000 people On March 30, 10am to 4pm at theattended programs of all kinds, representing an increase of 25.53%. And, our website Library, the Friends will host a dayhad 1.9 million visitors. Thank you for your continued support of one of America’s finest for fiber enthusiasts who enjoylibraries. arts including knitting, crocheting, quilting, fiber spinning, rug hookingThis year, a rejuvenated Youth and Teen area will welcome children. The Activity Center will and cross stitch. Details can bebe enlarged, a permanent Homework Help Center will be added and the Teen Center will found on the Friends link throughreceive touch-ups. the Librarys website or on fliers available at the Library.In Adult Services, the Technology Center will be renovated with new flooring and lower – Arlene Roeder, Presidentwalls at the computer stations, to improve airflow. Two new Online Conference/Skype Friends of the Librarystations and a 3D print station will be installed in the department.Throughout the year we will be replacing outdated HVAC systems with more efficient ones,beginning in early spring with the 1965 and 1979 units.As we look forward to another outstanding year, we invite you to experience all that yourlibrary has to offer. Still giving Little hands moving a computer mouse to count the jelly beans onBetween the Pages the screen. Eager faces matching colors to Green Eggs and Ham. TheNewsletter Reader Survey Early Literacy Stations sponsored by the Foundation in 2010 continueWe appreciate your input to be heavily used by youngsters learning to read.More than 200 of you mailed, emailed or dropped off your responses to the readersurvey that appeared in our fall issue. Were grateful to you for sharing your opinions. Just as those stations are still giving, you can set up a trust or a permanentBased on your comments, we’ve included eBooks in our Hot Titles section and are fund that will continue to you more details on upcoming programs for adults. Several readers told us they The Foundation invites your gift ofaren’t receiving ePages, our enewsletter. Please be sure to add no-reply@westervilleli- continued philanthropy. To ask to your email address book or contact us at to a fund or annual donation please callbe added to our mailing list. Thank you, and keep in touch! administration at ext. 2140 or visit
  3. 3. Local HistoryHot Titles Center Now open Saturdays Artist and animal loverBooks and Movies coming soon Book and magazine illustrator Will Rannells was noted for his drawings of dogs. Creating Books in his studio on Central College Road near Hoover Dam, he was inspired by his own Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy (February) menagerie of animals that at one point Chicky Starr turns a coastal Ireland mansion into a holiday resort and welcomes an unlikely cast of characters for a winter week together, sharing laughter and the heartache of included 13 dogs and several cats. respective challenges. Rannells discovered a passion for sketching Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley (February) at an early age. Upon graduating from Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is accustomed Cincinnati Art to digging up clues, but not bodies. What she finds in the crypt on the five-hundredth Academy, he anniversary of St. Tancred’s death will halt the proceedings dead in the tracks. began to work as a commercial Six Years by Harlan Coben (March) artist. He quickly Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry Todd. realized that his When Jake comes across his obituary, he attends the funeral to get a glimpse of Todd’s wife best work was not … but she is not Natalie. the humans in his Guardian by Beverly Lewis (March) illustrations but instead the animals drawn When schoolteacher Jodi Winfield becomes increasingly attached to a mysterious girl, an in charcoal or his beloved water colors. unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow and into the cloistered world of the His artwork graced the covers of Life Lancaster Old Order Amish. Will she find answers there? and McCall’s magazines and was used in Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Hot eBook title) calendars distributed by Buckeye Union It is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and Insurance Company. reservations are being made when Amy disappears. Nick is strangely evasive and definitely bitter, but is he really a killer? In 1926, Rannells joined the faculty of OSU where his desk was known as the Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by headquarters for stray dogs with its supply Katherine Boo (Hot eBook title) of scraps, bones and biscuits. One student New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent three years among the declared that if anyone wants to find residents of the Annawadi slum, unearthing tragic and poignant stories about residents’ Rannells just follow a hungry looking mutt efforts to raise families, earn a living or simply survive. and it will lead you to him. Movies Will Rannells has a small collection of artwork in the librarys Local History Center. January: Taken 2 (PG-13), Frankenweenie (PG), Hotel Transylvania (PG), Possession (PG-13) February: End of Watch (R), Here Comes the Boom (PG), Master (R), Hit & Run (R) – Compiled by Beth Weinhardt March: Wreck-it Ralph (PG), Anna Karenina (2012) (R) Local History Coordinator – Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Did you know the library offers . . . Over a dozen book clubs? From the popular Cookbook Club and the brand new Read Between the Wines Club, to the clubs that meet at the two senior centers in our district, the library hosts six book clubs for adult readers. Youth and teen readers can join the American Girl Book Club, Beta Books: A Read-It-First Club, Teen Book Challenge and four other clubs just for them. And, if youre still looking for a club, you can start your own by using our kit that includes multiple copies of a title, sample discussion questions, hosting tips and a canvas tote. Were talking about books!
  4. 4. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 5004 Author her illustrations with children at 10:30am. Her numerous picture booksAFTER HOURS @ THE LIBRARY WHISKEY MILE Presentations include Time to Sleep, Caldecott Honorwith Book In the Small Pond and most recentSunday, Feb. 10 6-8:30pm release Underground. A book signing Brain Fitness Program with will follow.A part of Americas Music, a music and Patrick Hartoryfilm series sponsored by the library and At 6:30pm, she will share her passion for Tuesday, Mar. 5Otterbein University. This Irish folk and papermaking and show how she creates 7-8:30pmrock ensemble plays everything from her illustrations. Meeting Rooms.traditional jigs and reels, to the sounds National speaker Registration required for each event.of Jethro Tull and Jimi Hendrix. Library and author PatrickAtrium. Registration required. During Hartory will present Mystery Writer Cara Blackthis performance, no library services will his new book, Your Wednesday, Mar. 20 7-8:30pmbe available. Ageless Mind: The Complete Guide to a Strong, Young and Healthy Mind. Contemporary noir mystery writer Cara Hartory discusses super brain foods Black will speak about her series set in Two Wandering Women that slow mental aging and natural beautiful Paris, featuring spunky and Travelogue: ways to improve memory. A Q&A and stylish P.I. Aimee Leduc. Blacks newest book signing will follow. Meeting installment, Murder Below Montparnas- Turkey sem, will be released March 5. A book Room A. Registration required. Monday, Feb. 18 signing will follow the presentation. 7-8:30pm Enter for a chance to win a trip to Paris. Storytime and the Art of Having traveled Papermaking with Pulitzer Prize Winner 2,000 miles around Turkey, Carol Gray and Denise Fleming Deborah Blum Nancy Staley are ready to share Monday, Mar. 11 Thursday, Apr. 4 7-8:30pm their Top 10 Turkey experiences. Storytime Witness stunning images of 10:30-11:15am Author of five books, Deborah Blum will Istanbuls Blue Mosque and Hagia Papermaking speak on her newest title, The Poisoners Sophia, view the natural wonder 6:30-7:30pm Handbook. Blum shares the untold called Pamukkale and wander the story of how poison rocked Jazz Age ancient city of Ephesus where Celebrated New York City. A book signing will Cleopatra strolled. Meeting childrens author and illustrator Denise follow. Meeting Rooms. Rooms. Registration required. Fleming will read samples of her award- Registration required. winning stories and discussMysteries of Credit Thumbprint Painting WWIIReports Revealed Thursday, Mar. 14 7-8:30pm Monday, Mar. 25 7-8pmWednesday, Feb. 277-8pm Calling all adults to join us for Dr. Mark P. Gingerich, the James S. thumbprint painting as we stamp Britton Professor of European HistoryCertified Consumer whimsical cards or cardstock at Ohio Wesleyan, was born in Beirut,Credit Counselor paintings. Create everything from Lebanon. He has lived, traveled andRichard Korn will disclose how your caterpillars to trees with your unique studied in the United States, Europecredit score impacts your life, even fingerprints. Meeting Room B. and the Middle East. Dr. Gingerich willwhen you are not seeking a credit Registration required. speak on his specialized field - the eracard, car loan or mortgage. Meeting of the World Wars. Meeting Rooms.Room B. Registration required. Registration required.
  5. 5. Events for YouthRegister online at or call ext. 5006 Supernatural Sweethearts Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 Teen Book Challenge 3-4pm Thursday, Feb. 28 Budding Artists Tuesday, Mar. 26 3:30-4:30pm Thursday, Mar. 21 2-3pm Teens, do you suspect that We double dog dare teens to read Focusing on art as process rather than your boyfriend a book a month with us. Those art as a finished or girlfriend may who do will get a book badge as product, children have secret fairy proof of their awesomeness. Well ages 4-6 will wings or might be meet each month to make our explore and try a creature of the night? Explore the honor badges, talk and bring the a specific art Teen Paranormal Romance Fiction book to life. Meeting Room A. medium, chalk. craze with crafts, quizzes and snacks. Registration required. Come dressed to make a mess. Meeting Registration required. Room A. Registration required. Feb. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Mar. Tilt by Ellen Hopkins Tunes & Tales: Funny Bunny Puppet Show Peter and the Wolf Wednesday, Mar. 27 10 & 11am Saturday, Feb. 9 ages 4-8 with families My Life in Pictures: Photo Meet Ed, Ned, Ted, and Bob - the 9:30am; 10:30am with sign Rhyming Dust Storytelling for Teens Bunnies! Based on Jan interpretation; Friday, Mar. 1 3:30-5:30pm and 11:30am Thomas books, the Everyone has a story to tell, and Big Mean Dust Bunny The 25th annual teens can learn to tell theirs through will be there, too, with performance features the photographic art. Participants will a special appearance Westerville Symphony with narration be given cameras for photographing by Rosemary Wells by the library. Families will receive a their story, then will be shown how to Max and Ruby, from Maxs New Suit. copy of the Peter and the Wolf book/CD. edit those photos. Photo stories will Rhyming is loads of fun. Youll rhyme, An instrument petting zoo will follow be displayed in the librarys meeting too, by the time were done! Meeting each performance. Meeting Rooms. rooms. Meeting Room B. Rooms. Registration required. Registration required for each family Registration required. member attending. For more information, please contact the Program office at 882-7277 Duct Tape Crafts ext. 2103. Thursday, Mar. 28 4-5pm Back by popular demand. We’ll make a Amelia Bedelia Family Night wallet or a flower - just by using duct Tuesday, Mar. 19 6:30-8pm Sesame Street Sing tape. Ages 8-11. Meeting Room A. and Dance Along Amelia Bedelia Tuesday, Feb. 12 1-2pm turns 50 this year! Celebrate with Storytimes for Move to the songs of Sesame Street: stories, activities, C is for Cookie, Sunny Days, I Love Trash, crafts and a every age and more. Parents and caregivers (you special guest Winter II Registration all know the words, right?) are invited appearance from opens Feb. 4 to join in. Ages 2-6. Meeting Rooms. Amelia. Meeting Registration required. Spring Registration Rooms. Registration required. opens Mar. 19
  6. 6. 126 South State StreetWesterville, OH 43081-2095 Between the Pages Friends of the Vol. 24 No. 1 Westerville Public Library Membership Application Between the Pages newsletter is published quarterly and is available in Name __________________________________________________ the library and sites throughout Westerville. For questions and comments about the newsletter, please call (614) 882-7277 ext. 2164. Phone _________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________ Board of Trustees Library Hours Michael Fultz Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm City _______________________________ Zip _____________ Melissa Hodek Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm Deanna McDaniel Sunday 1-6pm Renewal New Member Karen Petersen Joshua Platt Telephone Karen Scholl (614) 882-7277 Individual 1 year $10 Individual Life $75 Jack Shinnock Customer Services ext. 5001 Adult Services ext. 5004 Family 1 year $15 Family Life $100 Don Barlow, Director Youth Services ext. 5006 Media Services ext. 5008 Sustaining 1 year $25 Corporate 1 year $125 Board Meetings The Library Board of Trustees Donation $ ____________ meets at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The I would like to volunteer as a Friend: public is welcome to attend. 126 South State Street Friends Shoppe Sorting/Shelving used books Westerville, OH 43081 Newsletter Staff 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 Linda Wilkins, Editor you may mail it to: Friends Shoppe, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081. Mike Pirik, Designer