Between the Pages
Fall / Early Winter 2013

Youth Services area
has a Westerville look
The scenes ...
Events for Youth
Register online at or call ext. 5006
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Movie Release Par...
126 South State Street
Westerville, OH 43081-2095

Between the Pages
Fall / Early Winter 2013

Vol. 24

Friends of the
Hot Titles
Books and movies you don't want to miss
Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (November)
The Angel...
Events for Adults
Register online at or call ext. 5004

Doctor Who 50th
Anniversary Extravaganza
Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow

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  1. 1. Between the Pages Fall / Early Winter 2013 Youth Services area has a Westerville look The scenes on the freshly painted walls in the Youth Services area are putting smiles on the faces of children and their families who are acquainted with Westerville landmarks. New murals painted in soft colors depict some of the places most recognizable in the community: Towers Hall at Otterbein University, Emerson Magnet School, the Westerville Community Center and City Building, and even the slide at Alum Creek Park. Adding to the feeling of community is the large photo of the Westerville Fire Department truck mounted to the doors of the renovated Activity Center. The truck seems to open as the children enter the center. Stop in and enjoy the scenery! We have good news for students needing help getting started on a homework assignment, paper or project. The John E. Robbins Homework Help Center opened this fall with expanded hours and more helpers, and the results have been rewarding. Both a part-time staff member and volunteers are in the center assisting more students and families than ever. Students of every age can get help understanding their assignment, learning to attack their studies and finding ways to do research. The center is located in the Youth Services area and open Monday through Thursday, 5-8pm. Need at-home help? Try our chat reference service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coming to Westerville ... LEE CHILD Saturday, February 22 Reception at 5pm. Tickets will be available for purchase. Presentation at 7:30pm. Free registration required. Award-winning and bestselling author Lee Child knows how to keep pulses racing with one of the most intriguing heroes in print -- Jack Reacher. Lee will share his passion for his work, as well as his thoughts on why we need tough guys in life and literature. At Westerville Central High School. Book sale and signing. For more information contact Programming at 614.882.7277 ext. 2103.
  2. 2. Events for Youth Register online at or call ext. 5006 Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Release Party “Signs” of Christmas Choir Today is the day -- the movie release date of Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Celebrate Katniss' return to the screen as the Girl on Fire with trivia, movie fun, games and giveaways. Meeting Rooms. No registration but limited to 75 attendees. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as the Signs of Christmas Choir performs a variety of musical selections in American Sign Language. All ages. Meeting Rooms. Friday, November 22 3-4pm Saturday, December 7 2-3pm You Wouldn’t Want to be a ... Book Club Mondays, November 25 & December 16 4-5pm We're taking history personally. Talk about the colorful aspects of life in the past and share in related activities. Ages 8-11. Activity Center. Registration required. November You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist!: A Settlement You'd Rather Not Start by Jacqueline Morley December You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pirate's Prisoner!: Horrible Things You'd Rather Not Know by John Malam The Singing Cellist Saturday, December 14 11-11:30am Holiday songs and entertainment by cellist Mike Ingalls will be presented for all ages. Activity Center. Elephant and Piggie Party Tuesday, December 17 4-4:45pm & Thursday, December 19 10-10:45am Love Mo Willem's Elephant and Piggie books? Join us for Elephant and Piggie stories, activities, and crafts. You will even have a chance to meet the characters. Activity Center. Registration required. We are Sherlocked! Monday, December 30 3-4:30pm Are you a fan of the BBC series Sherlock? Come and investigate trivia, games, crafts and fun with our favorite detective. Leave your cane, Watson, and grab your deerstalker, Sherlock -- the game is on. Adults who want in on the fun are invited, too! Meeting Rooms. Registration required. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: An Audience Participation Movie Experience Saturday, January 4 2-3:45pm Sing along, enjoy candy treats, blow bubbles, boo the mean kids and participate in other interactive elements during this viewing of the original 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G) starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. Meeting Rooms. Registration required for every attendee. The Westerville Symphony and the Library present the 26th annual Tunes & Tales The Velveteen Rabbit Register your child for storytimes! Winter I registration opens Monday, December 23. Saturday, January 11 9:30am; 10:30am with sign interpretation; and 11:30am The heartwarming story of the stuffed toy rabbit that comes to life is set to music and narrated especially for ages 4-8 and their families. Meet the musicians and play their instruments. Each family will receive a copy of the book. Meeting Rooms. Registration required for every attendee.
  3. 3. 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081-2095 Between the Pages Fall / Early Winter 2013 Vol. 24 Friends of the Westerville Public Library No. 4 Membership Application 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 Adult Services Youth Services Media Services ext. 5001 ext. 5004 ext. 5006 ext. 5008 Name __________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________ City _______________________________ Renewal Zip _____________ New Member Individual 1 year $10 Individual Life $75 Family 1 year $15 Family Life Sustaining 1 year $25 Corporate 1 year $125 $100 Donation $ ____________ I would like to volunteer as a Friend: 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081 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.
  4. 4. Hot Titles Books and movies you don't want to miss Books Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (November) The Angelini Shoe Company always has relied on Vechiarelli & Son leather. This historic business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the school teacher turned shoemaker, to fall in love with a Vechiarelli tanner with a complex past. White Fire by Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child (November) Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from trouble with the law, just as a murderous arsonist begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. Christmas Hope by Anne Perry (December) Claudine Burroughs no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband and she dreads the holidays. Then, at a yuletide gala, she meets an attractive poet and her spirits lift. An hour later, this fascinating man is accused of killing a young streetwalker. Hunted by Karen Robard (December) Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, and she’s never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it’s different. She becomes the hostage. Now Caroline questions everything she thought she knew about her job and her city. Cuckoo's Calling by [J. K. Rowling writing as] Robert Galbraith (Hot eBook title) After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, private investigator Cormoran Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks in with an amazing story… Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Hot eBook title) Internationally bestselling author Reza Aslan presents a fascinating, provocative and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Local History Center World War II Jeep drive In 1943, as the country worked together on the home front to support the troops fighting overseas, Westerville residents did their part. A ration board was formed, civil defense workers conducted dim outs and drills, and residents worked in war industry at Kilgore Manufacturing making bombs. Even students at the three Westerville schools -- two elementary schools and high school -- joined the effort by raising $11,464.60 which was enough money to purchase nine jeeps for the Army. Students at the Vine Street School (today Emerson Magnet School) raised so much money for the jeep drive that an Army officer brought a jeep to the school and allowed each of the 325 students a turn sitting in the vehicle. – Compiled by Beth Weinhardt Local History Coordinator Movies November: Man of Steel 2013 (PG-13), Planes (PG), Red 2 (PG-13) December: Wolverine 2013 (PG-13), Smurfs 2 (PG), Elysium (R) Like Westerville History on Facebook for Local History updates. – Compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Did you know the library offers . . . AtoZdatabases? Whether you're looking for a business, a doctor or a long-lost friend, our AtoZdatabases can help. This premier job search, reference and mailing list database includes 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents searchable by home value, income and geography. AtoZdatabases is ideal for creating a sales lead mailing list, performing market research and locating friends. More than 200,000 new movers are added weekly and are searchable by move distance and housing type. Locate healthcare professionals by speciality, state of license and geography.
  5. 5. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 5004 Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Extravaganza Saturday, November 23 1-5pm Trivia Contest 2pm Attention, adult Whovians: celebrate the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in style with Pin the Bowtie on the Doctor, a Doctor Who-themed costume contest, bingo and more. A blue velvet cupcake and fish fingers with custard will sate your appetite. Meeting Rooms. Registration required. Affordable Care Act Educational Seminar Monday, November 25 12-2pm Wednesday, December 4 4:30-6:30pm Local financial advisor and health insurance marketplace navigator Thomas Grainger will discuss details of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Topics will range from how the ACA will affect individual healthcare coverage to how to pick the best plan for your individual needs. Meeting Room B. Registration required. A chance to give this holiday season Hang purchased or handmade hats, mittens and scarves on the Giving Tree, contribute new or gently used books for children at the donation box and bring in items for the food drive benefitting W.A.R.M. Donations accepted Fri., Nov. 15 through Thurs., Dec. 12. Music in the Atrium Sundays, 2-3pm December 1-22 The 13th annual Music in the Atrium series features an array of holiday, regional and classical music. Relax with the sounds of the season during your library visit! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 22 Guitarist Jim Volk Pianist Tony Hagood Harpist Trista Hill Folk Wood Players Duo Creating Address Labels Workshop Mondays, December 2 & 9 2-4pm Give a custom look to your holiday and other mailings by creating labels. Basic computer skills are recommended but not required. Your address books, a flash drive and blank address labels will come in handy. Study Room North. Registration required. Holiday Sing-along Sunday, December 15 3-4pm Jingle all the way and sing along with your favorite holiday tunes. Piano accompaniment provided by Nieca Nowels. Meeting Rooms. Cookbook Club Tuesday, December 17 6:30-7:30pm Take home the cookbook of the month and explore the recipes at your own pace. Then, bring your favorite dish to share while we discuss the book. Meeting Room A. Books available at the Ask Here desk. December Entertaining Simple by Matthew Mead Westerville Book Discussion Group Wednesdays, December 18 & January 15 7-9pm December Reader's Choice of a Christmas mystery by Anne Perry. Also, receive our January title Foreseen, compliments of the author. January Foreseen by Terri-Lynne Smiles. Meet Ms. Smiles as we discuss her work. How to Download eBooks and eAudiobooks Monday, December 9 7-8pm Do you have an eReader, MP3 player or a computer? Learn how to browse and download thousands of free titles from the library in this introductory class presented by Adult Sevices staff. Meeting Room A. Registration required. Newbery Discussion Group Saturday, December 21 2-3pm Read and discuss potential Newbery Medal winners. We'll choose our mock Newbery winners at this, our last meeting. Activity Center.
  6. 6. Directions Notes from Executive Director Don W. Barlow 2013 LIBRARY JOURNAL Five-Star Library again Five-Star Library Once again Library Journal has recognized the Westerville Public Library as a Five-Star Library. Only 82 of the more than 9,000 public libraries nationwide were so rated, placing Westerville in the top 1% of all public libraries in the United States. This prestigious and very welcomed national recognition is awarded to libraries that are the heaviest used and most cost efficient. Ratings are determined by community support, number of library visits, items borrowed, program attendance, computer usage and cost per capita. Scores are then compared to those of libraries within the same budget range. We are grateful and humbled by this national recognition. We have a deep appreciation for the role our customers, Library Board of Trustees, dedicated and top-notch staff and wonderful community partners have played in this accomplishment. As 2013 comes to an end and we prepare for a new year, we do so with renewed energy and continued commitment to excellence. We thank you for helping us achieve the ranking as one of America’s finest libraries. We are proud of our past successes and with your continued support we are excited about our future. Fireside Reads We're happy to help As gift-giving season approaches, we invite you to browse the Friends Shoppe for new arrivals. Items with the city “tree" logo now include orange ceramic mugs with lids and t-shirts in sizes for adults and children. One of our pewter "tree" ornaments can be a thoughtful gift for friends who have moved from the area or a holiday gift that can be displayed year-round. Sales from the shop and used book shelves make it possible for the Friends to provide added funds for library needs. Recently we were pleased to help fund the new AfterSchool Edge Stations – computers loaded with educational and entertaining software for ages 6 to 14. Also, we are sponsoring the annual Music in the Atrium series and the winter reading program for adults. Are you a Friend? We hope you’ll join us by completing the membership form in this newsletter. – Arlene Roeder, President Friends of the Library Winter Reading Program for Adults January 6 - February 16 Sign Up Register at the Ask Here desk on the second floor in Adult Services or online at starting January 6. Then, stop in for your welcome gift. Keep Track Go online or stop at the Ask Here desk to log reviews or ratings for the books you’ve read or listened to. Win For every title you log online, you’ll be entered into Prizes weekly and grand prize drawings. Lead Sponsor: Friends of the Westerville Public Library Please join our 2013 Annual Appeal The Library Foundation is dedicated to helping enrich the collections and programs of the library, and fund raising efforts such as our Annual Appeal help with that goal. We ask for your support as we start our campaign. Soon, pamphlets will be available in the library and online at Donations can be directed to assisting with immediate needs of the library or building a fund for the future.