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January 2016: Outreach Newsletter


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Find out what's been happening in the Outreach Services department of the Westerville Public Library.

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January 2016: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. Westerville Public Library The Outreach J a n u a r y / F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 6N e w s l e t t e r 7 3  Patron Spotlight  Did You Know?  Manager’s Corner  Winter Safety  New Games @Westerville Public Library: Outreach Patron Spotlight Meet Debora Armstead. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio Debora is currently residing at The Ravines. She has a large family consisting of her Mother in Cleveland, 8 siblings, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Earlier this year she threw an 80th birthday party for her mother. She said that it was a fun event to plan with food, gifts and lots of family and friends. When asked what in life she is most proud of, Debora talked about her young- est granddaughter. She helped her with her schoolwork as a young student. The skills she developed helped her to excel in school so much that by the time she graduates from high school she will also receive an associ- ate’s degree from John Carrol University. Debora has very fond memories of her Grandmother and the fishing trips they would take. Another trip she took was to Canada. She would like to go back there and would like to take a trip to Las Vegas to see the shows and sights. In school she liked math and home economics which turned into a career as a seamstress. Today she still loves to sew, quilt and craft. She makes crafts to sell at craft shows and volunteers for an organization called My Very Own Blanket, where she makes blankets for foster children. Thank you Debora for sharing your talents and your story with us.
  2. 2. P a g e 2 We offer game programs to play with our seniors like Pictionary, Name That Tune, and more recently Memory. If you live in a senior apart- ment facility that we deliver to and would like us to bring one of these games to play, let us know! 614-259-5034. Manager’s Corner DID YOU KNOW? You know Outreach delivers books, but do you know what else we can bring ? The Westerville Library has all of the most popular movies, both brand new ones and the oldies and goodies of the past. We also have many of those favorite TV series you wish you could watch again. We own thousands of music CD’s including rock, jazz, easy listening, classical, religious and more. Many books that are in print format can be found on audio CD’s. We also have a very extensive magazine collection. Do you have grandchildren? Borrow children’s books and movies to entertain them while they are visit- ing. So remember, when you think “Outreach”, think about the entire library collection! To place a hold on an item today call 614-259-5034. *Julie Kerns is also a NOTARY and will be glad to come to your home to notarize items for you. Please call us if you need this service. 614-259-5034. Julie Kerns, Outreach Manager* Safety in winter Winter can be a tough season to get through; it’s cold and dark and a pain to get around sometimes. It can be relatively stress free if you prepare, so here are a few helpful tips from the Council on Aging (Southwestern Ohio). Make sure you have someone to check in with you or check in with another friend. Having someone there can not only help your safety, but can keep you from feeling isolated during those win- ter months. Try to clear walkways of snow and ice whenever possible. Al- ways check your supplies on hand (batteries, flashlights, radios, etc.) Make sure your heat works. If you are using a space heater, make sure you are using it properly (plug it into the wall not an extension cord and keep it 3 ft. from anything that will burn, including the wall). Plan ahead for emergency power needs if you use medical equipment. And, try to inspect property after a storm to report any damage as soon as possible.
  3. 3. P a g e 3 N e w s l e t t e r 7 3 Upcoming events January 2, 2016 Downton abbey afternoon tea Sip afternoon tea and watch the season finale of Downton Abbey before the sixth and final season begins Sunday night. Tea and snacks will be provided. Period attire encouraged. 2-4pm in meeting room A. January 4, 2016 Page turners book club No time to join a book club? No deadlines...just GOOD books! Try our new meeting-less book club? How it works: Copies of the book will be made available on the 1st of every other month at the Adult Services Desk. Fill-out the review form when you are done! February 3, 2016 Understanding the affordable health care act Local financial advisor and health insurance marketplace navigator Thomas Grainger will discuss details of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Note: Individual consultations and appointments for assistance signing up may be scheduled with Thomas after the presentation. From 3:00-5:00 PM. January 14, 2016 Fantasy/ sci-fi writing with author terry w. erwin ii Author of fantasy and sci-fi Terry W. Ervin II will give an interactive presentation about all things writing and publishing, from working with an editor and cover artist to where writing ideas come from and where the reading (and writing) experience appears to be moving. If you're an avid reader or aspiring writer (or both) plan to attend. Bring along questions and comments and even a sense of adventure. If Terry doesn't have the immediate answer, odds are he'll have a few ideas where to find what you're looking for. From 7:00– 8:00PM February 18, 2016 Love to color: Adult coloring Art therapy is nothing new, but intricately detailed coloring books for adults have become a popular way to de-stress. If getting lost in this artful meditative process sounds like something you'd enjoy join the Love to Color club. Join us in Meeting Room B from 6:30– 8:30 PM *All events are located at the Westerville Public Library
  4. 4. THOMAS Book: Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay Dexter (from which the hit TV show is based on) is a blood spatter anal- ysis for the Miami Police--and also a serial killer who only wipes out bad guys. Film: Owl Power (PBS Nature, 2015, PG) MARIE Book: Doctor Sleep By Stephen King The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shin- ing) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl from a tribe of murder- ous paranormals. Film: The West Wing (series, NR, 1999) MEREDITH Book: Ella Enchanted By Gail Carson Levine In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. Film: Harold and Maude (PG, 1971) HOLLY Book: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto By Mitch Albom Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character--Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth--in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. Film: The Five People You Meet in Heaven (NR, 2004) JULIE Book: X By Sue Grafton Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless seri- al killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim. Film: Only the Lonely (PG-13, 1991) HEATHER Book: Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul Jabar When his fiancée abruptly departs for Trinidad after hearing disturbing news, Mycroft Holmes and his best friend Cyrus Douglas follow and find themselves drawn in to a treacherous investigation Film: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (NR, 2015)