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January 2017: 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 2017: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. January/February 2017 Issue 79 The Outreach INSIDE THIS ISSUE Patron Spotlight........ 1 Manager’s Corner...... 2 Did You Know?.......... 2 What’s New?.............. 2 Upcoming Events...... 3 Staff Picks.................. 4 Westerville Public LibraryPatron Spotlight: Emily Smith Meet Emily Smith, resident of Friendship Village. She was born in Dover, OH, grew up in New Philadelphia and Navarre and has been a resident of Columbus since 1966. She is an Otterbein grad- uate and then received her Masters at Illinois University. To pay for her graduate degree, she worked summers at Nickles Bakery. The only child of a minister, Emily grew up going on shut-in visits with her father. Once she told the family of a shut-in that she was praying for a bicycle (her mother wasn’t keen on the idea). A few months later, the man brought her a brand new bike. She road her bike everywhere, often downtown to run errands as well as a daily visit to the post office to retrieve their mail. At the age of 53, she retired as a school librarian from Columbus schools, due to health issues. She has a genetic disease that hardens the kidneys, a disease that killed her father when he was only in his 50’s. She eventually got a kidney transplant. Now she proudly knits shawls for Life Line of Ohio. These shawls are given to the donor families. Although retired from her job, Emily keeps extremely busy. She is church organist at First Presbyterian Church in Reynoldsburg. She learned how to play a pipe organ during her senior year of high school. She also keeps busy at Friendship Village. She is vice president of the Women’s Club, works at the Village store, is on the welcoming committee, participates in Vespers and Wii bowling. And, of course, she loves to read. When she was younger, she often traveled. Her favorite trip was to Switzerland where her grandmother was born. Emily says she is “spoiled” by books being delivered to her door. We look forward to spoiling her for years to come. Thanks Emily for sharing your story!
  2. 2. “...get lost in the artful meditative process of art therapy.” Keeping with the trends, as libraries tend to do, Westerville Public Library has added a little color to the building. Coloring books, as well as doodling guides such as Zentangle have recently surged in popularity. We now offer reoccurring programs to accommodate everyone’s artistic cravings such as the Love to Color: Adult Coloring Club (see dates below) and *Color Me Calm (every first Friday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Westerville Senior Center). So join us and get lost in the artful meditative process of art therapy. Love to Color 6:30-8:30pm @ Westerville Public Library  December 12  January 25  February 22 *You must be a member of the Westerville Senior Cen- ter to participate in this program. MANGAGER’S CORNER WHAT’S NEW? Happy New Year from Outreach Services! Time has flown and the holidays are again behind us. Time also flies between our visits, doesn’t it? And sometimes it is difficult to get through all that wonderful library material you have received. Just a reminder that many of the items we deliver to you can be renewed! That includes 14 day and 28 day books and media material. However, even if an item seems old, it is possible that someone else is waiting for it. So PLEASE ask us if you can renew an item rather than just keeping it. Because we only visit once a month, if you retain an item that has holds on it, those who are on reserve have to wait a very long time to get their request. If we cannot renew something you have, we can place a hold on it so you can have it again at a later date. Search Ohio/Ohio Link items can only be renewed once at the very most so please keep that in mind. Thank you! 2 Julie Kerns, Outreach Manager* DID YOU KNOW? President Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976 but the idea began in 1926 as National Negro History Week which was first sponsored by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). This organization, founded by historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland sought to research and promote achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. The 2013 theme of Black History Month celebrated The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, marking the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two pivotal events in African-American history.
  3. 3. UPCOMING EVENTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH MOVIE SERIES Join us as we celebrate Black history and culture through screening these extraordinary films. February 8: Selma February 15: Let the Fire Burn February 20: Dark Girls 3 Stories of Human Trafficking January 17. 2017 From 7-8pm in the combined Meeting Rooms Hear stories of human sex trafficking in America from Theresa Flores, survivor and bestselling author of The Slave Across the Street and Christopher Stollar, former reporter and author of The Black Lens. These authors will share passages from their latest books, answer questions and sign books. About the Authors Theresa Flores, a survivor of trafficking and best-selling author of The Slave Across the Street, will share her personal story and how it informed her latest nonfiction book, Slavery in the Land of the Free. Christopher Stollar, a former reporter with a master's degree in journalism, will talk about the three years he spent researching trafficking for his debut novel, The Black Lens. This dark literary thriller ex- poses the underbelly of trafficking in rural America. While The Black Lens is fiction, Stollar interviewed survivors, socials work- ers and police officers to ground the book in reality. Kitchen Creations: Cooking Demonstrations From 7:00-8:30 pm in the combined meeting rooms. Join us for two events: January 19, 2017—Holiday Leftovers February 13, 2017– Dinner for Two Watch a live cooking demonstration, sample food and take recipes home with Chef Matthew Schenk, the Culinary Director at Columbus Culinary Institute. Author Visit: Chris Bohjalian (tickets $10) January 19, 2017. 7pm at Westerville Central High School New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls Chris Bohjalian will visit Westerville following the release of his newest novel, The Sleepwalker.
  4. 4. Westerville Public Library 126 South State St. Phone: 614-882-7277 Outreach: 614-259-5034 E-mail: Heather The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Lo Blacklock, is a journalist who has just been giv- en the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. But as the week wears on, Lo witnesses a terrifying night- mare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for. The Man Who Knew Infinity (PG-13, 2015) Holly After You by Jojo Moyes How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. Anne of Green Gables (G, 1985) STAFF PICKS Thomas The Tutor by Peter Abrahams Scott and Linda Gardner are delighted to be able to hire the capable Julian Sawyer to tutor their troubled teenage son, Brandon, unaware that this enigmatic man is concealing a dark agenda of his own that will destroy the family, and only Ruby, the Gardners' eleven-year-old daughter, realizes the danger. Ghostbusters (PG-13 , 2016)