INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Patron Spotlight........ 1
Manager’s Corner...... 2
Did You Know?.......... 2
What’s New?.............. 2
Upcoming Events...... 3
Staff Picks.................. 4
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
“...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
Westerville Public Library
*You must be a member of
the Westerville Senior Cen-
ter to participate in this program.
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!
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
Proclamation and the March
on Washington, marking the
150th and 50th anniversaries
of two pivotal events in
Join us as we
history and culture
February 8: Selma
February 15: Let the
February 20: Dark
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
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.
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
Author Visit: Chris Bohjalian (tickets $10)
January 19, 2017. 7pm at Westerville Central
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.
Westerville Public Library
126 South State St.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by
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
The Man Who Knew Infinity
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
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'
realizes the danger.
Ghostbusters (PG-13 , 2016)