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July 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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July 2017: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. THE OUTREACH VOL. 82 JULY/ AUGUST 2017 NEWS & FEATURES New Director PAGE 1 Manager's Corner We Need You! PAGE 2 Upcoming Events PAGE 3 Staff Picks PAGE 4 New Director   As many of you know our beloved, longtime director of the Westerville Public Library, Don Barlow, retired at the end of May this year. He leaves behind a legacy of revitalizing the library industry and turning our building into the high tech community hub of higher learning that it is today. A legacy, that we are sure will be continued with our new director Erin Francoeur. Erin makes her way to Ohio by way of California where she was the director of Shasta Public Libraries in Redding, CA.    “I am very grateful for the opportunity to work together with the staff and board to bring Westerville the best in library services, programs, and resources,” Ms. Francoeur said. “My goals for the library include increasing access to both traditional and digital resources, planning best uses of library spaces, nourishing community connections, and increasing innovative programming."   Please join us in wishing Mr. Barlow the best in his retirement and welcoming Ms. Francoeur with open arms as both directors open new chapters in their lives.
  2. 2. | PAGE 2   Do you own a tablet or computer? Do you have internet access? Then you can actually go online and reserve your own material for your deliveries. First, you must know your library card number. Many of you have never received a physical card. You can either contact Outreach and we can give you your current account number or you can request a physical card to be sent to you. Once you have your account number, go to the following web address:   Use the search bar to find a specific item or topic of interest. Once you find an item you would like for us to deliver, click request it . Enter your first or last name and your library card number. The "pick up" location of Outreach will automatically pop up for you! Once the item is ready it will come to our office and we will bring it on your delivery day!   Confused? Then give us a call. We can set up an appointment to come to your home and walk you through the steps. Of course, we are always glad to pull items for you. But many of you will find that ordering your own material is fun and rewarding. Manager's Corner WE NEED YOU Did you know that Outreach has a program that pairs seniors with local children to be a pen pal for the school year? It's true! The Leaping Letters program encourages literacy and social interaction for kids at an age where those skills are essential and they will carry with them for years to come. If you are interested in joining this program, please contact Marie Corbitt by calling 614-259-5034. "...ordering your own material is fun and rewarding" Julie Kerns
  3. 3.   E V E N T S@ WESTERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CREATIVE STRINGS JULY 5, 6-7:30PM  String players of all ages from around the world will play a wide range of creative and fun music with two ensembles. Enjoy jazz to bluegrass, Celtic fiddling, Latin styles and more. Located on the front lawn. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: AIRPORTS JULY 17, 7-8:30PM With millions of individuals traveling daily, mistakes are bound to happen. Know your rights when traveling to domestic and international destinations. Applicable laws, regulations and ever- changing policies will be discussed.. CREATIVE WRITING FOR SENIORS Share your life experiences and encourage others as you develop writing skills together with your fellow Westerville Senior Center members This event takes place every third Monday of the month at the Westerville Senior Center from 1:30-3:00 pm.  For membership info call the WSC at 614-901-6560. | PAGE 3 LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC AUGUST 1, 5-8:30PM BOOK TO ACTION: SPEAK WITH A REFUGEE AUGUST 15, 7-8PM Receive free legal advice about family, estate planning, consumer, public benefits, landlord-tenant and expungement law at this free clinic for seniors and low-income persons provided by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus in cooperation with volunteer attorneys, sponsored by the Westerville Public Library. If you have further questions or if you have any immediate court deadlines, contact the Legal Aid Society of Columbus at                 614-224-8374.  Hear the personal story of a refugee, followed by an opportunity to ask questions   Book to Action builds on the traditional book club concept with a civic engagement project in support of our community. This year's theme is Refugees and Immigration. Read The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, then take action by attending one of these events.  The Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) Refugee Speakers Bureau seeks to empower refugee communities while educating the public and promoting social change.
  4. 4. HEATHER A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  Lion (2016, PG-13)  THOMAS The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl                 by Issa Rae (available in audio book but not large print) Game of Thrones (2011, series) MEREDITH The Misfits by James Howe Animal Reunions  (2016, PG) JULIE                                  MARIE The Noticer: Sometimes All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective  by Andy Andrews  In this blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration, Andrews tells the story of Jones--a mysterious man who shows up when things look the darkest for the people of Orange Beach, Alabama, and whose unique gift of noticing things that others miss helps us understand why things happen and what we can do about it. Frequency (2000, PG-13) All Our Wrong Todays by Elon Mastai It's 2016 and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems--there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocados. But Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid. Tom finds himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality--which we immediately recognize as our 2016. National Geographic: Glacier National Park (2010, NR)  HOLLY Where We Belong by Emily Giffin  A Dog's Purpose (2017, PG) STAFF PICKS Welcome to the new Staff Picks! This is the part of the newsletter where we share one of our favorite books and one film from our amazing collection that we come across everyday. Something sounds good? Reserve your copy today (or let us know and we'll reserve it for you.) | PAGE 4