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March 2012: Outreach Newsletter


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March 2012: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. Issue 50 March/April 2012 The Outreach W E S T E RV I L L E P U B L I C L I B R A RY T he Outreach will be under construction soon to change its format and we need your input! Please give us a call or tell us when we visit if you have a topic, story, poem, or anything else of yours that you would like to see in our newsletter. We also hope to bring back our patron interviews-a wonderful opportunity for us to better know you. If interested or if you have any questions, please give us a call at 614-259-5034 and let us know! ~Upcoming Events~ March 11th…Rotary Club of Westerville Fish Fry & Chicken Bake 11:30am– 5:30pm at the Otterbein Campus Center ,(100 W Home St) All you can eat!! March 11th…Bill Foley: Doing All Your “Oldie Favorites” 3pm at FirstPresbyterian Church of Westerville, 41 W. College Ave. Free and open to the public! Call 614-882-3155 for details. March 31st… S.O.S: Serve Our Seniors Day 9-1pm at Westerville North High School (950 County Line Rd.) Westerville Police in partnership with WestervilleCitizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association present S.O.S. for its 3rd year. Event focuses on senior safety and awareness. 614-901-6490. April 14th… Shredding Day 10am-12pm at Hoff Woods Park.
  2. 2. P a g e 2 Staff Picks MARIE HEATHER The Invention of Hugo Cabret The Dog Who Knew Too Much By Brian Selznick By Spencer Quinn12 year old orphan Hugo lives within the walls of a The fourth installment of theParis train station a la 1931.When he meets a Bernie and Chet P.I. seriesmysterious storyteller, his life finds the duo looking after aand secrets are jeopardized. distraught mother who is wor- JULIE ried about her missing son. As always, the story is told byThe Muppet Show (S.1) Half Broke Horses Chet: a dog.(1976, NR) by Jeannette Walls A true novel about the life of Lily Casey The Russian Ark Smith (author’s grandmother) who, al- (2002, NR) though lived a life of hardship and trag- ELLYN edy through the Great Depression, The Litigators remains a woman of indomitable spirit. by John Grisham THOMAS Places in the Heart (1984, PG) Into theLaw firm partners Oscar and WildWally see a chance for a huge financial gain when by John Krakauerthey learn of a pending lawsuit against a popular This portrait of Alex McCandless chronicles hischolesterol reducing drug suspected of causing decision to withdraw from society and how heheart attacks. made his way to the Alaskan wilderness until his tragic death.The Messenger (2010, R) Life (2010, NR) Fun Facts about March  Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin in March of 1794.  The first transatlantic broadcast occurred in March of 1925.  Inauguration Day originally took place in the month of March until 1937. Now it takes place in January.  Magellan discovered the Philippines in March 1521.  Daylights Savings Time was introduced in March in the US during World War I.