March 2014: Outreach Newsletter


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March 2014: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. would be willing to share some of their interesting life experiences so that we may publish them in a future newsletter. If you are interested in either program please give our office a call at 614-259-5034. and with it, some old programs have returned. As we all thaw out from the recent harsh winter weather, The Westerville Public Library Outreach Dept. has decided to resume some programming for the upcoming months such as Lunch With Outreach and Patron Interviews. The Lunch program is just that: lunch! We will set up a time to have a couple Outreach employees visit and bring you a meal from a nearby restaurant. No purchase required. Also, we would like to go out and conduct brief interviews of our patrons who Spring Has Sprung... Wester ville Public Librar y The Outreach M a r c h / A p r i l 2 0 1 4N e w s l e t t e r 6 2  New Outreach programs  Leaping Letters  Global Art Project for Peace  Upcoming Events  Staff Picks We’ll deliver anything from the library except the art on the walls! Like listening to music or books on cd? We got you covered!  Music CDs  Audiobooks  Blu-ray  Dvds  magazines Give us a call, and reserve your media today.
  2. 2. P a g e 2 Did you Know!? Benjamin Russell Hanby composed over 80 folk songs and hymns in his lifetime including controversial “My Darling Nelly Gray” and “Up on the Housetop”. 4th grade students of Hanby Elementary participating in the Leaping Letters program Calling All Artists! Leaping Letters Leaping Letters, a new program started last year by librarian Marie, is designed to bridge the two demographics that the Outreach De- partment caters to: Westerville seniors and students. This unique experience allows ele- mentary children to make new pen pals out of Outreach patrons by exchanging questions and stories between generations of Wester- ville’s bright and lively citizens. If you are inter- ested in participating in this program, please give the Outreach Dept. a call at 614-259-5034. throughout the month of March to come to the library and work on your project. We can also deliver some art materials to you if necessary. For more information and to register, call the Outreach Dept. This is a chance to create artwork for the Global Art Project for Peace. After we display your artwork at the library in April, we will conduct an art exchange with another country. There will be dates by February 26th, 2014.
  3. 3. 9am-1pm at Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave. The Westerville Police Department recognizes the need to empower seniors with knowledge about P a g e 3 N e w s l e t t e r 6 2 UPCOMING EVENT S March 16...Rotary Club of Westerville Fish Fry and Bake. 11:30am to 5:30pm. Located at Otterbein Campus Center, 100 W Home Street. Come enjoy all you can eat fish, chicken, and hot dogs-plus great sides! Carry out meals available as well. Proceeds go to Rotary Club of Westerville high school scholarships. March 28...Nina Thomas Presents A History of Transpor- tation in Westerville. 7:30 pm at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Sponsored by the Westerville Historical Society. October, at Ohio- Health’s 4th Friday event featuring hun- dreds of vendors, food carts, live entertain- ment, and activities for the kids. April 25...OhioHealth 4th Friday: Uptown Alive! 6-9pm in Historic Uptown Westerville. And, so it begins! If you are in search of family fun, you’ve found the right place! Spend the 4th Friday of every month, from April to crime prevention. With the right knowledge, many people’s fears about crime can be conquered and there are many simple precautions that can be taken to reduce the odds of being victimized. The Westerville Division of Police will be offering a full day of education about crime prevention for seniors and care- takers. Door prizes and a free lunch will be provided. Call 614-901- 6490 for more details. March 29...S.O.S (Serving Our Seniors Day) “There are many simple precautions that can be taken to reduce the odds of being victimized”
  4. 4. THOMAS Son By Lois Lowry The author of The Giverpens another interestingread– part of the sameseries. Teenage Claire,unlike other birthmoth-ers, feels an attachmentto her baby and doesn'twant to give her child upfor adoption to a familyunit. Gravity (2013, PG-13) ELLYN The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Jack and Mabel, a child- less couple working on a farm in the harsh Alaskan weather, befriend a little girl and her fox compan- ion; a meeting that will change their lives forever. The Three Faces of Eve (1957, NR) JULIE* The Cat, the Quilt, and theCorpse by Leann Sweeney After returning home froma quilting show, widowedJillian discovers that herbeloved cat Syrah hasbeen catnapped and, uponinvestigating, discovers atroublesome mystery andmurder. Lee Daniels’ The Butler(2013, PG-13) MEREDITH Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself By Alan Alda The actor/author examines the true meaning of living “the good life” and reas- sesses the paths he has taken over his lifetime– from the 1960s to September 11th. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, PG-13) Staff Picks HEATHER One Summer: America 1927 By Bill Bryson This book recounts a pivot- al cultural year in the Unit- ed States marked by his- torical and mainstream fig- ures alike. Philomena (2013 PG-13) MARIE Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell The year: 1986. Two teenage misfits come to a realization that first love never lasts but they are brave and desperate enough to try. Monsters University (2013, G) *Julie Kerns is the manager of the Outreach Dept. (also a notary). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 614-259-5034