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Every now and then we
have featured in our newsletter
a patron biography so that
you, the reader, can get to
know others who utilize our
services. But we have realized
that maybe not everyone
knows who is working behind
the scenes here in Outreach.
So, here goes.
Meet Meredith. You
may not have seen her out and
about on deliveries quite as
much as the rest of us but you
are sure to see her behind the
wheel of our Link Van
(pictured). Meredith, a native
of Westerville, is our Library Link
representative...the other part of
our Outreach services. While the
rest of us are out delivering to
senior centers, apartments, and
patron’s homes, Meredith is out
delivering to all the kids in the
school district. She visits every
Westerville City school and a few
other private schools within the
district. That’s about 28 schools
EVERYday– five days a week. In
addition she also helps out with
children’s story times at local day
cares. So, it’s safe to say
she keeps busy.
Meredith is an ace cook
and took top prize in the
Library’s first (employee) soup
and chili cook-off. When she’s
not at work, you’ll find her
chasing storms, riding her bike,
enjoying local music with her
friends or putting the finishing
touches on her latest painting.
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Did you know that
this year’s Olympics
will be the 31st
Olympiad? This year
they will be held in
Brazil from August 5
Did you know
that we can deliver other
things besides books? The
Westerville Public Library
has thousands of music
CD’s, magazines, audio-
books and DVD’s, both old
and new, from which to
choose. Please note that
because of the popularity of
the DVD’s, we do need to
pick those up approximately
two weeks prior to your next
delivery date. There is an
exception! If you have a
“nonfiction” DVD, identified
by having a number rather
than a title on the spine la-
bel, those can be kept the
entire month! So you do not
need to return these on a
movie pick-up day unless
you are done with them.
You can always go on-
line and order your own
material or you can call us
with your requests. Please
note that new, popular
items may require you go on
a wait list.
*Julie Kerns is also a NOTARY and will be glad to come to your home to notarize items for you. Please call us
if you need this service. 614-259-5034.
Remember when story times
Do you like to listen to stories and
share your own? Remember When
Story Time is an interactive group
program based on an ever-changing
theme. This program includes not only
stories read aloud by a librarian, but
also music, pictures, props, and activi-
ties. Come interact and share memo-
ries based on common experiences
and topics. Some past themes include
summertime, cars, entertainment, and
holidays. Take a look at the popsicle
stick picture puzzles created for our
Art themed program! If you would like
to participate in this program, let your
Activity Director know or contact
Outreach at 614-259-5034.
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N e w s l e t t e r 7 4 U p c o m i n g e v e n t s
March 3, 2016
History Doc and Talk:
The Great Depression
Watch a different documentary each month about a
chosen topic in history, followed by a short discussion.
This month’s film: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl. 6-8PM.
March 5, 2016
A day in the life of a Prison Librarian
Ever wonder what it's like interacting with inmates on a daily basis in a
prison library? Andrew Hart, an Ohio prison librarian, will describe daily
challenges and experiences - good and bad, followed by audience Q&A.
Please bring a fiction title to donate to his library. 4-5:30 PM in Meeting
April 5, 2016...Borrow a librarian
Baffled by a technology problem? Reserve a 30-minute session for a one-on-
one appointment with a librarian for answers to your questions. Bring your
gadget or laptop with you to your session for hands on experience. This will be
located in Study Room North (upstairs). Call 614-882-7277 ext. 4 to reserve
your session today.
March 24, 2016...Death Café
Death will be the topic at this participant-led discussion that is now a worldwide
movement. There is no agenda or ideology. Share what's on your mind.
Tea and refreshments will be provided. For ages 18+.
Note: This is not a grief group or educational session. About the Host: Three
years ago, Lizzy Miles, MA, MSW, LSW hosted the first Death Cafe event in the
United States right here in Westerville. Death Cafe is now a worldwide move-
ment in over 200 cities in the United States and over 30 countries worldwide. Lizzy's Death
Cafe work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post and American
Libraries. 10AM –12PM in Meeting Room A.
April 22, 2016...4th Friday: uptown alive
6-9pm, Uptown Westerville. Spend the fourth Friday of each month,
April through September, in Uptown Westerville! Enjoy 100-plus
street vendors, food carts, live entertainment, kids’ activities, ex-
tended hours in the Uptown shops and much more! April’s Uptown
Alive showcases the history, shopping, dining and art that give life
*All events are located at the Westerville Public Library with the exception of 4th Friday
Book: Solo: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
Bond is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment: to
squash rebels threatening an established regime in a civil war torn West
Film: The Faculty (R, 1998)
Book: The Book of Speculation By Erika Swyler
Librarian Simon Watson mysteriously receives a book from an antiquarian
bookseller. The more he reads, he notices familiar names and begins to won-
der if his family is cursed? Why do so many women in his family die on July
24? And most importantly, can he save his sister if this is true?
Film: Lie to Me (series, NR, 2009)
Book: Scat By Carl Hiasson
Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a fire mysteriously
starts near a wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.
Film: Keeping Up Appearances (series, NR, 1990)
Book: Missing Child By Patricia McDonald
Caitlin Eckhart finds her past has come back to haunt her when her six
year old step son is kidnapped from school jeopardizing her relationship
with her husband and everything she loves.
Film: Ant-Man (PG-13, 2015)
Book: The Language of
Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her
change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.
Film: Where the Heart Is (PG-13, 2000)
Book: Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
Read this Tudor tale of King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the
first English Queen to publish under her own name. Why marry a serial
killer? Because she cannot refuse...
Film: A Walk in the Woods (R, 2015)