May 2014: Outreach Newsletter


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May 2014: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. authors and enjoys biographies, too. One thing Juanita wanted to share was her gratitude for the Senior Options program. She doesn’t know how she would be able to live as well as she does without their assistance! Juanita is also hearing impaired. Yet despite the challenges that she faces, she is one of the most positive and pleasant people we have ever met. We could all learn a valua- ble lesson from the way she approaches life. Juanita did tell us she would like to meet others who are deaf/ blind. She would love to find that special kind of friendship. Patron interviews have returned! Juanita Sanchez graciously offered to let us spend some time with her and what a pleasure it was. Juanita was born in Arizona, moved to the Los Angeles area for a few years, returned to Arizona and eventually made her way to Westerville, Ohio. She currently resides at Columbus Colony. Juanita spent her early years helping out in her mother’s Mexican restau- rant in Arizona. She also worked in food service while in Los Angeles. Many years ago, Juanita developed a different type of cataract on both eyes that is more difficult to remove. She had the surgery done and unfortunately, it did not go well and Juanita lost most of her vision. Over the last couple of years, what sight she has is beginning to fade. She will be seeing a specialist at OSU soon and hopes he will be able to help return at least the minimal vision she had. Juanita is the mother of four children. One of her fondest memories is of visiting her one daughter in Louisville, KY where the daughter’s husband was stationed at the time. Juanita loves to read and has three different ways she can listen to her books. Her favorite author is Danielle Steel but she likes many different Introducing: Juanita Sanchez Wester ville Public Librar y The Outreach M a y / J u n e 2 0 1 4N e w s l e t t e r 6 3  Patron Interview  Did You Know?  Summer Reading and Games  Upcoming Events  Staff Picks
  2. 2. P a g e 2 It’s That Time Again! The Franklin County Office on Aging provides an amazing service called Franklin County Senior Options or Senior Options for short. The FCSO program aims to help Franklin County residents, age 60 and older, maintain their in- dependence as well as support family members in charge of caring for loved ones. A wide range of community based services have been provided by Senior Options for over 20 years. Such services include anything from home delivered meals, respite care, and minor home repair, to personal/ home care and even emergency response systems. Approximately 6,000 senior adults receive these services monthly. Although this program is for Franklin county residents, more information regarding this program in your green delivery bags. Not Your Typical Game The advancement of technology in recent years has greatly impacted the way we live, learn, and of course, entertain. If you think video games are for teenagers, think again! The The summer is upon us again and you know what that’s summer reading time! The outreach depart- ment will continue its Summer Rating program this year. Simply rate one of the books you’ve read, or write a small review and you will be entered in our Summer Rating prize drawing. Look for Westerville Library has recently invest- ed in buying a Nin- tendo Wii gaming system to enjoy with patrons like you! Such family games include Family Feud, The Price is Right, and Wheel of Fortune. If you would like us to bring the fun to your apartment complex or facility, give us a call, 614-259-5034. Delaware County provides very similar services through their Council for Older Adults of Delaware County. For more information about these services contact the Franklin County Office on Aging at 614-525-6200 or if you are in Delaware county call 740-363-6677. DID YOU KNOW?
  3. 3. Every Wednesday during the summer and fall months from 3-6pm, visit the corner of N. State and East Home St. for Westerville’s Farmers Market! Find all your seasonal summer treats from produce and confec- tions, to plants, meats, P a g e 3 N e w s l e t t e r 6 3 UPCOM ING EVENT S May 3...Annual Flea Market and Bazaar Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 171. 9-3pm, 393 E. College Ave. Vender space is available, email brose6@columbus.rr. com with “flea” in the subject line if interested. May 10-11...National Public Gardens Weekend. 11-4pm (Sat.) and 1-4pm (Sun.) at Inniswoods Garden Entrance, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Celebrate public gar- dens by visiting! Meet a volunteer at the gates and receive a free gift for your garden. Sponsored by Innis- wood Garden Society. Call 614-895-6216 for more details. Uptown Westerville 4th Friday...As always, remember to mark your calendar for the 4th Friday of every month during the summer. Enjoy extended hours at your favorite uptown shops and experience the community through June 3… Lion’s Club Annual Chicken Dinner. 4-8pm in the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. This Westerville event has been a tradition for over 30 years. Proceeds go to children in need of eye glasses and exams. jams, salsas and more. Be sure to stop by the Westerville Library’s tent to check out some tasty recipes from our finest cookbooks as well as some activities for the little ones. Visit for more details. Uptown Westerville Farmers Market great food and fun activities. Festivities go from 6-9pm.
  4. 4. HEATHER The Baker Street Letters By Michael Robertson When a geological sur-veyor goes missing whilemapping out a proposedsubway route, his eightyear old daughter turns tothe only person shethinks may help– shewrites a letter to SherlockHolmes. The letter findsits way to the actualresidents of 221B BakerSt, a law firm ran by twobrothers, and an investigation ensues. Blandings (NR, 2012) MEREDITH Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies This fascinating book club favorite follows the life of an orphaned daughter of a New York merchant who suffers at the hand of a rival cousin, before working as a prostitute and repeatedly transforming herself to obtain the life she desires. The Neverending Story (1984, PG) THOMAS Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The Capitol is angry thegirl on fire KatnissEverdeen has survived theHunger Games, not once,but twice causing muchunrest throughout thedistricts. President Snowmakes it clear that friends,family, and all of district 12may be held accountable. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, R) MARIE The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo When a fortuneteller’s tent mysteriously appears, orphan Peter knows exactly what questions to ask. Is his sister alive? Where is she? The answer, that an elephant will lead him there, sets off a chain of events so remarkable that Peter can hardly dare to believe it. Pete’s Dragon (1977, G) Staff Picks JULIE* Guests on Earth By Lee Smith In 1936, orphaned 13yr old Evalina is sent to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, a mental institution known for its innovative treatment for nervous disorders and addiction. There she is taken under the wing of Zelda Fitzgerald and experiences the tragic fire of 1948, which killed 9 women. Let the Right One In (Swedish version) (2009, R) ELLYN Heft by Liz Bell An academic shut in and a down and out boy who dreams of baseball fame are linked together by a former student who transforms their lives. Nebraska (2013, R) *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.