September 2013: Outreach Newsletter


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September 2013: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. TheTheThe OutreachOutreachOutreach We are pleased to inform you that the Westerville Public Library has created a new position of Outreach Program Librarian that has been filled by Marie Corbitt! Because of this change, Thomas Sharpe has taken the position of Outreach Associate and now we are happy to introduce our sixth Outreach family member, Meredith Fletcher. Meredith has now assumed the duties of Library Link Representative. Library Link is a delivery service we offer to all Westerville City Schools as well as three private schools within the district. Meredith’s Picks: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris The humorist describes life as an American in Paris through a collection of essays, observations, and surveys. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, G) Newsletter 59 September/October 2013
  2. 2. P a g e 2 Patron Stories A Tribute to My Father, Boyd B. Winans Pt. 1 By Boyd R. Winans I was shocked when I heard my father had died of lung cancer, because I didn’t even know he was sick. However, I was not surprised he hadn’t told anyone how sick he was or his ex- pressed last wishes. He wanted to be cremated, with no funeral, and his ashes dropped from a cliff into a Georgia river. His whole life he was a very humble, poor, and hard working guy. His whole life until he retired– some 60 years of working different jobs– illustrates many of God’s promises worth liv- ing for Psalm 25:9 states, “He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them His way.” In Prov- erbs 15:33 it says, “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humili- ty.” I like the way Psalm 159:4 puts it: “The Lord delights in his people; He crowns the humble with victory.” Born in West Virginia in the poor house, in 1928, he was forced to leave soon after his birth, because the woman owner didn’t like his mother. When he attended school, he had to leave after completing only the third grade, so he could help work and support his parents. After mar- riage at 19, to my mother, who was 38, he had to support his family, which included me in 9 months. Barely able to read and write, he had to do any kind of manual labor he could find to help support his family. During the depression era, in West Virginia, there were few jobs. Therefore, my father had to do a variety of different jobs. For a short time, he ran a small grocery store in Parkersburg, West Virginia, with my mother. They had to put me in a bread box in the front window of the store while they worked. There was once a picture of me as a baby in this breadbox. Boy, was I chubby. He even helped pour concrete at the Wood County Airport, I think, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. When we moved to Marietta, Ohio, my father worked as a truck driver and mechanic at Crystal Dairy, a small local dairy. After he went to work as truck mechanic, he finally found a job he could really do well. Being very mechanically oriented, he became a very skilled mechanic. He worked at Stowe’s trucking company, a local international Harvester dealership in Marietta, as a mechanic for over twenty years. A good description of my father’s work is in Galatians 6:4-5, as it states “Pay careful atten- tion to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else, for we are each responsible for our own work.” My father became a very skilled mechanic but never boasted. He just did his job very care- fully and well, without drawing any attention to himself. Even Jesus said in Matthew 5:5, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” I hope I inherited some of his determina- tion to do a job well. My father liked to work on cars and truck engines because he liked fixing anything mechanically. I am sure I was a disappointment in this area for I hated working on cars or trucks. I liked to read books, get good grades in school, and help my mother with her house- work. My father did teach me two important lessons: One, to work hard, do your best and do not brag about it. In Psalms 23:8 it states: “In all labor there is profit , but idle chatter only leads to poverty.” TO BE CONTINUED...
  3. 3. P a g e 3 September 21…Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea, 2-5pm at the Westerville Public Library 126 S. State St. Hop across the pond for an afternoon of classic English tea, Downton Abbey style, hosted by the English Manor House of Westerville. Enjoy sandwiches, scones, and des- serts while you relax in refined elegance. Cost is $30 per person. September 27…Fort Meigs Historic Site Director, Rick Finch, presents: Fort Meigs Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield 7:30 pm at the Westerville Public Library (126 South State St.) Presented by The Westerville Historical Society. Call 614-882-7277 ext. 2160 for more de- tails October 16… Annual Ham and Bean Dinner, 4:30-6:30pm at the Westerville Senior Center. Open to the Public. Call 614-901-6560 for more details. Because of our new Outreach Program Librarian position, we now have the staff to come out to you and provide special programming. Some examples include:  Remember When Story Times- Interactive group story times based on a theme. They will include stories, music, pictures, and usually some kind of prop to help share memories about these themes.  Computer Classes– We will continue to offer basic computer classes and basic inter- net classes. We will now offer classes on email and Microsoft Word.  E-reader Training– We currently offer one on one e-reader training for those who would like help downloading e-books from the library.  One On One Reading Time- If you are in need or know someone who would be inter- ested in having someone come in and read aloud to you (books, magazines, newspa- per, etc.), let us know.  Games– We will provide interactive games , any equipment necessary to play them, and a fun attitude! Pictionary, trivia, spelling bees, and jeopardy are a few examples. If you are interested in any of these programs, or have ideas for any others, let your activities director or volunteer coordinator know (if you live in an apartment or senior housing). Or give us a call at 614-259-5034.
  4. 4. P a g e 4 Questions? Concerns? Requests? Feel free to contact us anytime. Outreach Services ~ 614-259-5034 JULIE Missing Child by Patricia McDonald In this suspense fiction, Caitlin finds her past com- ing back to haunt her when her 6 year old stepson is kidnapped– threatening her relationship with her husband and everything else that she loves. Young Frankenstein (1974, PG) MARIE Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Clay is hired to work in Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore after losing his job. He notices that cus- tomers never buy anything but read obscure vol- umes in the corners of the store. Upon showing his finding to Mr. Penumbra, Clay learns that there is much more to the secrets of the customers than meets the eye. Beautiful Creatures (2013, PG-13) HEATHER A Higher Call by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander This is a true story of two pilots (the American 2nd Lt. Charlie Brown and German born 2nd Lt. Franz Sigler) whose lives collided in the sky during war- time Germany December 21, 1943. Quartet (2012, PG-13) ELLYN The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down and out circus themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant-the mall's newest addition, he decides that he must find her a better life. Searching for Sugar Man (2012, PG-13) THOMAS Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston When Janie Starks returns home, her small community buzzes about her affair with a younger man. Red (2011, PG-13)