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@ the Westfield Washington Public Library

Volume 11, Issue 10 Library Hours
Monday-Wednesday 10 AM—8 PM Thursday & Friday 10 AM—6 PM Saturday 10 AM—5 PM Sunday 1—5 PM

October 2013

Building Project Update

Visit our website Westfield Washington Public Library Board of Trustees: Mike Thomas, President David Weiss, Vice President Paul Catlin, Treasurer Nancy Knochel, Secretary Members, Birch Dalton Brian Morales Dan Pitcock The Library Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

(Above) A view of the beams and the elevator shaft from the temporary wall at the end of the Children’s Department. (Left) The pages getting ready to relocate books from the Adult non-fiction stacks so the shelving can be disassembled and stored. (Below) Crew members using a large riding machine to remove the carpet so that the new study room walls can be built. Note the Visqueen that has been put up to protect the books in the biography section.

The first section of the indoor renovation is well underway! The Adult non-fiction collection is scattered throughout the library, some of it in sections only accessible by staff, so please ask for assistance at the Reference Desk if you need help locating anything. We may also be closing for a day or two so the electricians can work in the building with the power disconnected. We will post details to our website and as soon as we have them!

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October 2013
What does “deduplication” mean? The Indiana Evergreen Library Consortium is made up of over 100 library systems and each of the libraries used a different software before they joined. When a new library joins, they have to merge their material inventory into the new software that we all now share. it may take weeks for that specific copy to arrive from its home library. If you put yourself on hold for the second one, a copy could arrive in a matter of days, depending on how close it is to us and how quickly it is processed for transit. The idea is to merge the results, via the deduping process, leaving only the one entry showing 15 copies. All of this is meant to get material into your hands as efficiently as possible!

Library Catalog Maintenance

In order to complete a deduplication project of the consortium’s bibliographic records, the system will be completely unavailable after the close of business on Saturday, October 12—Monday, October 14. Due to variations in cataloging Operations should resume as normal practices, merged data doesn't on Tuesday, October 15. always play nice which can leave multiple entries for the Please note that some of our online same book. services (such as downloadable ebooks via Overdrive) require your In the example to the account to be authenticated by the right, both items currently Evergreen server so they will be in the catalog are the unavailable as well. Thank you for same. If you put yourself your patience! on hold for the first book,

From the Board of Trustees
The board meeting minutes and packets are posted on the library’s website at
Phil Passen from Meyer Najem gave the library board a construction update. There is very little change as far as cost goes. The underground plumbing is done in the basement. The outside walls are done. The site has safety inspections every two weeks. Today’s inspection had zero violations. The completion date is still set for December.

September 11, 2013 Board Meeting

The public hearing on the 2014 WWPL Budget was held. There were no questions or comments from the public. The extensive indoor renovation work The 2014 WWPL Budget will be adopted will be completed in seven stages. During the first stage, books, furniture at the October 9, 2013 board meeting. and shelving from the main adult area The Library Board signed an amendment were relocated throughout the building. to the Evergreen Indiana Agreement that Carpet and wall coverings were also removed. The study rooms are in the bestates if the library or the Executive ginning phases of construction. Committee should terminate your system’s membership, the Indiana State library must be reimbursed for the The staff break room was relocated to services and materials provided and for the front office area, as staff offices are the extraction of a digital copy of patron, being built in the existing space. At some point, the power will have to be shut bibliographic, and item records. There down for about two hours, but this can will be no provision of transactional be done when the library is closed. records (circulation, holds, etc.) by the consortium to exiting members. We hope to complete the renovations in the east portion of the existing building A brochure has been made for the then move the circulation desk and staff capital campaign, outlining the specific offices to that area while the renovation financial needs of the library. It also provides opportunities for naming areas is completed on the current circulation area. of the library after benefactors. The March Gala was also discussed.

Next Board Meeting: October 9, 2013 at 7 PM
August Circulation Statistics
Items borrowed by our patrons 36,166 99 725 192 Items borrowed by patrons visiting from other Evergreen Libraries Items from WWPL sent to patrons at other Evergreen Libraries New library cards issued

New library cards issued to Hamilton County Reciprocal Borrowers 12 Items checked out using the Self Check station 1,399

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October 2013 and his team dealing with the aftermath of 9/11, family problems, and the day-to-day stress of dealing with the job. Firelight, a Hallmark Hall of Fame Channel production, is based on true events of a youth counselor in a women’s correctional facility. In it, Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Dwayne "DJ" Johnson, who helps young women in prison redeem and validate themselves. The latter includes enrolling them in a volunteer rescue squad that transforms delinquents into forest-fighting heroines.

Audio/Visual Department
The second week of October is Fire Prevention Week! Let us take some time to watch some DVDs on the amazing men and women who work for our communities to keep us safe! For the younger children we have a DVD from the Amazing Heroes series called Spend a Day with Fire Fighters. From the Popular “Experience how Mechanics for Kids they train, where they live and series, Firefighters how they work.” Ages 4-10 will and Other Lifelove to watch these firefighters Saving Heroes and their lives! discusses firefighting, A TV series based around life in a firehouse, Rescue Me is a tale of emergency rescues, the police New York City’s force, and those who work in Truck Company preventing accidents. Presented 62. The library in a fun learning environment, this currently has six DVD is geared more toward ages seasons detailing 8-13, but is a fun watch for all the stories ages! surrounding Gavin

NEW Adult DVDs
Behind the Candelabra

NEW Children’s DVDs

NEW TV Series

Pixie Hollow Games

Criminal Minds


Lab Rats Tom and Jerry: Halloween Hi-Jinks Scooby-Doo: 13 Spooky Tales Barney: Imagine with Barney

Hell on Wheels

Love is All You Need

House of Cards

Now You See Me Star Trek Into Darkness

Political Animals The Six Million Dollar Man

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October 2013 Clubs
Yu-Gi-Oh/Pokemon Club
All Ages

Children’s Department
Story Times
Preschool & Toddler Story Times
Toddlers 18 months to 3 1/2 Preschoolers 3 1/2 - Kindergarten (accompanied by a caregiver)

Special October Programs
Fireside Tales
All ages

Miss Vicki brings you stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays. There is also an art project, craft, or activity afterward. Oct 1, 7 & 8, Bring your cards, play the games, 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 trade cards, and have fun! Toddlers Wednesday, October 9 @ 6:30 PM Monday @ 10:30 AM Tuesday @ 11:15 AM American Girl Club All Ages Preschoolers Monday @ 1:00 PM Tuesday @ 10:15 AM Baby Love
Birth to 18 Months

Leaf Me Alone! Sh-h-h! Stories about hibernation and all things autumn. Invent a leaf creatures made out of real leaves and flowers you bring from home or use the materials we provide. Wed, Oct 9 @ 6:30 PM Howl-O-Ween! Wear your costumes, if you like, and hear stories. Wed, Oct 30 @ 6:30 PM At Simon Moon Park 2710 171st St, Westfield, IN 46074 In Partnership with the City of Westfield Parks & Recreation.

Make fun items for your doll! Dolls are welcome but not required.
Wednesday, October 16 @ 5:30 PM

Homeschool Day All ages Give your child a head start to early literacy with this unique free program of rhyme, play and song. October 10, 17, 24 & 31 Paws & Read
All Ages

We’re having a Halloween Party! At this free program for all ages you can play games, get prizes, and you can even come in costume, if you would like!

Bring a lunch if you like and hang out with other homeschoolers, play the Wii, etc. Thursday, October 3 @ 11 AM Sign up at the Children's Desk for 10 minutes to read to a dog who is a very good listener. Saturday, October 12 @ 10:30 AM
The library offers a wide range of materials and programs to enhance the homeschool experience. Please contact Children’s Services for more information.

*Unless noted, programs are free, and registration is not required. Also, schedule subject to change without notice due to construction.

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October 2013
Anime/Manga is Back! Join us every Monday for the Anime Manga Club. Hang out, watch anime and have snacks from 2:30-5:30PM. You must be 13 or older, or have a parent signed permission slip to attend. October meetings will be on the 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th.
Mondays @ 2:30 in the Story Pit!

For Teens Only!

Teen Read Week—October 13-19
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

Teen Read Week's sub-theme for this year is Seek the Unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books. Check out the Reading Lists on the Teen page of our website ( for book suggestions. Celebrate this year’s Teen Read Week and be part of the following program being held on Thursday, October 17 @ 2:45 PM. Area 51: Aliens Attack! Have aliens already landed? Is the government hiding the remains of aliens in a secret military facility? We have no idea, but you will find aliens and other mysterious activities just for teens at the library...

New Library Gamers Club
Play and talk about video games (Xbox 360 and Wii) with other teens. Fridays from 2:45 to 4:45 October 11, 18 & 25 November 1, 8, 15 & 22 December 6, 13 & 20 Did you know that we circulate Nintendo Wii games? Well, it’s true! We have over 100 different games and they each circulate for one week. Limit one game per card.

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October 2013
Genealogy Club Saturday, October 5 @ 10:15 AM in the Sumner Room. Euchre Group Technology Classes With the explosion of e-readers such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and many more you may want to try the free books the library has to download to your device. The Intro to E-Books class is offered at the library and it shows you how to search for, download and read e-books for free from the library website! Be sure to bring along your reader! Thursday, October 17 @ 3 PM We offer a free Computer Class all about Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn to create presentations, using text, graphics, video and more! Monday, October 21 @ 6:30 PM Are you feeling left behind in trying to use today’s technology? Email Basics is designed for beginners who want to learn how easy it can be to keep up with friends and family through the Internet. Learn to set up a free email account, as well as how to send and receive mail. Thursday, October 24 @ 3 PM Want to get started on Facebook? Already have a Facebook account but not sure what to do next? Facebook Fundamentals is a class that teaches you to set up your profile, manage privacy settings, and connect with friends and family! Learn to update your status and add a photo, all while you interact with others online. You must have an email address to sign up for Facebook. Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30 PM

Adult Activities
Book Discussion Groups The Mystery Book Discussion Group is talking about The Other Woman by Hank Ryan when they meet @ 1 PM on Wednesday, October 2. Come join other mystery lovers at a once-amonth discussion group that meets at the library. You are invited even if you haven’t read the book! Next month’s discussion is on November 6, and the selection is Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James.

This group meets @ 5:30 PM on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Bring a partner or pair up with another single player here. Come relax and enjoy an evening of fun with some great people at this free program on The General Book Discussion Group October 9 & 23! reads a wide variety of genres and Painting Class meets on the third Wednesday of each month. You’re invited even if Talented artist Jan Roland you haven’t read the book! A teaches a class in Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Watercolor Painting Gaines is this and Techniques on month’s topic and Thursday, October 17 the discussion is in @ 10:15 AM the Sumner Room No previous art on Wednesday, experience is October 16 @ 1 required, and the PM. Next month’s class fee of $12 discussion is on includes all materials. November 20, and the selection is ESL Classes The Art of Hearing The library offers Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker. adult ESL (English as a Second Language) Monthly Movie Matinee classes for beginners, Saturday, October 19 @ 1 PM as well as those who want to improve their English skills. Students pay for class materials. Classes will be scheduled after students submit their completed registration form. Language Learning with Mango We now offer foreign language courses in Greek and Portuguese!

*All classes require pre-registration. Call 317-896-9391 to sign up.

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Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Gladwell challenges our thinking about disadvantages and obstacles, and offers a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Wake the Dawn by Lauraine Snelling As a storm lashes Pineville, Minnesota, border patrol agent—and alcoholic—Ben James finds an infant hidden in the brush. Ben rushes her to Esther Hansen's local clinic, but the newborn isn't Esther's only patient. The waiting room is packed, which triggers Esther's PTSD. The Letters of John F. Kennedy by Martin Sandler Sandler primarily focuses on the positive, and on correspondence illuminating Kennedy’s positions on controversial matters while framing the dialogue with informative, concise descriptions to provide context. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. A shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb. Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler Kat is still haunted by her sister’s unsolved murder and continues to receive chilling anonymous letters, but she has tried to move on with her life. Until, on the tenth anniversary of Sara’s death, she receives a letter that makes the past impossible to ignore: "What about justice for Sara?" The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley Ripley’s astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children’s life chances than self-esteem or sports. Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain Detective Archie Sheridan is about to receive a birthday present from the last person he ever wants to see again: Gretchen Lowell.

New Books
Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World by Bill O’Reilly O’Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his bestselling books, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time. Night Film by Marisha Pessl When Scott McGrath hears that the young woman, found dead in Chinatown in an abandoned warehouse, is Ashley Cordova, his investigative journalist genes begin to percolate. He knows Ashley as the gorgeous daughter of the legendary cult horror film director Stanislas Cordova, a dark, driven man. Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph Ellis While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. Bitter River by Julia Keller The world intrudes cruelly on Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, to which D.C. lawyer Bell Elkins has returned. As county prosecutor, Bell is working on the murder of 16-yearold Lucinda Trimble with Sheriff Nick Fogelsong when a potentially fatal shot is fired into the courthouse.

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Westfield Washington Public Library 333 W. Hoover Street Westfield, IN 46074

October 2013 Postage paid by: The Friends of the Westfield Library

Phone: 317-896-9391 FAX: 317-896-3702 Sheryl Sollars, Director Sandy Rowland, Assistant Director

The Westfield Washington Public Library will strive, in partnership with organizations, to provide quality services, materials and facilities that fulfill the educational, informational, technological, cultural and recreational needs of the entire community.

Friends of the Westfield Library
Friends Board:
Sara Reitmeyer, President Jeanette Wachtel, Treasurer Marie Albertson, Secretary Carly Schull, Member-at-Large

At our meeting last month, we reviewed our finances and worked out a budget for the upcoming fiscal year which runs from October 1 to September 30. Although, we didn’t hold our craft bazaar this fall, the income from our long-running book sale over the summer made up for what we expected to earn from that event. We also nominated board members and will vote on the slate at our October meeting. The nominees are as follows:
Sara Reitmeyer for President Carly Schull for Vice President Jeanette Wachtel for Treasurer Marie Albertson for Secretary

The Friends of the Westfield Library is an organization designed to promote and support the mission of the Westfield Washington Public Library. Through its fundraising efforts, primarily book sales held in the library and online, the group raises money used to fund library programs and to purchase items that are not in the library's operating budget.

We recently received a donation in the amount of $200 from the Westfield Woman’s Club. They’re allowing us to use it in any way we would like, so we’re brainstorming ideas. We recently sold the last of our branded tote bags and will be looking to see if we can order something similar. We are also thinking about ordering some promotional handout items and some items that we can sell along with our books (such as literary calendars, mugs, shirts, etc.). If you have any ideas or sources, please let us know!