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@ the Westfield Washington Public Library

A publication of Friends of the Westfield Library

Volume 7 Issue 1 January 2010

Washington Countywide Borrowing Begins January 2
Public Library
As a Westfield Washington Public Library patron, you will
Board of Trustees:
be able to borrow materials from any library in the county
Carolyn Wheeler using your WWPL library card. Other libraries in Hamilton
President County are:
Carmel Clay, Hamilton East (Noblesville and Fishers),
Mike Thomas Hamilton North (Cicero and Atlanta), and Sheridan.
Vice President
To borrow from any of these libraries, you will be asked to
Bob Richardson present your current valid library card and a photo ID. You must return
Secretary materials to the library from which the items were checked out. Please check
with each library for additional information, as policies may differ among the
Paul Catlin different systems. (The PLAC is still required to check out materials from
Treasurer public libraries outside Hamilton County, for example, Indianapolis Marion
County Public Library system).
Nedra Hoard
Mic Mead
Evergreen Indiana
David Weiss
The painstaking process of changing to Evergreen Indiana was successfully
completed by the beginning of November. This change has offered many
The Library Board
benefits to our patrons. It gives you access to materials at all participating
meets on the libraries throughout the state. Also, some of the expanded features include:
second Wednesday • E-mail notifications regarding holds
of each month at • Notification of due dates via e-mail three days prior to the due date
• E-mail on actual due date prompting you to either return items or renew.
7:00 p.m. January
• You can access information about your account in the My Account link.
Board Meeting re- • View Items checked out in the Items Checked Out link.
scheduled to Jan. • View items on hold in the Items On Hold link.
19, 2010. • View your fines in the Fines link.
• Renew items online in the renew link.
And much more.
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday New Opening Hours at the Library
10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday As of January 2, the Westfield Washington Public Library will now open at:
10:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. The closing hours will remain the same.
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Closed Sunday
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Reading for the New Year

Start the new year off in a reading way. The
New York Times best sellers lists:

Fiction: Nonfiction:
The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with
U Is for Undertow, Sue Grafton Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan,
I, Alex Cross, James Patterson Greg Mortenson
Under the Dome, Stephen King Have A Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
The Help, Kathryn Stockett What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures,
Malcolm Gladwell
Divine Misdemeanors, Laurell K. Hamilton
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,
Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton Ken Burns
Ford County, John Grisham Half the Sky: turning Oppression Into Opportunity
The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver When the Game Was Ours, Larry Bird

Audio/Video Department
December saw the return of the New DVDs New CDs
musical to the silver screen.
Director Rob Marshall G-Force At Home with Friends by
(Chicago) brought to life Nine Hangover Joshua Bell
which stars Daniel Day Lewis Harry Potter & the Half Blood Circle by Bon Jovi
(There Will Be Blood). If you Prince I Dreamed a Dream by Susan
enjoy singing and dancing on Julie & Julia Boyle
screen, you will be pleased with Public Enemies Crazy Love by Michael Buble
our musical section. It is filled Terminator Salvation Fall by Norah Jones
with classics and old favorites. Now That’s What I Call Music
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We have everything from
True Blue, David Baldacci You Deliver Me by Selah
Oklahoma starring Hugh
Pirate Latitudes, Michael
Jackman to Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor
Christmas List, Richard Paul
Dreamcost with Donnie
Osmond and also the “tween”
Under the Dome, Stephen King
hit High School Musical 1-3
Angel Time, Anne Rice
with Zac Ephron. U is For Undertow, Sue Grafton

Free Computer Classes

Computer classes for the month
Microsoft Access E-mail basics
January 21 at 6:30 p.m. January 26 at 6:30 p.m.
January 25 at 6:30 p.m. January 28 at 1:00 p.m.
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Watercolor Painting Class

Thursday, January 21 at 10:15 a.m.

Artisan Jan Roland will join us to offer a watercolor

painting class. No experience in painting is necessary. All
materials are included in the class fee of $12.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up at the

library’s Information /Reference Services Desk
or by calling 317-896-9391
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New Year,
New Job!
Need a job?
Join us at the library for two presentations
designed to help you enter the workplace in 2010!

Wednesday, January 13
11:00 AM - Resume Building
1:00 PM - Job Searching on
the Internet
These presentations are FREE. Please register at the
Information Desk or call 317-896-9391 to sign up.

Westfield 333 West Hoover Street

Westfield, IN 46074
Washington 317-896-9391
Public Library
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Baby Love Birth to 18 months CLASSES

Friday, January 15, 22, &29 at 10:15 Preschool Music with ASL Ages 2 to 5
Wednesdays, Beginning Jan 13 10:15 to 11:00
Toddler & Preschool Storytimes *Pre-registration required Cost: $30.00 for 12 weeks

Mondays, Beginning Jan 118 Writing Classes

Toddlers 18 mo to 3.5years at 10:30 Wednesdays, Beginning Jan 13
Preschoolers 3.5years to K at 1:00 Elementray Grades 1 to 3 10:15 to 11:15
Tuesdays, Beginning Jan 19 Middle Grades Grades 4+ 11:15 to 12:15
Preschoolers 3.5years to K at 10:15
10:15 *Pre-registration required Cost: $104.00 for 13 weeks
Toddlers 18 mo to 3.5years at 11:15 Family ASL Class Ages 5+
Wednesdays, Beginning Jan 13 11:15 to 12:15
School Age Stories Grades K-to 4 *Pre-registration required Cost: $30.00 for 12 weeks

Wednesdays at 4:30 Math Pentathlon Games Grades K to 7

Jan 13 Let it Snow!!! Wednesdays, Beginning Jan 13 12:45 to 1:30
Jan 20 Games Galore
Jan 27 Money My Way TPRS Spanish Ages 5+
Wednesdays, Beginning Jan 13 1:15 to 2:15
SPECIAL PROGRAMS *Pre-registration required Cost: $54.00 for 9 weeks

Homeschool Days All ages

Thursday, Jan 7 11:00 to 1:00
POTTERY by Jeremy South
Paws and Read All ages
Little Learners in Clay Ages 9 mo to 3 years
Saturday, Jan 9 at 10:30 Smash Away! - Friday, Jan 29 10:15 to 10:45
*Pre-registration required Cost: $8.00

Preschool More Than Clay Ages 3 to 6

All ages Thursday, Jan 7 Cool Mirrors & Awesome Frames 11:00 to 11:45
4:30 to 5:30 Friday, Jan 29 and Feb 12 or 2:00 to 2:45
*Pre-registration required Cost: $18.00

All ages Wednesday, Jan 13 School Age More Than Clay Ages 5 thru adult
6:30 to 8:00 Creative Vases and Wacky Bowls 12:00 to 1:30
Friday, Jan 29 and Feb 12 or 4:00 to 5:30
All ages Thursday, Jan 14 *Pre-registration required Cost: $30.00

5:30 to 6:30
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Thursday, January 14 from 3 to 5

Video Games, Cards, Board Games & Snacks

January 4, 11 & 25
at 3:00
Watch anime & eat Tuesday, January 26
snacks! at 3:00
Ages 13 and up or parent Help us choose and plan
signed permission slip. teen library activities.

Tuesday, January 12 from 2:30 to 4:30

Hang out, play the Wii, eat, talk or do whatever.
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Library Board Minutes December 2009

Circulation for the month of November was 41,818 reducing staff hours by two hours per staff member,
compared to 39,688 in November of 2008. The we hope to be able to carryover the remainder of the
number of new library cards issued during the month deficit from the 2009 budget. The board, with regret,
of November was 279. approved this proposal, so beginning January 2, 2010
the library will be open 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Monday-
Discussion on the proposed budget cuts for 2010 Thursday and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00
were held. In October we received word that the 2010 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday.
operating budget would need to be reduced by
approximately $160,000 due to the property tax caps On January 2, 2010, any Hamilton County Library
and a reduction in County Option Income tax revenue. holder will be able to use any of the other Hamilton
The proposal brought to the board was to reduce County Libraries. There will be a special ribbon tying
library service hours by one hour per day. Opening event on Friday January 15 at the Hamilton County
the library at 10:00 am Monday through Saturday and Courthouse to publicly launch this wonderful program.

Magazine Rack...Travel, Invest, Explore

“The Air UP there” in the January “What’s in Store for the Next An interview with astronomer Alan
issue of Conde Nast Traveler Decade” in Kiplinger’s Personal Dressler in Discover offers
dismisses the idea that spending Finance gives a peek at trends that interesting ideas on the trail of the
hours on a crowded plane is an will affect our long-term financial first galaxies in the universe.
ideal way to pick up a cold of flu. lives, from bigger government to Dressler of the Carnegie Institution
Research shows that airliners pose higher interest rates to green tech. of Washington and his team are
less of a health risk than you might With the aspect of increased training some of the world’s largest
think - and new technology inflation, higher interest rates and telescopes on a small piece of sky
promises to make flying even lukewarm home price gains, there in the constellation Sextans. What
healthier. Other good ideas: use should be steady advances in green are they looking for? Why, “distant
hand sanitizer a lot, aim the energy and biotechnology plus other gas clouds enclosing primordial
overhead air jet toward your face, ideas. stars.” The magazine also lists the
and drink lots of water to stay top science stories of 2009.”
Book Review…Motivation Games
The Big Book of Motivation can use to measure your The book includes a list of
Games is an excellent resource “motivation competencies” and games and their purposes so
for managers, leaders and select the games you need the that you can locate the game
individuals seeking to motivate most. The energy-enhancing that applies to your focus area.
their teams or themselves. games help participants boost Plus, the detailed index in the
Written by Dr. Robert Epstein, performance, overcome failure, back of the book helps you find
editor-in-chief of Psychology stop procrastination, fight the appropriate games, as well.
Today magazine, the book boredom and burnout, as well as
includes dozens of fast, simple much more.
games and exercises that you
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Phone: 317-896-9391
FAX: 317-896-3702 Westfield Washington Public Library
333 W. Hoover Street Westfield, IN 46074

Sheryl Sollars, Director

Sandy Rowland,
Assistant Director

The Westfield Washington

Public Library will strive,
in partnership with local
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 News

Friends Board: Feb. 6- John Walsh of H & R Block will
13, regu- explain details of new tax laws
Virginia Fiscus, President lar sale
and help identify deductions
Carly Schull, Vice President Apr. 9: and credits you do not want to
Jeanette Wachtel, Treasurer Preview overlook. He will be available
6-7:30 on:
Marie Albertson, Secretary Apr. 10-17: Regular sale January 12, 6:30 pm.
The next Friends meeting will June 4: Preview 6-7:30 pm _________________________
be held on Feb. 9 at 6:00 pm. June 5-12: Regular sale For your convenience, IRS tax
You are invited to come. forms are available in the front
Aug. 6: Preview 6-7:30 pm lobby of the library.
Aug. 7-14: Regular sale ________________________
Oct. 1: Preview 6-7:30 pm The AARP will be offering
Oct. 2-9: Regular sale tax-aide every Friday starting
February 5th, 2010, from 10
Nearly New Sale: a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westfield
Dec. 3: Preview 6-7:30 pm Washington Public Library.
Dec. 4-11: Regular sale
This assistance will be offered
through April 9th.

Book Sales in 2010 TAX TIME IS COMING!

Feb. 5: Preview 6-7:30 pm