@ the Westfield Washington Public Library

A publication of Friends of the Westfield Library
Volume 7, Issue 4 Westfield Washington Public Library Board of Trustees: Carolyn Wheeler, President Mike Thomas, Vice President Paul Catlin, Treasurer Bob Richardson, Secretary Nedra Hoard Mic Mead David Weiss The Library Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

National Library Week April 11-17
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. We will be celebrating by having an Open House all day on Thursday, April 15! Everyone in the community is invited to meet the staff, browse our collection, ask questions and enjoy snacks in every department. Please take this opportunity to find out all your library has to offer.
Celebrate National Library Week at the Westfield Washington Public Library, April 11-17 Special Open House Thursday, April 15

Library Hours Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Closed Sunday

Hamilton County Reads Continues
Once again in cooperation with the other county libraries, everyone is asked to read the same book. This year’s adult title is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Kids also have a chance to participate by reading Blueberries for the Queen by Katherine and John Paterson, with illustrations by Susan Jeffers. The Westfield Washington Public Library will host three more special programs connected with the adult book: • Remembering Iwo Jima - Saturday, April 3 at 2 p.m. • Watercolor Class - Thursday, April 8 at 10:15 a.m. • Frugal Chef - Thursday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.

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April 2010

Audio/Visual Department
Feeling a bit nostalgic for Mr. Hooper and Slimey the worm? One great new addition to the AV department is a documentary called 40 Years of Sunny Days. This is a special anniversary DVD highlighting all 40 years of Sesame Street, including interviews with Jim Henson and the rest of the cast, as well as a look behind the scenes of the show. Don’t miss out on our rotating displays. This month, we are featuring Easter movies and Oscar winners past and present. We have everything from early winners, Rebecca – 1941, to the NEW BOOKS ON CD 2008 winner Slumdog Millionaire. Acing the Interview by Tony Beshara Our department will be getting a Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon Matthew’s Story by Tim Lahaye computer to allow patrons to search the catalogue. The computer will be Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer located on the back shelves with the Buying Secrets Retailers Don’t Want CDs. You to Know About by Peter Wink NEW DVDs 2012 Blind Side Everybody’s Fine Old Dogs Up in the Air NEW SOUNDTRACKS ON CD Avatar Crazy Heart Glee (Season 1) Valentine’s Day Up in the Air

Eagle Scout Project Benefits Library
Each project plan must be approved in advance by the organization benefiting from the effort, the Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district, so Kent had a lot of paperwork to complete to begin the process. Once he had everyone’s approval, Kent, a member of Troop 215, started the design phase of his planning last summer. After determining the cost estimates, he presented his idea to the Westfield Lions Club, who generously donated the $500 necessary to purchase materials. Some friends from his church offered the use of their garage, so Kent ordered the lumber in Kent, who has been involved in Scouting since he was seven, needed February and began work, with supervision from his stepfather, Bruce to do his Eagle Scout Project, which is required to benefit a non-profit Hansen. organization. Being an avid reader who enjoys spending time among the books, he approached the library to find out what he could do to help that would fulfill the project requirements. During warm weather, the library holds many programs in the grassy area behind the Children’s Department, and there is nowhere anyone can sit but on the ground, so the request was for seating that would be movable, as well as durable for outdoor use. Thanks to Kent Olsen, the Westfield Washington Public Library now has seating for its outdoor program area! It took almost 90 hours of hard work, but Kent made 10 outdoor benches for the library. Each bench is four feet long, has a backrest and is easily movable. He delivered them on Saturday, March 6 – just in time for outdoor programs and ahead of his 18th birthday on April 21. Currently a senior at Westfield Washington High School, Kent plans to attend Brigham Young University of Idaho this fall, where he will major in accounting. His hard work and dedication to the task speak well of his character and are good indications of a most successful future.

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April 2010

Westfield Washington
Public Library
Burn by Ted Dekker Years ago, the Gypsy Kumpania where Janeal Mikkado lived was attacked by outsiders. With her best friend about to be consumed by a fire, Janeal had two options: try to save her friend - at serious risk to her own life - or disappear with the million dollars that she had just discovered . . The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. Marlowe finds himself going beyond legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson When retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, he is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century. This is a vastly enjoyable traipse through the English countryside and the long-held traditions of the British aristocracy. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape. Filled with stunning parallels to today, this is a remarkable novel. The Silencer by James W. Hall Earl Hammond, the wealthy patriarch of a family of ranchers, lies dead, shot just as he was to donate his Coquina Ranch to the state to preserve it from developers. Spearheading the plan to save this environmental treasure was Thorn, a reluctant heir to a secret family fortune, who now finds himself in terrible danger as well. The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine Miranda, an impulsive but successful literary agent, and Annie, a pragmatic library director, quite unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home. Dumped by her husband of nearly fifty years and then exiled from their elegant New York apartment by his mistress, Betty is forced to move to a small, run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. Joining her are Miranda and Annie, who dutifully comes along to keep an eye on her capricious mother and sister. Horns by Joe Hill The second son of a renowned musician and doting mother, Ig Perrish has a privileged life and expectations of a bright future with his childhood sweetheart, Merrin Williams. But life takes an unexpected dark turn when Merrin is brutally killed and suspicion falls hard on Ig. Devilishly good, this is a compulsively readable supernatural thriller with a riveting plot. Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman For two hundred years, painters, poets and musicians have come to the Catskill Mountain village of Arcadia Falls to escape the pressures of modern life and pursue their artistic visions, and Arcadia College was founded with a mission to nurture young artists and writers. When Meg Rosenthal gets an offer to teach at Arcadia College, it seems a godsend - an escape from a life that's fallen apart.

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April 2010

Baby Love

Birth to 18 months

CLUBS
at 10:15 Freebuild
All ages School Age

Fridays, April 2, 9, 16, and 30

Toddler & Preschool Storytimes
Mondays, April 12, 19, and 26 Toddlers 18 mo to 3.5years Preschoolers 3.5years to K Tuesdays, April 13, 20, and 27 Preschoolers 3.5years to K Toddlers 18 mo to 3.5years at 10:30 at 1:00 at 110:15 0:15 at 11:15
Grades K-to 4

Tuesday, April 6 3:00 to 5:00

Thursday, April 1 4:30 to 5:30

All ages

Wednesday, April 14 6:30 to 8:00 Thursday, April 8 5:30 to 6:30

School Age Stuff
Wednesdays April 7 April 14 April 21 April 28

All ages

at 4:30 After Easter Rotten Egg Hunt Crazy Crafts Mad as a Hatter Jazzy Jewlery

POTTERY with Jeremy South
Little Learners in Clay
*Pre-registration required Ages 9 mo to 3 years

Roll Away! - Friday, April 16

10:15 to 10:45
Cost: $8.00 Ages 3 to 6

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Homeschool Days
Thursday, April 1
All ages

Preschool Pottery
11:00 to 1:00
All ages

Mini Vases - Friday, April 16
*Pre-registration required

11:00 or 2:00
Cost: $9.00 Ages 5 to adult

Paws and Read
Saturday, April 10

Pottery Class/After School Pottery
MasksMasks- Friday, April 16
*Pre-registration required

at 10:30
Ages 5+

12:00 to 1:30 or 4:00 to 5:30
Cost: $16.00

Mommy, Doll, and Me Tea
Saturday, April 10
*Pre-registration required

11:00, 1:00, or 3:00
Cost: $2.00 per participant Ages 7-11

Spring Break Camps
Spring Break Chess Day Camp
Thursday, April 8
School Age

Chess and Strategy Games
21— Wednesdays, April 21—to May 26

12:45 to 1:45

10:00 to 1:00

*Pre-registration required Cost: $45.00 Instructor: Aaron Dean’s Learning Through Games Group

*Pre-registration required Cost: $25.00 Instructor: Aaron Dean’s Learning Through Games Group

ASL Classes
Wednesdays, April 21 to May 26

Ages 7+

Spring Break Pottery Camp
Friday, April 9 Pottery Wheel Mania Creation Station!

Ages 7 to 11

11:15 to 12:15

*Pre-registration required Cost: $45.00 Instructor: Adreine Fenicle ASL Professor for 14 years

10:15 to 1:15 1:45 to 4:45

*Pre-registration required Cost:$30 per participant per program

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THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF WESTFIELD LIBRARY FOR PROVIDING SNACKS!

April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00
Watch anime & eat snacks! Ages 13 and up or parent signed permission slip.

Thursday, April 15 from 3 to 5
Tuesday, April 13 from 2:30 to 4:30
Hang out, play the Wii, eat, talk or do whatever.

Video Games, Cards, Board Games & Snacks.

Tuesday, April 27 at 3:00
Help us choose and plan teen library activities.

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You can save money and eat well by cooking your own meals at home!

Delicious Meals on a Budget Thursday, April 15 3:30 p.m.

Join us for this interactive presentation by Lisa Cangany, Program Assistant of Consumer and Family Science for Purdue Extension in Hamilton County, as she demonstrates how to prepare tasty menus that will fit your family’s budget. Sample a budget recipe and learn tricks to save time and money, too.
The program is free, and registration is encouraged but not required.

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From The Westfield Washington Public Library Board
The board meeting minutes and packets are posted on the library’s website at www.wwpl.lib.in.us. March 10, 2010 Board Meeting The Library Board approved a resolution for an additional appropriation to expend funds from the Rainy Day fund to cover the impending reductions in the property tax revenue for budget year 2010. The funds will be used to purchase materials for the collection and any furniture and equipment needs we may have for 2010. The Library Board scheduled a board retreat to discuss the library’s new long range plan. They will be analyzing the results from the survey we issued in the summer of 2009 and the current long range plan to see if the goals and objectives for library services in the next five years need to be revised. Circulation for February 2010 was 38,299 compared to 40,130 for February 2009. Of 38,299 circulations 751 were from Hamilton County Reciprocal borrowers. 312 items were circulated by patrons from other Evergreen Libraries and a total of 434 items from WWPL were sent to other It was reported that Kent Olsen, Eagle Evergreen Libraries. We issued 209 Scout, had finished his project of new library cards; of those, 44 were building benches for the outdoor issued to Hamilton County Reciprocal program area (located behind the Borrowers. Children’s Department). Thank you to Kent for his hard work and to the The Westfield Washington Public Lions Club for the donation of Library Board of Trustees meets the $500.00 for materials for this project. second Wednesday of every month, The benches are very nice and will be and all meetings are open to the enjoyed by our patrons this summer. public.

Driver Safety Class
Cars have changed. So have the traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. The Westfield Washington Public Library will host an AARP Driver Safety Class, and even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us on Thursday, April 22, from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., to learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. Cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Space is limited, so please register by contacting Information/Reference Services at 317-8969391.

Retirement Seminar
Whether you are nearing retirement or already enjoying that stage in your life, there are many questions that arise about your finances and how to maintain your lifestyle. Come to the Westfield Washington Public Library on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. and meet with the experts as they examine the hot topics surrounding many Americans today - Social Security, long term care insurance, and fixed and variable annuities. For more information or to register for this free program, contact Information/ Reference Services at 317-896-9391.

Coming Monday, April 12 - Library “Snapshot”
Libraries all over Indiana will be collecting statistics, patron comments and photos to take a “Snapshot” of the invaluable programs and services provided by Indiana libraries to their communities on a typical day, and the Westfield Washington Public Library is participating. Tell us what you love about your library and why it’s important. We’ll take your answers and let you know what other people all around the state think of their libraries and how they use them. Results and pictures will be posted online at www.snapshot.library.in.gov after May 1st. Join us on Monday, April 12 - the beginning of National Library Week - and be part of the fun!

Page 8 Phone: 317-896-9391 FAX: 317-896-3702 www.wwpl.lib.in.us Director, Sheryl Sollars Asst. Director, Sandy Rowland 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.
Westfield Washington Public Library 333 W. Hoover Street Westfield, IN 46074

Friends of the Westfield Library
Friends Board: Virginia Fiscus, President Carly Schull, Vice President Jeanette Wachtel, Treasurer Marie Albertson, Secretary

Book Sales in 2010:
Apr. 9: Preview 6-7:30 Apr. 10-17: Regular sale
June 4: Preview 6-7:30 pm June 5-12: Regular sale Aug. 6: Preview 6-7:30 pm Aug. 7-14: Regular sale Oct. 1: Preview 6-7:30 pm Oct. 2-9: Regular sale Nearly New Sale: Dec. 3: Preview 6-7:30 pm Dec. 4-11: Regular sale

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 every other month, and our Annual Craft Bazaar and Silent Auction, the group raises money used to fund library programs and to purchase items that are not in the library's operating budget.

The Friends meeting will be held on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.