Westfield Washington Public Library

Fall 2017 Newsletter

6:30 PM—7:30 PM
Beginning in October, join us at the library on
the 1st Monday every month and hear speak- October 2, 2017
ers from our community and nearby commu-
nities speaking on a wide variety of subjects. November 6, 2017
Join us to listen and learn!

October 2nd Speakers: ment at KAR Auction Services, Inc. and
Todd Burtron, Chief of Staff, City of Westfield, Lecturer in Management/Fellow, Randall Tobias
speaking about Westfield, Center for Leadership Excellence, Adjunct MBA
and Faculty, Kelley School of Business, IUPUI)
Sheryl Sollars, Director, Westfield Washing-
Dr. Plaskoff will be speaking about the role that
ton Public Library, speaking about the WWPL. LIBRARY HOURS
learning plays in our lives, and a new view of
November 6th Speaker: learning that is both transformative and commu- Monday-Wednesday
Dr. Josh Plaskoff, (VP Leadership Develop- nity-building.
10:00 AM—8:00 PM

Exciting New Children’s Resources at the WWPL Thursday-Friday
10:00 AM—6:00 PM
PebbleGo is an award winning PebbleGo Next is the next step, and it is Saturday
Pre-K to Grade 3 children’s database for a database for young researchers ready 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
reading and research. Our PebbleGo to graduate to more robust database con-
database includes built-in reading and tent. PebbleGo Next covers content ap- Sunday
research tools for emerging readers. Lev- propriate to Grades 3-6, with curriculum 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
eled text, educational games, and multi- content at a reading level geared to those
media help teach concepts to our young- students. Modules include States LIBRARY CLOSINGS
est readers. PebbleGo offers 4 separate (grouped by regions), Science (Earth Labor Day
databases: Animals, Science, Biog- Science, Life Science, Physical Science,
raphies and Social Studies. Databases and The Field of Science), and American  Closed Sept. 3 & 4
are simple to navigate and include audio Indians (multiple categories). Thanksgiving
and word-by-word highlighting.  Closing @ 5 PM Nov. 22

 Closed Nov. 23

Fostering exploration,

For more information on these resources, inquire in our Children’s Department. discovery, and growth
Join us for our new STEAM It Up! events where
FALL we combine science, technology, engineering, “Bored” Gaming Day (all ages)
STORYTIMES art, and math into fun new activities! Watch for Oct. 18 @ 10:30—7:30
additional upcoming Tuesday evening classes... Tabletop/board games for all ages. Drop in anytime and
play! Families welcome!
Baby Love
Writers’ Clubs for Kids
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (Grades 1 –4) Sept. 21; Oct. 12; Nov. 9 @ 4:30—5:15 PM
(Grades 5—8) Sept. 14; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 @ 4:30—5:15 PM
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

Oct. 5, 12, 26 Halloween Party (all ages)
STEAM It Up! Robot Coding & Color Sensors Oct. 30 @ 5:30 PM
(Grades 1—6) Games, crafts, and more! Wear your Halloween costume
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30
Sept. 6 @ 4:15 PM and Sept. 26 @ 6:30 PM for a parade around the library
Programming and using markers and Ozobot robots.
Mondays @ 10:30 AM STEAM It Up! Witches’ Brew & Potions, too
(Grades 1—6)
Sept. 11, 18, 25 Oct. 4 @ 4:15 PM
Chemical reactions for Halloween fun
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Nov. 6, 13 STEAM It Up! An Electrifying Good Time
(Grades 1—6)
Tuesdays @ 11:15 AM Nov. 15 @ 4:15 PM
Explore electricity with squishy circuits and Makey-
Sept. 12, 19, 26 Makey
Professor Steve’s Spooky Science Program
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (all ages)
Unplugged Family game Night
Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 @ 6:00 PM Oct. 30 @ 6:15 PM
Nov. 7, 14 A fun show with a spooky theme! In this program, Profes-
Bring the family for a technology-free night of tabletop
sor Steve will demonstrate and teach us amazing science,
Preschool games.
all wrapped around the world of skeletons, laboratories
and monster movies!
Mondays @1:00 PM

Sept. 11, 18, 25

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Nov. 6, 13

Tuesdays @ 10:15 AM
LEGO Free Build (Grades K +)
Sept. 12, 19, 26 Sept. 14,; Oct. 12; Nov. 9 @ 4:30 PM
Drop in and build with the library’s LEGOs
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Terrific Tuesday Night LEGOs (all ages)
Nov. 6, 13 Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 14 @ 6:00 PM
Drop in and build with the library’s LEGOs © Random House
Lemoncello’s Library Challenge (Grades 3—6))
KEVA Plank Challenge (K —6) Nov. 1 @ 4:15 PM
Paws & Read Sept. 25 @ 4:30 PM Test your library knowledge as you match wits with the
All ages. Practice reading Test your skill and creativity. Team up to solve the scavenger hunt Mr. Lemoncello left for us.
in a non-judging atmos- building challenge
phere. Sign up at the
Global Cardboard Challenge (Grades 2—6)
Children’s Desk to read Sept. 27 @ 4:30 PM
aloud to a dog who is a Create from cardboard and other reusable products
very good

Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

Sept. 9

Oct. 14

Nov. 11 Chess Tournament (sch o o l aged ch ildren) Turkey Time Celebration Thanksgiving Program
Oct. 14 @ 10:00 AM—2:30 PM (all ages)
Contact the WWPL Children’s Department for cost and Nov. 20 @ 6:00 PM—7:30 PM
registration information. 317-896-9391 Celebrate Turkey Day with crafts, games, and treats!
Pre-registration required. Visit the Children’s Desk for more information.

Chess Class (school age) 1:00 PM—1:45 PM
Session I: Sept. 18—Oct. 23 Cost: $56 for 6 week session
Session II: Oct. 30—Dec. 4 Cost: $56 for 6 week session

Acorns to Oaks Homeschool Group: (all ages ) 1:00 PM—4:00 PM
Homeschoolers of all ages meet for games and activities
Fall Dates: Tues. Oct. 10 and Nov. 14
Elementary Composition (Grades 4-6) 10:30 AM—11:30 AM (No class Nov. 22)
Session I: Sept. 13—Oct. 18 Cost: $65 (or $70 if registered after 9/1/17)
Sushi Bar
Session II: Oct. 25—Dec. 6 Cost: $60 (Please register and pay by 10/18/17)

Intermediate Composition (Grades 6-8) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM (No class Nov. 22)
Session I: Sept. 13—Oct. 18 Cost: $65 (or $70 if registered after 9/1/17)
Session II: Oct. 25—Dec. 6 Cost: $60 (Please register and pay by 10/18/17)

Creative Writing (Grades 4-8) 10:30 AM—11:30AM (No class Nov. 23)
Session I: Sept. 14—Oct. 19 Cost: $60 (or $65 if registered after 9/1/17)
Session II: Oct. 26—Dec. 7 Cost: $60 (Please register and pay by 10/18/17)
High School Spanish 1 (Grades 8-Adult) 10:00 AM—11:15 AM (No class Nov. 23)
Semester: Aug. 24—Dec. 7 Cost: $150 per semester plus books and supplies..
No mid-year registration
Introductory IEW Composition (Gr. 2-4) 12:30 PM—1:30 PM (No class Nov. 23)
Session I: Sept. 14—Oct. 19 Cost: $60 (or $65 if registered after 9/1/17)
Session II: Oct. 26—Dec. 7 Cost: $60 (Please register and pay by 10/19/17)
Super Grammar Skills (Grades 2-4) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM (No class Nov. 23)
Session I: Sept. 14—Oct. 19 Cost: $60 (or $65 if registered after 9/1/17)
Session II: Oct. 26—Dec. 7 Cost: $60 (Please register and pay by 10/19/17)

French (Ages 6-10) 10:15 AM—11:15 AM (No class Nov. 24)
Session 1: Sept. 15—Oct. 20 Cost: $48
Session II: Nov. 3—Dec. 15 Cost: $48
French (Ages 11—Adult) 11:15 AM—12:15 PM (No class Nov. 24)
Session I: Sept. 15—Oct. 20 Cost: $60
Session II: Nov. 3—Dec. 15 Cost: $60
Middle School Art (Ages 12-18) 10:30 AM—12:30 PM (No class Nov. 24)
Session I: Aug. 25—Oct. 6 Cost: $63.00 + supplies
Session II: Oct. 13—Dec. 1 Cost: $63.00 + supplies
Elementary Art (Ages 6-11) 11:00 AM—12:30 PM (No class Nov. 24)
Session I: Aug. 25—Oct. 6 Cost: $56.00 + supplies
Session II: Oct. 13—Dec. 1 Cost: $56.00 + supplies

Check back with our Children’s Department for homeschool science classes that may be offered
later in the fall session.
Sean Gaskell Plays
FOR ADULTS the West African Kora
Oct. 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
American Mahjong
Musician Sean Gaskell will perform with his 21-
Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM string Kora, talk about the history of this little-
Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM known instrument, and share stories about his
Sundays @ 1:30 PM life in Gambia.

The West African Kora is a 21-string harp that is
Euchre native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Sene-
gal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. The Kora
2nd Wed. @ 5:30 PM dates back 300 years, although some of the music
4th Wed. @ 5:30 PM comes from the middle 13th century around the
founding of the Mandinka empire. Sean has stud-
ied with master Kora players Malamini Jobarteh
ESL Classes* and Moriba Kuyateh from the Gambia over the
course of his multiple visits to these distant coun-
Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM tries.
Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM
Saturdays @ 1:30 PM Join us for this unique and educational musical

Genealogy Group
Beginners welcome!
1st Sat. @ 10:15 AM ADULT EVENTS Programs with an asterisk (*) require registration.

Library Board Meeting NEW Evening Adult Book Group
2nd Wed. @ 7:00 PM
“Expand Your Literary Palate”
3rd Monday every month @ 6:00 PM
Watercolor Painting Class*
First meeting: Sept. 18
3rd Thurs. @ 10:30AM For more information, inquire at the
Adult Reference Desk.
Color Therapy
(Coloring for adults)
2nd Thurs. @ 10:30 AM
Technology Classes: Beginner*
Writers Group Sept. 18 @ 6:30 PM—Using Computers
Sept. 28 @ 1:30 PM—Using Computers
4th Thurs. @ 1:00 PM Oct. 16 @ 6:30 PM—Using Computers
Oct. 26 @ 1:30 PM—Using Computers
Nov. 20 @ 6:30 PM—Using Computers
Nov. 30 @ 1:30 PM—Using Computers Ancestry Library Edition Classes*
Mystery Book Group Sept. 10 Oct. 8 Nov. 12
Meets @ 1:00 PM Technology Classes: Intermediate* 12:00—2:00 PM Ages 16+
on the 1st Wed. of the month. Sept. 12 @ 6:30 PM—Microsoft Publisher Are you interested in genealogy? Did you know
Copies available at the Information Desk. Sept. 20 @ 1:00 PM—Intro to Twitter the library has a subscription to Ancestry.com
(Ancestry Library Edition) that you can use for
Oct. 10 @ 6:30 PM—Microsoft
FREE? Join us for this free class and discover
Sept. 6 Descent PowerPoint
your family's history. This class is perfect for
Oct. 4 The Woman in Cabin 10 Oct. 11 @ 1:00 PM—Intro to EBooks
beginning and intermediate genealogical re-
Nov. 1 The Christmas Train Nov. 8 @ 1:00 PM—Microsoft Access searchers. Learn how to collect family data,
Nov. 14 @ 1:00 PM—Intro to EBooks record information, and discover how to use the
WWPL Book Group library’s genealogy resources. Participants are
Meets @ 1:00 PM encouraged to bring information on ancestors
on the 3rd Wed. of the month. they wish to research as there will be time at the
Copies available at the Information Desk. AARP Drivers’ Ed Safety Class* end of the class to research them. Each partici-
Sept. 13 @ 12:30—4:30 PM pant will have access to a computer. Basic com-
Sept. 20 The Guest Cottage $15 for AARP Members puter skills are necessary to fully enjoy this
Oct. 18 Fall of Marigolds $20 for non-members workshop. Please bring a USB/flash drive to
Contact Adult Reference Desk for more save information onto. Class size is limited.
Nov. 15 Skipping Christmas
information. Please contact the Adult Reference Desk to reg-
Franciscan Health
Immunization New Mobile Device
Services Charging Stations
Flu Shot Clinic at the Have you seen our new charging stations for
WWPL our patrons’ mobile devices? We now have
these convenient charging stations located in
Sept. 25, 2017 both our adult and teen library areas, thanks to
from 10:00—11:00 AM a generous grant from the LSTA.

Teen Events:
Programs with an asterisk (*) require registration. Weekly after school activities
will meet during the school year, except in the case of library or school closings.

Gaming Corner
Meets on Wednesdays @ 3:00 PM
Come and play video games with friends
after school!

Additional LSTA Grant funds were used to purchase
Friday Fun PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next Children’s Data Bases,
iPad Air 2 devices, Ozobot Evo Robots, Doodler
Meets on Fridays @ 3:00 PM Pens with filament pieces, a Makey-Makey, a Squishy
Something different every Friday—games, Circuits Deluxe set and a Conductive Clay set. These
drop-in crafts, movies, coloring, and other items will be used in conjunction with our Children’s
fun! Department’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engi-
neering, Art, and Math) programs. Our hope is for
children to be empowered to think beyond the two-
dimensional screen into the three-dimensional world.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum
and Library Services under the provisions of the
Anime Manga Club Library Services and Technology Act, administered
Meets on Mondays @ 3:00 PM by the Indiana State Library.
If you love anime (Japanese animation),
manga (Japanese comics), or Japanese
culture, this is the place for you! Teens meet
in the Story Pit to watch videos, share sto-
We’re happy to an-
ries, and just hang out. Snacks provided
nounce that an addi-
tional charging station
was provided by
EBSCO and spon-
sored by Chad Everts
Teen Advisory Group of E-Rocks Real Estate
Meets quarterly on Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM and Derick Huntwork
Next meeting: Nov. 28, 2017 of Midwest Bankers.
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is open to Thank you!
all teens in grades 7-12 (or equivalent for
homeschool). Help plan teen library pro-
grams, suggest materials for the Young
Adult collection, and earn volunteer hours.
Snacks provided! Snakehead Ed Amazon John
Safe Sitter Classes*
Registration required, Grades 6-8
Become a Safe Sitter. Learn the skills, Saturday, Nov. 18
knowledge, and attitudes to be a safe @ 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
babysitter! Student contract & parent
permission slip must be signed. Cost: Saturday, Dec. 9 8/7
$55 due day of class (scholarships avail- @ 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
able if needed to reduce price). Please
pack a lunch.
Sara Reitmeyer The Friends of the Westfield Library (FOWL) is an
President organization designed to promote and support the
mission of the Westfield Washington Public Library.
Jeanette Wachtel
Treasurer Through its fundraising efforts, primarily book sales
held in the library and online, the group raises money
Marie Albertson used to fund library programs and to purchase items
Secretary that are not in the library’s operating budget.

Stop in and shop
at our book sale!

Westfield Washington Public Library
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Assistant Director: Kerry Green
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