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Westfield Washington Public Library

Winter 2018 –2019 Newsletter

Check Out Our Newest Resource: hoopla
hoopla is new digital media service through
which you may access and enjoy over half a mil-
lion titles, from six different formats: Movies,
TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and
Comics/Graphic Novels. With hoopla, there are
no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed
or special steps to use it. And they’re all availa-
ble in one location, from your computer, tablet
or Smartphone!

On a mobile device, borrowed content may be
temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.
Additionally, either in the app or on a comput-
er, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while
connected to the internet by streaming.

hoopla is easy to use and provides our library
patrons instant access (without any waiting) to
any titles they want. As a library cardholder, you
may borrow up to 5 titles per month. To register
for and enjoy hoopla digital free with your li-
LIBRARY HOURS
brary card, please download the hoopla digital
app from your Apple or Google Play store on Monday-Wednesday
your mobile device. If you are using a computer, 10:00 AM—8:00 PM
you may visit hoopladigital.com.
Thursday-Friday
Adult Winter Reading Program Starts January 7 10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Saturday
10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Reading is Snow Much Fun! Sunday
1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Register at the Adult Information Services Desk for our
Adult Winter Reading Program entitled, "Reading is Snow Much Fun!"
The program runs from Monday, January 7, 2019 —Friday, March 1, 2019. LIBRARY CLOSINGS

December 24—25
Here's how the program works:
December 31—January 1
-You sign up at the Adult Information Services desk.
January 21
-Your sign-up prize is a pencil, a bookmark/log to record the books you read.
-Bring your bookmark/log to the Adult Information Services desk to record
your progress.
-Read 6 books and receive a $5 gift card! OUR MISSION
Fostering exploration,
All prizes will be awarded at the Adult Information Services desk.
discovery, and growth
Have fun reading!
CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY EVENTS
2018-2019
Join us for our STEAM It Up! events where we
WINTER combine science, technology, engineering, art, Ballet Theatre of Carmel Presents:
STORYTIMES and math into fun new activities! Evening and Scenes from the
afternoon times are offered. Nutcracker Ballet
(all ages)
Baby Love Dec. 3 @ 6:00 PM
(0—18 months) Join us for a special preview of
Ballet Theatre’s holiday perfor-
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM mance. Children will be invited
to participate in simple dance
Dec. 6 steps and are welcome to wear
STEAM It Up! Programming Robots (Grades K -6) their own costumes for photos
Jan. 17, 24, 31 Dec. 11 @ 6:00 PM and Dec. 12 @ 4:30 PM with the dancers.
Jan. 8 @ 6:00 PM and Jan. 9 @ 4:30 PM
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Come experiment with Dash and Dot, Sphero SPRK, and
Ozobots! FREE!
Toddlers
(18 months—3.5 years)
STEAM It Up! Valentine Art (Grades K —6)
Mondays @ 10:30 AM Feb. 12 @ 6:00PM and Feb. 13 @ 4:30 PM
Make Valentine art with 3-D pens, or paint a ceramic
Dec. 3, 10 gift, if you prefer. FREE!

Jan. 14, 28
Family Game Night
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec. 4 @ 6:00 PM
Bring the family and join in with the library’s board
Tuesdays @ 11:15 AM and card games! All ages welcome!

Dec. 4, 11 Build-a-Bot (Grades 3+))
Dec. 27 @ 1:30—3:00PM
Jan. 15, 22, 29 Work on a robot construction team and
construct a solar-powered robot! Family BINGO Night
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb. 5 @ 6:00 PM
Kids, bring your parents or grandparents for an intergen-
Preschool erational fun night with classic BINGO games! All ages
(3.5 years– Kindergarten) welcome!

Mondays @1:00 PM

Dec. 3, 10

Jan. 14, 28
Winter Break LEGOs Day (Sch oo l Age)
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jan. 4 @ 3:00—5:30 PM
Meet friends at the library and build with our LEGOs
Tuesdays @ 10:15 AM
Terrific Tuesday Night LEGOs (all ages)
Dec. 4, 11
Dec. 18; Jan. 15; Feb. 19 @ 6:00 PM
Jan. 15, 22, 29 Drop in for a free build with the library’s LEGOs

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 After School LEGO Club (Sch o o l Age)
Dec. 6; Feb. 7 @ 4:30 PM
Come join the After School LEGO Club and build LEGO
creations with friends!
Paws to Read
All ages. Practice reading
in a non-judging atmos-
phere. Sign up at the
Children’s Desk to read
Kids’ Coder Dojo (Grades 1—6)
aloud to a dog who is a A monthly club working with Scratch Jr., Scratch, and
very good Blockly style programs learning programming concepts
listener! and working with robots and microprocessors. We have
both evening and afternoon meetings to choose from.
Free, but pre-registration preferred
Saturdays @ 10:30 AM Winter Break Chess Camp (Sch o ol Age)
Dec. 27 & 28 (Two Days) @ 10:00 AM—2:00 PM Jan. 29 & Feb. 26 @ 6:00 PM
Dec. 8 Contact the WWPL Children’s Department for cost and Jan. 23 & Feb 27 @ 4:30 PM
registration information. 317-896-9391
Jan. 12

Feb. 9
HOMESCHOOL CLASSES Pre-registration required. Visit the Children’s Desk for more information.

MONDAYS
Drama (ages 6—12) 11:00 AM—12:00 PM
Session 3: Jan. 7—Feb. 18 Cost $50 for each 6-week session (No class on Jan. 21)
Session 4: Feb. 25—Apr. 1 Cost $50 for each 6-week session

Chess Class (K—8) 1:00 PM—1:45 PM
Session 3: Jan. 7—Feb. 18 Cost: $60 for 6 week session (No class on Jan. 21)
Session 4: Feb. 25—Apr. 1 Cost: $60 for 6 week session

TUESDAYS
Acorns to Oaks Homeschool Group: (all ages) 1:00 PM—4:00 PM (2nd Tuesday each month)
Homeschoolers of all ages meet for games and activities
Winter and Spring Dates: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9

Elementary Composition (Grades 4-6) 10:30 AM—11:30 AM (Year-long class)
Sept. 11— Apr. 9 (No classes on Mar. 19 or Mar. 26)
Session 3: Jan. 8—Feb. 12 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 4: Feb. 19—Apr. 9 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)

Jr. Analytical Grammar (Grades 4-6) Sushi Bar 11:30 AM—12:30 PM (Year-long class)
Sept. 11— Apr. 9 (No classes on Mar. 19 or Mar. 26)
Session 3: Jan. 8—Feb. 12 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee

WEDNESDAYS
Intermediate Composition (Grades 6-8) 10:30 AM—11:30 AM (30 week class)
Sept. 12—May 22 (No classes on Mar. 20 or Mar. 27)
Session 3: Jan. 9—Feb. 13 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 4: Feb. 20—Apr. 10 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)
Session 5: Apr. 17—May 22

Analytical Grammar (Grades 6-8) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM (30 week class)
Sept. 12—May 22 (No classes on Mar. 20 or Mar. 27)
Session 3: Jan. 9—Feb. 13 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 4: Feb. 20—Apr. 10 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)
Session 5: Apr. 17—May 22

Scientific Experimentation (School-aged Children) 1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Session 3: Jan. 16—Feb. 20 Cost: $35 for 6 week session

Botany (School-aged Children and Adults) 1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Session 4: Mar. 6—Apr. 10 Cost: $48 for 6 week session

THURSDAYS
Introductory Composition/Grammar (Gr. 2-4) 10:30 AM—11:30 AM (Year-long Class)
Sept. 13—May 23 (No classes on Mar. 21 or Mar. 28)
Session 3: Jan. 10—Feb. 14 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 4: Feb. 21—Apr. 11 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)
Creative Writing (Grades 4-8) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM (Year-long Class)
Sept. 13—May 23 (No classes on Mar. 21 or Mar. 28)
Session 3: Jan. 10—Feb. 14 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 4: Feb. 21—Apr. 11 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)

FRIDAYS
Middle & High School Art (Ages 12-18) 10:30 AM—12:30 PM
Session 3: Jan. 11—Feb. 22 (7 weeks) Cost: $66.50 + supplies
Session 4: Mar. 1—Apr. 12 (7 weeks) Cost: $66.50 + supplies

Elementary Art (Ages 6-11) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Session 3: Jan. 11—Feb. 22 (7 weeks) Cost: $59.50 + supplies
Session 4: Mar. 1—Apr. 12 (7 weeks) Cost: $59.50 + supplies

(FRIDAY CLASSES CONTINUED ON BACK SIDE)
RECURRING HOMESCHOOL CLASSES (CONTINUED)
FRIDAYS
EVENTS
FOR ADULTS Einstein’s Universe (School-age Children and Adults)
Session 3: Jan. 18—Feb. 22 (6 weeks)
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Cost: $48 for 6 week session

American Mahjong
Entomology (School-age Children and Adults) 1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM Session 4: Mar. 15—Apr. 19 (6 weeks) Cost: $48 for 6 week session
Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM
Sundays @ 1:30 PM
Homeschool Board Game Club (Ages 9+) 1:00 PM—3:00 PM
(3rd Friday each month)
Play Euchre 2018/2019 Dates: 8/17; 9/21; 10/19; 11/16; 12/21; 1/18; 2/15; 3/15; 4/19; 5/17
2nd Wed. @ 5:30 PM
4th Wed. @ 5:30 PM Geography Bee Study Group (Grades 3+) 2:00 PM—4:00 PM
Winter and Spring: 2nd and 4th Fridays No registration fee
ESL Classes* (12/14; 12/28; 1/11; 2/8; 2/22; 3/8; 4/12; 4/26; 5/10; 5/24) (No meeting on Jan. 25)

Contact the Adult Reference
Department for more information
ADULT EVENTS Programs with an asterisk (*) require registration.

and class dates and times. Tech on the Go Instruction* AARP Tax Aide Program*
If you would like to increase your tech knowledge Every Friday from Feb. 1—Apr. 12
in a specific area, learn to use a mobile device, 10:30 AM—2:30 PM
Genealogy Group
eReader, computer, specific software, or simply
Beginners welcome!
would like for us to help you out with general tech Tax assistance. Free, but appointments are re-
1st Sat. @ 10:15 AM or computer questions, contact our Adult Refer- quired. Contact Adult Reference Desk for more
ence Desk and they’ll set up a time to individual- information.
ly meet with you. It’s free! Call 317-896-9391 to
Library Board Meeting schedule Tech on the Go instruction.
2nd Wed. @ 7:00 PM Let’s Talk TV!
Jan. 15 Feb. 19
BINGO Brunch at the WWPL*
11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Acrylic Painting Class* First Thursday of the Month
Dec. 6 Jan. 3 Feb. 7
2nd Thurs. @ 10:30AM Pack a lunch or a snack and join us at the library
11:00 AM—1:00 PM
for discussions about favorite television shows. In
the past this group has discussed PBS Series such
Watercolor Painting Class* Join us for a delicious catered brunch and themed as Victoria and Poldark. Stay tuned for new
BINGO and a chance to win prizes! Cost to par- shows this year! This informal group meets on
3rd Thurs. @ 10:30AM ticipate is $10. Registration closes on the Monday the 3rd Tuesday of the month sharing stimulating
prior to the event date. This event is geared to- conversation and friendship.
ward ages 50+ but all adults are welcome to at-
Color Therapy
tend!
(Coloring for adults) Can You Escape the Library? *
2nd Thurs. @ 10:30 AM (For Teens and Adults!)
You must pre-register
to participate. Register Jan. 22 6:00 PM
Writers Group through EventBrite or
by calling the WWPL @ 317-896-9391 Escape is possible if you prove wise.
4th Thurs. @ 1:00 PM *Check web- Freedom is given to one who tries.
site for alternate December dates BINGO Brunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Bring your friends along if you lack the skills.
Westfield Library & Maple Park Village. But come to the library if you seek thrills!
Mystery Book Group Form a team or come on your own, and
join us for an escape room adventure at
Meets @ 1:00 PM the library!
on the 1st Wed. of the month. Keyforge Tournament* (ages 14+)
Copies available at the Information Desk. Dec. 15 12:00 —4:45 PM
Ancestry Library Edition Classes*
Join Hoosier Tabletop for the first age of Dec. 8 Jan. 12 Feb. 9
Dec. 5 Holiday Party at 11:00 AM* Keyforge Organized Play, "Dawn of Discovery" 12:00—2:00 PM Ages 16+
at The Local Pub & Eatery Tournament, to be held at WWPL. This will be a Interested in genealogy? Did you know the li-
Jan. 2 Magpie Murders relaxed tournament welcoming to all players brary has a subscription to Ancestry.com
Feb. 6 What Angels Fear regardless of experience. This is the perfect envi- (Ancestry Library Edition) that you can use for
ronment to learn the game Keyforge for the first FREE? Join us for this free class and discover
time, or to sharpen your skills. People will be on your family's history. Learn how to collect family
WWPL Book Group
hand to teach anyone wanting to play. data, record information, and discover how to use
Meets @ 12:45 PM the library’s genealogy resources. Participants are
on the 3rd Wed. of the month. encouraged to bring information on ancestors
Entry fee is just $11 per person which includes a
Copies available at the Information Desk. they wish to research. Each participant will have
unopened Keyforge deck to be used during Sealed
access to a computer. Basic computer skills are
Tournament play.
Dec. 5 Holiday Party at 11:00 AM* necessary to fully enjoy this workshop. Please
To register, visit www.hoosiertabletop.com/
at The Local Pub & Eatery bring a USB/flash drive to save information onto.
events/keyforge-tournament
Class size is limited. Please contact the Adult
Jan. 16 The Keeper of Lost Things
Reference Desk to register.
Feb. 20 Kitchens of the Great Midwest
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.

Can You Escape the Library? * Drop-in Crafts
WWPL SPEAKER SERIES (For Teens and Adults!) *
Jan. 22 at 6:00 PM
3rd Thursday of the Month
@ 3:00 PM
January 7, 2019 @ 6:30 PM Escape is possible if you prove wise. Drop-in once a month and make a cool
Cindy Garloch, Pro fessio nal Organizer , Freedom is given to one who tries. craft (for free)!
Organizing Remedies Bring your friends along if you lack the
skills. Dec. 20: Duct Tape Pouches
“Freedom from Clutter:
Living the Life You Imagine in 2019” But come to the library if you seek thrills! Jan. 24: Hogwarts Notebooks
Form a team or come on your own, and Feb. 21: Sharpie Mugs
Imagine your dream home. Is it overly cluttered or simply decorat- join us for an escape room adventure at
ed? Imagine your dream daily routine. Is it chaotic and stressful the library!
or calm and productive? Join local, residential professional organ-
Teen Advisory Group
izer Cindy Garloch, as she shares inspirational stories and helpful
tips to create the uncluttered and organized life you imagine. Gaming Corner Meets quarterly on Tuesdays
Meets on Wednesdays @ 3:00 PM @ 3:00 PM
February 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM Next meeting: Feb. 26, 2019
Jonas Bjork, Pro fesso r and Ch air Come and play video games with friends
Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI after school! The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is open
Dept. of Journalism and Public Relations to all teens in grades 7-12 (or equivalent
for homeschool). Help plan teen library
“I saw it on Facebook, so it must be True! programs, suggest materials for the Young
Adult collection, and earn volunteer
The Internet has leveled the playing field in today’s world. While it
used to be difficult to produce something that resembled a “real” hours. Snacks provided!
newspaper or TV newscast, the Internet makes it fairly easy to
mount a website that looks similar to a mainstream news outlet.
Join us for a stimulating discussion about fake news and its im-
pact on our current society. Safe Sitter Classes*
Anime Manga Club Registration required, Grades 6—8
February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM Meets on Mondays @ 3:00 PM Become a Safe Sitter. Learn the skills,
Wayne Bunnell, Operatio ns Engineer, knowledge, and attitudes to be a safe
Intelligent Transportation Systems If you love anime (Japanese animation),
manga (Japanese comics), or Japanese babysitter! Student contract & parent
“Time Lapse Photography” culture, this is the place for you! Teens permission slip must be signed. Cost: $55
meet in the Story Pit to watch videos, due day of class (scholarships available if
Learn how time lapse photography is used in multiple applications
share stories, and just hang out. Snacks needed to reduce price). Please pack a
in today’s world. Learn how you can create time lapse images
provided lunch.
yourself! Wayne Bunnell, an expert in time lapse photography will
show us how it’s done! Saturday, Dec. 8 @ 10 AM—3 PM

Friday Film
Meets on Fridays @ 3:00 PM Un-Valentine’s Day Party
Dec. 7, 14, 21 Feb. 14 at 3:00 PM
Jan. 11, 18, 25 Enjoy crafts, games, and a movie in the
Feb. 1, 8, 22 teen room. Snacks provided.
Watch a movie in the teen room after
school! Snacks provided.

WWPL Receives LSTA Grant for MakerSpace
The Westfield Washington Public Library is happy to Snakehead
Circuit electronic building circuits, just to name a Edneeds of ourAmazon
meet the community.John
announce that we recently received an LSTA grant, few. The generous LSTA (Library Services and Tech-
The library does not7/14
have a dedicated MakerSpace
enabling us to purchase a mobile MakerSpace to 6/27a
nology Act) grant has also allowed us to purchase
area within our walls, and the new mobile cart is
further expand our STEAM programming both in- mobile cart in which to store and transport our the perfect way for us to organize, store, and
side and outside of the library. (STEAM stands for MakerSpace Components. transport the exciting new components that this
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) grant has allowed us to purchase. The ultimate goal
Part of the library’s goal is to provide STEAM and
Many young library patrons already enthusiastically is to expand our youth literacy efforts for STEM/
MakerSpace programs through partnering with
attend our library programs that explore these STEAM by offering 21st century exploratory experi-
Westfield Washington Schools, as well as for our 8/7
areas. We have purchased new STEM and STEAM ences in coding, electronic, and 3-D fabrications.
thriving homeschool community. With our new The fact our new mobile MakerSpace allows us to
components including a 3D printer, Bloxels, Little
mobile MakerSpace, not only will we be using the share STEM/STEAM experiences both inside and
Bits, Keva planks, Sphero ball shaped robots, Dot
components and cart here in the building, but we outside of the library is just one more way we look
and Dash iPad programmable robots, and Snap
will also be able to leave the building and better forward to serving our patrons and community.
FRIENDS OF THE WESTFIELD LIBRARY

Visit our ongoing books sale at the WWPL! Kroger Plus card: Register your Kroger Plus card online
at www.kroger.com/communityrewards, then select the
Please make plans to stop by and shop our book sale. All
Friends of the Westfield Library as your charity of
proceeds benefit the library. Check the library's website
choice. Afterward, each time you use your Kroger Plus
and social media for updates.
card, Kroger will donate funds to the library--at no cost
to you!
Looking for other easy ways to support the library?
Listed below are some great options!
Network for Good: If you are interested in donating to
the library out-of-pocket, visit the WWPL website at
www.wwpl.lib.in.us, click on the Donations link, and fill
AmazonSmile: Go to smile.amazon.com and select the
out the NFG form that will appear. Your donations to
Friends of the Westfield Library as your charity of
the library are tax-deductible, and NFG will send you
choice. Bookmark this site and use it (instead of ama-
the necessary documentation.
zon.com) whenever ordering items from Amazon. Your
Amazon account will not change (you'll still have your
shopping cart, lists, etc.), but after registering to sup-
All funds donated to the library go toward library ser-
port us, Amazon will donate funds to the library with
vices that benefit our patrons
every eligible purchase you make from AmazonSmile--
and our community. Thank you
at no cost to you!

FRIENDS BOARD

Sara Reitmeyer President Jeanette Wachtel Treasurer Marie Albertson Secretary

Westfield Washington Public Library
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333 W. Hoover Street Friends of the Westfield Library
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Director: Sheryl Sollars
Assistant Director: Kerry Green
PR Manager: Allison Knuttel

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