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Westfield Washington Public Library

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Author Edward Kelsey Moore to Visit WWPL


short fiction have been commissioned
by Minnesota Public Radio and have
appeared in the New York Times as
well as many literary magazines. His
books have been critically acclaimed
and are celebrated for their humor,
poignancy, quirky characters, and
magical literary qualities. Both of his
novels are set in small-town Indiana,
and their characters have developed an
enthusiastic fan base among readers
and book clubs.
Thanks to a grant from Indiana Hu-
manities, the Westfield Washington The Westfield Washington Public Li-
Public library is thrilled to announce brary is honored to have been chosen
that New York Times best-selling au- to host Mr. Moore and to be a part of
thor Edward Kelsey Moore will visit the Novel Conversations Speakers Pro-
the library on Friday, April 26 for an gram. We are encouraging our West-
after-hours speaking event at 7:00 PM. field community and beyond to join us
for this very special event. Book clubs
Moore will discuss his best-selling are also welcome to attend! For more
books, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You- information on the author, visit
Can-Eat, and The Supremes Sing the edwardkelseymoore.com.
Happy Heartache Blues, and the li-
brary will be providing food and bever- LIBRARY HOURS
ages to accompany what is sure to be a
Monday-Wednesday
lively discussion.
10:00 AM—8:00 PM
Moore is an Indianapolis native who
now makes his home in Chicago, and
in addition to his award-winning writ- Thursday-Friday
ing, he also maintains a career as a 10:00 AM—6:00 PM
professional cellist. His essays and
Saturday
Have You Tried the Libby App? 10:00 AM—5:00 PM

Most of us have become quite attached brary and sign in with a valid library Sunday
to our smart phones and mobile devic- card. The Libby App provides an
eReader and an audiobook player, and 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
es, and have trouble imagining modern
life without them. Did you know that you have the option of downloading
the free Libby App (brought to you by your chosen book(s) to read offline or
OverDrive) can give you digital access you may stream them while you read LIBRARY CLOSINGS
to the library on your mobile device? or listen. You are able to keep track of
Libby is available for Android, iOS, your reading history in the Activity tab, Easter Sunday
Windows 10, some Chromebooks, and and your bookmarks, positions, and April 21
in your browser at libbyapp.com. Once notes will sync across your devices. If
you’ve downloaded the app (available you want to sample a book, all it takes Memorial Day Holiday
for free in the Apple Store, Google Play is a tap, with nothing to download or May 26—27
and the Windows Store) and are in Lib- delete. Picture books with accompany-
by, follow the prompts to find your li- ing audio are available too, for younger
family members. Even if you prefer to
do most of your reading from old- OUR MISSION
fashioned books, there are times when
Fostering exploration,
eBooks are simply more convenient.
Libby is just one more way to harness discovery, and growth
the power of your library card! Let us
show you how!
CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY EVENTS
2019
SPRING Makerspace— Ballet Theatre of Carmel
STORYTIMES Make Slime! Presents:
Scenes from Sleeping
(Grades K-6) Beauty
Mar. 12 @ 6:00 PM -or- (all ages)
Baby Love Mar. 13 @ 4:30 PM Apr. 29 @ 6:00 PM
Whip up some home- Join us for a special pre-
(0—18 months) view of Ballet Theatre’s
made slime and learn
performance of Sleeping
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM the science behind this
Beauty. Children will be
strange half-liquid, half- invited to participate in
March 7, 14, 21, 28 solid substance. simple dance steps and are
welcome to wear their own
April 11, 18, 25 Makerspace— costumes for photos with
the dancers.
Robot Petting Zoo!
May 9 Free tickets are required for
(Grades K-6) this performance and will
Apr. 9 @ 6:00 PM -or- be handed out beginning 30
Toddlers minutes before the program.
Apr. 10 @ 4:30 PM
(18 months—3.5 years) Experiment with Dash &
Dot, Sphero SPRK, and
Mondays @ 10:30 AM
Ozobot robots. Summer Reading Program Volunteer Orientation
March 4, 11, 18 If you are between the ages of 10—18 and would like to
Family BINGO volunteer to help with our Summer Reading Program this
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Kids, bring your parents or grand- summer, sign up at the Children's Desk beginning in May.
parents for an inter-generational Volunteers will get to attend a special pizza party at the
end of the summer reading program!
May 6 fun night with classic BINGO
games! New volunteers (ages 10-18) should plan to attend ONE of
Tuesdays @ 11:15 AM the following orientation meetings:
Apr. 2 @ 6:00 PM May 28 @ 6:00 PM –or– May 29 @ 2:00 PM
March 5, 12, 19 White Elephant Exchange Family BINGO Night! Bring
For more information, contact the Children's Department
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 something you no longer need or want from home for a
at 317-896-9391. The Summer Reading Program is from
prize swap! June 1—July 31.
May 7
May 14 @ 6:00 PM
Preschool Movie Switcharoo Family BINGO Night! Bring a kid/
(3.5 years– Kindergarten) family friendly DVD to swap!

Mondays @1:00 PM

March 4, 11, 18

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6

Tuesdays @ 10:15 AM

March 5, 12, 19
LEGO Club (Sch oo l Age) afterno o n and evening
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar. 7; Apr. 4; May 2 @ @ 4:30—5:30 PM
Hour of Code: Animate Your Name!
Mar. 19; Apr. 16; May 21 @ 6:00 PM—7:00 PM
(Grades 1—6) Pre-registration preferred
May 7 Meet friends at the library and build with our LEGOs
Mar. 26 @ 6:00 PM -or- Mar. 27 @ 4:30 PM
Animate the letters of your name, initials, or a favorite
word with Scratch. Experiment with Dash & Dot, Sphero
Paws to Read SPRK, and Ozobot robots, too.
All ages. Practice reading
in a non-judging atmos-
phere. Sign up at the Unplugged Family Game Night
with Hoosier Tabletop*
Children’s Desk to read Mar. 6 ; Apr. 3 ; May 1 @ 6:00 PM
aloud to a dog who is a Unplug from technology for a moment and join us at the
library with your friends and family for some new and
very good exciting card and board games.
listener! Hour of Code: Play Dragon Blast!
Hoosier Tabletop will provide a new selection of games (Grades 1—6) Pre-registration preferred
from their library and teach you how to play. A range of Apr. 23 @ 6:00 PM -or- Apr. 24 @ 4:30 PM
Saturdays @ 10:30 AM Choose a dragon, then embark on a quest for treasure.
games will be available to try from card games to board
games for ages anywhere from 6 years and up. Online Blast through obstacles and gain cool power-ups as you
Mar. 9 pre-registration requested. journey through a mystical jungle. Learn sequencing,
Visit hoosiertabletop.com to register. loops, conditional logic, and debugging skills along the
Apr. 13 way. Experiment with Dash & Dot, Sphero SPRK, and
Board Game Tournaments hosted by Hoosier Tabletop are Ozobot robots, too.
May 11 listed on page 4, under Adult Events. Ages requirements vary.
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 4: Feb. 25—Apr. 1 Cost $50 for each 6-week session
Session 5: Apr. 8—May 13
Chess Class (K—8) 1:00 PM—1:45 PM
Session 4: Mar. 4—Apr. 8 Cost: $60 for 6 week session
Session 5: Apr. 15—May 20

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
Spring Dates: 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 4: Feb. 19—Apr. 9 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee

Jr. Analytical Grammar (Grades 4-6) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM (Year-long class)


Sept. 11— Apr. 9 Sushi Bar (No classes on Mar. 19 or Mar. 26)
Session 4: Feb. 19—Apr. 9 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 4: Feb. 20—Apr. 10 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 5: Apr. 17—May 22 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)

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 4: Feb. 20—Apr. 10 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee
Session 5: Apr. 17—May 22 ($5 deduction if enrolled and paid by 9/1)

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 4: Feb. 21—Apr. 11 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee

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 4: Feb. 21—Apr. 11 Cost: $60 for each 6-week session + one-time $10 materials fee

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

Elementary Art (Ages 6-11) 11:30 AM—12:30 PM


Session 4: Mar. 1—Apr. 12 (7 weeks) Cost: $59.50 + supplies

Entomology (School-age Children and Adults) 1:00 PM—2:00 PM


Session 4: Mar. 15—Apr. 19 (6 weeks) Cost: $48 for 6 week session

Homeschool Board Game Club (Ages 9+) 1:00 PM—3:00 PM (3rd Friday each month)
Spring 2019 Dates: 3/15; 4/19; 5/17

Geography Bee Study Group (Grades 3+) 2:00 PM—4:00 PM (2nd and 4th Fridays. No meeting on 3/22)
Spring 2019 Dates: 3/8; 4/12; 4/26; 5/10; 5/24 No registration fee
HOMESCHOOL CLASSES (CONTINUED)
RECURRING FRIDAYS
EVENTS Entomology (School-age Children and Adults) 1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Session 4: Mar. 15—Apr. 19 (6 weeks) Cost: $48 for 6 week session
FOR ADULTS
Homeschool Board Game Club (Ages 9+) 1:00 PM—3:00 PM
American Mahjong (3rd Friday each month)
Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM Spring 2019 Dates: 3/15; 4/19; 5/17
Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM
Sundays @ 1:30 PM Geography Bee Study Group (Grades 3+) 2:00 PM—4:00 PM
Spring: 2nd and 4th Fridays No registration fee
ESL Classes* (3/8; 4/12; 4/26; 5/10; 5/24)

Contact the Adult Reference Tech on the Go Instruction*


Department for more information If you would like to increase your tech knowledge in a specific area, learn to use a mobile device, eReader, comput-
and class dates and times. er, specific software, or would like for us to help you out with general tech or computer questions, contact our Adult
Reference Desk and they’ll set up a time to individually meet with you. Call 317-896-9391 to schedule instruction.

Genealogy Group
Beginners welcome!
ADULT EVENTS Programs with an asterisk (*) require registration.

1st Sat. @ 10:15 AM Jukebox BINGO Button Men Strategy Dice Game
(For ages 13+ and Tournament* (ages 12+) (10+ w /par ent’s
adults) permission
Library Board Meeting Mar. 13 @ 6:30 PM
April 27 12:00 PM—4:00 PM
2nd Wed. @ 7:00 PM
If you are a jukebox Join us for Hoosier Tabletop's first Button Men
hero or just really like BINGO, you will savor this Tournament at Westfield Washington Public
chance to sing along to the oldies, learn some new Library. There will be no cover charge for this
Acrylic Painting Class* songs, and win prizes along the way. event but you will need to bring your own dice if
2nd Thurs. @ 10:30AM possible (D3-D20). Hoosier Tabletop will provide
Button Men cards or you can bring your own. It's
BINGO Brunch at the WWPL* the perfect time to learn this great game and pre-
Watercolor Painting Class*
First Thursday of the Month pare for future events. "Doors" will open at 11 am
3rd Thurs. @ 10:30AM Mar. 7 Apr. 4 May 2 with first match starting promptly at 12 pm.
11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Online Pre-registration REQUIRED.
Writers Group Visit hoosiertabletop.com to sign up. Questions?
Join us for a delicious catered brunch and themed Email HoosierTabletop@gmail.com
4th Thurs. @ 1:00 PM BINGO and a chance to win prizes! Cost to par-
ticipate is $10. Registration closes on the Monday
AARP Tax Aide Program* prior to the event date. This event is geared to- Keyforge Board Game Tournament *
Every Friday from Feb. 1—Apr. 12 ward ages 50+ but all adults are welcome to at- (ages 14+ ) (12+ with parent’s permission)
10:30 AM—2:30 PM tend! May 25 12:00—4:00 PM
Visit hoosiertabletop.com for details or to regis-
Tax assistance. Free, but appointments are re- You must pre-register ter. Pre-registration REQUIRED.
quired. Contact Adult Reference Desk for more to participate. Register $11 entry fee. Sealed Keyforge deck included in
information. 317-896-9391 through EventBrite or fee.
by calling the WWPL @ 317-896-9391

BINGO Brunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Let’s Talk TV!


Mystery Book Group
Westfield Library & Maple Park Village. Mar. 19 Apr. 16 May 21
Meets @ 1:00 PM 11:30 AM—12:30 PM
on the 1st Wed. of the month.
Copies available at the Information Desk. Pack a lunch or a snack and join us at the library
War Chest the Game Tournament*
(ages 14+) for discussions about favorite television shows!
Mar. 6 The Dry Mar. 30 12:00 —4:00 PM This informal group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of
the month sharing stimulating conversation and
Apr. 3 The Sweetness at the Bottom of Join us for Hoosier Tabletop's first War Chest friendship.
the Pie AND The Supremes at Tournament at Westfield Washington Public
Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat Library. There will be no cover charge for this
event and no need to bring your own play pieces. Centier Bank Financial Presentations
May 1 Death at the Priory Hoosier Tabletop will provide everything needed. Chris Coghill from Centier Bank will be here to
It's the perfect time to learn this great game and
share tips and wisdom on various financially
WWPL Book Group prepare for future events. "Doors" will open at 11
am with first match starting promptly at 12 pm. related subjects. Free programs on three Satur-
Meets @ 12:45 PM days in March. Reservations not required.
on the 3rd Wed. of the month. Age limit: Suggested for 14+, but gaming commu- Mar. 9 @ 1:00 PM:
Copies available at the Information Desk. nity rates is as 10+, depending on maturity of Credit & Paying Down Debt
player.
Mar. 20 Dead Wake Mar. 16 @ 1:00 PM:
Apr. 17 The Supremes at Earl’s Online Pre-registration REQUIRED. Saving and Budgeting
All-You-Can-Eat Visit hoosiertabletop.com to sign up. Questions?
Email HoosierTabletop@gmail.com
May 15 A Spool of Blue Thread Mar. 23 @ 1:00 PM:
Home Ownership
WWPL’s Miss Vicki Retires 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!

Anime Manga Club


Meets on Mondays @ 3:00 PM
If you love anime (Japanese anima-
tion), manga (Japanese comics), or
The Westfield Washington We want to wish Vicki the
Japanese culture, this is the place for
Public Library bid a fond best in her retirement!
farewell to our Children’s you! Teens meet in the Story Pit to
Services Manager, Vicki watch videos, share stories, and just
Our new Children’s Services
Parker, who recently retired hang out. Snacks provided
Manager will be Nancy Hag-
after 35 years of service to
gard, who worked previ-
the Westfield Washington
ously at the library in our
Public Library. Miss Vicki
Adult Information Services
led story times, special
department, as well as Drop-in Crafts
events, summer reading
serving as our Outreach 3rd Thursday of the Month
programs, and served the
Coordinator. We are happy
families of Westfield and @ 3:00 PM
to welcome Nancy back to
Washington Township with Drop-in once a month and make a
the WWPL, and we look
an uncanny enthusiasm for
forward to continuing to cool craft (for free)!
children and children’s liter-
engage and inspire our
ature. She did it all with a Mar. 14: Duct Tape Shamrocks
young readers with story
smile and a twinkle in her
times, special events, a
eye, and was responsible
for fostering an early love
great selection of books Apr. 18: Origami Tulips
and resources, and numer-
of reading and storytelling
ous other classes and pro- May 16: Mini Succulent Planters
for more than one genera-
grams for children.
tion of Westfield children.

Teen Advisory Group Friday Film


Meets quarterly on Tuesdays Meets on Fridays @ 3:00 PM
@ 3:00 PM Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Next meeting: May 21, 2019 Apr. 12, 19, 26
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is May 3, 10, 17, 24
open to all teens in grades 7-12 (or Watch a movie in the teen room after
Last Day March 28 equivalent for homeschool). Help school! Snacks provided.
plan teen library programs, suggest
materials for the Young Adult collec-
tion, and earn volunteer hours.
Snacks provided!

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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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