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Westfield Washington Public Library

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer Reading Program Blasts Off!

It’s that time once again! Our very popular completed after 24 hours of listening or
Summer Reading Program has returned reading.
and this year’s theme is “A Universe of Sto- Aliens (Grades 7-12): Progr am is
ries.” We have a summer schedule packed completed after finishing 8 books or audio-
with fun programs for all ages, many of books.
which are in keeping with the space theme Astronauts (Age 18+): Progr am is
of the reading program. If you and your completed after finishing 8 books or audio-
family want to explore a universe of stories, books.
the library is the place to be this summer!
For adults and teens, 3 magazines/
Reading program incentives (prizes) are
newspapers = 1 book. Reading aloud to
awarded at the time of sign-up, mid-points,
others also counts toward your goal, both
and upon completion. Sign up begins on
for the reader and the listener.
June 1, either at the library or online at
wwpl.lib.in.us. Keep reading even after you complete the
program, as patrons will continue to earn
Helpful hints for signing up:
department drawing slips for their specific
 SuggestedUsername: age groups as they continue to complete
firstnamelastname (all lower case, no additional reading. The prizes are donated
spaces) by our generous sponsors. We would like
to thank them for their support!
 Suggested Password:
The Summer Reading Program Grand
Last 4 digits of your phone number.
Prize (limited to one entry per patron) will LIBRARY HOURS
be a Gysker 70mm astronomical telescope,
Each participant may only register in one a Stargazing guide book, and a $100 Ama- Monday-Wednesday
age level. Duplicate entries will be removed. zon gift card. All ages may enter the Grand 10:00 AM—8:00 PM
Explorers (Preschool): Pro gr am is Prize Drawing one time after they have
completed after 12 hours of listening or completed the program. The grand prize is Thursday-Friday
reading. sponsored by the Friends of the Westfield
10:00 AM—6:00 PM
Navigators (Grades K-4): Pr o gr am is Library.
completed after 18 hours of listening or
Additional guidelines for the program are Saturday
on our website. We hope to see you here at
Cadets (Grades 5-6): Pr o gr am is 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
the library this summer!

Story Castle Unveiled! Sunday

1:00 PM—5:00 PM
For years, the young patrons of the West- entering the door, you’ll even see a few
field Washington Public Library have spent friendly dragons “guarding” the castle!
many happy hours listening to stories and LIBRARY CLOSINGS
singing songs in our “Story Pit,” located in Check our schedule for Story Time hours
our children’s department. Those who have every week throughout the year, and visit Independence Day
visited us recently may have noticed that the Story Castle Cinema for family movies, July 4
the “Pit” has been transformed into a “Story showing every Saturday at 1:00 PM in June
Castle,” thanks to the skills of Mr. Emilio and July! And thank you again to Mr. Lopez
Lopez of Veremy Remodeling and our Chil- for helping us bring our vision of the Story
dren’s Department staff members. Castle to life!
Complete with rustic “stone” walls, glowing
torches, stained glass windows, a coat of Fostering exploration,
arms, and even a life-size knight in shining
discovery, and growth
armor, the Story Castle is an inviting and
magical setting for our frequent Children’s
Story Times and Baby Love programs, as
well as our upcoming summertime Story
Castle Cinema events. If you look up before
SUMMER Bicycle Expedition at Asa Bales Park Star Wars Day with Star Wars Indiana
STORY TIMES June 4 @ 1:00 PM June 15 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Meet us as Shelter #1 (off of Hoover Street) with your Drop in on Saturday, June 15th from 11 AM to 2 PM for
bikes. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an some intergalactic fun! We'll have games, crafts, and oth-
adult. All riders must pre-register and sign a waiver er activities for children of all ages. Members of Star Wars
Baby Love: before the event. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Bring Indiana (a legion of dedicated Star Wars enthusiasts
water. No rain date. wearing screen-accurate costumes) will be stopping by to
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM visit, so don't miss it!
Children’s Dental Health Program
June 6, 13, 20, 27 June 5 @ 11:00 AM
Learn about good brushing habits and try on a tooth The Eagle Has Landed: The Extraordinary Flight of
July 11, 18, 25 costume. Presented by Sanders Pediatric Dentistry. Apollo 11
June 24 @ 6:00 PM
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Join us for this very special program, presented by the
Super Summer Saturday Mornings with Evan’s Link Observatory Space Science Institute.
Cold-Blooded Critters The program will include a presentation, and a question
Evan Harmeyer, a Westfield local who rescues cold- and answer session. Suitable for school-aged children -
Story Times: blooded animals, will teach you all you need to know adults. You won't want to miss it! Free tickets required
about caring for lizards, frogs, turtles, snakes, and and will be available 30 minutes before program begins.
Mondays @ 10:30 AM more.Come learn about different animals at each of the (Seating is limited)
four sessions listed below. Free for school aged children.
June 3, 10, 17, 24 June 8 @ 11:00 AM: Awesome Aquatic Animals!
June 22 @ 11:00 AM: Snakes Alive! Blast Off to Magic Show!
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6 @ 11:00 AM: Leaping Lizards! June 25 @ 10:30 AM
July 20 @ 11:00 AM: Helpful Hints for Beginning Join us for this highly interactive magic show, presented
August 5, 12, 19, 26 Pet Ownership of Cold-Blooded Critters by Daniel Lusk. The audience will work with Daniel to
build a rocket ship to reach for the stars! Daniel will be
Mondays @ 1:00 PM performing magic to promote reading, friendship, and
LEGO Club (Sch oo l Age) afterno o n and evening character development. Free tickets are required for this
June 3, 10, *17, 24 June 6; August 1 @ @ 4:30—5:30 PM program and will be available 30 minutes before the pro-
June 18; July 16; August 20 @ 6:00 PM—7:00 PM gram begins.
July 1, 8, 15, *22, 29 Stop by the library and build with our LEGOs .
August 5, 12, *19, 26 Fire Station Day
Silly Safaris with Amazon John (3 shows!) June 26 @ 1:30 PM—3:00 PM
Join us at Fire Station 82 adjacent to Cool Creek Park on
June 14 @ 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM 151st St. to learn about fire safety, and get an up-close look
Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM Children and their families are invited to join Silly Safa- at a fire truck. Prepare to get wet! (Bring a towel.) Great
ris and Amazon John for an exciting LIVE ANIMAL photo op! All ages welcome!
June 4, 11, *18, 25 show! Free tickets are required and will be available 30
July 2, 9, 16, *23, 30 minutes before show begins. Space Camp (Registratio n required)
June 17—June 21 (five days) 10:30 AM to12:30 PM -or-
August 6, 13, *20, 27 July 22—July 26 (five days) 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
MAKERSPACE PROGRAMS: These programs are made
available in part by a grant from This course will meet each morning for 5 days to learn
Tuesdays @ 11:30 AM Bubbleology (Grades 1-6) the U.S. Institute of Museum about the universe, our solar system, and space explora-
and Library Services, adminis-
June 12 @ 4:00 PM tion. It is designed for school-aged children in grades 1-8,
June 4, 11, 18, 25 tered by the Indiana State
Experiment at a library bubble but older kids and parents are also welcome. $50/child
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 lab! Registration required. with $5 discount for each sibling. Register at the Chil-
Galaxy in a Jar (Grades 1-6) dren’s Desk.
August 6, 13, 20, 27 June 26 @ 6:00 PM
Make a DIY colorful, sparkling galaxy decoration! Reg-
*WWPL Puppet Theatre Snakehead Ed and Python Pals
istration required. July 9 @ 6:00 PM
Star Wars: Cosmic Eggs (Grades 1-6) Snakehead Ed presents an up-close encounter with
July 10 @ 6:00 PM snakes! All ages welcome. Free tickets are required for this
June: Jack & the Beanstalk Travel to the Outer Rim and back to discover the amaz- program and will be available 30 minutes before the pro-
ing planets that many weird and wonderful species call gram begins.
July: The Tortoise & the Hare
home. Use food coloring, whipped cream, vinegar, and
August: The Three Billy Goats eggs to create your own solar system of beautiful, My Little Pony Party
sandy, or even fiery planets! Registration required. July 24 @ 1:00 PM
Gruff Join us for games, crafts and pony fun! Come dressed as
Space Slime (Grades 1-6)
your favorite pony for the Pony Parade!
July 25 @ 4:00 PM
Whip up some homemade slime, and learn the science
Paws to behind this strange half-liquid, half-solid substance. Story Castle Cinema
Join us in the Story Castle for a different movie for 8 Sat-
Read Registration required. urdays in June and July! Movies start @ 1:00 PM
Sign up at Tinker Lab (Grades 1-6)
the Children’s Desk to prac- August 13 @ 6:00 PM –and– Aug 14 @ 4:30 PM June 1 – Race to Space
tice reading to a dog who is a Free build with recycled materials! June 8 – Muppets from Space
very good listener. This is in June 15 – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Coder Dojo: Robot Petting Zoo June 22 – Capture the Flag
a non-judging atmosphere
(Grades 1—6) Pre-registration preferred June 29 – Flight of the Navigator
for readers! July 6 – Wall-E
August 27 @ @ 6:00 PM -or– August 28 @ 4:30 PM
Experiment with Dash & Dot, Sphero SPRK, and Ozobot July 13 – Unidentified Flying Oddball
June 8 @ 10:30AM
robots, too. July 20 – Rocketman
June 27 @ 11:30 AM July 27 – Zathura
July 13 @ 10:30 AM Unplugged Family Game Night with Hoosier Tabletop*
July 25 @ 11:30 AM June 5 July 3 August 7 @ 6:00 PM Space Food
Aug. 10 @ 10:30 AM Try out new card games and board games for ages 6 July 30 @ 6:00 PM
and up. Online pre-registration requested. Learn how astronauts eat in space, and sample some
Visit hoosiertabletop.com to register. foods that have originated with the space program.
Free Practice Chess Class (for children in grades K-6)*
MORE FAMILY EVENTS taught by Aaron Dean/Learning Through Games
June 15
Session 1: Grades K - 2 will meet from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Summer Reading Program APEX Taekwondo Self-Defense Class * Session 2 Grades 3 - 6 will meet from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Prize Drawing Celebration (for children and families) If you would like to learn how to play or would like to improve your
August 1 @ 1:00 PM August 10 @ 2:00 PM skills, join us! *Register at the Children's Desk.
Summer Reading Program Prize Winners Join us with instructors from Apex
chosen today! Free food for everyone! You Taekwondo Center for a free self-defense
do not need to be present to win a prize. class for the whole family at the WWPL. Summer Chess Camp* (for children in grades K-8)*
Safety is important for each individual, and Held on five consecutive days (Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19),
while our communities tend to be safe, this taught by Aaron Dean/Learning Through Games.
class will provide simple skills and aware-
ness tools for both children and adults.
These tools will help people avoid, as well Does your child like chess or want to learn? This fun and child-friendly
as resolve, potentially dangerous situa- chess experience is great for all levels. This camp will consist of fun
tions. lectures, recreational play, recess, and the famous and fun "Learning
*Register at the Children’s Desk. through Games" teaching style.
All ages welcome! Cost $105 per student *Registration required.
Contact the WWPL Children's Desk or email
adean@learningthroughgames.com for more information or to regis-


Sushi Bar

Betty Overman
Westfield Washington
Public Library Endowment
ADULT EVENTS Programs with an asterisk (*) require registration.
RECURRING Stargazing (After-hours) UFOlogy in Indiana
EVENTS June 11 @ 8:00 PM Steve Haines July 10 @ 6:30 PM
from the Indiana Astronomical Society will teach The Truth is Out There: the Mutual UFO Network
FOR ADULTS you how to use a telescope and how to find the of Indiana (MUFON) will be speaking about ufol-
stars. This is an after-hours program that will ogy in Indiana. Whether you have a story to
meet at Freedom Trails Park, located at 500 Deer share, armchair UFO investigator aspirations, or
American Mahjong
Walk Trace in Westfield. just want to learn more about UFO experiences,
Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM please join us in our quest to discover the truth.
Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM
Sundays @ 1:30 PM
Fake News Speaker Event: Escape the TARDIS!*
“I saw it on Facebook, so it must be True!” July 17 and July 18 (sessions begin @ 5:00 PM)
ESL Classes* Jonas Bjork, Pro fesso r and Ch air A gash in the Space Time Continuum has caused
Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at the TARDIS to go haywire. You alone can enter
Contact the Adult Reference
the TARDIS and set it right. The time-related
Department for more information IUPUI, Dept. of Journalism and Public Relations
articles the Doctor has collected along his travels
and class dates and times. are all you have to work with. You will have 30
The Internet has leveled the playing field in to- minutes before the TARDIS explodes and com-
day’s world. While it used to be difficult to pro- pletely tears the Continuum apart, wreaking hav-
duce something that resembled a “real” newspa- oc throughout the universe. This escape room
Genealogy Group
per or TV newscast, the Internet makes it fairly experience is open to teens (13-18) and adults.
Beginners welcome!
easy to mount a website that looks similar to a Registration required. Sign up at the Information
1st Sat. @ 10:15 AM mainstream news outlet. Join us for a stimulating Desk.
discussion about fake news and its impact on our
current society.
Library Board Meeting LIVE CONCERT
2nd Wed. @ 7:00 PM* AFTER-HOURS!
(*June 2019 Meeting is June 5 BINGO Brunch at the WWPL* Nick Harless Band
First Thursday of the Month July 12@ 7:00 PM
Join us for an after-hours (free) outdoor concert
(*Second Thursday in July)
at the library, featuring Nick Harless Band, a
Acrylic Painting Class* Jun. 6 *Jul . 11 Aug. 2
power blues/rock trio from the Midwest with
11:00 AM—1:00 PM
2nd Thurs. @ 10:30AM roots that sink deep into the Texas dust. We will
Join us for a delicious catered brunch and themed
have refreshments on hand to beat the heat, too!
BINGO and a chance to win prizes! Cost to par- Biscuits Café Mobile Food Truck will also be here!
ticipate is $10. Registration closes on the Monday This is sure to be great family fun on a summer-
Watercolor Painting Class* prior to the event date. This event is geared to- time Friday evening!
ward ages 50+ but all adults are welcome to at-
3rd Thurs. @ 10:30AM
Music that is Out of This World
You must pre-register to participate. Register July 24 @ 6:30 PM
Writers Group through EventBrite or by calling the WWPL @ Are you a music lover? Do you enjoy a little BIN-
4th Thurs. @ 1:00 PM 317-896-9391. BINGO Brunch is sponsored by GO in your day? Join us for Jukebox BINGO as
the Friends of the Westfield Library & Copper we explore space through musical BINGO.

Golf in the Stacks

Mystery Book Group Let’s Talk TV! August 28 @ 6:00 PM
Meets @ 1:00 PM Jun. 18 Jul. 16 Aug. 20 That’s right! Golf at the
on the 1st Wed. of the month. 11:30 AM—12:30 PM library! We are going to
Pack a lunch or a snack and join us at the library take the adult area and
Copies available at the Information Desk. turn it into a 9-hole mini-
for discussions about favorite television shows!
This informal group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of golf course. Putt your way
Jun. 5 The Mangle Street Murders the month sharing stimulating conversation and through, from Austen to
Jul. 3 In the Woods friendship. Wells at our literary golf course!
Aug. 7 An Unwanted Guest
(*Free, but registration is requested. Register at the Adult Information Desk. )
WWPL Book Group
Meets @ 12:45 PM
Come Paint the Planets! Solar System Sun Catchers* Altoids into Art*
on the 3rd Wed. of the month. Paper Lantern Planets* July 23 @ 3:00 PM August 13 @ 6:30 PM
Copies available at the Information Desk. June 25 @ 5:00 PM In celebration of the existence of If Altoids are your favorite mints,
Want to create something out of this possibly habitable planets discov- come see how you can turn those
Jun. 19 How to Find Love in a world? You can bring outer space ered in another solar system, come leftover tins into works of art.
Bookshop indoors by creating your own paper make solar sun catchers. You can
Jul. 17 The Feather Thief lantern planet. Create Earth, Saturn, make our solar system, or create
Aug. 21 The City Baker’s Guide to Jupiter or Mars! Or, create a planet what you think that far away solar
Country Living of your very own! system might look like.
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.

Drop-in Crafts for Teens

Drop-in once a month and make a cool craft
(for free)!

June 12 @ 2 PM: Mini Light Sabers

July 10 @ 2 PM: Galaxy Shirts
Aug. 8 @ 4 PM: Folded Paper Bracelets

Anime Manga Club Teen Advisory Group

Meets on Mondays @ 4:00 PM Meets quarterly
(Beginning on Aug. 12) on Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM
August 12; 19; 26 Next meeting: Aug. 27, 2019
If you love anime (Japanese The Teen Advisory Group
animation), manga (Japanese (TAG) is open to all teens in
comics), or Japanese culture, grades 7-12 (or equivalent for
this is the place for you! Teens homeschool). Help plan teen
meet in the Story Castle to library programs, suggest ma-
watch videos, share stories, and terials for the Young Adult col-
just hang out. lection, and earn volunteer
hours. Snacks provided!

Free Concert After-Hours for All Ages

Nick Harless Band Snakehead Ed Amazon John

Friday, July 12 7/14
@ 7:00 PM
Join us for an after-hours (free)
outdoor concert featuring
Gaming Corner Nick Harless Band, a power
Meets on Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM blues/rock trio from the Midwest
(Beginning on Aug. 7) 8/7
with roots that sink deep into the
August 7, 14, 21, 28
Come and play video games with
Texas dust.
friends after school in the teen room!

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!


Sara Reitmeyer President Jeanette Wachtel Treasurer Marie Albertson Secretary

Westfield Washington Public Library

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Westfield, IN 46074 PLACE
Phone: 317-896-9391 HERE
Fax: 317-896-3702
E-mail: librarian@wwpl.lib.in.us

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