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@ the Westfield Washington Public Library

A publication of Friends of the Westfield Library

Volume 8, Issue 3

Hamilton County Reads is Back!

Washington Once again, the Westfield Washington Public Library, in
Public Library cooperation with the other county libraries, is participating in
Board of Trustees: “Hamilton County Reads,” a countywide program when
everyone is asked to read the same book. The title of the book
Mike Thomas, that has been chosen will be announced on Tuesday, March
15. The Westfield Washington Public Library will host many
special programs connected with the book, so be sure to check the Web site at
Carolyn Wheeler, www.wwpl.lib.in.us for all the details. Information on related events at the other
Vice President Hamilton County libraries can be found at www.hamiltoncountyreads.org.
Paul Catlin,
Free Concert With Traveler’s Dream
Performing traditional Celtic, French-Canadian, and
Mic Mead, American folk music, Traveler’s Dream is returning to the
Secretary Westfield Washington Public Library on Tuesday, March
15, at 6 p.m. With rich and expressive voices and a wide
Molli Cameron array of traditional and modern instruments, Traveler’s
Nedra Hoard Dream creates a rich and diverse tapestry of sound. This
David Weiss is an event the entire family can enjoy.

The Library Board Stitches & Scones Donates Books

meets on the
Downtown Westfield business Stitches & Scones had a special offer in January:
second Wednesday of buy a book, and a book of equal value would be donated to the library. Thanks to
each month at this generous offer, we have added 10 fiber arts books to our collection.
7:00 p.m.
Cotton Knits for All Seasons by Debbie Bliss
Crochet From the Heart by Kristin Spurkland
Big Knitting by Sopie Britten
Crocheted Lace by Pauline Turner
The Pleasures of Knitting by Ann McCauley
Library Hours
Classic Crocheted Vests by Nancie M. Wiseman
Monday-Thursday Blankets, Hats and Booties to Knit and Crochet
10:00 AM-8:00 PM by Kristin Spurkland
Friday Creative Crochet by Darla Sims
Knits From the Heart by Kristin Spurkland
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Perfectly Brilliant Knits by Melissa Matthay and Sheryl Thies
10:00 AM-5:00 PM We sincerely thank Stitches & Scones, as well as all those who purchased the
Closed Sunday books to make this donation possible.

Exercise Your Right -- Vote

Westfield has a very important primary election on May 3, and you
have only until April 4 to register to vote. A registration form and links
to ballot information are available at
Make your voice heard and vote.
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From the Board of Trustees
The board meeting minutes and 2011 Non-Resident Fee resolution 36,889, and of those, 2,000 were
packets are posted on the library’s establishing $65 to purchase a from Hamilton County Reciprocal
Web site at www.wwpl.lib.in.us. non-resident library card. The borrowers. 311 items were
board also passed a resolution to circulated by patrons from other
January 12, 2011 transfer $30,000 from the 2010 Evergreen Libraries, and a total of
Board Meeting operating fund to the Rainy Day 590 items from WWPL were sent
Fund. to other Evergreen Libraries. We
Circulation for December 2010 issued 170 new library cards, and
was 33,052, of which 1,252 were The Certified Budget Order was 22 of those were issued to
from Hamilton County Reciprocal received. The Library’s approved Hamilton County Reciprocal
borrowers. 429 items were Operating Fund budget for 2011 is Borrowers. 1,137 items were
circulated by patrons from other $1,088,505, and the Lease Rental checked out using the Self Check
Evergreen Libraries, and a total of Fund budget is $338,323. The station.
434 items from WWPL were sent total tax rate for the library for
to other Evergreen Libraries. We 2011 is $.0436/$100 assessed The library board will be asking for
issued 137 new library cards, and value. an additional appropriation from
of those seven were issued to the Rainy Day fund to purchase
Hamilton County Reciprocal The Board of Finance met after materials for the library collection.
Borrowers. 768 items were the regular board meeting. The This additional appropriation is
checked out using the Self Check Board of Finance reviewed the necessary due to the decrease in
station. Finance Policy and the Library’s the library operating fund budget.
The Westfield Rotary Club The Library Board voted for a
donated the book Mighty Oaks for February 9, 2011 revision of their bylaws to include
addition to the library’s collection. Board Meeting provisions for nepotism and
conflict of interest.
The Library Board passed the Circulation for January 2011 was

Did You Know?

♦ We now have an Desk, we now have a self through your online
HP Photosmart checkout station for you to account your
Scanner for public check out your own materials. preferred method of
use that will scan notification.
directly to a USB drive or memory ♦ E-mail notices are a
card. It has a touch screen that is courtesy, but please do ♦ If you have a change in any of
very easy to use to scan photos or not rely on them to your contact information, such as
documents. The scanner is in the remind you when items e-mail address, telephone number
Sumner Room and is free to use. are due. or address, please notify the
library right away.
♦ There is an OPAC in the video ♦ Your library card is required to
area, where check out materials. Barcodes ♦ When children are
you can look saved to phones are accepted, as checking out materials
up items and well. without their parents
place your being present, the child
own holds on ♦ Patrons with hold items may not use the par-
materials. available for pick up may now be ent’s library card but must have
automatically notified by their own card.
♦ If there is a line at the Checkout telephone. It is up to you to decide
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Adult Activities
Book Discussion Groups Genealogy Club along with an introduction to the
The Mystery Book Discussion Join the Westfield Genealogy library website and its various
Group will be talking Club on Saturday, resources. Previous mouse and
about The Likeness March 5, and keyboard experience is
by Tana French, share ideas, new recommended. The class will be
when they meet on Web sites and offered on Tuesday, March 22, at
Wednesday, March 2, sources about 6:30 p.m., and again on Thursday,
at 1 p.m. Come join family history, as March 24, at 3 p.m.
other mystery lovers well as meet some
at a once-a-month terrific people. The Watercolor Painting Class
discussion group which meets to club meets the first Saturday of Talented artist Jan Roland will
talk about a variety of mysteries. every month at 10:15 a.m. in the teach a class in Watercolor
Future discussions will be about: Sumner Room, and all Painting and Techniques at the
genealogists are welcome to library on Thursday, March 17, at
April 6: Still Life become members. 10:15 a.m. No
by Louise Penny previous art
May 4: Racing Can Be Murder Euchre Group experience is
Short Stories The Westfield Washington Public necessary, and
Library Euchre Group meets at 6 the class fee of
The Regular Group reads a wide p.m. the second and fourth $12 includes all
variety of genres and Wednesday of each month. Come materials. Come
meets the third and enjoy a and enjoy
Wednesday of each relaxing expressing your
month at 1 p.m. evening of fun creativity!
A Reliable Wife by with some great
Robert Goolrick will be people on Please contact Information/
the topic for this month, and the Wednesday, Reference Services to register
discussion will be in the Sumner March 9, and on Wednesday, for any of these classes.
Room on Wednesday, March 16, March 23, at this free program.
at 1 p.m. Future discussions will
be about: Computer Classes
Art Work Donation
There will be a free Computer
WWPL recently received
April 20: The Ladies of Covington Class at the library all about
a donation of two oil
Send Their Love Microsoft Word, a
paintings to honor the
by Joan Medlicott software that allows
memory of Helen C.
May 18: Sarah’s Key users to create
McMullan (1903-1996).
by Tatiana de Rosnay professional-quality
Both paintings may be
documents, such as
viewed in the Circulation
These groups are a great way to letters and résumés. The class will
Desk area: the scene of
chat with others who have read be presented on Thursday, March
the covered bridge is
the book, or you can just come 17, at 3 p.m., and again on
hung above the
and listen. You are invited even if Monday March 21, at 6:30 p.m.
aquarium, and the winter
you haven’t read the book!
scene featuring a red
If you are interested in obtaining a Learn to access the vast world of
barn is hung above the
copy of one of the books and electronic information at a free
public copier. The library
participating in this free program, computer class called “Welcome
is sincerely grateful to the
please contact Information/ to the Internet.” Learn
McMullan family for this
Reference Services at how to navigate the
thoughtful gift.
317-896-9391. Internet with basic
searching skills,
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Children’s Activities
Baby Love at 10:30 a.m. Magic the Gathering Club
Birth to 18 Months Sign up at the Children's Desk School Age and Teens
Thursdays for a 15 minute time slot to read Fourth Thursday of every month
at 10:15 a.m. to a dog who is a very good at 6:30 p.m.
March 3, 10, 17, listener. Free Next Meeting: March 24
24 & 31 Bring your cards and play the
Give your child a head start to Webkinz Club game. Starter decks are available
early literacy with this unique All Ages to borrow for new players.
program of rhyme, play and First Thursday of each month at
song. Free 4:30 p.m. Strategy Games Club
Next Meeting: March 3 School Age to Adult
Storytime Join in the fun First & third Saturday of every
Miss Vicki will read a story, and when the Webkinz month at 1 p.m.
there will be a craft afterward. Club gets together Next Meetings: March 5 & 19
March 1 - 15 to share Web site
Mondays, times are 10:30 a.m. for tips, trade cards,
Toddlers (18 months make a craft and
to 3 1/2 accompanied find new friends. Bring your For fans of Heroscape, Risk, and
by a caregiver) favorite Webkinz animal. No those games that are more fun to
and 1 p.m. for registration is required for this free play with friends, you can bring
Preschoolers program. your games and some friends and
(3 1/2 - Kindergarten). spread out in the craft room.
Tuesdays, times are 10:15 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh!/Pokemon Club
for Preschoolers and 11:15 a.m. All Ages
Lego Freebuild
for Toddlers. Second Wednesday of every
School Age
Registration is not required for this month at 6:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday of
free program. Next Meeting: March 9
every month
Bring your cards, play the
3 - 5 p.m.
School Age Stuff games, trade cards, and have
Next Meeting:
Grades K-4 fun!
March 24
Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Play around with legos and create
March 2 American Girls Club
whatever strikes your fancy while
Jazzy Jewelry – Hints of Spring All Ages
you hang out with other Lego-
March 9 Second Thursday of every
lovers. There will be plenty of
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No it’s … month at 5:30 p.m.
Legos and lots of room to work.
March 16 Next Meeting: March 10
Leprechauns on the This program is about
Loose—Wear Green the collection of dolls
Homeschool Days
based on pre-teen girl
First Thursday of every month
March 23 characters from
12 p.m.
They Say It’s Your Birthday various periods of
Next Meeting: March 3
March 30 American history.
Bring your lunches and hang out
That’s Gross! Dress up as an American Girl,
in the craft room.
Free bring your doll, play American Girl
Crafts will be
games and create some cool
provided, as well as
Paws & Read crafts. Registration is not required
time to play with the
All Ages for this free program.
Wii and the X-box.
Saturday, March 12,
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Special Programs *Registration and prepayment are required for all classes.
Pottery and Printmaking Classes Preschool $9
Friday, March 11, get creative with Jeremy South at Ages 3-6
the library. In addition to the popular pottery classes, 11:00 a.m. Pottery - Teddy Bear Plates
Jeremy is offering printmaking classes 3:00 p.m. Printmaking - Texture
to broaden your artistic horizons. designs with rollers and clay

Tiny Tots $8
Ages 9 months - 3 years Kids $16
10:15 a.m. Pottery - Teddy Bear Plates Ages 5 to adult
2:15 p.m. Printmaking - Texture designs with rollers 12:30 p.m. Printmaking - Frame It (create prints with
and clay carvings rollers, stamps, clay block carvings, etc.)
4:00 p.m. Pottery - For the birds! (birdhouses and a

Inspiring kids to become

entrepreneurs by teaching them how to
run a business with a lemonade stand.
It’s free to sign up and participate, and you can
pick up your registration form at the Children’s
Desk. You can return your
completed form there and pick
up your backpack, too! Sun
Visit www.indianapolis.lemonadeday.org
for program information. 1
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March New Materials

The Inner Circle that mostly captured the American Rose: A Nation Laid
By Brad Meltzer upper-crust New York society to Bare: The Life and Times of
When government which he belonged. For his Gypsy Rose Lee
archivist Benjamin final book he unbends a bit and by Karen Abbott
January shows turns the spotlight on himself. Karen Abbott brings to vivid life an
secret crush era of ambition, glamour, struggle,
Clementine Kaye the Doctor Chopra Says: Medical and survival. Using exclusive
vault where the President reviews Facts and Myths interviews and never-before-
secret documents, they discover a Everyone Should Know published material,
dictionary that belonged to George By Sanjiv Chopra she vividly delves into
Washington hidden in a desk What’s the best diet, Gypsy’s world,
chair. This inevitably leads to the best vitamins, and including her intensely
questions -- not to mention the best screening dramatic triangle
murder. tests for cancer? Is relationship with her
echinacea really good sister, actress June
Call Me Irresistible for you and water from Havoc, and their
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips plastic bottles really formidable mother, Rose, a petite
Teddy is about to bad for you? As dean of but ferocious woman who
marry former First Continuing Medical Education at seduced men and women alike
Daughter Lucy, whose Harvard Medical School, where and literally killed to get her
best friend, Meg -- doctors go to update their skills, daughters on the stage.
herself the daughter of Chopra should have all the
famous parents -- answers. The Orchid Affair
thinks he’s all wrong by Lauren Willig
for Lucy. Now Bird Cloud: A Memoir Fresh out of spy school, Laura
everyone in town hates poor Meg, By Annie Proulx Grey has been dubbed the Silver
her car just died, and she’s flat Proulx intended to Orchid and sent to
broke. And then there’s the write an account of France to be a
understandably angry but building a house with governess to the
irresistible Teddy. the help of an children of Andre
unorthodox bunch of Jaouen, the deputy
Love, Honor, and Betray brothers called the minister of police. It is up
By Kimberla Lawson Roby James Gang, but she to Laura to discover if
The Rev. Curtis Brown soon veered into a discussion of Jaouen and the sinister inspector
has an illegitimate the Wyoming landscape and of Gaston Delaroche are about to
toddler daughter and her own family history, dating back thwart a Royalist plot to put a
he wants to take her in to the great-great-grandfather who prince of royal blood back on the
when her mother dies. ran a riverboat in the West and throne. Working with the
Alas for the poor girl, met up with folks like Mark Twain legendary spy known as the Pink
his wife is none too and Lafayette. Carnation, Laura is surprised to
thrilled. uncover where Jaouen’s loyalties
You Know When the truly lie when a respected artist,
A Voice From Old New York: A Men Are Gone Antoine Daubier, is arrested by
Memoir of My Youth By Siobhan Fallon the dastardly Delaroche.
By Louis Auchincloss At Fort Hood,Texas, a
Former president of group of women await With Sincere Thanks
the Academy of Arts the return of their Patron and Friends member
and Sciences, husbands from war. Idamae Adams made a donation
Auchincloss wrote The author relates for a two year subscription to the
more than 60 fiction their fear and anxieties in a series
and nonfiction titles of interconnected stories. magazine Bird Watchers Digest.
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Every year, the Library of Airplane! (1980) Waiting For
Congress and the National Film All the President’s Superman
Preservation Board select 25
Men (1976) Unstoppable
movies to be added to the
National Film Registry. Films are The Exorcist (1973)
chosen because they have a Malcolm X (1992)
cultural, historical, or aesthetic The Pink Panther (1964)
Saturday Night Fever
The 550 films now in the National (1977)
Film Registry represent a stunning Star Wars Episode V NEW BOOKS ON CD
range of American filmmaking, the Empire Strikes Lost Gate
including Hollywood features, by Orson Scott Card
Back (1980)
documentaries, avant-garde and
amateur productions, films of A Tree Grows in
Fadeaway Girl
ethnic and regional interest, and Brooklyn (1945) by Martha Grimes
animated and short film subjects -
all deserving appreciation, Judas Gate
preservation and access by future NEW DVDs by Jack Higgins
generations. Beverly Hills
Chihuahua 2 Tick Tock
The following films were added in by James Patterson
2010 and they are available at the Due Date
Westfield Washington Public For Colored Girls Heartwood
Library. Come in and check out a Life as We Know It by Belva Plain
piece of film history!
You Again

For Teens Only

Teen Movie Time "costume play," and is a type of Just Hangin’
The first Tuesday of performance art in which Whatevah Time for Teens is on
each month, the participants don costumes and Tuesday, January 11, at 2:30
library will show a accessories to represent a specific p.m., in the Craft Room at the
movie just for teens. character or idea. Be there and be library. Spend the afternoon just
This month’s movie sure to bring your creativity! hanging out,
is The Prince of playing the Wii,
Persia: The Sands TAG -- Your Opinion Counts! eating snacks,
of Time (© Walt Disney Pictures Be part of the Teen Advisory talking or doing
PG-13)The movie will be shown at Group (TAG) when it “whatevah.”
3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, and meets at 3 p.m. on
you must be 13 or older to attend. Tuesday, March 22, at
the library. We need you Anime/Manga Meets Mondays
Can You Say “Tokyo Javan?” to help choose and plan Join us every Monday at the
Every Friday at 2:30 teen library activities. These library for the Anime Manga Club.
p.m., the library has a programs are for Hang out, watch anime and have
new club for teens you, so come and snacks starting at 2:30 p.m. You
called “Tokyo Javan.” tell us what you must be 13 or older, or have a
This club will be all want! parent signed permission slip to
about cosplay, short for attend.
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Phone: 317-896-9391 Westfield Washington Public Library
333 W. Hoover Street
FAX: 317-896-3702
Westfield, IN 46074

Sheryl Sollars,
Sandy Rowland,
Assistant Director

The Westfield Washington

Public Library will strive, in
partnership with
organizations, to
provide quality services,
materials and facilities that
fulfill the educational,
technological, cultural and
recreational needs of the
entire community.

Friends of the Westfield Library

Friends Board: Membership is open to any
individual, family, or
Virginia Fiscus, President organization. Memberships are
valid for one year from the date of
Jeanette Wachtel, Treasurer
Marie Albertson, Secretary We appreciate the following
volunteers for their help with the Annual Dues:
February book sale:
2011 Book Sales • Staff $5
Jan Smith, Alan Young, Donna
• Individual $10
Mai, Fritz Krueger, Edith Lambert,
Denise Hurst, Carolyn Robinson, • Family $15
April 9-16 Lance Fairchok, Ann Enderle, • Contributing $25
June 4-11 June Tyner, Joy Diamond, Jill • Sustaining $50
Allen, Lydia Fairchok, Idamae • Lifetime $100 This one time
August 6-13 Adams, Michelle Fairchok and payment includes an engraved
Emily Wilkewitz. name plaque on display in the
October 8-15 Donate your time by helping setup library.
and tear down for our book sales
December 3-10 and craft bazaar or serve as a Membership forms are available at
cashier at a book sale. Call the the library’s Circulation Desk.
(Annual Nearly New Sale) library at 317-896-9391 and ask
for Sandy.
How do I become a member?