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@ the Westfield Washington Public Library

A publication of Friends of the Westfield Library

Volume 8, Issue 5

Plant Sale for ESL

Washington On Tuesday, May 24, the library will have a Plant Sale. Locally
Public Library grown young plants will be available, and plants may be
Board of Trustees: purchased at a very reasonable price. Proceeds will benefit
the library’s ESL program. Join us from 12:30 to 2 p.m. as we
Mike Thomas, “go green!”
Carolyn Wheeler,
Mother’s Day “Make It and Take It”
Vice President Mother’s Day “Make It and Take It” will be from 11 a.m. until
3 p.m. at the library on Saturday, May 7. Kids ages three
Paul Catlin,
and up can drop in and make a special gift just for mom or
anyone else they choose. The cost is $1 per item, and
children will leave with wrapped, ready-to-give gifts. No
Mic Mead,
registration is required for this special program.

Molli Cameron AARP Driver Safety Class

Nedra Hoard AARP will be offering a driver safety class at the library on
David Weiss Wednesday, July 27, from 1 until 5 p.m. in the Sumner Room.
The class is designed as a refresher for people age 50 and
The Library Board over to keep their license longer, adapt to changing roads (like
meets on the roundabouts) and to keep abreast of new driving laws. It may
qualify for a deduction with some car insurance companies
second Wednesday of and will be especially helpful with all the construction that we
each month at are about to experience! The cost, which includes a workbook and all materials,
7:00 p.m. is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Please register with
Information/Reference Services or call them at 317-896-9391.Checks made
payable to AARP are due at the beginning of the class.

Writers’ Center Offers “Get Started” Class @ WWPL

Library Hours
Have an idea you just can’t get down on paper? Have a half-finished story you
don’t know what to do with? Been thinking about writing for a long time and just
10:00 AM-8:00 PM not doing it? Wonder how to connect with other writers in
Friday the Indianapolis area? Join WCI Program Director,
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Barbara Shoup, at the library on Wednesday, May 18, at
5:30 p.m., for an evening of Q&A about writing and the
writing life. Guaranteed to jump start your creative juices!
10:00 AM-5:00 PM The cost is: Writers’ Center members $20, Nonmembers
Closed Sunday $30, Student, Teacher, Senior Members $16. You can
register on-line or download and print a registration form at The Writers’ Center
Web site at www.indianawriters.org.

The Westfield Washington Public Library will be closed on Monday,

May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
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From the Board of Trustees
The board meeting minutes and Borrowers. 365 items were The Library Board approved the
packets are posted on the library’s circulated by patrons from other purchase of a new telephone
Web site at www.wwpl.lib.in.us. Evergreen Libraries, and a total of system. We will use funds from
552 items from WWPL were sent the Library Improvement Reserve
April 19, 2011 to other Evergreen Libraries. We Fund to cover this expense.
Board Meeting issued 171 new
library cards, We received notification from the
The Library Board passed a and 13 of those Indiana State Library that we
resolution to appropriate funds out were issued to received 2011 Library Services
of the Rainy Day Fund to Hamilton County and Technology Act Grant. The
purchase materials for the library’s Reciprocal grant amount was for $7,200 to
collection. Borrowers. purchase two Internet Computers
1,207 items were for the Children’s
Circulation for March 2011 was checked out using the Self Check Department.
39,074, and of those 2066 were station.
from Hamilton County Reciprocal

Did You Know?

♦ We now have an Desk, we now have a self check- ♦ When children are checking out
HP Photosmart out station for you to check out materials without their parents
Scanner for public your own being present, the child may not
use that will scan materials. use the parent’s library card but
directly to a USB drive or memory must have their own
card. It has a touch screen that is ♦ E-mail notices are a card.
very easy to use to scan photos or courtesy, but please
documents. The scanner is in the do not rely on them to ♦ Library cards cannot
Sumner Room and is free to use. remind you when be used by anyone but
items are due. the cardholder.
♦ The Amazon Kindle
does not work with our ♦ Your library card is required to ♦ We are still collecting codes for
Overdrive e-books at check out materials. Barcodes the “My Coke Rewards” program.
this time. Overdrive is saved to phones are The codes are on 13 brands and
compatible with most accepted, as well. lots of different sizes. Bring the
other devices. codes to the library, put them in
♦ Patrons with hold the box provided and we’ll be on
♦ If you change your mind about items available for our way to free magazines!
an item you’ve put on hold, you pick up may now be
can cancel a hold from your automatically notified by
Evergreen online account. telephone. It is up to you to decide
through your online account your Do you have questions about
♦ There is an OPAC in the video preferred method of notification. library policies or procedures?
area, where you can look up items Unsure of how to use your online
and place your own holds on ♦ If you have a change in any of Evergreen account? Explore our
materials. your contact information, such as Web site at www.wwpl.lib.in.us for
e-mail address, telephone number information. Send us an e-mail at
♦ If there is a or address, please notify the librarian@wwpl.lib.in.us. Or call us
line at the library right away. during regular library
Checkout hours.
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Adult Activities
Book Discussion Groups chat with others who have read Join us for a free
The Mystery Book Discussion the book, or you can just come class called E-mail
Group will be talking and listen. You are invited even if Basics, designed for
about Racing Can you haven’t read the book! beginners who want to
Be Murder Short If you are interested in obtaining a learn how easy it can
Stories, when they copy of one of the books and be to keep up with
meet on Wednesday, participating in this free program, friends and family
May 4, at 1 p.m. please contact Information/ through the Internet. Learn how
Come join other Reference Services at to set up a free e-mail account, as
mystery lovers at a 317-896-9391. well as how to send and receive
once-a-month discussion group messages. The class will be given
which meets to talk about a Genealogy Club beginning at 6:30 p.m. on
variety of mysteries. Future Join the Westfield Genealogy Tuesday, May 24, and again on
discussions will be about: Club on Saturday, May 7, and Thursday, May 26, at 3 p.m.
share ideas, new
June 1: Saving Mattie Web sites and Watercolor Painting Class
by Phil Dunlap sources about Talented artist Jan Roland will
(author visit) family history, as teach a class in Watercolor
well as meet some Painting and Techniques at the
July 6: Tilt-a-Whirl terrific people. The library on Thursday,
by Chris Grabenstein club meets the May 19, at 10:15
first Saturday of every month at a.m. No previous art
August 3:The Surgeon 10:15 a.m. in the Sumner Room, experience is
by Tess Gerritsen and all genealogists are welcome necessary, and the
to become members. class fee of $12
The Regular Group includes all
reads a wide variety Euchre Group materials. Come and enjoy
of genres and meets Are you a euchre expressing your creativity!
the third Wednesday enthusiast looking for
of each month at 1 three other players? Please contact Information/
p.m. Sarah’s Key by The Westfield Reference Services to register
Tatiana de Rosnay Washington Public Library Euchre for any of these classes.
will be the topic for Group meets at 6 p.m. the second
this month, and the discussion will and fourth Wednesday of each Wii Move for Grown-ups
be in the Sumner Room on month. Come and enjoy a relaxing Learn how to join the fun with your
Wednesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. evening of fun with some great children or grandchildren with Wii
Future discussions will be about: people on Wednesday, May 11, Move for Grown-ups. Try it out for
and on Wednesday, May 25, at yourself on
June 15: Half Broke Horses this free program. Wednesday,
by Jeannette Walls May 25, at 4
Computer Classes p.m. You can
July 20: My Name is Mary Sutter Learn all about the free software have fun, get a
by Robin Oliveira Open Office and how you can use work out and
it, at a free computer class at learn how to
August 17:Page from a WWPL. The class is on Monday, challenge the
Tennessee Journal May 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. kids at their own game! This free
by Francine Thomas program will be held in the
Howard Children’s Craft Room.

These groups are a great way to

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Children’s Activities
Baby Love ReUse Crafting Club 3 - 5 p.m.
Birth to 18 Months All Ages Next Meeting:
Thursdays at First Thursday of each May 26
10:15 a.m. month at 4:30 p.m. Play around with
May 5, 12, 19 and 26 Next Meeting: May 5 legos and create
Give your child a head start to Join in the fun and use whatever strikes
early literacy with this unique creative imagination with items your fancy while you hang out with
program of rhyme, play and saved from the landfill. Learn to other Lego-lovers. There will be
song. Free recycle trash into treasures. plenty of Legos and lots of room to
Storytime Yu-Gi-Oh!/Pokemon Club Free
Miss Vicki will read a story, and All Ages
there will be a craft afterward. Second Wednesday of every Pottery and Printmaking
Monday, May 2, times are 10:30 month at 6:30 p.m. Classes
a.m. for Toddlers (18 months to 3 Next Meeting: May 11 Friday, May 13,
1/2 accompanied by a caregiver) Bring your cards, play Jeremy South
and 1 p.m. for Preschoolers the games, trade invites you to
(3 1/2 - Kindergarten). cards, and have fun! get creative at
the library. In
American Girls Club addition to the popular pottery
All Ages classes, Jeremy is offering
Second Thursday of every printmaking classes to broaden
Tuesday, May 3, times are 10:15 month at 5:30 p.m. your artistic horizons.
a.m. for Preschoolers and 11:15 Next Meeting: May 12
a.m. for Toddlers. This program is about the Tiny Tots $8
Registration is not required for this collection of dolls based on Ages 9 months - 3 years
free program. pre-teen girl characters 10:15 a.m. Pottery
from various periods of
2:15 p.m. Printmaking
School Age Stuff American history.
Grades K-4 Dress up as an
Preschool $9
Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. American Girl, bring
May 4 your doll, play American Girl Ages 3-6
Jazzy Jewelry – Lots of Leftovers games and create some cool 11:00 a.m. Pottery
May 11 crafts. Registration is not required 3:00 p.m. Printmaking
Mom and Me for this free program.
May 18 Kids $16
Start Your Engines Young Writer Club
School Age Ages 5 to adult
Third Thursday of 12:30 p.m. Printmaking
Paws & Read every month 4:00 p.m. Pottery
All Ages at 4:40 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. Next Meeting: May 19 Registration and prepayment are
Sign up at the Children's Desk Young writers can share their required for all classes.
for a 15 minute time slot to read writing with other aspiring writers.
to a dog who is a very good Bring your latest work!
listener. Free
Lego Freebuild
School Age
Fourth Thursday of
every month
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One of the Longest Existing Businesses in Hamilton County

- The History of Acorn Farm Country Store
Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow In the "off season," Herb wrote (with Dee's help) and
the Story of Herb & Dee Sweet illustrated a syndicated activity column, called Try It.
and Acorn Farm Camp Herb's column inspired a local children's TV show
by Becky Bowles that came to be called Sweet Time. The show, which
aired at first on WFBM and later on WISH-TV, is said
-Donated to the Westfield Washington Public to have been Indianapolis' first live audience-
Library from Westfield Rotary Club in participation program.
recognition of Mitchell “Mic” & Jill (Sweet) Mead
Herb and Dee operated Acorn Farm Antiques at the
Herb Sweet began America’s first camp grounds from around 1961 until early 1995.
day camp with little more than a Later that year when the Sweets retired, their
used station wagon, the loving daughter, Jill, and son-in-law, Mic Mead, purchased
support of his sweetheart, Dee, the old campgrounds and reopened the shop as
and his knowledge of and Acorn Farm Country Store, featuring 13 rooms
enthusiasm for everything having furnished with antiques and complementary
to do with nature and traditional accessories.
crafts. , IN
The book includes some Try It samplers, which were
In 1933, Herb and Dee Sweet, just published in newspapers around the country during
out of Butler University, started the 1950s. Even after six decades, many of these
Little Acorn Camp. Then, in 1935, they acquired 40 fun activities are still being used in modern day
acres of property along Cool Creek as their home camps and daycares. There are also original
and the camp ground. It was two miles north of what drawings, photos, camp newsletters, as well as the
was then the small farm town of Carmel, and two memories of former campers who still carry with
miles south of another small town, Westfield. them the lessons they learned at the camp.

The private day camp operated every summer Find out more about historical Hoosier Herb Sweet’s
through 1977. In 45 summers, over 10,000 very own story of how mighty oaks from little acorns
youngsters, most from Indianapolis' north side, grow by viewing the book in our Sumner History
attended the camp. Campers enjoyed a variety of Room (IND 977.256 Bowles).
activities including swimming, riding ponies, taking
nature hikes, making crafts, cooking in the out-of- Acorn Farm Country Store now occupies a house
doors and crawdad fishing. Many of the camp built by the Sweets for use as an antique shop and
buildings can still be seen on the grounds. is located at 15466 Oak Road, just north of 151st

Every week there is Featured Fiction Friday , which

Have you read?: gives a synopsis of a book from our collection, along
WWPL and Friends with a link to our catalog so you can put the book on
A better question might be “Do you know what and hold for pick up at the library.
where it is?”

WWPL and Friends is the library’s very own blog, Visit our Web site at www.wwpl.lib.in.us, and on the
which is filled with book reviews, links to helpful Web upper left side of the home page is the link that says
sites, author information and many other items of “Library Blog.” Check it out!
And just below that is a link to our Facebook page!
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May New Materials

Bossypants doesn’t matter. For Shirley Munroe, the daughter of American
By Tina Fey MacLaine, that time is missionaries, escaped Cameroon
From her humble now. In this wise, after a violent
roots growing up in witty, and fearless incident when she
Pennsylvania, to her collection of small was 15. She's forged
days doing amateur observations and big- a new life in Texas as
improv in Chicago, to picture questions, she an "informationist," a
her early sketches on Saturday shares with readers all person who
Night Live, Fey gives us a those things that she specializes in
fascinating glimpse behind the is over dealing with in life, in love, gathering information
curtain of modern comedy with at home, and in the larger world… about developing countries for
equal doses of wit, candor, and as well as the things she will never corporations.
self-deprecation. get over, no matter how long she
lives. The Lightkeeper’s Ball
The Money Class: By Colleen Coble
Learn to Create Your The Tea Party Goes In 1910, New York socialite Olivia
New American to Washington Stewart resists an
Dream By Rand Paul arranged, socially
By Suze Orman If the midterm advantageous
Suze Orman says it’s elections were a marriage. The
time for a serious declaration of war on mysterious death of
reconsideration of the American the status quo, Rand her sister is an
Dream - what promise it still holds, Paul leads the battle charge. unhappy but
what aspects are in need of Voters fearful of growing convenient excuse to
revision, and how it must be government and debt have found go West to investigate. On the
refashioned to fit our lives so that voice in the Tea Party way, she is thrown off a Bay area
we can once again have faith that phenomenon, and the movement ship and nearly drowned. Her
our hard work will pay off and that continues to deliver a message shipboard rescuer turns out to be
a secure and hopeful future is that Washington, D.C. has found her dead sister's fiancé Harrison
within our reach. impossible to ignore. Bennett, about whom she has
Pavement Chalk Artists Cleaning Nabokov’s House
By Julian Beever By Leslie Daniels Lady Protector
Street artist Beever Barb Barrett, numb By L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
takes us around the and adrift after losing Though a bloody
world - to Brussels, custody of her coup has made
Istanbul, London, children, rents the Mykella ruler of her
Tokyo - to the public upstate New York land, it has left her
squares and piazzas where he house where Vladimir and her two sisters
creates breathtaking colored chalk Nabokov once lived. bereft of family and uncertain of
anamorphic drawings - pictures Barb finds a sheaf of index cards, their friends. Worse, an
rendered in perspective and a possible unfinished Nabokov examination of the nation’s
appearing three-dimensional when manuscript about Babe Ruth. Her accounts reveals that their country
viewed from a particular angles. efforts to get the book evaluated is almost destitute. There are
and published are the first steps rumblings of war along the
I’m All Over That and Other out of her endearingly depressive borders, and with no money and
Confessions hibernation. few allies, Mykella is faced with
By Shirley MacLaine the difficult prospect of rebuilding
At a certain time in life, we all The Informationist her nation while trying to hold off a
come to realize what is truly By Taylor Stevens potentially devastating invasion.
important to us and what just Nine years have passed since
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Are you looking for a good movie? eyes; a story of redemption and Follow her journey through fear
Watch a movie that will inspire forgiveness, a story of two and persecution to the hope and
and challenge you. Come and cultures learning to love. family she always longed for.
check out our Faith Filled Drama
Display. We have movies about Amish Grace NEW DVDs
past heroes, recent events, the A man angry with Casino Jack
future to come, and many more! God and a school full Country Strong
of innocent children. Gulliver’s Travels
Fireproof See the heart of a The King’s Speech
A fireman realizes mother who is torn Tron
that while he had between the forgiveness she
kept his promise to knows she must give, and the pain NEW BOOKS ON CD
his fellow firefighters, of losing her child. Based on the
Dead or Alive
he had not kept his recent Amish school shooting in
by Tom Clancy
promise to his wife. Pennsylvania, this film shows the
Through a dare from power of forgiveness.
by Carol Higgins Clark
his father, and a handwritten
Miles to Go
journal, he discovers he still loves
Home Beyond the Sun
by Richard Paul Evans
his wife. Join Kirk Cameron (TV’s In this little known film, watch a
Growing Pains) on this journey of story that is also being played out
by Tina Fey
danger, love, and forgiveness. in the lives of people across the
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
world. A young girl goes to teach
End of the Spear in a country closed to Christianity,
Do you remember the account of and learns that things are not
Sixth Man by David Baldacci
the missionaries who were killed always as they seem. God has His
Toys by James Patterson
by an Indian tribe of the Amazon? chosen people, even though they
Get Your Dream Job
Watch the story unfold before your may be serving in hidden places.

For Teens Only

Teens Only Movie library. We need you to help Anime/Manga Meets Mondays
The first Tuesday of choose and plan teen library Join us every Monday at the
each month, the activities. These programs are for library for the Anime Manga Club,
library will show a you, so come and tell us what you starting at 2:30 p.m. You must be
movie just for teens. want! 13 or older, or have a parent
This month’s movie signed permission slip to attend.
is the classic Just Hangin’
“Grease” Whatevah Time
(© Paramount Pictures PG-13). for Teens is on
The movie will be shown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May
on Tuesday, May 3, and you must 10, at 2:30 p.m., in the Craft Room
be 13 or older to attend. at the library. Spend the afternoon
just hanging out,
TAG -- Your Opinion Counts! playing the Wii, Guybrarian Will’s Blogspot
Be part of the Teen Advisory eating snacks, Your very own YA Librarian Will
Group (TAG) talking or doing has a blog where he reviews
when it meets “whatevah.” Young Adult books. It's called,
at 3 p.m. on "You Know You Wanna Read It..."
Tuesday, May You can find it at http://
17, at the www.wwpl.lib.in.us/teens.htm
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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: With Sincere Thanks How do I become a member?

Virginia Fiscus, President The following volunteers helped Membership is open to any
with our April book sale: Alan individual, family, or
Jeanette Wachtel, Treasurer
Young, Jan Smith, Donna Mae, organization. Memberships are
Marie Albertson, Secretary Fritz, Krueger, Alicia Korbe, Edith valid for one year from the date of
Lambert, Marie Albertson, Dee purchase.
Ashpaugh, Leanna Roberts,
Nancy Lockhart, Lydia Fairchok, Annual Dues:
2011 Book Sales Denise Hurst, Dorothy Neiman,
June Tyner, Bonnie Campbell,
• Staff $5
June 4-11 Elaine Hinshaw, Carolyn
Robinson, Jean Chance, Ann Roy • Individual $10
August 6-13 Rogers, Delores Gilliatt, Judy • Family $15
Ackerson, Virginia Rush, Nancy • Contributing $25
October 8-15 Dalton, Virginia Fiscus, Idamae • Sustaining $50
Adams, Gene Fairchok and Lilly • Lifetime $100 This one time
December 3-10 Fairchok. payment includes an engraved
(Annual Nearly New Sale) name plaque on display in the
We are very grateful for the help library.
of these volunteers. They helped
to make our book sale a success. Membership forms are available at
the library’s Circulation Desk.