August 2008 Newsletter

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August Newsletter for Westfield Washington Public Library (Westfield, Indiana)



Volume 5, Issue 8

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Volume 5, Issue 8

Westfield Washington Public Library 333 W. Hoover Street Westfield, IN 46074

August 2008


Phone: 317-896-9391 FAX: 317-896-3702 Director, Sheryl Sollars Asst.Director, Sandy Rowland The Westfield Washington Public Library will strive, in partnership with local organizations, to provide quality services, materials and facilities that fulfill the educational, informational, technological, cultural and recreational needs of the entire community.

Westfield Library Board Members: Carolyn Wheeler, President Mike Thomas, Vice President Paul Catlin, Treasurer Nedra Hoard, Secretary Bob Richardson Steve Reitmeyer Angie Rennard The Library Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. __________________ Library Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am-8:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am5:00 pm

Once again, the Westfield Washington Public Library is sponsoring Food for Fines Week. The proceeds will benefit Open Doors of Washington Township. This is an opportunity to help your neighbors while helping yourself. During the week of August 18—23 only, you may bring in non-perishable food items and receive a reduction of $1.00 in fines for each item. Note: Even if you have no fines, we will certainly welcome your food donations. Items needed include: applesauce, beef stew, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned ravioli, canned spaghetti Os, canned tomatoes, canned white potatoes, cereal, chicken and dumplings, diapers, dish soap, facial tissue, flour, jelly, laundry soap, macaroni and cheese, oil, paper towels, pasta—dry or canned, peanut butter, pre-packaged dinners, rice, sugar, toilet paper, toothpaste. Thank you for your participation.

BOOK SALE—Aug. 2nd-9th Friends of the Westfield Library
Friends Board: Virginia Fiscus, President Paula Hull, Vice President Jeanette Wachtel, Treasurer Marie Albertson, Secretary

Natural & Holistic Wellness Series

iBistro Hint of the Month—Downloadable Audiobooks…
Although we have offered downloadable audiobooks for over one year, we have had no indication in our catalog which items are available to download. We are pleased to announce that now downloadable books will appear in our catalog as an electronic resource. The call number is: Downloadable Audiobook. If you are interested in downloading that item from home, you can access it straight from the catalog record. There are two points of access. The first appears as a chain link in the middle of the page after you click on “Details.” If you hover the mouse over the chain link, it indicates “Visit URL“. Clicking on the chain link takes you directly to the audiobook. The second access point can be found if you click on “catalog record.” At the bottom of the page there is a line which reads, “http…”. Clicking on this line will also take you directly to the audiobook. We hope you enjoy this new service.

Listed below are the dates of Book Sales in 2008:
Aug. 1: Preview 6-7:30 pm Aug. 2-9: Regular sale Oct. 3: Preview 6-7:30 pm Oct. 4-11: Regular Sale Dec. 5: Preview 6-7:30 pm Dec. 6-13: Nearly New Sale

Be-Ing Enough, a Natural Holistic Wellness Center, is offering classes at WWPL. You are invited to explore the many asThe Friends meeting will be pects of the wellness series. held on August 12, 2008 at 6 The classes for August are: pm. Everyone is invited to at- Thursday, Aug. 7: tend. Healing Movement & Exercise Tuesday, Aug. 12: ANNUAL CRAFT BAZAAR Natural Holistic Lifestyle AND SILENT AUCTION IS __________________________ COMING!! October 19th from 1 pm to 5 pm. ESL classes are offered at the Vendors needed! Vendor ap- Westfield Washington Public Liplications are available on brary. If interested stop by the WWPL website. Information/Reference Desk.

Closed Sunday

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Presidential Stories...
Since this is an important presidential election year, it may be appropriate to find out more information on previous presidents. As author Rick Beyer says, “What most of us don’t know about our presidents could fill a book—and this just happens to be that book!” The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told (973.099) includes 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. From the archives of The History Channel comes a treasure trove of U.S. presidential history. If you want to find out how “Hail to the Chief” came to be the president’s song, why the Oval Office isn’t square, which president saved the game of football, and why Washington, D.C., could have been named Hertburn, this is the book for you.

WWPL Board Meeting—July 14, 2008...
Circulation of materials for the month of June 2008 was 49,433 compared to 45,774 for June 2007. That is an 8% increase. Public access computer usage continues to increase. New Westfield Washington Library cards issued in June: 283. The Library Board voted to enter into a partnership with the Westfield Washington School Corporation to provide library cleaning, landscaping, lawn mowing and snow removal. The Board also signed the contract with the Indiana State Library for the LSTA grant to fund the “Wii are Community” grant. The grant will fund the purchase of a WIii TV, and games to be used for library programming. The Personnel committee reported that they had revised the employee handbook and job descriptions to reflect the new librarian Certification laws. The Board approved those revisions. The 2009 proposed budget was presented to the library board. The proposed budget is less than a 4% increase from the 2008 budget. The budget will include a maximum 3% increase for staff salaries. A public hearing on the 2009 budget will be held at the library on August 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm. The final 2009 budget adoption is scheduled for September 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm. (The board meeting minutes and packets are posted on the library’s website at “Ways to Beat the Rising Cost of Living” in Money (July) lists 18 ways you can save on gas, food, home energy, college, medical costs and more. Everyone is feeling stretched these days as the basics are skyrocketing. And don’t forget...A dollar saved is a dollar saved so look to trim any needless cost, such as: ask your credit-card issuer for a lower rate; lower the premium for your car insurance, change phone plans. Other tips include: eat food grown nearby; prioritize, vote, don’t feel guilty; and tip number ten is enjoy what you have. Simply Green (642.4) is filled with simple and great ideas for throwing the perfect celebration, event, or get-together while still being aware of our environment.

It wasn’t until 1954 that the Defense Department established Hail to the Chief as an official tribute to the president. Collectors have paid as much as $50,000 for certain rare campaign buttons. “The president—whoever he is—has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.” —Harry Truman

Audio/Video Department...
New items added to our nonfiction DVD collection include Belly Dance for Wimps. You can learn to belly dance in ten easy moves while burning a lot more than ten calories! If you are more comfortable exercising in a seated position, you may like the Sit and Be Fit series taught by Mary Ann Wilson. She is nationally recognized for being a leader in the field of senior fitness. Treasures of Sacred Art: Tuscan Journeys is a six-disc set that focuses on the artistic history of Tuscany—from its painting and sculpture masterpieces to its amazing architecture. Timeless uncovers the breath taking views of our national parks accompanied by a magical score. All these DVDs, and so many more, are located in the New Nonfiction display in the AV Department. __________________________

New DVDs:
Bank Job College Road Trip Drillbit Taylor Stop-Loss 21 Vantage Point

Magazine Rack...
Men’s Journal has an article, “Guide to the Night Sky,” that enumerates the joy of stargazing. It lists the tools you need to enjoy all celestial events right above our heads. Starry nights are getting harder and harder to come by but seeking them out is always worth the effort. Grab your telescope and witness earth’s reality show. “Can Apple’s Best Topple the PC Competition” in Maximum PC reports that Apple’s MacBooks are winning the hearts and minds of consumers everywhere—including PC enthusiasts. This article investigates whether the hoopla is warranted.

Books on CD:
Sail, James Patterson Compulsion, Jonathan Kellerman Fearless Fourteen , Janet Evanovich Swine Not, Jimmy Buffett You, Breathing Easier, Michael Roizen Home, Julie Andrews __________________________ Summer Reading Programs end August 16th! There is still time to sign up, do the reading, and win some prizes.

Book Reviews—Going Green
Wake Up and Smell the Planet (333.72) is another small book with enough information to change your life. Especially if you are curious about how to green-up your life. You may wonder if you have the time or energy for all this greenifying that’s going on these days. If you only pick up a few planet-saving ideas from this book, isn’t it worth it? This book includes a centerfold; however no scantily clad models, just some hot ideas for fleshing out your approach to being a smarter consumer. Number one tip: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Magazine Subscriptions...
We are still accepting sponsorships of some of our magazines. We are grateful to the following people for your sponsorship of the chosen magazines: Westfield Genealogy Group: Ancestry Dottsie Grins: Countryside & Small Stock Journal Westfield Jazzercise: Shape Westfield Jazzercise: Fitness Anonymous: UTNE

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