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May 2017: Outreach Newsletter

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Find out what's been happening in the Outreach Services department of the Westerville Public Library.

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May 2017: Outreach Newsletter

  1. 1. May/June 2017 Issue 81 The Outreach You’ve heard of the Oscars. But, did you know that AARP has their own awards for best picture, actor, etc.? Well, they do! Here is a list of the best of the best for the 2017 season: Best Picture: Loving Best Actress: Annette Benning Best Actor: Denzel Washington Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges Best Comedy/ Musical: La La Land …and our favorite Best Grownup Love Story: The Hollars INSIDE THIS ISSUE AARP......................... 1 Manager’s Corner...... 2 Did You Know?.......... 2 What’s Happening?... 2 Upcoming Events...... 3 Staff Picks.................. 4 Westerville Public Library Westerville Public Library 126 South State St. Phone: 614-882-7277 Outreach: 614-259-5034 E-mail: jkerns@westervillelibrary.org
  2. 2. CHA Animal Shelter is a local shelter. For information call 614-891-5280. Take a look at some of the fun had at events held by Outreach Program Librarian Extraordinaire: Marie Corbitt. Such programs include a coloring program, Queen for a Day crown making and quilt making. MANGAGER’S CORNER WHAT’S HAPPENING? Pets are Precious! Are you contemplating getting a dog or a cat for a companion? After just losing my cat who was almost sixteen years old, it was made even more clear to me how important pets are in our lives. However, they are even more beneficial for us as they age. Owning a dog or cat can lower depression, anxiety, stress, blood pressure and triglyceride levels. They can improve your mood, improve your appetite and encourage routine. But most of all, pets provide companionship. Loneliness is one of the biggest problems within the senior population. Things to consider when getting a pet. Does my apartment complex allow pets? Am I physically able to care for a pet without relying on neighbors or family? Can I financially afford pet care? Is there someone who can care for my pet if I get too ill and need temporary assistance? Getting an older cat or dog will provide them with a much needed home and will be a calmer pet as you both ad- vance in years. Your local animal shelters are won- derful places to look for a pet. Be sure to hug your cat or dog today! Julie Kerns, Outreach Manager* 2 DID YOU KNOW? Outreach Services here at the Westerville Library are so much more than just delivering bags of library materials. We also provide programs, classes, and one on one help to give patrons the tools they need to succeed. In addition to books and movies, we can deliver CD and DVD players, as well as magnifying glasses to help you utilize all the materials that the library has to offer.
  3. 3. UPCOMING EVENTS CREATIVE WRITING FOR SENIORS Every 3rd Monday of the Month from 1:30– 3:00pm located at the Westerville Senior Center Share your life experiences and encourage others as you develop writing skills together with your fellow Westerville Senior Center members. Note: For member- ship information, contact the Westerville Senior Center. Next Class: May 15, 2017 June 19, 2017 3 Tips and Tools for Money Management May 1, 2017 From 6-7:30 pm in Meeting Room B Learn how to build a monthly spending and savings plan and how to form the financial habits to help you reach your goals. How to Be Safe (r) Online May 6, 2017 From 3-4:30pm in Meeting Room A Protect your computer and personal information with simple and easy precautions. Learn how to safely search online, evaluate websites, send and re- ceive email, manage passwords and download files. True Stories of WWII Japanese Internment Camps March 18, 2017 from 7-8pm in the combined meeting rooms Experience the true story of Karen Jiobu's childhood in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Gila River Relocation Center was located in southeast Arizona, and was one of many camps run by the United States government that held innocent chil- dren. Along with clips from the PBS docu- mentary Children of the Camps, Jiobu makes real the personal journeys and deep wounds suffered by Americans with Japa- nese ancestry at this time in history. Debunking the Myths of Diabetes June 6, 2017 from 6:30– 8:00pm in Meeting Room B Uptown Pharmacy will be at the library to talk about diabetes education and debunk common myths. There will be a time for open discussion at the end.
  4. 4. Staff Picks_ THOMAS The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained The Religions Book explains in a clear, accessible way more than 100 of the most important theological ideas. Planet Earth 2 (NR, 2016)