Westfield Washington Public Library
333 West Hoover St. Westfield Indiana 46074
317.896.9391 phone | 317.896.3702 fax

Information Services & Adult Programming

WWPL's Information and Reference Services Department offers a variety of programs, classes and materials. There are two book discussion groups that meet once a month as well as an online book club accessible anytime. The outreach program serves two local retirement communities and the home bound. The literacy program offers English as a Second Language (ESL) for all ages with skilled tutors and convenient class meeting times.


Adult Summer Reading Program

June 9th - August 17, 2014

Special Summer Programs

Elements of Alternative Healing/Treatment
Peggy from Jones Chiropractic will speak about spinal health & disc rehabilitation. FREE spinal screenings will be offered, plus tips on how to lower stress and pain while working and also answer health related questions in general for all ages. A donation of $25 to the library is encouraged.

Elaine Englert from Reliv International will speak about supplements and the difference between managed care vs. preventative health care.

Lars Huiras, owner of the Legend Massage Therapy will speak about how massage can heal ailments that may even prevent surgeries. Lars will offer FREE healing massage at end of the session.
Wednesday, July 9 @ 6:30 PM

Elements of Memoir Writing
Your story matters! This class will start you with some important elements of making literary art out of your story. The class will define "memoir" and what makes it different from other kinds of writing. Also covered are things to avoid in the memoir, how story and real life work together, and craft techniques from the chapter to the paragraph to the sentence. After the workshop, you should feel better equipped to put your story into writing for a public audience.

Kip Robisch has a PhD in English and has taught literature and creative writing for more than 20 years. He has published a book of literary scholarship, a number of short stories and articles, and poetry. He teaches for The Indianapolis Writers Center and works as a private coach and tutor as well as a creativity consultant for individuals and organizations.
Wednesday, July 23 @ 6:30 PM

Elements of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a traditional "soft-style" Chinese martial art. Its practitioners try to be like water – yielding and powerful at the same time. Tai Chi can increase calmness, balance and general well-being. Many, many generations of people have enjoyed and benefitted from Tai Chi. During this introduction to Tai Chi, you'll hear about the history and philosophy of the art, see it performed, and you'll learn a very simple exercise for calming the mind.

Michael Heinz has been teaching Tai Chi in the Indianapolis area since 1992. He holds Master-level teaching certification from Grandmaster William C.C. Chen. Michael is an adjunct professor at Butler University where, in addition to Tai Chi, he teaches classes in linguistics and Chinese philosophy.
Wednesday, July 30 @ 6:30 PM

Women Traveling Solo
Traveling alone as a woman can be a powerful and exciting growth experience. However, safety is always a consideration and some prep work before you go will help you make the most out of your journey. Hostelling International USA will provide tips on traveling alone safely and enjoyably. Information about budgeting, accommodations, safety, language and cultural customs will also be covered.
Wednesday, August 6 @ 6:30 PM

Elements of Medicare
Approximately 10,000 Americans per day turn 65 years old and become eligible to enroll in Medicare. Choosing Medicare coverage can sometimes seem difficult as reviewing your options can become overwhelming. This presentation will explain the basics of Medicare and the options for coverage available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Cheryl Wade from UnitedHealthCare invites you to the Medicare Made Clear™ meeting to learn more about your Medicare choices. This program is open to anyone eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, or anyone with interest in learning more about how Medicare works.
Wednesday, August 27 @ 6:30 PM

 

Recurring Classes

Watercolor Painting Class: Talented artist Jan Roland teaches a class in Watercolor Painting and Techniques on the third Thursday of each month @ 10:15 AM. No previous art experience is necessary, and the class fee of $15 includes all materials. You must preregister by calling (317) 896-9391.

Summer Sessions - June 19, July 17 & August 21

 

 

 

 

Staff

Nancy - Information & Reference Services Manager
Carly - Reference & Outreach Librarian
Rex - Reference & InterLibrary Loan Librarian
Marie - Library Assistant
Ricke - Library Clerk


Ask-A-Librarian

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Do you have a question? For quick questions, call 317-896-9391 and ask for the Information Desk. For more involved inquiries (e.g. research) submit an email to librarian@wwpl.lib.in.us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

For general information about the library visit the About or FAQ pages.


Euchre Group

The Westfield Washington Public Library Euchre Group the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 PM. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of fun with some great people at this free program.


Genealogy Group

Join the Westfield Genealogy Club on the 1st Saturday of every month @10:15 AM and share ideas, new Web sites and sources about family history, as well as meet some terrific people. The club meets the first Saturday of every month in the Sumner Room, and all genealogists are welcome to become members.


Free Coupon Exchange

We now have a "Free Coupon Exchange" basket at the Reference & Information Desk. Take Some. Leave Some.