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Medina County District Library Board of Trustees Opening

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the Medina County District Library Board of Trustees.

View the Application Form

Applications should be completed and returned to Pam Vereb, Clerk of the Board, at the Medina County Commissioners office by Tuesday, November 18 by one of the following means:

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  • Mail to: Pam Vereb, 144 North Broadway St., Medina, Ohio 44256
  • Fax: 330-722-9206
  • In person to the Commissioners' office at 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina, Ohio 44256

Please contact Tammy Nandrasy of MCDL at 330-722-6235, ext.2902 if further direction or assistance is required.


Friends of Library Host Masquerade Ball

Friends of Library Host Masquerade Ball – Benefit for Summer Reading

Masks, magicians, live music, mouthwatering food and more will greet guests at the Friends of Medina County District Library Gala Fundraiser Friday, October 24.

The event boasts the unique venue of the Medina Library. Couple that with the opportunity to dress up with the Masquerade theme, and you have a memorable evening on a budget. Tickets are only $40 and include delectable hors devours by The Corkscrew Saloon, signature drinks, and new this year, a cupcake display by A Cupcake A Day Bakery.

Friends of the Library president, Karen Hammon, says, “Guests love this event because it’s held in the place the funds are ultimately benefitting, your library. It’s not your typical country club event. People dress up a little or a lot, whatever is their style. We will have masquerade masks for purchase at the door for those who have a change of heart and want to dress up at the last minute!”

Sponsors are welcome and may come in the form of monetary donations, silent auction baskets or items, and new in 2014, art for the Art Auction.

“The Medina Library hosts the work of accomplished artists all year in our third floor gallery. This is a chance for the artists to give back to the library through the Friends – by donating and auctioning off their works”, says Theresa Laffey, art auction chair. The art will be on display October 1 through the evening of the event. Bidding runs through the art show and wraps up the night of the fundraiser.

In its third year, the gala raises money to fund the Summer Reading Celebration at Medina County District Libraries. With more than 8,000 participants, mostly children, the SRC is the single largest and most costly program at MCDL.

The Friends make an annual donation of $20,000 - $25,000 to cover the many programs, prizes and books children win for completing the game.  

Fundraiser tickets are on sale now at all MCDL locations with cash or check only. To download a sponsor packet or purchase tickets on line go to

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Shanren – China’s Premier Indi-Folk Band Plays at Medina County Libraries

Shanren – China’s Premier Indi-Folk Band Plays at Medina County Libraries

Get ready to Rock! Shanren is coming to a library near you and you don’t want to miss them.

Shanren is one of China’s top indie folk bands. They fuse indigenous music with rock, reggae
and ska, while showcasing a variety of traditional instruments such as the bamboo flute and the four stringed lute.

Literally translated, Shanren means Mountain Men, which is appropriate as the band formed
14 years ago in the Yunnan Province, known for its mountainous landscape and breathtaking views.

Their 2014 album, Left Foot Dance of the Yi, entered the word music charts at number
eight this spring.

Shanren will perform at:

Lodi Library – Monday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

Buckeye Library – Tuesday, November 18 at 3:00 pm

Medina Library – Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm

These concerts are free and no registration is required. For more info visit

The World Tour of Music, featuring Shanren, is brought to you locally by MCDL,
the Friends of MCDL, the Medina County Arts Council and ORMACO.

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October Month of Outdoor Fun at Medina County District Library

October Month of Outdoor Fun
at Medina County District Library

Medina County District Libraries are the place to be for outdoorsy fun this Fall.

It all begins October 11 and 12 as the Lodi Library is a stop on the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour. This weekend is part of a 45-year tradition in Medina County for this drive-it-yourself tour of agricultural, educational and historical stops along the way.

The Lodi Library will feature historical display and presentations, crafts for kids and a Plein Air art demonstration. The Foliage Tour is from Noon to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.

The next weekend, in the same neck of the woods, is the Seville Library’s Harvest Festival. Celebrate the harvest with live music, Irish Dancing, the Spring Mist Farms petting zoo, crafts, balloon art, games and the return of the pumpkin pie contest!

Seville Library is located on North Center Street in the heart of Seville.

Harvest Festival is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For a complete list of activities and times go to

MCDL and the Medina County Park District wrap up the month with Once Upon a Forest, Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Plum Creek Park.

Travel along the trails of Plum Creek forest and meet delightful characters with interesting tales along the way. Crafts and activities will follow. This unique blend of storytelling and nature is brought to you by MCDL and the County Park District.

For more information on any of these events go to and click Events.

You may also visit for information and printable maps for the Fall Foliage Festival.

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An Evening with David Giffels

An Evening with David Giffels

Akron Author Shares Love of Midwest Life


Join friends around the fireplace at the Medina Library for an evening with Akron-based author and educator, David Giffels.

Author David Giffels

Friday, November 7 at 7:00 pm

Tickets - $20, Includes appetizers by Corkscrew Saloon.

The Bestselling author will discuss his new book, The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, The Hard way on Purpose, is about coming of age in the Midwest, and the stubborn, optimistic, proud and resourceful people who thrive here.

An assistant professor of English at University of Akron, Giffels teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program. Giffels’ previous book, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House, is a memoir of growing into fatherhood while restoring a ramshackle mansion.

Tickets may be purchased at or at any MCDL location beginning September 29th. Deadline for tickets is October 31.

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Food Fest Returns to Buckeye Library November 1

Food Fest Returns to Buckeye Library November 1

Just follow the delicious aromas to the Buckeye Library, Saturday November 1, the third annual Food Fest!  Food Fest features a host of delicious activities from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Food Fest Attractions:

Register for the edible books contest and bring in your edible creation between October 20 and November 1.

11:00 am - Meet cookbook author Marilou Suszko who has written books about Cleveland’s West Side Market and eating locally.

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Be a contestant in the Cupcake Wars! Cupcakes and decorations provided.
Ages 5-15 welcome. Please register in advance.

1:00 pm - Couponing 101 with the Gazette’s Rachel Krych. Interested in couponing?
Learn from the pro, and start saving money!

All day enjoy samples from The University of Akron, pierogis and paprikash from Old World Foods, sushi by Twisted, jerky from Gold Rush Meats and more!

Don’t forget the Oreo stacking contest for the kiddos too!

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Warm Up Medina County

Warm Up Medina County

Warm Up Medina County, now in its eleventh year at Medina County District Library, is readying donations and finishing projects in time for donations to many Medina County agencies this fall.

The program began in 2004, based on Warm Up America, a program that brings people together to learn how to knit and crochet, and allows experienced knitters to share their talents.

The items made through the knitting circles are then donated to those in need. In Medina County the Battered Women’s Shelter, Hospice of Medina County and the Salvation Army are just a few of the organizations that have benefited from the program throughout the years.

Check out these events at the Brunswick Library.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle – Every other Tuesday at 10:00 am beginning September 16 and wrapping up November 25.

Get together with other knitters and crocheters to learn, fine tune, or teach your skills to others. The group works on finishing projects during these knitting sessions.


For more information go to or call the Brunswick Library

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Book Clubs at MCDL This Fall

Book Clubs at MCDL This Fall

Lodi - Wed., 6:00 pm

Nov. 5 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Brunswick - Mon., 10:00 am

Oct. 20 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Nov. 17 - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


Brunswick - Wed. 7:00 pm

Nov. 19 - Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto

Medina * - Tues., 7:00 pm

Oct. 21 - The Supreme’s at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey

Nov. 18 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Highland * - Thurs., 6:30 pm

Nov. 20 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


Seville - Wed., 3:00 pm

Oct. 22 - Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Nov. 19 - Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen

Cookbook Club *

Seville - Wed., 4:00 pm

Nov. 5 - The Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan

Pick a recipe and bring it to share.

Book Club for the Busy Bee *

Medina - Sat., 3:00 pm

Nov. 8 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

All titles 200 pages or less.


Classic & Contemporary Book Club

Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm

Oct. 20 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Nov. 17 - The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton


Books to Movies Discussion *

Medina - Thurs., 7:00 pm

Nov. 20 - Howards End by E.M. Forster

* Registration required for this event, please contact the hosting branch to register.

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