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One Book One Community Read of “Wonder” Kicks off Aug. 24

One Book One Community Read of “Wonder”
Kicks off Aug. 24


One Book One Community – an effort for all Medina County to read one impactful book and then nurture discussion about it, kicks off August 23 at the Medina International Festival on the Square.

The community is invited to stop by the library Bookmobile and display to learn more about the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. The story is about a boy born with severe facial differences going to school for the first time in the fifth grade. It follows his struggles and those of his family, friends and classmates.

“The book touches on tolerance, anti-bullying, self-esteem and overcoming obstacles. Everyone can relate to his story, we hope it also facilitates discussion about difficult topics that need to be addressed in our community”, says Holly Camino, MCDL One Book Committee Chair.

In partnership with the United Way of Medina County, every sixth grader in the county has already or will receive a copy of the book to read. Book are available in hard back and digital copies by reserve at www.mcdl.info.   Book clubs, classrooms, families, everyone is invited to read the book and discuss it. Then attend one of the nearly two-dozen programs at MCDL libraries beginning September 1.
Go to www.mcdl.info/OneBook for a complete list.

Two special events in October wrap up the One Book One Community campaign.

J.R. Martinez: Full of Heart     Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm,
Medina Performing Arts Center Main Stage, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina

J.R. Martinez is a U.S. Army veteran, actor, best selling author, motivational speaker, and Dancing With the Stars Champion. Martinez is the author of Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit, a memoir of how he took his personal tragedy and turned it into inspiration for others. This event is free and open to the public.


Celebrate Wonder: The Big Blue Bouncy Ball Drop

Friday, October 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Medina Library

Celebrate Wonder and drop thousands of blue bouncy balls from our third floor! Pizza, cookies and tons of fun provided.

Learn more or give to the One Book One Community Campaign at www.mcdl.info/One Book .



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Children’s Author Eric Litwin Returns to Medina County

Children’s Author Eric Litwin Returns to Medina County

Debuts New Book

Eric Litwin, author of four Pete the Cat books and a new book called, The Nuts, Bedtime in the Nut House, makes an encore appearance for Medina County District Library this September.


Eric Litwin, The Nuts: Bedtime in the Nut House

Thursday, September 11, 6:30 pm

Highland High School Auditorium

4150 Ridge Rd., Medina       

Books sales and book signing will follow the performance.

“Mr. Litwin’s publicist contacted us, saying he so enjoyed the performances in the spring that he would love to include us on his book tour this fall. We are very excited to bring this beloved children’s author to Medina County twice in 2014”, says Debbie Socha, MCDL Children’s Team chair.

Litwin performed a teaser of the new, The Nuts, book at the spring concert. Now Medina County residents will be the first to see him perform his new set of material based on the series.

Eric Litwin, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Pete the Cat books, and now The Nuts, performs with guitar strumming, book reading, harmonica blowing, song singing, folksy, fun, and it’s open to everyone!

Presented by Medina County District Library and the Friends of Medina County District Library.





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Writers Luncheon Features Amish Romance Writer

Writers Luncheon Features Amish Romance Writer

The Amish way of life and Romance may seem like they don’t go hand in hand, but leave it to award-winning author Wanda Brunstetter to meld the two into sweet, warm stories for the avid romance reader to lose their heart.


Writers Live Author Luncheon

Wanda Brunstetter

Wednesday, September 17 at Noon

Weymouth Country Club

3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina

 

The author of more than sixty books, Brunstetter is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre.

Wanda’s fascination with Amish culture developed when she met her husband, whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Her novels are based on research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life.


Tickets are $25 and include lunch. Purchase online at www.mcdl.info or at any MCDL location.

Presented by Medina County District Library and the Friends of Medina County District Library.



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Medina County Story Fest Returns with Renowned Line-up September 20

Medina County Story Fest Returns with Renowned Line-up September 20

 

World renownd Master Storyteller Donald Davis and world traveling professional storyteller Lindsay Bonilla will make you appreciate a truly great story! Discover the joys of storytelling with workshops, performances, story times, and activities at the:

Third Annual Medina County Story Fest

September 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St., Medina

Special Evening Performance by Donald Davis at 7:00 pm

 

Schedule of Events

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Workshop for Professional Storytellers with Donald Davis

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Performance from Donald Davis

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Story Swap with Janelle Reardon
Brown bag your lunch and join Janelle Reardon in the story swap.


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Adventures in Storytelling by Lindsay Bonilla
Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla whisks audiences away on an imaginative, interactive, educational adventure featuring folktales from around the world. Boys and girls will get a chance to share the stage and use costumes, props and lots of imagination!

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Life Story Workshop with Donald Davis
Climb inside your own mind to discover memories waiting to become stories.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – OLIO
Professional storytellers present a medley that will entertain and delight.

7:00 pm – Evening Performance with Donald Davis

For the little ones…10:30 am , 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm - Storytelling with Miss Shirley.
Stories, crafts, and activities throughout the day.

The Medina Story Festival is a collaborative effort between the Medina County District Library and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Friends of Medina County District Library, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, and the Medina County Arts Council.

For more information visit www.mcdl.info/events



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Book Clubs at MCDL This Fall

Book Clubs at MCDL This Fall


Lodi - Wed., 6:00 pm

Oct. 1 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Nov. 5 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

 

Brunswick - Mon., 10:00 am

Sept. 15 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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

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

 

Brunswick - Wed. 7:00 pm

Sept. 17 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Oct.15 - Longbourn by Jo Baker

Nov. 19 - Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto


Medina * - Tues., 7:00 pm

Sept. 16 - The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

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

Sept. 18 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Oct. 16 - Reunion at Red Paint Bay by George Harrar

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

 

Seville - Wed., 3:00 pm

Sept. 24 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio    

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

Sept. 3 - The Chew: Over 100 Delicious Recipes by The Chew Kitchen

Oct. 1 - The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila

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

Sept. 13 - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Oct. 11 - Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Nov. 8 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

All titles 200 pages or less.

 

Classic & Contemporary Book Club

Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm

Sept. 15 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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

Sept. 18 - Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) by Vikas Swarup

Oct. 16 - Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

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




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

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No Produce Left Behind Gardening Series and Produce Donation Days

No Produce Left Behind Gardening Series and Produce Donation Days

It’s just about that time to plant your garden, the fear of frost is gone…almost and the hope of sun and warm temperatures are on the horizon. Now is the time to get a little gardening education at the Brunswick Library and plan to donate your excess harvest to Feeding Medina County.

No Produce Left Behind Classes

Held Saturdays at 10:00 am at the Brunswick Library

August 16 - Watering, Rain Barrels and Irrigation

Produce Drop-Off Days

Brunswick Library 

Mondays, August 18, 25 & September 8

Tuesdays, August 19, 26 & September 9 

Buckeye Library

Tuesdays, August 19, 26, & September 2

Wednesdays, August 20, 27 & September 3


 

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Book Clubs at MCDL This Summer

Book Clubs at MCDL

Brunswick - Mon., 10:00 am

Aug. 18 - Defending Jacob by William Landay

 

Medina * - Tues., 7:00 pm

Aug. 19 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio

 

Seville - Wed., 3:00 pm

Aug. 27 - Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

 

Brunswick - Wed., 7:00 pm

Aug. 20 - Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

 

Highland - Thurs., 6:30 pm

Aug. 21 - Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith

 


Book Chat

Seville - Wed., Aug. 13, 7:00 pm

Casual discussion about recent favorites.

 

Classic & Contemporary Book Club

Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 - The Journey by Wanda Brunstetter

Explore new and interesting topics with great books and tea.

 

Books to Movies Discussion *

Medina - Thurs., 7:00 pm

Aug. 21 - Mystic River by Dennis Lehane




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




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