1 Photo credit: Bill Miles mcdl.info/Readers Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL mcdl.info September, October, November 2022 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library mary kay andrews Wed., Nov. 9, 7:00 pm Brunswick Middle School Auditorium 1483 Pearl Rd., Brunswick Mary Kay Andrews is the bestselling author of 24 novels including The Homewreckers, The Newcomer, and Hello, Summer. She also has a cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mary Kay was a journalist before writing fiction. She divides her time between Atlanta and Tybee Island, Georgia, where she plots storylines, has kitchen adventures, and fixes up old beach homes with her husband of 40 years. Free event! No registration required. Book sale and signing to follow. BOOK DISCUSSION Wed., Nov. 9, 3:00 pm Highland Library Mary Kay Andrews discusses her latest novel, The Homewreckers. Seating is limited, register at mcdl.info/Readers. SUMMER'S ALWAYS IN SEASON WITH AUTHOR Authors at MCDL Will Hillenbrand, children’s author and illustrator, see p. 8 Jess Montgomery, Shelley Shepard Gray, and more, see p. 15
2 MCDL News & Notes Kathy Petras (L) retired with 34½ years of service and is respected for her expertise in local and family history and genealogy research. Kathy worked in the Reference Department for many years, and moved to the Family History and Learning Center in 2019. She’s known for her ability to decipher handwriting from Civil War letters and her love of a good family history mystery. Staff collected donations for the Medina County Historical Society in Kathy’s honor. Seventy Years of Service Retires from Medina Library This summer two of Medina Library’s longest serving staff members, Kathy Petras and Dianna Wertz, retired Welcome to the Board of Trustees Caleb Parker joined the MCDL Board of Trustees in June, filling an unexpired term. Parker is an associate attorney with Williams and Batchelder, LLP in Medina. He has a B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College and received his Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. He was sworn in as an attorney in the State of Ohio in November 2021. Caleb grew up in Medina and graduated from Medina High School. He is excited to join the Board of Trustees to be a voice in developing MCDL as a public institution able to serve the next generations. He lives in Medina with his fiancé, Kyle. Staff Leadership Sue Schuld, MCDL Technology Manager, was appointed to a three-year term on the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) beginning July 1. OPLIN is a state agency of Ohio that provides internet access to the 251 Ohio public libraries. Congratulations to Dan Holahan, Medina Library Reference Supervisor, and Jenna Elswick, MCDL Human Resources Manager, for being named to Leadership Medina County’s 2023 LEAD Institute and Signature Class, respectively. We look forward to your contributions as leaders in the community! “I will miss my coworkers and the patrons the most. One of my favorite memories was when I found my fifth cousin once removed by conducting genealogy research for someone else!” – Kathy “My favorite part of working here has been seeing the generations come through our doors. You know you’ve made an impact on your community when people want to stand in line to visit with you and introduce you to their families,” – Dianna Dianna Wertz (R) had 35 years of service in the Customer Service Department and is well-known for her “smiling, friendly personality that makes everyone feel special,” says her manager, Christine Gramm. Dianna was the very first staff member to execute a passport at Medina Library. She is generous with her time and skill, helping whenever and wherever she is needed.
3 MCDL News & Notes New StoryWalk® Partnership In May, a new MCDL partnership debuted! A StoryWalk® was installed along the walkway behind Northrop Elementary that winds through wetlands into nearby Reagan Park. The beloved Chica Chica Boom Boom by Bill Martin livened up this peaceful walkway with its colors and rhymes! StoryWalk® is a partnership between MCDL and: • Medina County Park District, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Rd., Medina • Medina City Schools, Northrop Elementary, 950 E. Reagan Pkwy., Medina It promotes literacy, physical activity, and spending time together as a family. Each season brings a new story. Watch for We Walk Through the Forest by Lisa Ferland on Sept. 1. Warm Up Medina County Final donation day is Sat. Nov. 5, all day. Bring finished items to Service Desks at any MCDL location. We accept items preferred by local charities: • Hats • Scarves • Mittens/gloves • Adult, child, baby, and lap blankets Register to Vote You may register to vote and submit an absentee ballot request form at MCDL. The deadline to register for the November General Election is Oct. 11. Absentee ballot requests begin 90 days before the elections and can be submitted until noon on Nov. 5 at the Board of Elections. Details at mcdl.info/Vote. Summer Reading Fun Summer Reading made a splash in 2022. The summertime beach and underwater theme created great fun and learning opportunities for nearly 6,300 children and 1,300 teens registered to play the game as of Aug. 1. This was a stand-out year with many children completing the game and choosing a prize book of their own. Favorite performers, including Outback Ray and The Bubble Lady, attracted crowds of 200-300 participants. Free ice cream at Lodi and Seville Library’s kick-off party made for many happy and messy faces. Teens read nearly 800,000 minutes, which is the equivalent of 1½ years of reading! Those who read 1,200 minutes or more qualified for numerous grand prize packages featuring art, gaming, and self-care. “It’s all about getting kids and families into the library so they can maintain or even improve their reading skills while having a great time at events and winning prizes along the way.” – Gail Ebey, Medina Library Children’s Dept. Supervisor
4 Sensory Support for Families Sensory Kits are available for all ages and needs but are geared toward adults and youth with autism or sensory challenges. These kits include items that facilitate a calming affect for people with sensory issues, such as stress balls, weighted blankets, and noise cancelling headphones. MCDL strives to be a safe, calm place everyone can enjoy. The kits were made possible through funding from Rotary Club of Medina Sunrise and a grant from Autism Speaks. New! A sensory deprivation tent is now available at select events for individuals to use as needed. Staff will announce when the tent is available, and it is open to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Ohio Get a free book mailed to your home every month! Enroll today at your library or mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy. Dolly Parton is an icon in the world of country music. But did you know her Imagination Library, founded in 1995, has provided nearly 200 million books to children ages birth to five all around the world? The Imagination Library Ohio is now a state-wide initiative. Families are encouraged to register each child in the household to receive a new, free book every month. Currently, 41% of eligible Medina County families are enrolled in the program. MCDL is spreading the word through day care visits, the Health Department, Catholic Charities, community outreach, and more. College & Scholarships The college application process is underway for the class of 2023 and MCDL has resources to help find your dream school and fund your education. mcdl.info/College is a curated site to research schools based on admissions, qualifications, and financial aid. Find rankings on schools, majors and other quality of life indicators you may be looking for in higher education. mcdl.info/Scholarships helps you understand the complexities of college funding. From the FAFSA to applying for local scholarships, it’s your one-stop-shop for funding your future. You’ll even find sites to purchase used textbooks and study for the SAT. Dolly Part ’s Imaginat on Library of Ohio Free books eachmonth for kids 0-5 Your child will receive: • Monthly delivery of an awesome book specifically selected for your child’s age • Increased vocabulary and literacy • A love for learning that will help prepare them for kindergarden From Birth to Age 5 • A free book every month till age five • Snuggles during reading time • A kids who’s ready to take on kindergarten—and life What You’ll Get From The Parents “When my son gets a new book in the mail, it’s like a little mini-Christmas! I encourage every parent to sign their child up for the Imagination Library.” –Warren County parent “Signing your child up for the Imagination Library is a no-brainer. Our family absolutely loves it.” –Lorain County parent Go to OhioImaginationLibrary.org to start your child’s free monthly book delivery! It’s Easy! Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 1 million free books each month to children around the world. MCDL News & Notes
Outreach Services Bringing the Library to You Outreach Services’ mission is to provide library materials and services to patrons with limited access to libraries. Library Items Delivered MCDL staff and volunteers deliver library items to patrons at homes and senior facilities. Books by Mail is another option. Short and long-term service is available. Services for Visually Impaired Borrow a Magnifier Kit to sample a variety of magnifiers for all uses. Talking Books are available free by mail to Ohio residents who qualify. Playback equipment is provided. Memory Care Kits Kits include a support book for caregivers, adult picture book, music CD, and activities. Kits are designed for anyone caring for an individual experiencing memory loss. Available for check out at your library. Create Custom Holiday Gifts! Cricut & embroidery machines • Laser engraver Convert home movies or photos to digital Reservations recommended. See website for hours, equipment, and training information. Makerspace & Digital Lab at Medina Library mcdl.info/Makerspace 5 Tools & Tech mcdl.info/ToolsTech A collection of useful gadgets you may need only once, or would like to try before you buy! It includes items many patrons have requested as well as some you never knew you needed. • Acer Chromebook • Dry Erase Board • Headphones • Mini Mouse • Portable Monitor • USB Microscope • USBWebcam • Wi-Fi Hotspot Available at Medina Library • Action Camera • Binoculars • Blood Pressure Monitor • Car Engine Fault Code Reader • HDMI Projector • Kill A Watt Electricity Monitor • Metal Detector • Portable Telescope • Radon Detector • Scanner Pen • Soprano Ukulele • Stud Finder • Thermal Leak Detector • USB Microphone Available at all MCDL locations mcdl.info/Outreach • 330-722-2590
Book Buzz: Nonfiction September The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World by Max Fisher Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage by Nathalia Holt October Coming of Age in 2020: Teenagers on the Year That Changed Everything by Katherine Schulten The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits’ Improbable Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime by Renee Dudley & Daniel Golden The Story of Russia by Orlanda Figes November Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination by Jens Andersen Private Equity: A Memoir by Carrie Sun The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal The Princess Bride by William Goldman Early Literacy Kits are great to use with children at home or in a classroom. Every kit centers around a topic of interest to young children and contains books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme. Reserve one online and pick up at your favorite library location. Try one of our most popular themes: Alphabet, Confidence, Dinosaurs, Feelings, and Manners. 6 EarlY LiteracY Kits Browse additional kit themes and reserve at mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy Holes by Louis Sachar The Tale of Desperaux by Kate Dicamillo Yellow Like a Submarine, Purple like the Rain by John Coulter Outreach Services Associate Recently Read by Liane
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 7 September Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Amanda Flower (historical mystery) First in a new series featuring Emily Dickinson and her house maid Willa Noble, whose brother has died in a stable accident that may not be what it seems. Fairy Tale by Stephen King (supernatural thriller) After befriending a reclusive man and his dog, Charlie discovers a portal to another world. Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen (magical realism) Found family, loss, and love are the themes of Allen’s (Garden Spells) first novel in seven years. Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (thriller) A group of four female assassins on a retirement trip faces a threat from their own organization. Lessons by Ian McEwan (literary fiction) An epic sweep through modern history centered on one man’s life, losses, and loves. November Winterland by Rae Meadows (psychological/historical) Young Anya rises through the Soviet gymnastics world in the 1970s and comes to understand the sacrifices required of both her family and herself. Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander (fiction) Meredith hasn’t left her home in over 1,200 days, but the world is calling her to come out, whether she’s ready or not. A Restless Truth by Freya Marske (fantasy/historical) On board the H.M.S. Lyric, Maud finds a dead body, a beautiful stranger, and magical secrets. Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan (police procedural) First in a new series featuring Detective Inaya Rahman, investigating the deaths of immigrant girls in Denver. Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell (short stories) A short story collection of nine romantic tales in the author’s inimitable style. October Little Eve by Catriona Ward (gothic horror) A dark, chilling novel set within a cult family on a remote Scottish isle. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (fiction) Aided by underground librarians, Bird searches for his mother, a Chinese American poet whose works have been banned. The Winners by Fredrik Backman (fiction) The third novel in the Beartown series finds the residents willing to sacrifice nearly everything for their community. Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese (historical fiction) Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter reimagined as the muse who inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover (romance) A companion to It Ends with Us which tells Atlas’s side of the story. Book Buzz: Fiction
September 1-30 mcdl.info/Card Library Card Sign-up Month Cards are free to new patrons. Replacement cards are free in September. Knowledge and entertainment are yours with a Library Card! 8 Meet Will Hillenbrand, author and illustrator of more than 70 books for young people. Learn how a book is created–from idea, to story, to drawing the pictures– with Will’s fun and fascinating multimedia presentation. Author Visit with Will Hillenbrand Authors at MCDL Sat., Nov. 5, all ages Buckeye - 10:30 am Brunswick - 1:30 pm Medina - 4:00 pm Free event: Register at any MCDL location or mcdl.info/Readers Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us Medina County youth and teens have an opportunity to express their freedom to read through art. The inspiration for this is the 2022 Banned Books Week theme. Participants at library locations and residents at the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center will paint a canvas depicting what censorship means to them. The creations will be combined into a mural that will be on rotating display at MCDL locations. It will take permanent residence in Medina Library’s Teen Department in the spring. This endeavor was made possible through a grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation and is a partnership with the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center and Access the Arts, a local non-profit providing arts education for at-risk populations. September 18-24 Visit the Bookmobile Home Depot Safety Fair Home Depot, 3330 Center Rd., Brunswick Sat., Oct. 1, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Parade of Lights Medina Square Sat., Nov. 19 4:00 - 7:00 pm Pick up a current schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit mcdl.info/Bookmobile
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Children & Families Special Storytimes Storytimes Sept. 12 - Oct. 14 Registration begins Mon., Aug. 29 at mcdl.info/Storytimes Give your children an early start with books and help them develop a lifelong love of reading, plus the skills they’ll need to succeed at school. Baby * (Up to 24 months with adult) Mon. 1:00 pm Medina Tues. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick Toddler * (Ages 2-3 with adult) Wed. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 10:30 am Highland Preschool * (Ages 4-5) Tues. 1:30 pm Brunswick Wed. 1:30 pm Medina Family * (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Brunswick Mon. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Lodi Wed. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Fri. 10:30 am Brunswick Drop-In (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:30 pm Medina Thurs. 6:30 pm Brunswick 9 Garden Medina - Thurs., Sept. 1, 15, 9:30 am All ages - Held at Medina Community Garden (302 E. Liberty St., Medina). Hosted in partnership with SustainEd and the Community Garden. Adapted Storytime * Brunswick - Sat., Sept. 3, Nov. 5, 10:30 am, all ages - Storytime in a supportive environment geared towards children with autism, developmental disabilities and/or sensory integration challenges. Apples * Brunswick - Wed., Sept. 7, 10:30 am All ages - A family storytime celebrating apples. Stuffed Animal Sleepover * Medina - Wed., Sept. 7, 6:00 pm All ages - Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Pick up your stuffed animal and pictures of their fun night the next day. Grandparent * Medina - Sat., Sept. 10, 10:30 am All ages - Celebrate grandparents with stories dedicated to them. Virtual Bedtime Stories * Zoom - Mon., Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 6:30 pm - Snuggle up with bedtime stories from the comfort of home. Fall Leaves Medina - Tues., Sept. 27, 10:30 am All ages - Celebrate the changing season with an autumn storytime, take-home craft, and a leaf drop from the third floor. SWAT Truck * Brunswick - Sat., Oct. 8, 10:30 am All ages - Meet a police officer and visit the Brunswick SWAT truck. Spooky Storytime Seville - Wed., Oct. 19, 10:30 am All ages - Songs, stories, and more. Spiders, Bats, Cats * Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 24 or Sat., Oct. 29, 10:30 am, all ages Trick or treat after stories and songs about (not so) spooky animals. Costumes welcome. Register for one session. Monsters * Lodi - Wed., Oct. 26, 6:00 pm All ages - Roaring good stories and a craft. Tickle a Tortoise Highland - Wed., Nov. 2, 6:30 pm All ages - Touch a real tortoise and hear funny stories. Dinovember * Medina - Fri., Nov. 4, 10:30 am All ages - STOMP in for roaring fun about dinosaurs. Turkey Tales Buckeye * - Wed., Nov. 9, 10:30 am Brunswick * - Mon., Nov. 14 or Sat., Nov. 19, 10:30 am Lodi * - Mon., Nov. 14, 6:00 pm Ages 3-7 Medina - Sat., Nov. 19, 10:30 am Seville - Wed., Nov. 23, 10:30 am All ages (except Lodi) - Fun featuring everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving bird. Veterans Day * Lodi - Sat., Nov. 12, 10:30 am Ages 3-8 - Write a thank you to a veteran, make a craft, and enjoy stories. Kevin Henkes’ Birthday * Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 16, 10:30 am Ages 2-5 - Celebrate Henkes’ birthday with his stories, birthday cake, and more!
Alien Adventure! * Seville - Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:00 pm All ages - Create a flying saucer with an alien inside. Apple Gala * Highland - Tues., Sept. 27 4:00 - 5:30 pm, grades K-6 Learn about an apple’s life cycle, taste test apples, and do an apple craft. Leaf Creatures * Lodi - Sat., Oct. 1, 2:00 pm, all ages Create an animal portrait out of preserved leaves. Scary Cute Crafts * Medina - Tues., Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25 10:30 am, ages 3 & up Make a monstrously fun project each week leading up to Halloween in this four-week series. Super-Secret Slime Lab * Seville - Thurs., Oct. 13, 6:00 pm All ages - Become a mad scientist and make your own sensory slime test tube goo! Bug Zoo * Medina - Sat., Oct. 15, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Learn to love these tiny and amazing creatures as you meet insects and learn about their role in the environment. Halloween Party * Lodi - Tues., Oct. 18, 6:00 - 7:30 pm All ages - Show off your costume on the runway! Enjoy trick or treating, games, and balloon creations by Nate the Great. Halloween Fashion Show Medina - Thurs., Oct. 20, 6:30 pm All ages - Walk the red carpet, show off your costume, and claim a special treat. Fantastic Fall Events Trick or Treat * Buckeye - Thurs., Oct. 27, 6:30 pm All ages with adult - Wear a costume for an evening of tricks, treats, and fun. Halloween Bash Seville - Sat., Oct. 29, 1:00 pm All ages - Enter a costume contest, create crafts, and trick or treat. Trick or Treat & Cider Tasting Highland - Mon., Oct. 31, all day Wear a costume and enjoy treats. Corn Husk Dolls * Lodi - Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:00 pm All ages - Celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Learn about ancient toys and create one of your own. Who Was at the First Thanksgiving? * Lodi - Tues., Nov. 8, 10:30 am All ages - Who was at the first Thanksgiving and where were they hiding? Find out with Akron Zoo’s animal ambassadors. Apple-Palooza * Medina - Mon., Nov. 14, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Apple stories, apple crafts, and cook homemade applesauce to take home. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 10 Events for Children & Families Naturebrary * Medina - Wed., Sept. 7, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, 10:30 am, ages 2-5 Discover our indoor and outdoor nature activities. Music & Movement * Brunswick - Fri., Sept. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 11, 10:30 am or 11:30 am Ages 0-6 - Groove with Ms. Izzey in this music and movement class. Meet the Pollinators * Highland - Sat., Sept. 24, 11:00 am All ages - Learn about the metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly. Signing Class * Medina - Sat., Oct. 1, 8, 10:30 am Ages 1-3 with adult - Learn basic signs for communication. Different signs in each class. Baby Sensory Play * Brunswick - Sat., Sept. 10, Oct. 22, 10:30 am, ages 6-18 mos. Stories, rhymes, and playtime. Wear mess-friendly clothes. Pigeon’s Rollercoaster Party * Brunswick - Sat., Sept. 24, 10:30 am All ages - Celebrate the release of the latest Mo Willems book and party with everyone’s favorite bird!
Events for Children & Families Read to Brutus Highland - Wed., Oct. 12 3:00 - 5:00 pm, all ages - Read to Brutus, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Feathers, Furs, Scales & Skin Highland - Sat., Oct. 15, 10:00 am All ages - Explore a display of wildlife pelts and artifacts. Move & Groove Jr. * Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 17, Nov. 7, 10:30 am, ages 3-12 mos. - Bond with your baby with an introduction to music in a nurturing environment. Little Hands Artist * Medina - Wed., Oct. 19, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Hands-on art projects. Messy Sensory * Lodi - Sat., Oct. 22, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm or 1:30 - 3:00 pm, ages 3-9 Sensory activities including water, shaving cream, corn sifting, bubble wrap, and more. Wear old clothes. Register for one session. Art History Craft Time * Seville - Thurs., Nov. 3, 5:00 pm Grades K-5 - Learn about the modern artist, Pablo Picasso. Create a self portrait inspired by his artistic vision. Minute to Win It * Seville - Sat., Nov. 5, 2:00 pm Grades 1-6 - Test your speed and dexterity with rapid-fire challenges. Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) LEGO Club Highland - Tues., Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Build something based on weekly prompts. Creations displayed until the following week. Edible Science * Lodi - Mon., Sept. 12, 6:00 pm Science experiments with food. Spy School Science * Medina - Thurs., Sept. 15, 6:30 pm Grades 3 & up - Learn to extract DNA, crack a secret code, and more at this super-sleuth event! Bookends Book Club * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 pm Sept. 20 - Historical Fiction Oct. 18 - Spooky Stories Nov. 15 - Reader’s Favorite Share, snack, and chat about books. Fairy Potions * Seville - Wed., Sept. 28, 6:00 pm Grades 2-7 - Make your own miniature fairy potions, including fairy dust, dragon kisses, and moon oil. Writing Horror Stories * Buckeye - Thurs., Oct. 13 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Get your spook on during this writing workshop about things that go bump in the night. Yarn Pumpkins * Brunswick - Fri., Oct. 14, 1:30 pm Create your own pumpkin of yarn! Materials provided. After-Hours Hide & Seek * Medina - Fri., Oct. 14, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Grades 4 & up - Run around, be loud, and hide in the library. After-Hours Scary Stories * Medina - Fri., Oct. 21, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Enjoy s’mores and spooky stories, then craft your own terrifying tale. Cookies & Canvas * Medina - Sat., Nov. 5, 2:00 pm Make art and eat cookies! Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Build a Bot * Buckeye - Tues., Nov. 15 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Design, build, and race your own mini-bot. Library Art Store * Brunswick - Tues., Nov. 8, 10:30 am Grades K-5 - Shop the Library Art Store with library bucks. Practice money counting skills and make a piece of art. Family Portrait Day * Brunswick - Sat., Nov. 12 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, all ages Sign up for a 15-minute time slot for a free, digital family portrait taken by library staff in a cozy, winter setting. Make a Guitar * Highland - Mon., Nov. 14 3:00 - 5:00 pm, grades Pre-K - 4 Learn the science of sound and make your own guitar. Indoor Recess * Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 23, 10:30 am Ages 4-7 - Play active, classic games with other kids. Wear gym shoes. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 11
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted) Scary Good Fun Dungeons & Dragons Club Medina - Wed., Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Seville - Tues., Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, 6:00 pm Embark on a magical journey using a character of your own design. VolunTeen Orientation: Butterfly Garden * Highland - Thurs., Sept. 8, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 3:00 pm - Earn service hours throughout the year by helping support the butterfly garden. Top Your ‘Za Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 14, 12:30 pm Learn how to make an easy snack and personalize it with your favorite toppings. Chocolate vs. Chocolate Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 21, 2:15 pm Learn how chocolate is made, taste samples, and vote for your favorite. Hobbit Birthday Party * Highland - Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:00 pm Celebrate Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday with snacks and trivia. Costumes encouraged. Otaku Tuesdays * Medina - Tues., Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm View and discuss anime, do geekcrafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Cosplay welcome. Teen Taste Testers Highland - Wed., Oct. 5, 3:00 pm Can you taste the difference between store brand and name brand? Compete for the teen taster championship. Strawbees Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 12, 2:15 pm What can YOU build with straws? Served with strawbee(rie)s and cream! Vote for the best creation. Prize for the winner. Drum Group Brunswick * - Thurs., Oct. 13, 2:30 pm Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 19, 2:30 pm Celebrate community and life with music and rhythm in this interactive session. After-Hours Hide & Seek * Medina - Fri., Oct. 14, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Ready or not... play hide and seek in the dark after the library closes. Break a World Record Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 26, 2:15 pm Can you stick more than 60 sticky notes to your face in a minute? How quickly can you arrange Mr. Potato Head while blindfolded? Attempt to break these, and more, Guinness World Records. Will it Waffle? * Brunswick - Thurs., Nov. 3 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Experiment with creative waffle iron recipes. Dog Power! Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 16, 12:30 pm Ripley and his owner answer questions about training a therapy dog and show you the amazing things he can do. Nugget Tasting Tourney Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 30, 2:15 pm Who has the best chicken nuggets in Medina? Sample each one and vote. Stuffed Animal Taxidermy * Brunswick - Mon., Sept. 26 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Mount a stuffed animal masterpiece to display on your wall. Pumpkin Decorating Contest * Highland - Mon., Oct. 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Design a pumpkin to display in the library. Vote for favorites all month. Winners announced the final week of October. Pumpkins provided. Pumpkin Spice Party Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 5, 12:30 pm Spice up a painting project with a seasonal favorite. Haunted Gingerbread Houses * Lodi - Wed., Oct. 12, 6:00 pm Create a spooky gingerbread house. Zombie Dolls * Seville - Mon., Oct. 17, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - The dolls have risen from the dead! Create your own zombie using old dolls. Monstercon Medina - Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30 - 7:00 pm A Halloween party of monstrous proportions. Monster toy lab, costume contest, trivia murder party, and more! Are You Afraid of the Dark? * Seville - Sat., Oct. 22, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Prepare a spooky story and share around a “campfire” after hours! Participate in a costume contest, enjoy s’mores pops, and more. Permission slip required. Haunted Escape Room * Medina - Tues., Nov. 1, 6:00 pm Work with a team to solve the mysteries of the room or meet your doom. You have one hour.
Love these titles and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus Four years after an unsolved murder at Saint Ambrose, Brynn is about to start her dream job at a true-crime podcast, where she is determined to find out the truth. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes The third novel in The Inheritance Games series finds Avery faced with one more mystery to solve at Hawthorne House. The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera Orion and Valentino form an instant connection the night before the first Death-Case in this prequel to They Both Die at the End. The Maze Cutter by James Dashner 73 years after the events of The Death Cure, Thomas’s descendents must return to civilization to face the consequences of the apocalypse. Teen Book Buzz *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. 13 Arts & Crafts Events for Teens Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 7, 2:15 pm Paint your interpretation on canvas. Cast & Crew Club * Medina - Wed., Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Film club members work on pre-production for a movie to be filmed this winter. Macrame Leaf Wall Hanging * Lodi - Tues., Sept. 13, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Decorate your room with a leaf wall hanging. Pride Time Medina - Wed., Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, 4:00 - 5:30 pm Brunswick - Tues., Oct. 4, 6:00 pm LGBTQIA+ teens and allies make Pride themed crafts, discuss movies, books, and more in a supportive environment. DIY Polymer Clay Earrings * Highland - Thurs., Sept. 15 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Love unique and fun jewelry? Craft some funky earrings. Scribble Society * Seville - Thurs., Sept. 15, Nov. 17 6:30 pm, grades 3-12 - Talk about all things writing! We will have prompts and the option to share your work. Zoom option available. Warm Up Medina County Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 28, 2:15 pm Help warm up Medina County by creating fleece scarves or blankets without sewing. Mini-Con Badge Art Contest Medina - Enter your original manga or fandom artwork for a chance to be featured on this year’s Mini Con Badge. Nov. 1-4 - Submit art (limit 2) to firstname.lastname@example.org Nov. 8-11 - Vote at the Teen desk Skittle Art Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 2, 2:15 pm Find a new way to taste the rainbow. DIY Tote Bag * Highland - Mon., Nov. 7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Create your own tote bag or make one to give. Supplies provided. Thanks a Lot! Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 9, 2:15 pm It’s the season for gratitude. Make a craft and take a moment to think about why you’re thankful. Kindness Day Rocks * Highland - Thurs., Nov. 10, 3:00 pm Grades 3-8 Paint rocks to hide in your community on Nov. 13 for World Kindness Day. Mystery Bag Art Challenge * Medina - Mon., Nov. 14, 3:30 pm Receive a bag of materials and challenge yourself to create. Beaded Animal Keychains * Lodi - Wed., Nov. 30, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Make a keychain using pony beads.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 14 Highland * - Thurs., 9:00 am Held at Hinckley Donut Shop, 1388 Ridge Rd., Hinckley Sept. 29 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean Oct. 27 - Awkward by Ty Tashiro Banned Book Tasting * Seville - Tues., Sept. 20, 6:00 pm Expand your reading palate with a sampling of challenged books from across genres.Teens welcome. Book Club Celebration * Medina - Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Explore all MCDL has to offer for book clubs! Book club leaders will welcome new and current members, brainstorm titles for your group, and showcase new Book Club Bags for 2023. Events for Adults Book Discussions Facebook - EveryWed., 9:00 pm A casual, drop-in book discussion with no assigned book. Post what you’re reading and see what others are reading at facebook.com/ MedinaCountyDistrictLibraryOhio. Medina - Thurs., 2:00 pm Sept. 1 - The Cold Millions by Jess Walter Oct. 6 - The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe Nov. 3 - The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am Sept. 12 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Oct. 10 - The Windfall by Diksha Basu Nov. 14 - Educated by TaraWestover Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm Sept. 12 - Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella Oct. 10 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Nov. 14 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Medina * - Tues., 6:00 pm Sept. 13 - Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi Oct. 11 - White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson Nov. 8 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Seville - Tues., 6:00 pm Sept. 13 - AWalk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Oct. 11 - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Nov. 8 - Yonder by Ali Standish Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm Sept. 19 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Oct. 17 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Nov. 21 - Killers of the Flower Moon:The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Brunswick -Wed., 6:30 pm Sept. 21 The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys Oct. 19 - The Great Santini by Pat Conroy Nov. 16 - Wolf Hollow by LaurenWolk Medina - Mon., 6:00 pm Sept. 26 - All That She Carried by Tiya Miles Oct. 31 - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Nov. 28 - His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life by Jonathan Alter Highland -Wed., 6:30 pm Sept. 28 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Oct. 26 - Book Lovers by Emily Henry Nov. 30 - The Maid by Nita Prose Books & Authors Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers Plot Twist Critique Group * Zoom - Thurs., Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Give and receive encouragement as you polish your work-in-progress in a supportive environment. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Meditation & Journaling for Creativity * Zoom - Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:00 pm Writer and meditation teacher, Dr. Madhu Wangu, discusses how twenty minutes of meditation a day can do wonders for your physical health and mental well-being. Write Like It’s Your Job * Zoom - Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:00 pm Author Laura Walter shares strategies for creating a writing routine, striking a work/writing/life balance, and making writing a priority. Exercises provided.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 15 Events for Adults Tour the Computer Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30 pm Pieri shows you the lingo and components of a computer inside and out so you can be a confident user. Safety & Security Online * Medina - Wed., Oct. 12, 6:30 pm Learn to determine the fake from the real. We’ll cover pop-ups, phishing, fake emails, mysterious links, and more. Mobile Device Safety Online Brunswick - Tues., Oct. 25, 6:30 pm It’s easy to be scammed on a mobile device. Stay safe from scammers out to get your money and information. Make It Monday * Medina - Mon., Nov. 7, 1:30 pm Learn how the laser engraver works and create a custom wooden puzzle (choice of three designs). Antivirus Programs * Medina - Wed., Nov. 9, 6:30 pm Pieri explains the differences between antivirus software and your best options including free and paid programs. Computers & Technology Camp Wired Medina - Every Thurs., 10:30 am Learn or brush up on computer skills and software. Call for topics. No session Nov. 24. One-on-One Tech Support * Seville - Mon., Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 10, 24, Nov. 14, 21, 28, 5:00 or 5:30 pm Thurs., Sept. 8, 15, 22, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 17, 12:00 or 12:30 pm Schedule 30 minutes with a staff member to learn or review computer basics. Call for topics. Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Sept. 12 - Embroidery Machine Oct. 10 - Laser Engraver Nov. 14 - Cricut Demos of how to use equipment in the Makerspace and Digital Lab. Buying a Computer * Medina - Wed., Sept. 14, 6:30 pm RAM, ROM, CPU? Learn the good and bad when buying a new computer. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses Author Visits Terry Pluto Medina - Tues., Sept. 13 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Explore the Cleveland Browns this season. Good Medicine in Bad Places Medina - Tues., Nov. 8, 6:00 pm Col. Edward Horvath, retired U.S. Army combat physician, is the highest-ranking medical officer to divulge his experiences during the War on Terror. He recounts his memoir, Good Medicine, Hard Times, through spoken word and photos. ESOL Services Conversation Group * Brunswick - Fri., Sept. 2, 16, Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, 10:00 am - Culture, vocabulary, customs, and more followed by discussion. Zoom option available. Classes * Every Mon. & Wed., no session Sept. 5 Medina - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Gain English language skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. Brunswick - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm English language classes for all skill levels. Contact Aspire at 440-891-7647 or polaris.edu/aspire to register. GED Services Adult Basic Education Classes * Medina - Every Tues. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Lodi - Every Thurs., 5:00 - 8:00 pm Prepare for the GED test or improve your math, reading, and writing skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. No session Sept. 1. Pearson VUE GED Testing * Medina - Wed., Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more or schedule your test at mcdl.info/GED. mcdl.info/Readers Jess Montgomery * Brunswick - Thurs., Sept. 29, 6:30 pm Jess Montgomery is the author of the Kinship historical mystery series, set in 1920s Appalachian Ohio and based on Ohio’s first female sheriff. Book sale and signing to follow. Shelley Shepard Gray * Lodi - Tues., Nov. 15, 5:00 pm NY Times best-selling author and Medina County’s most-read inspirational author shares her newest publications in her first appearance since returning to Ohio. Book sale and signing to follow.
Events for Adults Arts & Crafts Wine & Canvas Night * Seville - Fri., Sept. 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Medina - Fri., Oct. 7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Adults 21 & up - Bring wine and go home with an original painting by you! $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Different paintings each session. Wine Cork Pumpkin Decor * Seville - Mon., Sept. 19, 6:00 pm Upcycle wine corks into fall décor. DIY Cat Toy * Medina - Wed., Sept. 21, 6:00 pm Celebrate Happy Cat Month by making a hand sewn felt cat toy. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 16 Pumpkin Garland * Lodi - Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:00 pm Make a garland with yarn and twine. Card Making * Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 27, Nov. 15, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Lodi - Wed., Nov. 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Create five cards. $15 supply fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive and scissors. Pumpkin Craft * Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 12, 6:00 pm Medina - Wed., Oct. 26, 6:00 pm Craft coiled pumpkins framed to display. Sedona Wrap Bracelet * Lodi - Tues., Nov. 1, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Create a wrapped bracelet. Weaving Guild Open House Highland - Sat., Nov. 5 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Try weaving, learn about workshops and scholarships, and meet members of the guild. Holiday Centerpiece * Buckeye - Thurs., Nov. 17 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Make your own centerpiece for the holidays. $25 supply fee due to presenter at event. SafeZone Training * Medina - Wed., Sept. 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and orientation, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Gain awareness and understanding of how to be an effective ally. Presented with Medina Diversity Project. Cinephiles Film Club * Medina - Thurs., 6:00 pm Sept. 8 - Peppermint Soda Oct. 13 - Dark Water Nov. 10 - Minari View these films on Kanopy (free at mcdl.info/eMedia) then discuss. Wizard’s Tower Escape Room * Lodi - Sat., Sept. 10, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, or 12:30 pm - Escape from the wizard’s tower in 45 minutes or less by solving puzzles with your friends. Teens welcome. Register for one session. Beginning Sign Language * Medina - Mon., Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Learn about Deaf culture and sign language. Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon. Sept. 12, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm - Games, trivia, and conversation for expats and lovers of British culture. Coyotes on the Move * Highland - Mon., Sept. 12, 6:30 pm Learn about this adaptable animal along with whether you should be concerned if it wanders onto your property. Afternoon Movie Brunswick - Tues. Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Enjoy a great movie you may have missed. Cookbook Club * Lodi - Thurs., 6:00 pm Sept. 15 - Soups & Stews Oct. 20 - Apples, Sweet Potatoes & Pumpkins Nov. 17 - Pies Prepare your favorite recipe to share. Cleveland Cavaliers Preview * Brunswick - Mon., Sept. 19, 6:30 pm Get ready for another great season with the Cavs’ membership rep. Savor the Flavor of Autumn * Brunswick - Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:00 pm Lodi - Tues., Nov. 8, 6:00 pm New recipes for fall veggies, seasoning pairings, cooking tips, and samples! Retirement Series * Highland - Tues. & Wed., 6:30 pm Sept. 27 - Income, Taxes, & Social Security Sept. 28 - IRAs & Investing in Retirement Beginner Dungeons & Dragons * Medina - Thurs., Sept. 29, Oct. 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Learn the basics and embark on a quest with adventurers. Annual British Car Show Brunswick - Sat., Oct. 1 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Bring your British car or your passion for them. Prizes awarded. Call to register your car. Beginner Bird Watching Buckeye - Tues., Oct. 11, 6:30 pm Black River Audubon Society shares how to get started with birding. Exploring Alaska * Brunswick - Tues., Oct. 18, 6:30 pm Visit Alaska with FootstepsWorldTravel. Gluten-Free Baking * Seville - Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:00 pm Discover tips and tricks to making your gluten-free baking successful and tasty. Tea Exchange * Medina - Sat., Nov. 12, 2:00 pm Attendees assigned a number of tea bags to bring, share, and create a variety pack. Minimalist Electronic Harp Lullabies * Medina - Wed., Nov. 30, 6:30 pm Stephan Haluska presents a collection of his own compositions. Presented in partnership with ORMACO.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 17 Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. Civil War Herb Lady of Ohio * Lodi - Tues., Sept. 20, 6:00 pm Smell and touch herbs that would be used for infection, fevers, and more. Lodi Historical Society Tour * Lodi - Wed., Sept. 28, 2:00 pm Tour the Lodi-Harrisville Historical Society located at 111 Harris St., Lodi. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Brunswick - Wed., Sept. 28, 6:30 pm Discover the zoo’s 140-year history with historian and archivist, Judy MacKeigan. Beginning Family History * Medina - Wed., Sept. 28, 6:30 pm Learn to research your family tree in six easy steps. Zoom option available. History of Palmistry * Highland - Thurs., Sept. 29, 6:00 pm Discover the history of palm reading with Lucy, owner of The Busy Witch. The Buckeye Bigfoot Lodi - Tues., Oct. 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Marc DeWerth shares a complete history of Bigfoot incidents in Ohio. History of Infectious Diseases Highland - Wed., Oct. 19, 6:00 pm Medical lecturer and patient advocate Tom Strong discusses infectious diseases and the evolution of treatments. Meet the Ghosts of Ohio Seville - Mon., Oct. 24, 6:00 pm Enjoy a glimpse inside a ghost-hunting group and try equipment on your own. Medina County Hauntings * Medina - Tues., Oct. 25, 6:30 pm Listen to spooky legends of Medina County, Ohio. Zoom option available. Meet Eleanor Roosevelt Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 26, 6:00 pm Women in History Ohio present a portrayal of First Lady and activist, Eleanor Roosevelt. Amityville: Horror or Hoax? Medina - Thurs., Oct. 27, 6:00 pm James Willis discusses facts and fiction behind what has collectively become known as The Amityville Horror. Ohio’s Hiking Grandma * Zoom - Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:00 pm NPS Ranger Ryan Krapf discusses America’s first hiking celebrity, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood. Optional viewing at Brunswick Library. Latin Burlesque Pioneers * Highland - Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:00 pm Historian and Cleveland’s Burlesque Queen, Bella Sin, shares the history of Latin Burlesque Theater and show girls. Show & Tell * Seville - Wed., Nov. 16, 6:00 pm Have a family heirloom, antique, or a special item with an interesting past? Join us and share your story. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy Naturalization Laws & Records Many records were created when immigrants became citizens. Learn what they are and how to find them. Genealogy Slam * Zoom - Sat., Oct. 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Rich Venezia, nationally recognized genealogist and lecturer presents two topics. Optional viewing at Medina Library. Presented with support from the Medina County Genealogical Society. Ship Manifests Ship manifests are the “go-to” record for immigrant arrivals in the 1800s and 1900s. Discover the different information they can tell. Health & Wellness Herbal Infused Oil * Seville - Thurs., Sept. 1, 6:00 pm Learn how to make all natural herb infused body oil to combat dry skin. Discover Your Local Health Department * Brunswick - Wed., Sept. 14, 6:30 pm Lodi - Thurs., Sept. 29, 11:00 am Medina - Wed., Oct. 5, 6:30 pm Discover hidden gems provided by Medina County Health Department to support your health and wellness. Drum Group * Medina - Tues., Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 11:00 am - Celebrate community and life through rhythm and music in this interactive session. Mindful Mondays * Brunswick - Mon., 1:30 pm Sept. 26, Oct. 24 - Calm activities Nov. 28 - Drumming therapy Managing Hypertension * Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 27, 6:00 pm Learn about complications of high blood pressure, treatment, and lifestyle changes to help control this “silent killer” with Cleveland Clinic. Life in the Blender * Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 5 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Author and communications expert Heather Hetchler will discuss stepfamily life and how to handle its complexities. Understanding Crystals * Seville - Tues., Oct. 18, 6:00 pm Lucy, owner of The Busy Witch, guides you through choosing, charging and cleansing crystals, shapes, and ways to use them. Leave with a mini crystal. Mindful Parenting & Holidays * Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Learn four strategies to help you and your family minimize stress and maximize joy, gratitude, and good memories. Kids welcome. mcdl.info/Health
Art Shows mcdl.info/Art 18 Medina Library B. Smith Gallery Exploring Barns of Medina County Sept. 5 - Oct. 2 - Craig Staufer captures the feeling of barns and their many uses with his oil paintings of barns from across Medina County’s 17 townships. Pentimento Oct. 10 - Nov. 6 - The PerSisters work in a variety of mediums to visualize how the past often influences current artistic struggles. Blake Student Art Show Nov. 14 - Dec. 10 - H.G. Blake Elementary artists showcase mixed media artwork. Lodi Library Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild Show Sept. 1-30 - Beautiful fiber creations made by Medina County craftspeople. Antique Photography Exhibit Oct. 1-31 - A unique personal collection of antique cameras and photography equipment from a local Lodi resident. Brunswick Library 39th Annual Medina Needlework Guild Show Sept. 17-18 - Enter a needlework creation in this juried show. Entries accepted Sept. 15 at Brunswick Library. Junior category for ages 18 and under. Fee structure and more information at mcdl.info/Art. Middle School Fall Show Nov. 1-30 - Brunswick Middle School students display their creations. Highland Library Integrated Community Solutions Sept. 1-30 - Community residents display their artistic talent in this showcase. Medina Weaving Guild Art Show Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 - Connect through all aspects of fiber arts. Reserve a Meeting Room Our meeting rooms can accommodate a variety of activities, from large events to small meetings. Non-Profit Organizations may reserve a meeting room 12 times per year free of charge. Some exceptions apply; see website for details. Individuals & For-Profit Groups Meeting Rooms Rate Medina County residents $20/hr Non-residents $25/hr Large Meeting Rooms at Medina & Brunwick Medina County residents $40/hr Non-residents $50/hr 2 hour minimum for all meeting rooms. Reserve a room online at mcdl.info/MeetingRoom See website for policy, availability, and payment information. mcdl.info/MeetingRoom Recording Studio Professional Audio Equipment Record, compose, and mix your own music, oral history, and podcasts at a Mac computer with GarageBand and Reaper software. Bring a flash drive to save files. Reservations recommended. See website for equipment and training information. mcdl.info/Studio at Lodi Library
Connect with us of Medina County District Library FRIENDS Book Sales Ongoing book sales are available at all libraries. Public donations are accepted at all MCDL locations. Medina Library Every Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Candlelight Walk Weekend Thurs., Nov. 17, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Fri., Nov. 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat., Nov. 19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Brunswick Library $3 Bag Sale Sat., Sept. 17, Oct. 22, Nov. 19 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Buckeye Library Keep on Truckin' Sat., Sept. 17 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Highland Library $3 Bag Sale Wed., Nov. 23, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm Nov. 25-26, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon., Nov. 28, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm Lodi Library $3 Bag Sale Sept. 2-3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Seville Library Fall Foliage Tour Oct. 8-9, 12:00 - 4:30 pm Finish Line Beer! » 1:00 & 3:00 start times • Ages 21 & up » $40 Entry Fee • Details and registration info at Friendsofmcdl.info UN RUN Sponsors: Lager Heads Brewing Co. • Sully's Irish Pub Homestead Insurance Agency Inc. • Icandi Graphics LoFaso Real Estate Services • Minuteman Press OneDigital Health and Benefits • VCS Salon & Spa Domino's • Mighty Auto Pro • The Raspberry & The Rose Sat., Sept. 17 0.5 mile run/walk Visit friendsofmcdl.info for sale updates or email email@example.com 19 Event & beer hosted by Friends of MCDL Booze Brews Tour for & Books Sept. 22, 2022 - March 20, 2023 Tour Medina County’s craft beer, spirits, and dining scene, support youth literacy, and win prizes. Tour Stops Akronym Brewing • BKO Distillery Blue Heron Brewery • DasWeinhaus MAD Brewing Co. | Foundry Social High & LowWinery • Hoppy Dude Brews JilbertWinery | D.J. Malthopper Brewing Co. Lager Heads Brewing Co. &Tap Room Medina Brewing Co. • The TangledVine West Branch Malts | Distillery Wrecking Crew BrewWorks Friends Book Sales & Fundraisers Support Youth Literacy in Medina County Purchase your $20 VIP Pass at friendsofmcdl.info