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Computer Support with the Computer Whisperer

Computer Support with the Computer Whisperer

It’s a scary day in any household. The day you “clean up” the computer. Send the kids to Grandma’s and don’t make any sudden moves because the stress level is at epic proportions. Inevitably the computer will suffer more harm than good and end up in the shop anyway, right?


Have no fear, the “Computer Whisperer”, AKA Justin Schwin of Medina County District Library’s Tech Staff, is here to save your computer or mobile device and your sanity.


Schwinn offers FREE Computer Support every other Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm at the Medina Library. The next sessions are: May 3, 17, 31.


“I was in Staples one day when I overheard a customer needed a diagnostic run on his computer at a cost of $70. I told him was in tech support and asked if I could take a look. He had pressed the Num Lock key accidentally, I hit one key and he saved all that time and money.


The other bonus to working one-on-one with a tech professional is you may actually learn something. “So many people are afraid of technology. Tech people don’t have magic wands. It’s all about learning the basics and troubleshooting. Once you do that you can solve your own problems”, says Schwin.


Computer Support sessions are free, first come first served and open to the public. Schwin mostly helps people remove viruses and malware, install software, or even show the basics of a program or app.


So the next time your computer is slowing you down don’t take it to the shop for two weeks, bring it to the “Computer Whisperer” and save yourself time and money. Who knows? You might discover your hidden techie abilities!

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Dominique Moceanu – 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist in Gymnastics to Speak at Brunswick Library

Dominique Moceanu – 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist in Gymnastics to Speak at Brunswick Library

It’s the summer of 1996. The Olympic Games are in Atlanta and the “Magnificent Seven” of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team win the gold. Though the Olympics is marred in sadness due to the bombing at Centennial Park, the U.S. gymnastics team brings great pride to the U.S.

Bring back memories? Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of that U.S. team. At 14 she became an American sweetheart with her daring tricks and bubbly personality.

**Moceanu will be at the Brunswick Library Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm.**

She will discuss her successful career, life struggles, and her accomplishments as an author.

The John Carol graduate, trainer, and author is now known for her autobiography Off Balance and The Go-For-Gold Gymnastics children’s book series.
Books will be available for purchase. A book signing and photo opportunity will follow the program.

Moceanu’s program is free and expected to fill to capacity. Register online at or call 330-273-4150.

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Local Author Expo

Meet and Chat with Local Authors

Budding authors, take your writing to the next level. Get tips and tricks from fellow local authors who are published and willing to share their advice with you.

Local Author Expo

At Medina Library

Saturday, May 3

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Discover self-publishing secrets, hear the author’s experiences and even discuss writing and editing styles. Authors will be set up throughout the library. Guests are encouraged to browse and talk one-on-one with the writers. Authors will have books for sale and signing.

Authors interested in the next Author Expo, scheduled for the fall, should contact Connie Sureck at 330-722-6235 ext. 2910.

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No Produce Left Behind Brunswick Library Programs Benefit Home Gardeners and Feeding Medina County

No Produce Left Behind
Brunswick Library Programs Benefit Home Gardeners and Feeding Medina County

            Fresh picked veggies are one of the joys of summer gardening. Sometimes, though, you raise more than your family can eat or have neighbors to give to. The Brunswick Library will host a summer-long program, No Produce Left Behind. From April through August, the library will host programs to help your garden grow and benefit Feeding Medina County.

Each month attend informal Garden Chats to discuss gardening solutions. In August and September, share your garden’s bounty with Medina County’s less fortunate by donating extra produce to Feeding Medina County.

            “Last year, I dried tomatoes, I brought them to work, I gave them to neighbors, and still loads of them went to waste. I thought about donating them, but felt silly bringing my basket of tomatoes to Feeding Medina County,” said program organizer, Mary Baker. “But, what if I wasn’t the only one? What if the whole community donated their produce? Now that would make a difference!”

            Feeding Medina County was happy to be part of the effort, having started a community garden of their own in 2013. “Our Community Garden brought people together from a wide variety of backgrounds in a common cause to help feed friends and neighbors in need. The Garden brought attention to the number of children, seniors and families that go without food in our community”, says Sandy Calvert, Feeding Medina County Executive Director.

            Anyone with extra space in their garden is encouraged to plant more this spring to donate surplus produce in the fall.
 * Registration required for this event, please contact the hosting branch to register or online at

Garden Chats*

Sat., May 10, 10 am
Bring your questions and even your extra seedlings to share with our other Garden Warriors.

Sat., June 21, 10 am
Staking, Trellises and Training, how do I get my plants to behave?

Sat., July 12, 10am
Battling bugs, want to go organic? Let’s talk about how to get the best of those bugs.

Sat., Aug. 16, 10 am
Are your plants going limp in the heat? Let's talk watering, rain barrels and irrigation.

Produce Drop-Off Days
Bring your extra produce to the library for Feeding Medina County. Drop-off days: Aug.18, 19, 25, 26, Sept. 8, 9.


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Writers Live Features Shelley Shepard Gray

Writers Live Features Shelley Shepard Gray

Shelley Shepard Gray writes Amish romances. Her most recent novel, The Protector, part of the Families of Honor series, hit the New York Times List. Shelley also writes historical, western inspirational and harlequin romances as Shelley Gray and Shelley Galloway. This prolific author says, “I started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to me. I wanted to write stories about regular, likeable people in extraordinary situations.”

Shelly Shepard Gray

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Noon – 2:30 pm

Weymouth Country Club

Tickets $25 (Includes lunch)

Purchase tickets online at or at any

MCDL location beginning March 3.

Call 330-273-4150 for more information.

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

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A Geek Message from Kelly Kroll, Business Manager/Fiscal Officer of MCDL

A Geek Message from Kelly Kroll, Business Manager/Fiscal Officer of MCDL

What do I Geek? I geek BEADS!! I started beading about 6 or 7 years ago and the addiction has been growing ever since! Whenever I feel the ‘Need to Bead’, I find my inspiration at the Medina County District Library. At the library I can download my favorite beading magazines and check out tons of books and even DVD’s on beading and jewelry making – all for free! I have made necklaces, bracelets and earrings as gifts for my sisters and friends, and for ladies and girls at risk in our community. I have also taught beading to many other people so that they can Geek beads too! Sometimes I follow the patterns in the beading magazines and books we have at the library to make jewelry, and other times I use them to help me design my own creations. But either way, all it takes for me to be inspired is a Medina County District Library card!!!
If you Geek beads too, join us on the last Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Seville library for a Bead Break! We have a great time and make some beautiful jewelry. I Geek Beads, and I get my fix at MCDL!!! Whatever YOU Geek, you will find something about it at the Medina County District Library!

Kelly Kroll, Business Manager/Fiscal Officer
Medina County District Library


Brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.‘Geek the Library,’ ‘Get Your Geek On’ and ‘What Do You Geek?’are trademarks/service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

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Book Clubs at MCDL This Spring

Book Clubs at MCDL


Tuesday, 7:00 pm *

March 18 - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

April 15 - The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

May 20 - In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell


Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 pm - The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Monday, April 21, 10:00 am - The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Monday, May 19, 10:00 am - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 pm - Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain



Thursday, 6:30 pm

March 20 - Violets of March by Sarah Jio

April 17 - The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

May 15 - The Love of My Youth by Mary Gordon



Wednesday, 3:00 pm

March 26 - Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

April 23 - March by Geraldine Brooks

May 28 - Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly


Cookbook Club*


Wednesday, 4:00 pm

March 5 - ‘wichcraft by Tom Colicchio

April 2 - The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook by Barbara Grunes

May 7 - The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Food by Bette Hagman

Pick a recipe and bring it to share.


Recently Read Discussion Group


Thursday, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, 2:00 pm

Share what you’ve been reading lately. Hear what others recommend.


Book Chat *

Seville - Wednesday, March 12, April 9, May 14, 7:00 pm

Lodi - Monday, March 24, April 14, May 5, 2:00 pm

Share your favorite books or what you are reading now.

Classic & Contemporary Book Club


Monday, 6:00 pm

Mar. 17 - Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown

Apr. 21 - The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

May 19 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Explore new and interesting topics with great books and tea.


Books to Movies *


Thursday, 7:00 pm

March 20 - Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

April 17 - Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

May 15 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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

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Every Reader, Every Day

Every Reader, Every Day

We at MCDL recognize that our readers need us more than ever.  The demand for quality service and materials increases every year.  MCDL has decided to rededicate ourselves to the book.  We look forward to being your first and best resource to refresh your love of reading.  Every Reader, Every Day!

In 2014, we will raise the quality of our Readers Advisory Services by engaging the community in a vibrant culture of reading and discussion through a One Book, One Community event and increasing the percentage of events based on books, reading and literacy.  2014 is the beginning of new and exciting opportunities.

One Book, One Community

MCDL and United Way of Medina County have teamed up to bring the community Wonder, our One Book, One Community choice for 2014.

Have you heard about Wonder?

Wonder is appropriate for readers from about age 9 to 109. The story is poignant, realistic, and unforgettable. Fifth grade is challenging for anyone, but for a child who was born with a severe facial abnormality, like 11-year-old August Pullman, it can be brutal.  Yet in the midst of Auggie’s struggle to make friends and endure the abundant cruelty at school, there are many genuinely happy, funny moments which strengthen the bond with his family and friends. The story is told by Auggie, his sister and his friends.  This is not “just” a book for middle-schoolers; it is for an entire community. I recommend this book to anyone who has a face and a heart.

Want to get ahead of the crowd? Copies of Wonder are on the shelf in book, audio and eBook formats.  Your book club can reserve a Book Club Bag of Wonder, also, with discussion questions included.  Visit for more information.

We are collecting copies of Wonder by R.J. Palacio to distribute to all Medina County 6th grade students in May. Drop books off March 10 - April 21 at any MCDL location. Help us reach our goal of collecting 2100 books.

Upcoming Author Event:

Writers Live Author Luncheon - Featuring: Shelley Shepard Gray
Thurs., May 1, 12:00 pm, Weymouth Country Club
Tickets - $25 (includes lunch) Supported by the Friends of MCDL
She is the author of Amish, historical, western and harlequin romances.


Lodi Library Reopens May 19

Lodi Library Reopens May 19

The repair work on the Medina County District Library Lodi Library building, located on Wooster Street, will be complete and will reopen Monday, May 19.

The temporary library, located at the Lodi Station Outlets, will be open through 4:00 pm Saturday, April 26.
Monday, April 28, the temporary library will be closed.
Instead, the move back to the main library location will begin.

Library materials due back to the Lodi Library during the closing period will not accrue late fees. Library members may keep materials until the reopening. Members will receive calls or emails for materials needing to be picked up before the closing. All holds will remain in the system and be filled as soon as the library reopens. Library service at all other MCDL libraries is unaffected.

A media open house will be held May 12, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and an invitation-only opening reception will be held Friday, May 16.

The Lodi Library will open to the public at 10:00 am Monday, May 19.

The library will feature a revamped reading area and new technology services available only at the Lodi Library. The repair project was completed on schedule and on budget.

The Lodi Library building was closed and repaired due to concerns about the structural integrity of the wood timbers in the main, clerestory area of the building.

The repair work has corrected all of the structural concerns with the clerestory area of the building, and that area will be safe for public use going forward. With the assistance of qualified professionals, the Library has determined that the structural problems are the result of defective design, materials and installation. Responsibility for these defects lies with many companies involved with the original project, but the Library Board is not responsible. The Library is currently pursuing recovery of the costs related to the renovation against the responsible parties. The case is pending in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas.

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