1 Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30 pm Brunswick Library Wade Rouse is the bestselling author of sixteen books, including eleven novels and five memoirs. Wade chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his heartwarming and intergenerational fiction. His memoirs include Magic Season: A Son’s Story. Book sale and signing to follow. Book Discussion Tues., Oct. 17, 3:00 pm Medina Library Wade Rouse discusses his latest novel, Famous In a Small Town. Seating is limited, register at mcdl.info/Readers. VIOLA SHIPMAN mcdl.info September, October, November 2023 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library mcdl.info/Readers Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL Authors at MCDL Mindy McGinnis and Brandon Massullo, see p. 17
MCDL News & Notes Fiscal Officer Appointed The MCDL Board of Trustees appointed Allison Gaebelein to the role of Fiscal Officer at the June board meeting. Allison joined MCDL in 2021 as the Deputy Fiscal Officer. She has a background in public sector finance. Prior to MCDL she worked at the County Health Department in a similar role. Allison earned her degree from The Ohio State University. She is from Bellaire, Ohio but has lived in York Township with her husband Aaron and family since 2010. She is the mother of three teenagers with her oldest son, Asa, heading to Ohio University this fall. Son Abram is a senior at the Medina County Career Center and daughter Anna is a sophomore at Buckeye High School. As a hobby, Allison is a local beekeeper. 2 I love working for the library because I want to know my efforts are ultimately making the community I live in a better place. – Allison Warm Up Medina County Final donation day for knitted and crocheted items is Sat., Nov. 4, all day. Bring finished items to service desks at any MCDL location. We accept handmade items preferred by local charities: • Hats • Scarves • Mittens/gloves • Adult, child, baby, and lap blankets Local recipients include: Medina Salvation Army, Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Feeding Medina County, Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center, and WIC program at the Medina County Health Department. MCDL Awarded ALA Grant for Hearing Loop Technology The American Library Association (ALA) announced early this summer the recipients of its Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grants. This initiative will offer more than $7 million to small and rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services and programs to better serve people with disabilities. MCDL is among the recipients, with a $20,000 award for installation of Hearing Loop technology at Medina Library. The plan under consideration is to contract with an audio system vendor that specializes in hearing assistive technology. Sue Schuld, MCDL Technology Manager, says, “The Hearing Loop links to most hearing assistive devices with Bluetooth technology. It is discreet and immediate. It will be installed in our community rooms and at the Customer Service and Adult Reference Desk to help those with hearing loss benefit from library events and services at a higher level.” MCDL hosted a community forum to gather feedback on the plan in June. Response from the community and partner agencies was tremendous. The feedback provided is being worked into the plan and installation is expected by the end of the year. Hearing Loops will be installed in Community Rooms A and B and at designated locations at service desks. Learn more about this technology at hearingloop.org.
Fall StoryWalk® 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 A Fall Ball for All by Jamie A. Swenson on Sept. 1. 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. 10. Absentee ballot requests begin 90 days before the election and can be submitted until Oct. 31 at the Board of Elections. Details at mcdl.info/Vote. MCDL News & Notes Free Period Products at MCDL “We want our patrons to be comfortable and have the products they need,” says Tina Sabol, Community Engagement Manager. Dispensers with free pads and tampons are now available in the family restrooms at all locations with the exception of Seville and Buckeye Libraries where the products are in the unisex and women’s restrooms, respectively. Period product inequity has gained the attention of schools, food pantries, and others including Ohio lawmakers. The library focuses on being inclusive and accessible to all. By providing these essential products for people who find themselves at the library and in need of them, we are able to reduce this barrier to service. 3 Summer Reading Fun Summer Reading was a jungle of fun in 2023. The theme created learning and entertainment opportunities for nearly 7,000 kids and 1,150 teens who registered to play the game as of Aug. 1. This year many children completed the game, chose a prize book, and enjoyed it so much they wanted to play a second round! Once again, Brunswick City Schools adopted MCDL’s Summer Reading Game as their district-wide reading game for families. “Summer Reading is all about preventing the summer slide among early school-age readers. We want kids and families to keep reading, learning, and engaging their minds so they are ready for school to start.” says Connie Sureck, Brunswick Library Manager. Popular events and performers included: Summer Reading Kick-Off at Brunswick Library, Summer Fest hosted by Lodi and Seville Libraries, Music and Movement classes, Princess Parties, and a special Sensory Friendly Magic Show. Teens read nearly 756,000 minutes, which is almost 1.5 years of reading! Those who read 1,200 minutes or more qualified for numerous grand prize packages featuring art, gaming, and self-care. “Summer Reading is an opportunity for families to be together reading, celebrating summer, and enjoying all our libraries have to offer in early literacy education, while having tons of fun with prizes and exciting events!” – Connie
MCDL News & Notes Strategic Plan Update MCDL’s new three-year strategic plan launched in 2023. Accomplishments are underway and at the six-month mark, the staff is eager to report progress in each of the four goals: 4 Engage the Community • MCDL’s Innovation team will launch a Book Bike program this fall or spring 2024. Book Bikes are popular among libraries and are a similar concept to police department bike programs. It is a chance to advance literacy by distributing free materials in the community while getting staff face to face with patrons they may recognize or potential new patrons who don’t regularly use the library. • Kindergarten and Caregiver Kits were a huge success in 2023. MCDL is working to secure additional grant funding to provide these use-at-home kits geared toward families with children approaching kindergarten age and for caregivers of children ages birth to two years. Look for more kits this fall and into 2024. • Staff training is ongoing in dementia care and Outreach staff have hosted two Memory Care Café events to support caregivers. Nurture Innovation & Adaptability • MCDL is evaluating the accessibility of our physical spaces to exceed ADA requirements and to the neuro-diverse friendliness of our public events. • Staff have great ideas for improving the library. To champion these new ideas, we will implement an online suggestion box to capture ideas in real time. MCDL Survey to Gauge Strategic Plan Success Community, staff, and Board of Trustees feedback helped create the Strategic Plan. But to measure success in achieving the goals, a community survey was in order. Mid-July, paper surveys were mailed to 1,000 active voters across MCDL’s service area and a similar survey launched online. As of Aug. 1, just two weeks later, 22% of the surveys had been returned. We will repeat the survey in 2026 to evaluate growth and public satisfaction. Find the full version of the Strategic Plan at mcdl.info/StrategicPlan. Enhance Communication Strategies • The Community Engagement Department is analyzing promotional tools and investigating new options including avenues for social media, digital marketing, and software. • This September, during National Library Card Month, MCDL will debut a custom sticker and window cling celebrating reading and the beauty of Medina County. Designed in the feel of popular National Park collectible stickers, it features rolling hills, deer, and an avid reader relaxing along a stream. • MCDL will implement a reminder campaign for library card holders who have not been active at their libraries, an invitation to come back and see us! Foster an Exceptional Work Environment • Teams have launched guidelines for internal communications based on urgency. The staff intranet now automatically launches upon sign-in and managers and supervisors began a quarterly review of internal site information. • Supervisors are encouraged to meet quarterly with staff, if needed, in addition to the required biannual reviews. Performance Plan forms will be revamped by end of year. Thank you library users and residents for taking the time to guide your libraries into the future.
mcdl.info/Card Library Card Sign-up Month Sept. 1-30 Knowledge and entertainment are yours with a Library Card! Cards are free to new patrons. Lose your card? No worries, replacement cards are free in September. Sign up for a card and get a collectible sticker or window cling for your water bottle, laptop, or car. Already have a card, but want to show your love for the library? Ask for a sticker or window cling at any MCDL Customer Service Desk. 5 MCDL News & Notes Adapted Toys & Book Packs Coming to MCDL MCDL and RePlay for Kids are partnering to bring Adapted Toy Packs to families. RePlay for Kids provides services at no cost to medical, educational, and recreational resources for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. “This is one more way MCDL can meet the needs of all children. What better location to offer adapted toys and their corresponding books than the library? The packs are free to borrow and available to children of all abilities,” says Catie Taylor, Acquisitions Librarian and project coordinator. Each pack features an interactive toy adapted by RePlay volunteers to have one large button for play. MCDL provides accompanying books that match the toy theme. For example, the toy garbage truck may feature the popular book, I Stink! by Kate and Jim McMullen. Another pack featuring an Elsa doll includes books from the Frozen Disney collection. Look for the Adapted Toy Packs late this fall at all locations.
Kits Serve Many Ages & Stages MCDL offers a variety of kits that serve various needs in our community. From early literacy to children dealing with grief to kits for those dealing with memory loss and their caregivers, read on for the myriad of kits that may fit your many needs. Borrow Discovery Packs include five themed books, a DVD, and a toy for preschool through early elementary aged children. Nature versions encourage outdoor fun. Limit one per library card. Keep Caregiver Kits are meant for parents/caregivers of new babies and include materials to support early childhood development, literacy, and community resources. When You Visit Available at all locations for in-library use Sensory Kits are geared toward youth and adults with autism or sensory challenges and include items that facilitate a calming effect. Available for check out at all locations, unless noted Memory Care 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 at all locations, while supplies last Kindergarten Kits help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. They have activities and information addressing the various educational domains of kindergarten readiness. Grief Kits contain books, activities, and resources to support children as young as toddlers to school age, and their caregivers in their grieving journey. Early Literacy Kits are great to use with children at home or in the classroom. Every kit centers around a topic of interest to young children and contains books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme. View themes and reserve at mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy. 6 Magnifier Kits feature quality reading magnifiers. Kits check out for two weeks and include multiple styles and magnification strengths. Reserve a kit at mcdl.info/Outreach.
7 Foreign Language Collection Available at Medina, Brunswick & Highland Libraries Browse or request materials for adults and children, including magazines and DVDs from more than 40 languages. Great for ESOL students or those learning a second language. Featured Languages for Fall Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, French, Hindi, Japanese, and Chinese Made possible through a partnership with Cleveland Public Library. Foreign Language Services Bilingual Books Available at all locations Children’s fiction books, picture books, and board books featuring text in English paired with another language. Popular Languages Include Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, French, German, Arabic, and Chinese Coming Soon: Citizenship Corner Available at Brunswick Library Borrow citizenship study kits which include flash cards, practice tests, and more. Browse books, print naturalization forms, and access online resources. Browse additional titles and reserve at mcdl.info/BookClubBags Fiction Banyan Moon by Thao Thai The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson Famous In a Small Town by Viola Shipman Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See Book Club Bags Late Bloomers by Deepa Varadarajan The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger The Second Ending by Michelle Hoffman The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth Tom Lake by Ann Patchett The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer Nonfiction Empress of the Nile by Lynne Olson Finding Me by Viola Davis Look For Me There by Luke Russert New Titles for 2024! Available starting in October Includes 10 books & discussion questions Check out for six weeks Additional formats may be available mcdl.info/ForeignLanguage
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Book Buzz: Nonfiction September Talking to My Angels by Melissa Etheridge Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune by Anderson Cooper The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here by Kaitlyn Schiess October If You Would Have Told Me: A Memoir by John Stamos Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life by Arnold Schwarzenegger In Light of All Darkness: Inside the Polly Klaas Kidnapping and the Search for America’s Child by Kim Cross November Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land My Name is Barbra: A Memoir by Barbra Streisand The Little Book of Aliens by Adam Frank 8 Brittney is a Librarian at Lodi Library RECENTLY READ BY Brittney How to Party Like a Snail by Naseem Hrab Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto Weyward by Emilia Hart Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley Royal Blood by Aimee Carter The In-Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life’s Final Moments by Hadley Vlahos
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 9 September The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger (mystery) When a despised and feared man is found dead in the river, the people of Jewel, Minnesota must confront their past. Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon (mystery) A grandmother-motherdaughter trio of amateur sleuths solve their first mystery together. The Secret Hours by Mick Herron (thriller) A spy thriller that goes deep into the heart of MI5 and the actions its operatives have taken in and since the Cold War. The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman (mystery) The fourth Thursday Murder Club mystery, in which a mysterious package goes missing on Boxing Day, unleashing chaos amidst a rising body count. Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews (holiday) When Kerry agrees to help her brother sell Christmas trees at their family’s NYC stand, she gets more gifts than she ever imagined. November The Little Liar by Mitch Albom (historical fiction) The beloved author returns with a Holocaust story about a young boy who takes up lying and the long-reaching consequences for many lives. The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon (historical suspense) In 1789 Maine, a midwife investigates the murder of an alleged rapist found frozen in the icy river. The Wishing Bridge by Viola Shipman (contemporary) Henrietta is set to pull off a massive merger of her family’s beloved Christmas store, but it may cost her dearly. Meet the author on Tues., Oct. 17, see cover for details! The Good Part by Sophie Cousens (contemporary romance) A young woman gets what she wishes for: to skip ahead to the good part of her life. The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose (mystery) When a famous author drops dead in the Regency Grand Hotel, it’s up to Head Maid Molly Gray to find out if foul play is afoot. October Becoming the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar (horror) The author explores our obsession with true crime and serial killers in this semi-fictional sequel to Chasing the Boogeyman. The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok (suspense) The paths of two women divided by wealth, culture, and language collide when both feel the overwhelming pull of motherhood. The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters (mystery) The young daughter of migrant berry pickers is taken from a field in Maine, changing her life and that of her family forever. Starling House by Alix E. Harrow (fantasy) A modern Gothic tale centered on a house with many secrets and the people and creatures that dwell within it. A Traitor in Whitehall by Julia Kelly (historical mystery) A secretary in Churchill’s war room must team up with one of the Minister’s aides to solve a murder and root out a mole. Book Buzz: Fiction
mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy 10 Storytimes Session 1 Sept. 11 - Oct. 14 Baby * (Up to 24 months with adult) Mon. 1:00 pm Brunswick Tues. 1:00 pm Brunswick Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick Thurs. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 1:00 pm Medina Toddler * (Ages 2-3 with adult) Tues. 10:30 am Highland Wed. 10:30 am Highland Preschool * (Ages 4-5) Mon. 1:00 pm Medina Tues. 1:30 pm Lodi Fri. 1:00 pm Brunswick 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 Drop-In (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:00 pm Medina Wed. 6:30 pm Brunswick Sat. 10:30 am Lodi mcdl.info/Storytimes Events for Children & Families Give your children an early start with books and help them develop a lifelong love of reading and the skills they’ll need to succeed at school. Registration begins Aug. 15 for both sessions. Session 2 Nov. 6 - Dec. 9 Baby * (Up to 24 months with adult) Mon. 1:00 pm Brunswick Tues. 1:00 pm Brunswick Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick Thurs. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 1:00 pm Medina Toddler * (Ages 2-3 with adult) Tues. 10:30 am Highland Wed. 10:30 am Highland Preschool * (Ages 4-5) Mon. 1:00 pm Medina Fri. 1:00 pm Brunswick 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 Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Lodi Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Sat. 10:30 am Medina Drop-In (All ages with adult) Mon. 1:30 pm Lodi Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:00 pm Medina Wed. 6:30 pm Brunswick No sessions Mon., Nov. 13, Thurs., Nov. 23. No evening sessions Wed., Nov. 22. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. 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 a state-wide initiative. Families are encouraged to register each child in the household to receive a new, free book every month. Currently, 54% 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. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Ohio Eloise and Elijah pose with Dolly at Lodi Library. Find her throughout MCDL for a photo op of your own!
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Children & Families Special Storytimes 11 Yay for Grandparents! * Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 6, 10:30 am Ages 2-5 - Celebrate with your grandparents! Enjoy stories, a craft, and a snack. Down on the Farm Brunswick - Sat., Sept. 9, 10:30 am All ages - Moo, moo, meet a farm animal or two, listen to stories, and a craft too! Adapted Storytime * Medina - Tues., Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, 10:30 am Brunswick - Sat., Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 10:30 am All ages - Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges. Bedtime Stories * Zoom - Thurs., Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, 6:30 pm, all ages Virtual bedtime stories from the comfort of home. Slithery Stories Seville - Sat., Sept. 23, 10:30 am All ages - Songs, stories, and fingerplays about all things that slither! Stuffed Animal Sleepover * Medina - Tues., Sept. 26, 6:00 pm Ages 2 & up - Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories and a sleepover. Pick up your stuffed animal the next day. Moon Stories * Medina - Sat., Oct. 14, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Celebrate the annular eclipse with stories and a craft about the moon. No Books Allowed * Medina - Mon., Oct. 16, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Stories told through flannel boards, rhymes, and songs. Splish, Splash, Bath * Lodi - Tues., Oct. 17, 6:00 pm Ages 3-7 - Enjoy this bubbly storytime and make bubble bath play dough. Nursery Rhyme Series * Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 10:30 am, ages 2-3 - Learn the magic of nursery rhymes and their positive impact on speech development. Superheroes Medina - Fri., Oct. 20, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Bam! Read superpowered stories with other little heroes. Dungeons & Dragons * Seville - Tues, Nov. 7, 6:00 pm All ages - Listen to epic stories, fingerplays, and songs. Turkey Tales Brunswick * - Tues., Nov. 14, 6:00 pm or Fri., Nov. 17, 10:30 am Seville - Tues., Nov. 21, 11:00 am All ages - Gobble, gobble! Turkey stories and activities celebrating the season’s favorite bird. Thankful Me * Buckeye - Sat., Nov. 18, 10:30 am Ages 3-6 - Celebrate Autumn and all we are thankful for. Early Literacy for Children 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Accept the challenge to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This fun and exciting program helps guide your child on the path to success. Spend time reading with your child, develop early literacy skills, and practice counting your growing list of books. Making the trek to 1000 Books doesn’t have to be difficult: • Read one book each night - that’s 365 books in one year! • Read books over and over again. It counts each time AND helps your child build on language skills. • Sign up for Storytimes and count those books, too! Pick up game boards and the Get Ready for Kindergarten Book List at any MCDL location or download at mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy.
Fantastic Fall Events *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Events for Children & Families Naturebrary * Medina - Tues., Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, 10:30 am, ages 2-4 - Explore, discover, and connect with indoor and outdoor nature activities (weather permitting). Register for each session separately. Read to Dogs Highland - Wed., Sept. 6, 4:30 pm All ages - Read to Everest and Rushmore, the dog duo. Yoga Classes Brunswick - Thurs., Sept. 7, Nov. 2 Led by Happy Me Yoga. Baby & Me * 10:30 - 11:00 am, ages 6 wks. - 23 mos. Sing, move, play, and meet other babies and caregivers in this interactive class. Preschool * 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, ages 2-5 Little ones will build strength, social skills, courage, calmness, and make yogi friends. Nature Exploration * Seville - Fri., Sept. 22, 10:30 am Ages birth - 6 - Listen to a reading of Thank You, Tree and engage in play and activities that promote movement. Adapted Music & Movement * Brunswick - Sat., Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 10:30 am, all ages - Geared toward children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, and sensory integration challenges. Class may include instrument playing, singing, and dancing. Led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist from Music Izz Groovy. STEAM Days Buckeye - Tues., 1:00 pm, grades 1-3 Space * Oct. 3 - Jump through the solar system to learn more about space and the upcoming eclipse. Cardboard Carnival * Nov. 14 - Think outside the box and see what you can create with cardboard. Eclipse Day Brunswick - Sat., Oct. 14, all day All ages - STEAM crafts and activities centered around space. Music Classes Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 16, Oct. 30 Led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist from Music Izz Groovy. Music & Movement * 10:30 am, ages birth - 6 - Class may include instrument playing, singing, dancing, fingerplays, cuddle time, and stories. Instrument Making * 11:30 am, ages 4 & up - Create, decorate, and make music with homemade instruments. Little Olympians * Medina - Thurs., Sept. 7, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, ages 2-4 Have fun and build strength with hands-on games and an obstacle course. Register for a time slot. All About Bees Highland - Sat., Sept. 9, 11:30 am All ages - Learn facts about bees and beekeeping with Willow Run Apiary. Sensory Play Day Seville - Sat., Sept. 16, 1:00 - 3:00 pm All ages - Get messy, have fun, and explore sensory activities. Paper Plate Marble Mazes * Lodi - Mon., Sept. 18, 6:00 pm Grades K-5 - Use your imagination to create your own marble maze! Trick-or-Treat * Buckeye - Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:30 pm All ages with adult - Come in costume and join us for an evening of tricks, treats, and fun. Halloween Fashion Show Medina - Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:30 pm All ages - Walk the red carpet and show off your Halloween costume! A special treat and craft will be available. Halloween Fest Seville - Tues., Oct. 31, 6:00 pm All ages - Trick or treat, make crafts, and more! Gobble Gobble Globe * Highland - Mon., Nov. 20, 6:30 pm Ages 4 & up - Make a turkey glitter globe to show off at Thanksgiving. Monster Mania Smackdown * Highland - Sat., Oct. 21, 11:00 am All ages - Who Would Win in a battle of monsters you create. Halloween Dance Party * Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 23, 6:00 pm or Tues., Oct. 24, 10:30 am All ages - Dress up in your costume and have a spooky fun time dancing to Halloween music! Halloween Party * Lodi - Tues., Oct. 24, 6:00 pm All ages - Show off your costume on the runway! Enjoy trick or treating, games, and balloon creations by Nate the Great.
Events for Children & Families Baby Footprint Art * Brunswick - Fri., Oct. 20, 10:30 am Ages birth - 18 mos. - Create a keepsake with your little pumpkin. Lunar Eclipse Celebration Seville - Mon., Oct. 23, 6:00 pm All ages - Learn about the magic of the moon and make a craft. Parachute Drop Day * Medina - Mon., Oct. 30, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, ages 2 & up Make and drop a parachute from the third floor! Register for a time slot. T-Rex Tea Party * Brunswick - Fri., Nov. 3, 10:30 am All ages - Dinosaurs love tea too! Stories, dino dig, and crafts. Hide & Seek * Lodi - Fri., Nov. 3, 5:00 pm Grades K-3 - Play hide and seek after-hours! Fairy Tea Party * Brunswick - Sat., Nov. 4, 1:30 pm Grades K-2 - We do believe in fairies, we do, we do! Stories, games, and crafts. Stop by for... Train Week Buckeye - Sept. 11-16 Moon Week Buckeye - Oct. 9-14 Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster Lab Medina - Oct. 23-28 Backyard Wildlife Week Buckeye - Nov. 14-18 Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 13 LEGO Club Highland - Tues., Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 3:30 pm - Build challenges based on weekly prompts. Display your creations until the following week. Bookends Book Club * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 pm Sept. 12 - School Stories Oct. 10 - Spooky Stories Nov. 7 - Choose Your Own Adventure Share, snack, and chat about books. Minecraft Unplugged * Medina - Fri., Sept. 22, 4:00 pm Grades 1 & up - Mine and craft your way through fun activities and challenges based on the popular video game! We Spy * Medina - Thurs., Oct. 5, 4:00 pm Grades 3 & up - Bring your knick-knacks and do-dads (and borrow ours) to create your own seek-and-find riddle. Eclipse Chalk Art Highland - Thurs., Oct. 11, 6:00 pm Create chalk art and discover the Sun’s corona! Space Camp * Medina - Thurs., Oct. 12, 4:00 pm Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Find out in our NASA boot camp with games and challenges. Jack-o-Lantern Keychain * Brunswick - Fri., Oct. 13, 1:30 pm Learn finger knitting and make a jack-o-lantern keychain. Brunswick Schools are closed this day. Frankentoys * Highland - Tues., Oct. 24, 3:30 pm Take apart old toys and reassemble the pieces to create innovative and imaginative Frankentoys! Minute to Win It * Medina - Wed., Nov. 1, 4:00 pm Test your skills and speed in this fast-paced competition. Human Body Inside Look * Buckeye - Tues., Nov. 14, 6:00 pm What is the kidneys’ job? What does a tendon do? What is blood made of? Discover the answers through hands-on experiments and activities! What’s Living on Your Hands? * Highland - Sat., Nov. 25, 1:00 pm Learn proper hand washing with an experiment using UV lights and a petri dish craft.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 14 Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted) Snack Science Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 13, 12:15 pm Be a scientist and play with your food. Vejigante Masks * Seville - Thurs., Sept. 28, 5:00 pm Grades 3-12 - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by learning the history behind the traditional Puerto Rican mask and making one for yourself. Horror & Mystery Writing Workshop * Brunswick - Tues., Oct. 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Learn tips and tricks to make your stories scary and suspenseful. DIY Boba * Lodi - Wed., Oct. 4, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Use molecular gastronomy to create your own popping boba pearls, then enjoy them in a cup of bubble tea. Monster Illustrations Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 18, 2:15 pm Learn tips for ink illustration with a local artist as he shows you how to draw various monsters for the spooky season. Spooky Story Workshop * Seville - Mon., Oct. 30, 6:00 pm Grades 5-12 - Bring a spooky story to edit or create a new draft with fellow writers. Haunted Escape Room * Medina - Tues., Oct. 31, 6:30 pm Work as a team to solve a series of fiendish puzzles, avoid traps, and escape our room of terror. Bristlebots * Seville - Sat., Nov. 4, 2:00 pm Grades 3-12 - Create and race your own Bristlebot using a toothbrush and motor. Fun with Finance * Medina - Mon., Nov. 20, 6:30 pm Learn some basics and play a game to test your skills. mcdl.info/STEAM Teen After-school Fun Brunswick, 2:30 pm Wed., Sept. 13 - 80’s Style After-school Cooking Thurs., Oct. 12 - Creepy Escape Room Thurs., Nov. 9 - After-school Movie Anime Club: Demon Slayer * Highland - Wed., 3:30 pm Grades 9-12 Sept. 13 - Episodes 1-5 Oct. 11 - Episodes 6-10 Nov. 8 - Episodes 11-15 Discuss Demon Slayer and enjoy snacks. Pride Time Medina - Wed., Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, 4:00 - 5:30 pm Brunswick - Wed., Sept. 27, Thurs., Oct. 26, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Wed., Nov. 8, 5:30 - 7:00 pm LGBTQIA+ teens and allies talk about movies, literature, and more. Play games and make Pride-themed crafts in a supportive environment. Fairy Garden * Lodi - Tues., Sept. 19, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Turn a hollow book into a beautiful garden. Sensory Bags Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 20, 2:15 pm Unwind and create a fall-themed sensory experience. Teens Talk Books * Brunswick - Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Discover new reads, share your favorites, and participate in bookish activities with other readers. Otaku Tuesdays * Medina - Tues., Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm View and discuss anime, learn about Asian culture, and do fun crafts. Duct Tape Notebook Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 6, 2:15 pm Design a notebook to start the school year off right. Dungeons & Dragons Medina - Wed., Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Seville - Tues., Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, 6:00 pm Embark on a magical journey using a character of your own design. Learn to Crochet * Highland - Thurs. Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, 5:00 pm - Join our beginner friendly crochet club. Chocolate Mania * Medina - Mon., Sept. 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Enjoy an evening of chocolate-filled activities. Whopper relay races, Oreo tower building, chocolate pudding scavenger hunt, and more.
Love these titles and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. The Only Girl in Town by Allie Condie Can a set of mysterious objects explain why July is utterly alone after all her friends and family have vanished? Courage to Dream by Neal Shusterman A graphic novel that combines Holocaust stories, fantasy, and folklore in a bold and unique way. If Only I Had Told Her by Laura Nowlin A love story told from three perspectives and a companion novel to If He Had Been with Me. The Godhead Complex by James Dashner Second in The Maze Cutter trilogy finds Sadina battling forces both natural and human-made. Murtagh by Christopher Paolini Fifth in The Inheritance Cycle. Exiled Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, embark on a dangerous quest to outwit a malicious witch. Teen Book Buzz 15 Events for Teens *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Paint by Sticker Buckeye - Wed., Sept. 27, 2:15 pm Channel your inner artist and create some paint-by-sticker masterpieces. Mini Con Badge Art Contest Medina - Oct. 1 - Nov. 17 Enter original manga or fandom artwork for a chance to be featured on the badge. Submit JPG or PDF art (limit 2 per person) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Banned Books Week Medina - Oct. 2-7 - Learn how you can help protect our freedom to read. Trail Mix Bar Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 4, 2:15 pm Build your own fall trail mix with sweet and savory seasonal treats. Hide & Seek * Lodi - Fri., Oct. 6, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Grades 4-12 - Play hide and seek after hours. Minute to Win It Challenge Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 11, 12:15 pm Challenge your friends to various Minute to Win It games. Junk Food Art * Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Compete to make the wackiest artwork out of popular snacks. Spooky Cookies * Lodi - Wed., Oct. 18, 6:00 pm Celebrate spooky season by decorating a frightful cookie. Zombie Attack! * Seville - Fri., Oct. 20, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Use your brains to battle the horde of zombies or become one of the infected. Friendship Bracelets * Seville - Sat., Oct. 21, 2:00 pm Grades 5-12 - Learn the art of friendship bracelets and get started on one of your own. Pumpkin Painting Buckeye - Wed., Oct. 25, 2:15 pm Choose a pumpkin and create something spooky or inspired. Teen Halloween Party * Medina - Fri., Oct. 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Spooky crafts, games, food, music, and costume contest. Photo Booth Fun Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 1, 2:15 pm Our props, your phone’s camera – take some great pics with your friends. The Amazing Ripley! Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 8, 12:15 pm Ripley’s owner shares how she trained him and what qualifies him as a therapy dog. Kindergarten Kicks Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 15, 2:15 pm Unwind while you revisit some favorite childhood activities. Tiny Art Night * Lodi - Wed., Nov. 15, 6:00 pm Grades 6-12 - Create a masterpiece using a tiny canvas. Waffle Bar Buckeye - Wed., Nov. 29, 2:15 pm Have a “waffle lot” of fun with delicious syrups and toppings.
Medina - Thurs. 2:00 pm Sept. 7 - The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd Oct. 5 - Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Nov. 2 - The Measure by Nikki Erlick Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am Sept. 11 - Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis Oct. 9 - When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm Sept. 11 - The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben Oct. 9 - A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari Nov. 20 - Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Seville - Tues., 6:00 pm Sept. 12 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova Oct. 10 - Weyward by Emilia Hart Nov. 14 - The Push by Ashley Audrain Brunswick - Wed., 6:30 pm Sept. 20 - The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi Oct. 18 - Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Nov. 15 - The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb Highland - Wed., 6:30 pm Sept. 27 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Oct. 25 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Nov. 29 - Spare by Prince Harry Facebook Book Discussion Facebook - Every Wed., 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. BookTok Book Club * Lodi - Tues., 9:00 am Held at Second Look Books & Brews, 119 Wooster St., Lodi Sept. 12 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Oct. 10 - The Measure by Nikki Erlick Nov. 14 - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Classic & Contemporary Book Club Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm Sept. 18 - The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Oct. 16 - Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Nov. 20 - The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Nonfiction Book Club Medina - Mon., 6:00 pm Sept. 25 - The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel Oct. 30 - The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann Nov. 27 - The Doctors Blackwell by Janice Nimura History Buff’s Book Discussion Seville - Thurs., Nov. 2, 6:00 pm Discuss Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler and the historical period around it. Book Discussions *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 16 Events for Adults
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 17 Events for Adults Book Club Celebration * Medina - Thurs., Sept. 28, 6:30 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 2024. Books & Bakery * Brunswick - Thurs., Oct. 12, 11:00 am Enjoy coffee and bakery while Readers’ Advisory Librarian Mary Olson talks about books being released in November, December, and January. Poe Week Medina - Oct. 16-21 Celebrate the works of Edgar Allan Poe with different activities each day. Books & Authors Meet the Author: Clarence Bechter * Seville - Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:00 pm In his book, The Time of My Life, Clarence Bechter documents his 3,000-mile biking journey across the United States. The Art of Audiobook Narration * Zoom - Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Whether you’re an author, aspiring voice actor, or audiobook fan, join professional voice actor Amanda Terman for an introduction to the art of audiobook narration. Book Luncheon * Seville - Sat., Nov. 11, 12:30 pm Join Readers’ Advisory Librarian Mary Olson as she talks about upcoming titles! Bring a covered dish to share. Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers Plot Twist Critique Group * Zoom - Thurs., Sept. 21, Nov. 16, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Give and receive encouragement as you polish your work-in-progress. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Writers Conference with NEOSinC * Medina - Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Enjoy workshops on overcoming roadblocks and rejections, writing a book in 30 days, crafting brilliant dialogue, writing a great villain, and plotting like a pro. Submit your book blurb for a chance to get feedback from literary agents (details at mcdl.info/writers). Books available for purchase, author signings, and raffle giveaways. Lunch on your own. Presented in partnership with Northeast Ohio Sisters in Crime. NanNoWriMo: Come Write In Seville - Sat., Nov. 18, 1:00 pm Get your creative juices flowing with prompts, resources, and fellow writers working toward their 50,000 word goal. Author Visit & Discussion with Mindy McGinnis * Buckeye - Tues., Sept. 19, 6:30 pm Discuss A Long Stretch of Bad Days with Mindy McGinnis, an Edgar Award-winning author. She writes thriller, historical, post-apocalyptic, mystery, fantasy, and contemporary novels. Although the settings change, Mindy’s books always deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. Mindy lives in Ohio. Book sale and signing to follow. Medina County Hauntings Medina - Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:00 pm Local author and parapsychologist, Brandon Massullo and genealogist, Lisa Rienerth, discuss researching the locations in his book Haunted Medina County, Ohio. Book sale and signing to follow.
Events for Adults *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 18 Tabletop RPG One Shots * Medina - Sat., 1:30 - 4:30 pm Sept. 2 - Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Oct. 14 - Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Nov. 11 - Honey Heist Try out a new system in self-contained sample sessions. Check online for more details about each system. Music History Series * Highland - 6:30 pm Tues., Sept. 5 - From Darkness to Light: The Story of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Wed., Oct. 25 - Exploring the Beatles Revolver Wed., Nov. 15 - Johnny Mercer, founder of Capitol Records Sign Language - All Levels Medina - Mon., Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Presenter Jean Cormany will teach about Deaf culture and how to communicate in sign language. Teens welcome. Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon., Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, 6:30 pm - Games, trivia, and conversation for expats and lovers of British culture. Afternoon Movie Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 1:00 pm - Enjoy a movie you may have missed. Call for titles. Smart Retirement * Highland - 6:30 - 8:00 pm Tues., Sept. 12 - Tax Strategies Wed., Sept. 13 - Sound Investing Intensive classes designed to help you become financially aware as you plan. Cookbook Club * Lodi - Thurs., 6:00 pm Sept. 21 - Pioneer Woman Oct. 19 - Halloween Nov. 16 - Italian Prepare your favorite recipe to share. Camp Wired Medina - Every Thurs., 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Learn or brush up on computer skills and software with Sherri. Call for topics. No session Nov. 23. Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Sept. 11 - Laser Engraver Oct. 9 - Digitizing VHS & Camcorder Tapes Nov. 6 - Cricut Watch equipment demonstrations. Walk-in Tech Time Medina - Mon., Sept. 11, Oct. 9, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Get technology and device questions answered. First come, first served basis. Bring your device and charger. Computers & Technology Digital Inclusion & Literacy Brunswick, Highland & Lodi DIAL classes focus on the basics of streaming, Chromebooks, Gmail, and online safety. View classes and register at medinaco.org/dial. One long-loan hotspot renewal available after completing one DIAL class. One-on-One Tech Support * Brunswick - Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 - 10:45 am - Learn or review computer or mobile device basics, troubleshoot issues, or learn how to use popular library apps like hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby. No session Sept. 5, Nov. 23. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses Leave the Leaves Medina - Thurs., Sept. 14, 6:30 pm Highland - Wed., Oct. 4, 6:00 pm Learn to use your fallen leaves to benefit you, wildlife, and pollinators. Escape Room * Lodi - Sat., Sept. 16, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:30 pm - Work together to solve puzzles and escape. Teens welcome. Discover Discography Medina - Sat., 2:00 pm Sept. 16 - Trouble Will Find Me by The National Oct. 21 - folklore and evermore by Taylor Swift Nov. 18 - Respect M.E. by Missy Elliot Ditch the books and dust off the record player for an afternoon of music. Elevenses * Medina - Sat., Sept. 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Celebrate Tolkien Week with tea, scones, and a craft. All ages welcome. Tech Classes Learn new computer and technology skills with Pieri. Android Mobile * Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 12, 6:00 pm Medina - Wed., Sept. 27, 6:30 pm Apple Mobile * Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 19, 6:00 pm Medina - Wed., Nov. 15, 6:30 pm Cybersecurity Awareness * Medina - Wed., Oct. 25, 6:30 pm Makerspace Classes Coffee Mug & Cork Coaster * Medina - Mon., Sept. 25, 1:30 - 3:30 pm Learn to use the heat press and laser engraver. Supplies provided. Laser Engraved Pumpkins * Medina - Mon., Oct. 23, 1:30 - 3:00 pm or 3:00 - 4:30 pm Learn to use the laser engraver on a pumpkin or gourd. Supplies provided.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 19 Our Solar System Brunswick - Mon., Sept. 25, 6:00 pm Join NASA to learn about current and future missions, and incredible recent space discoveries. Aquatic Escape * Zoom - Tues., Sept. 26, 3:00 pm The Greater Cleveland Aquarium gives you an up-close view of their animals. Teens welcome. Optional viewing at Brunswick Library. Drumming Group * Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 26, 6:00 pm Music therapist Izzey Donovan will lead you on a rhythmic adventure. Movie Club * Highland - Tues., Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, 6:30 pm - Watch on your own and meet for refreshments and discussion. Call for titles. Afternoon Tea Club Brunswick - Wed., Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, 1:30 pm - Learn aspects of tea and tea culture and taste a variety of teas. Bring your own teacup. Beginner Dungeons & Dragons * Medina - Thurs., Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn the basics and embark on an epic quest with fellow adventurers. Symbols in Stone Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 9, 6:30 pm Medina - Mon., Oct. 30, 6:30 pm Uncover the history and meaning of tombstone symbols and the stories of the people buried beneath them. Ghosts on Land & Sea Buckeye - Thurs., Oct. 12, 6:00 pm Theatrical storytelling of eerie ghost and lake legends from Ohio and the Great Lakes. Produced by Eden Valley Enterprises. Teens and tweens welcome. Miyazaki Mania * Zoom - Mon., Oct. 16, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Play a Studio Ghibli trivia game on Kahoot! Teens are welcome. Draining of Hinckley Lake * Highland - Wed., Oct. 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Shawn McDermott, Chief Planning and Design Officer, will explain the project. Green Cleaning Brunswick - Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:00 pm Learn new DIY green cleaning methods to use around your home. Celebrating Samhain * Highland - Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:30 pm Unveil the secrets of Samhain symbolism, mythology, and themes. Costume Bingo Seville - Wed., Oct. 25, 6:00 pm Classic Bingo with refreshments and prizes. Wear a Halloween costume and you could earn a free space! Murder Mystery Night * Seville - Sat., Oct. 28, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Immerse yourself in a night of intrigue and figure out who committed the crime. Pruning Medina - Thurs., Nov. 2, 6:30 pm Learn how and when to prune. Winter Garden Maintenance * Highland - Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:00 pm Tips for caring for your garden this winter. Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. British Royal Weddings * Lodi - Mon., Sept. 25, 6:00 pm Learn about the royal weddings of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and other members of the royal family. Giants of Seville * Seville - Wed., Sept. 27, 6:00 pm Anna Swan (portrayed by Patty L. Martens) shares her memories of being the Nova Scotia Giantess, her marriage to Captain Bates, and of life in Seville. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy Family History Day: Cemetery Research * Zoom - Sat., Oct. 14, 12:45 - 4:15 pm - Explore cemeteries as a resource for family history. Optional viewing at Medina Library. 1:00 pm - Epitaphs & Icons with Mary Jamba 2:00 pm - Researching & Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries with Krista Horrocks 3:15 pm - Find A Grave and other online cemetery tools with Lauren Kuntzman The Private Life of Vincent Van Gogh * Zoom - Wed., Oct. 18, 6:00 pm If you want to know the true meaning of a tragic artist, look no further. The Mysteries of Squire’s Castle * Brunswick - Tues., Oct. 24, 6:00 pm Highland - Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:30 pm Historian Judy MacKeigan discusses the myths and ghost stories of this intriguing site within the Metroparks. Glitz & Glamour in the White House Seville - Tues., Nov. 21, 6:00 pm Learn the history, jewelry, and fashion of Ohio Presidential First Ladies while viewing photos and displays.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 20 Events for Adults Arts & Crafts Knitting & Crochet Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 5, 19, Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 14, 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Beginners are welcome for informal instruction. Group donates items to Warm Up Medina County. Wine Glass Terrarium * Lodi - Tues., Sept. 12, 6:00 pm Create a low-maintenance terrarium. Pumpkins * Buckeye - Thurs., Sept. 14, 6:30 pm Decorate with fresh flowers, ribbons, and more. Bring a 3-5” pumpkin. Wine & Canvas * Medina - Fri., Sept. 15, Oct. 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Brunswick - Fri., Nov. 3, 6:00 - 8:00 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. Pumpkin Book Folding * Brunswick - Mon., Sept. 18, 6:00 pm Create a festive jack-o-lantern. Card Making * Brunswick - Tues., Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Create 5 cards. $20 fee due to presenter at the event. Please bring adhesive and scissors. Paper Rose Wreath * Seville - Wed., Sept. 20, 6:00 pm Use book pages to make a wreath. Pumpkin Door Hanger * Lodi - Tues., Oct. 3, 6:00 pm Decorate a wooden pumpkin with assorted fabric, ribbons, and lettering. DIY Fall Yarn Garland * Seville - Tues., Oct. 17, 6:00 pm Create a festive fall garland. Raven-Craft * Medina - Wed., Oct. 18, 6:30 pm Create a decorative paper craft inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. Tea Light Candle Holder * Brunswick - Wed., Nov. 1, 1:30 pm Decorate with alcohol ink. Bring a clear glass vase to make a matching set. Stamp Decoupage * Highland - Wed., Nov. 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Decoupage the perfect tea light. Photo Button Gifts Buckeye - Sat., Nov. 4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Drop in with up to three 2-3" photos and use our button maker. Thanksgiving Wreath * Seville - Wed., Nov. 8, 6:00 pm Create a festive fall wreath. Coffee & Canvas * Medina - Sat., Nov. 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Bring a non-alcoholic beverage and go home with a painting by you! $20 supply fee due to the presenter at event. Holiday Basket Weaving * Highland - Sat., Nov. 18, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm - $12 supply fee due to the presenter at event. Pressed Flower Windchime * Seville - Mon., Nov. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Make a rustic windchime. Health & Wellness Energy Medicine * Highland - Mon., 6:30 - 8:00 pm Sept. 11 - Daily energy medicine to ease pain and increase energy. Sept. 18 - Vagus nerve and stress reduction. Understanding Crystals * Brunswick - Wed., Sept. 13, 6:00 pm Learn the basics of choosing, charging, and cleansing crystals, crystal shapes, and ways to utilize them. Air Fryer Class * Highland - Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:30 pm Purposeful Eats shares tips to use your air fryer. Samples and recipes provided. Growing Garlic * Seville - Wed., Oct. 4, 6:00 pm Discover the different types of garlic, planting, fertilizing, pest management, harvesting, and storage. 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s * Brunswick - Thurs., Oct. 5, 6:00 pm Recognize the common signs and the benefits of an early diagnosis. Lunch & Learn Lunch provided. Presented by Advanced Health and Wellness Center. Nutrition & Healthy Eating * Highland - Mon., Oct. 9, 12:00 pm Lodi - Wed., Nov. 8, 12:00 pm Stay Fit While You Sit * Seville - Wed., Oct. 11, 12:30 pm Time Out Tuesday * Brunswick - Tues., Oct. 24, Nov. 28, 1:30 pm - Learn tips on how to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. Healthy Holiday Eating * Buckeye - Mon., Nov. 6, 6:00 pm Enjoy a cooking demo with recipes to encourage healthy eating. mcdl.info/Health