1 Summer reading game May 26 - August 12 Teen Game Grades 6-12 Read and log your minutes online at mcdl.info/SummerReading Earn a trip to the mystery box, a book, and a chance to win a grand prize bundle: Anime • Art • Books • Gamer Outdoors • PlayStation • Room Décor • Self-Care Children’s Game Birth to grade 5 Pick up a game board at your library and read books to earn prizes! mcdl.info/SummerReading of Medina County District Library FRIENDS SPONSORS Stuart & Pat Neal Medina City Teachers Association mcdl.info June, July, August 2023 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library
MCDL News & Notes MCDL Mourns Loss of Fiscal Officer MCDL Fiscal Officer, Kelly Conner, passed away Wed., Feb. 22, at her home after a brief battle with cancer. Kelly joined the MCDL Finance Department in March 2020 as the Deputy Fiscal Officer and was appointed Fiscal Officer by the Board of Trustees in July 2021. Kelly’s expertise was vital in sound fiscal planning through the pandemic, in the culmination of the library’s bond issue, and to the creation of the new Strategic Plan. Director’s Notes by Julianne Bedel Summer means driving with the windows down and the music up. It can be a time for family and friends, travel, picnics, and making some of the year’s best memories. There can be so much to look forward to that this time of year seems to ring with potential and hold unlimited promise for the season to come. Lengthening days and warm summer nights might remind you of years past. What are some of your favorite warm-weather memories? As a child, in my family it meant camping, lots of time to play out in the yard with sisters and cousins, and the hope that our mom might take us swimming when she came home from work. Listening to Mom read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe aloud was great fun, even though we were old enough by then to read to ourselves. Regular trips to the library – and summer reading club – were also a part of our family routine. Having stacks of library books and time to stay up late at night wrapped in stories are core summer family memories for me. As you go about planning the next few months, I hope you’ll keep the library as part of your summer adventure. For children, pleasure reading is an effective way to fight summer slide as well as to connect to the idea of reading as entertainment – not just homework. Although, I’d say that idea really isn’t limited to youth. Less screen time and more “page time” could be a great summer goal for all of us. Please check with any librarian for great suggestions for summer reading and audiobooks to start your family off on your summer adventure. Congratulations Graduates Congratulations to MCDL Human Resources Manager, Jenna Elswick, and Medina Library Reference Supervisor, Dan Holahan, on their graduation from 2023 Leadership Medina County programs. Jenna represented the Signature Class and Dan represented the LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development) Institute. 2 Summer 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 If You're Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera on June 1. I want to remind people of the great and profound joy that can be found in stories, and that stories can connect us to each other, and that reading together changes everybody involved. – Kate DiCamillo
Find downloads and additional information at mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy Activities & More 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Accept the challenge and spend time reading with your child. Develop early literacy skills and practice counting your growing list of books. Available at all MCDL locations or download online. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Any child from birth to age five can be enrolled to receive a free, new book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library every month. Sign up online. Get Ready to Read Newsletter This monthly flyer features fingerplays and songs, book recommendations, and a calendar of early literacy activities. Available at all MCDL locations or download online. Explore Our Collection Discovery Packs Discovery Packs include five themed books, a DVD, and a toy for preschool through early elementary aged children. Nature versions encourage outdoor fun. Available at all MCDL locations; limit one per library card. Early Literacy Kits Early Literacy Kits are great to use with children at home or in the classroom. Kits center around a topic of interest and contain books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme. View themes and reserve kits online. Storytimes for Babies & Children Storytimes are a fun way to enrich your child with reading skills, rhymes, and songs, all delivered by familiar library faces. Sessions are held throughout the year. Browse and register at mcdl.info/Storytimes. Literacy & Learning for Children 3 Dewey Decimators The Dewey Decimators brought back a first-place win in the thirteenth annual Match Wits trivia competition April 21. The Shakespeare themed event benefited Project LEARN, an adult literacy non-profit in Medina County. Bedel Named Ohio Leader MCDL Director, Julianne Bedel, is among 35 individuals selected for Leadership Ohio, the state’s premier leadership development program. The program attracts CEOs, officials, and management from both the public and private sectors. The class will engage in eight months of sessions covering topics including state judiciary, small town resurgence, and civil discourse. The group will develop a class project to improve upon a problem facing Ohioans. “I’m pleased to be appointed as a 2023 Ohio Leadership Fellow. I’m looking forward to exploring how we can become agents of positive change by asking critical questions and addressing the challenges facing our community. I believe it will be an excellent opportunity for me to learn from others around the state, while also sharing Medina County success stories,” says Bedel. MCDL News & Notes
Makerspace & Digital Lab at Medina Library mcdl.info/Makerspace mcdl.info/OnlineLearning Resources for Educators MCDL supports educators by offering helpful, time saving resources to enhance your classroom • Request materials on a research topic • Borrow multiple copies of a book for a classroom read • Try an Early Literacy Kit • Educator loan cards provide longer loans for most items • Proctoring is available at all MCDL locations MCDL’s Online Learning collection puts new skills at your fingertips • Creativebug - Video workshops featuring arts and crafts techniques • Mango Languages - Foreign language skills • LinkedIn Learning - Career training Need help getting started? Try MCDL Academy MCDL has helpful video tutorials to get you started. In minutes, learn to sign up for and use online resources. mcdl.info/Educational Online Learning 4 Get a Holiday Head Start Begin gift making now with simple, ready-to-create projects using equipment in the Makerspace: Sublimation Printer • Laser Engraver • Cricut Convert old photos and home movies into digital files in the Digital Lab. Sharing with family makes a meaningful and memory-filled gift. Reservations recommended. See website for hours, equipment, and training information.
The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand The Twilight Garden by Sarah Nisha Adams Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins The Little Italian Hotel by Phaedra Patrick Get started at mcdl.info/eMedia FREE eBooks • Audiobooks • Magazines • Music • TV • Movies Audiobooks for Family Road Trips Beach Reads New to eMedia? Try MCDL Academy MCDL offers video tutorials to help you get started with streaming and downloadable content. In minutes, learn to sign up for and use: Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty Ages 8 & up • 8.5 hours The Unteachables by Gordon Korman Ages 8 & up • 6 hours Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli Ages 9 & up • 7 hours A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga Ages 9 & up • 5.5 hours How to Train Your Dad by Gary Paulsen Ages 10 & up • 3.5 hours I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys Ages 14 & up • 7 hours 5
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Book Buzz: Nonfiction June Taste of Home: The Cool Kitchen Cookbook The Con Queen of Hollywood by Scott C. Johnson My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking True Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited Against All Odds by Hannah Pick-Goslar July Fragmented: A Doctor’s Quest to Piece Together American Health Care by Ilana Yurkiewicz Lexington: The Extraordinary Life and Turbulent Times of America’s Legendary Racehorse by Kim Wickens Owner of a Lonely Heart: A Memoir by Beth Nguyen August The Many Lives of Mama Love: A Memoir of Lying, Stealing, Writing and Healing by Lara Love Hardin Flirting with Danger: The Mysterious Life of Marguerite Harrison, Socialite Spy by Janet Wallach Family Reins: The Heartbreaking Fall of an American Dynasty – and the Discovery of What Really Matters by Billy Busch In Every Life by Marla Frazee I’m Terrified of Bath Time by Simon Rich Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds Book Lovers by Emily Henry 6 RECENTLY READ BY Lauren is an Associate at Medina Library Lauren Book Club Bags Browse titles and reserve at mcdl.info/BookClubBags Includes 10 books & discussion questions Check out for six weeks Additional formats may be available
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 7 June Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan (romance) Sam questions her stable engagement when on a summer visit to her childhood home, she reunites with her first love. The Whispers by Ashley Audrain (suspense) From the author of The Push, a domestic thriller centered on the aftermath of a mother’s outburst. Zero Days by Ruth Ware (suspense) A woman must race against time to find her husband’s murderer before she is framed. Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See (historical fiction) A novel inspired by the true story of a female physician in 15th-century China whose remedies are still used today. Famous In a Small Town by Viola Shipman (contemporary) A young woman and an old woman discover a shared destiny in a Michigan beach town. August None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell (suspense) Alix meets a charismatic woman who shares her birthday, but soon shares a sinister entanglement with her as well. The Last Ranger by Peter Heller (fiction) A mystery for nature lovers, set in Yellowstone National Park. California Golden by Melanie Benjamin (historical fiction) A legendary female surfer and her two daughters navigate complicated relationships and society in the 1960s. The Year of Second Chances by Lara Avery (contemporary fiction) A young widow learns her husband signed her up for a dating service before he passed away. Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward (horror) A novelist isolates himself to write his last book and loses his grip on reality when he is haunted by a past betrayal. July Hello Stranger by Katherine Center (contemporary fiction) A portrait artist on the verge of her big break loses her ability to recognize faces. The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt (fiction) A retiree volunteering at a senior living facility reflects on his extraordinary, ordinary life. The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer (historical fiction) At the mercy of a double agent, two courageous women risk everything for the British troops in France. Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker (domestic thriller) A chilling tale about the lengths mothers will go for their families. How Can I Help You by Laura Sims (suspense) A quiet librarian’s suspicious past is revealed when a patron dies in the library. Book Buzz: Fiction
Summer Reading Kick-Off Brunswick - Fri., May 26 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, all ages - Sign up for Summer Reading and visit with Outback Ray at 10:30 am or 11:30 am. Outback Ray Highland - Sat., May 27, 10:30 am Buckeye * - Tues., May 30 10:30 am or 11:30 am Medina - Fri., July 21, 1:00 pm Lodi - Wed., July 26, 3:00 pm Seville * - Wed., Aug. 2, 1:00 pm All ages - Meet Outback Ray and his amazing animal friends. Space may be limited. Music & Movement * Brunswick - Sat., May 27, Fri., July 21, Fri., Aug. 18, 10:30 am or 11:30 am Medina - Fri., June 30, Aug. 11 10:30 am or 11:30 am Ages birth - 6 years Music and movement class led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist, may include instrument playing, singing, dancing, finger play, cuddle time and storytime. Hatch the Chickens Medina - Wed., June 7 - July 12 All day, all ages - Observe a clutch of eggs reveal new life and fuzzy baby chicks. Summer Fest! Lodi - Thurs., June 8, 1:00 - 3:00 pm All ages - Sign up for Summer Reading, enjoy a magic show, face painting, yard activities, and more! Hosted by Seville and Lodi Libraries. Cody Clark Sensory Friendly Magic Show * Medina - Wed., June 28, 10:30 am Brunswick - Wed., June 28, 1:30 pm All ages - Motivational magic show that includes comedy and storytelling about what being autistic is like. Patrons see how autism makes Cody different, yet as capable as anyone. Cody removes loud noise, bright lights, and complex plots without removing the fun! Nate the Great’s Magic Show Lodi - Wed., Aug. 2, 1:30 pm All ages - See card tricks, a mind reading puppet and a floating table. for Children & Families Mommy & Me Yoga * Medina - Thurs., June 1, 10:30 am Seville - Thurs., June 8, 10:30 am Brunswick - Thurs., July 13, 10:30 am Ages 6 weeks - 23 mos. - Sing, move, play, and meet other babies and moms in this interactive baby yoga class. Presented by Happy Me Yoga. Preschool Yoga * Medina - Thurs., June 1, 11:30 am Seville - Thurs., June 8, 11:30 am Brunswick - Thurs., July 13, 11:30 am Ages 2-5 years Build strength, social skills, courage, calmness, and make yogi friends. Presented by Happy Me Yoga. Princess Parties * Brunswick - Ariel & Rapunzel Sat., June 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Lodi - Mirabel & Isabela Wed., June 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm Buckeye - Belle & Moana, Sat., July 15 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Seville - Mirabel & Isabela Sat., Aug. 12, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm All ages - Visit the princesses, learn songs, dance and listen to a story. Spring Mist Farms Highland - Sat., June 3 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, all ages Sign up for summer reading and meet the animals from Spring Mist Farms. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 8 Featured Summer Events
Special Storytimes Garden Stories Medina - Thurs., June 8, July 13, Aug. 17 9:30 am, all ages - Held at Medina Community Garden. Campfire Stories * Buckeye - Thurs., June 8, 6:30 pm Grades K-3 - Enjoy an indoor “campfire” with s’mores and stories. Bedtime * Zoom - Thurs., June 15, July 13, Aug. 10 6:30 pm, all ages - Virtual bedtime stories from the comfort of home. Beach Day * Medina - Sat., June 17, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up Lodi - Sat., July 1, 11:00 am Ages 3 & up - Wear your swim suit and bring a towel for beachy fun. Adapted Storytime * Brunswick - Sat., June 17, July 29, Aug. 19, 10:30 am, all ages Stories in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges. Stuffed Animal Sleepover * Buckeye - Tues., June 27, 10:30 am Ages 3-7 - Bring a stuffed animal for stories and a sleepover. Pick up next day. Adoption Storytime * Brunswick - Mon., July 10, 10:30 am All ages - Stories about different types of family. Activities by Ohio Children’s Alliance and It Takes Heart: an initiative promoting foster and adoption care. Jungle * Medina - Mon., July 10, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Jungle stories, songs, rhymes, flannels, fun and a craft! Sunshine Brunswick - Fri., July 14, 10:30 am All ages - Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for stories on the back lawn. Bumblebee Medina - Sat., July 15, 10:30 am, all ages Buzz in to celebrate the Bee Festival. Move & Groove * Medina - Thurs., July 20, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Sing and dance your way through this groovin’ storytime! Splish Splash Seville - Sat., July 22, 2:00 pm, all ages Water-themed stories and songs. Great Outdoors Highland - Mon., July 31, 10:30 am Ages 2-4 - Stories on the patio. Stuffed Animal Tea Party * Seville - Tues., Aug. 8, 12:00 pm Grades K-5 - Bring a plush friend and dress up for stories on the lawn. Starry, Starry Night Brunswick - Mon., Aug. 14, 6:00 pm All ages - Stories and songs about starry nights. Back to School * Medina - Tues., Aug. 15, 10:30 am Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 16, 10:30 am Ages 4-6 - Get ready for back to school with stories, activities, and songs! Breakfast * Lodi - Sat., Aug. 19, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Breakfast themed stories and craft! Baby Storytime Seville - Tues., Aug. 22, 10:30 am Ages birth - 18 months - Books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays. All children and their caregivers are welcome. Nursery Rhyme * Highland - Mon., Aug. 28, 6:30 pm, ages 2-4 Enjoy classic nursery rhymes. Storytimes June 5 - July 8 Registration begins May 15 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. mcdl.info/Storytimes Baby (Up to 24 months with adult) 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. 1:30 pm Brunswick Mon. 1:30 pm Medina Family * (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Brunswick Mon. 10:30 am Buckeye Mon. 10:30 am Lodi Mon. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Fri. 10:30 am Brunswick Drop-In (All ages with adult) Mon. 6:30 pm Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:00 pm Medina Wed. 6:00 pm Lodi Events for Children & Families *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 9
Events for Children & Families Young Musicians Showcase Brunswick - Sat., May 27, 1:00 pm Mon., June 12, 6:00 pm All ages - Presented by the students of Music Izz Groovy. Featured instruments may include violin, viola, guitar, ukulele, piano, and more. Seville Farmer’s Market Pop Up Library Seville - Sat., June 3, July 1, 8, 29, Aug. 12, 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm All ages - Visit the library table at the Farmer's Market. Held at 73 W. Main St., Seville. Shoebox Parade * Medina - Fri., June 9, 10:30 am -12:00 pm Ages 3 & up - Decorate a mini parade float made from a shoebox and join our indoor parade. Father’s Day Tile Coaster Paint * Highland - Mon., June 12, 6:30 pm All ages - Paint a tile coaster to give dad on Father's Day. Monthly Wednesday Craft Table Highland - Wed., June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Crafts designed for all abilities and ages. Friendship Party * Brunswick - Wed., June 14, 1:30 pm Grades K-2 - Stories, activities, and crafts that celebrate friendship. DIY Tie Dye * Lodi - Wed., June 14, 1:30 pm All ages with adult - Tie dye your own garment. Bring in a white cotton item and wear clothes that can get messy. Art History Craft Time: Michelangelo * Seville - Thurs., June 15, 5:00 pm All ages - Learn about famous Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo and create your own sculpture using traditional artist techniques. 5 Ingredient Ice Cream * Highland - Fri., June 23, 2:00 pm Grades K-2 - Make your own ice cream with a few basic ingredients. Happy Birthday, Eric Carle! Brunswick - Sat., June 24, all day All ages - Celebrate the world of Eric Carle’s imagination through activities and crafts. Wild Animal Slime * Lodi - Wed., June 28, 1:30 pm Ages 4 & up with adult Jungle fun with slime. Preschool Paint Art * Brunswick - Fri., June 30, 1:30 pm Ages 4-5 - Explore colors and letters using paint. Wear play clothes. Bach for Babies * Brunswick - Sat., July 1, 10:30 am Mon., Aug. 14, 1:00 pm Ages birth - 3 yrs. Introduce little ones to the magic of live music. Presented by the students of Music Izz Groovy. Singing and dancing encouraged! Bear Matinee * Lodi - Wed., July 5, 1:30 pm All ages with adult - An animated movie about bears blasting into the past. Light refreshments provided. Honey Bee Hydrators * Seville - Wed., July 5, 6:00 pm Grades 1-6 - Create a vibrant cooling station for your backyard bees! *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 10 Little Explorers: Sensory Play * Buckeye - Tues., July 11 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, ages 1-3 Drop in to explore the world with activities that tickle the senses. Hearts for Music Workshop * Medina - Tues., July 11 11:00 am or 12:00 pm Celebrate Medina County Arts Week with Kitrael Chin from Hearts for Music. Make music using iPads and shakers. Presented in partnership with Medina County Arts Council. All ages and abilities are welcome. Jungle River Boat Races * Lodi - Wed., July 12 11:00 am - Ages 3 & 4 11:30 am - Ages 5 & 6 12:00 pm - Ages 7 & 8 12:30 pm - Ages 9-12 Make a boat from a pool noodle and race it down the river. Arrive 15 minutes before your race time to build your boat. Warrior Cats Gathering * Seville - Thurs., July 13, 6:00 pm All ages - Fan art, games, trivia, and more. Fandom-themed merch and attire is encouraged! Nature Toddler Art * Brunswick - Mon., July 17 10:30 am or 11:30 am, ages 2-3 Let your toddler be an artist with items from nature. Wear play clothes and register for one session. Creature Feature * Buckeye - Wed., July 19, 10:30 am All ages - Learn the difference between reptiles and amphibians from an Ohio Herps expert. We may even meet an amphibian or reptile!
Events for Children & Families Jungle Life * Lodi - Wed., July 19, 1:30 pm Ages 5-9 - Create a jungle animal using Perler beads. Beach Messy Sensory Play * Brunswick - Tues., July 25 10:30 am or 12:00 pm, ages 2-5 Explore sensory activities that are educational and messy. Wear play clothes and register for one session. Fruit & Veggie Art for Kids * Brunswick - Wed., July 26, 6:00 pm Grades K-2 - Create art with fruits and veggies. Safety knives will be used for cutting. LEGO Tournament * Buckeye - Sat., July 29, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Grades K-9 - Build your own creation using our LEGO bricks. Invite friends and family to vote on your creation July 31 - Aug. 12. Prizes for those with the most votes! Book Bingo * Highland - Tues., Aug. 1, 10:30 am Grades K-5 - Light snacks and a chance to win books! Jungle Life-size Candy Land * Medina - Mon., Aug. 7 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, ages 3 & up Be the game piece in this life-sized Jungle Candy Land game! Call 330-722-2790 to sign up for your 15-minute time slot. Baby Print Art * Brunswick - Wed., Aug. 9, 10:30 am Ages birth - 18 mos. - Create a keepsake with your little sunshine. Family Movie Matinee Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm All ages - Escape the heat with popcorn and a family-friendly movie. Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) LEGO Club Highland - Tues., June 6 - July 11 3:30 pm - Build something based on our weekly prompts. Your creations will be displayed until the following week. Donut Artists * Brunswick - Thurs., June 8, 6:00 pm - Take a bite out of art history! Draw and paint donuts in the styles of famous artists. Popcorn & Pages Tween Book Club * Lodi - Tues., 1:30 pm, grades 4-6 June 13 - Graphic Novels July 11 - Mystery Aug. 8 - Fantasy Snack, craft, play games and discuss books. Bookends Bookclub * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 pm June 13 - Books to Movies July 11 - Survival Stories Aug. 15 - Audiobooks Share, snack, and chat about books Be a Forensic Scientist * Buckeye - Wed., June 21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn about forensic science and solve crimes using investigative skills. Chef’s Market: Edible Books * Buckeye - Wed., July 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Use library bucks to buy supplies to make your own book and eat it, too. Summer Suncatchers * Brunswick - Thurs., July 20, 1:30 pm Grades 3-5 - Create colorful suncatchers using beads. Wizarding Week Medina - July 24-29, grades 3 & up Get ready for Wizarding Weekend on the Square with classes at Hogwarts. Discover magic, monsters, mysteries and more! Please register for each class individually. Mon., July 24, 10:30 am - Herbology * Tues., July 25, 3:00 pm - Charms * Wed., July 26, 10:30 am - Potions * Thurs., July 27 - History of Magic * 2:00 pm - O.W.L Level 6:00 pm - N.E.W.T Level Fri., July 28, 12:00 pm Quidditch House Cup * Sat., July 29, all day Happy Birthday, Harry! Design a Pencil Box * Buckeye - Wed., July 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm Drop in to choose a box, decorate it, and bring your unique creation to class. Finger Knitting * Brunswick - Sat., Aug. 12, 10:30 am Grades 3-5 - We supply the yarn; you supply the fingers. Learn the art of finger knitting. Embroidery Galaxy Paint Craft * Highland - Sat., Aug. 26, 10:30 am Create a cool star constellation. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 11
Pride Time Brunswick - Tues., June 6, July 18, Wed., Aug. 9, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Medina - Wed., June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, 4:00 - 5:30 pm LGBTQIA+ teens and allies talk about movies, literature, and more. Play games and make Pride-themed crafts in a supportive environment. Dungeons & Dragons Medina - Wed., June 7, 21, July 5, 19, Aug. 2, 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Seville - Tues., June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, 6:00 pm Embark on a magical journey with a character of your own design. Coffee Filter Flowers * Seville - Wed., June 7, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Create a faux flower centerpiece out of coffee filters. After-Hours Hide & Seek * Medina - Fri., June 16, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Grades 3-12 - Run and hide in the library as we play classic hide & seek and ghosts in the graveyard. Sedona Bracelet * Highland - Mon., June 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Create a bracelet with beads, silk cord, and split rings. Adults welcome. Rainbow Keychains * Lodi - Thurs., June 22, 2:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Create a colorful keychain from rope and yarn. Video Game Extravaganza Seville - Sat., June 24, 12:00 - 4:00 pm Grades 4-12 Play nostalgic video games. Glass Gem Suncatcher * Lodi - Tues., June 27, 1:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Create a mosaic suncatcher with glass gems and glue. Volunteens: Orientation and Plan, Paint, & Pack Session * Buckeye - Tues., June 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Attend summer volunteer orientation and stay to create memorable experiences for patrons. Stuffed Animal Sleepover * Buckeye - Tues., June 27 1:00 - 3:00 pm Help our visiting stuffed animals enjoy an exciting sleepover. Celebrate Christmas in July * Buckeye - Tues., July 25 1:00 - 3:00 pm Create holiday cards to share with Meals on Wheels recipients. You create them now, and seniors receive them in December. End-of-Summer Party * Buckeye - Tues., Aug. 8 12:30 - 2:30 pm Enjoy a pizza party to wrap up the summer. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Intro to Watercolor Painting * Brunswick - Tues., June 6 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Paint a unique nature creature with author and artist, Glenn Somodi. Cast & Crew Club * Medina - Wed., June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Film enthusiasts gather to discuss and create movies. Premiere July 26. Cultured Donuts * Medina - Tues., June 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Decorate donuts emulating the styles of great artists. Teen Writers Group * Brunswick - Tues., June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Get inspired with writing games and advice. Share and discuss your own work with other teen writers. Scribble Society * Seville - Mon., June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, 6:30 pm, grades 3-12 Talk all things writing! We have writing prompts and the option to share your work. Zoom option available. Drum Circle * Brunswick - Fri., July 14, 1:00 pm Grades 3-12 - Music therapist Izzey Donovan will lead teens and tweens on a rhythmic adventure. Gearheads: Build a Book Nook * Medina - Wed., July 26, 2:30 - 4:30 pm Build your own book nook, an imaginative world you place between books on your shelf. Materials provided. Thermal Imaging Fun * Brunswick - Thurs., Aug. 3 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Explore the infrared light spectrum with engineer Joe Cobb and capture it with a special camera. mcdl.info/STEAM Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted)
Love these titles and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Teen Book Buzz 13 Intergenerational Knitting & Crochet Circle * Brunswick - Tues., June 27 1:30 - 3:30 pm, grades 5-12 Are you interested in learning to knit or crochet? Tweens and teens are invited to join our Knitting and Crochet Circle members for beginner instruction. Otaku Tuesdays * Medina - Tues., June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm View and discuss anime, do geekcrafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Cosplay welcome. June 27 we host manga instructor Doug Laubacher. LEGO Challenge * Lodi - Thurs., July 6, 1:30 pm Grades 4-12 - Get creative quick! You’ll only have a few minutes to build each of your LEGO masterpieces. Messy Olympics * Brunswick - Wed., July 12 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Rain date: Tues., July 18) Compete in a messy outdoor extravaganza and win medals. Denim & T-shirt Bleaching Highland - Sat., July 15, 2:00 pm Bring a piece of clothing and create your own design. Wacky Holidays Week Medina - July 17-22, all day Stop in to celebrate holidays like Emoji Day and Junk Food Day. M&Ms Taste Test * Lodi - Mon., July 17, 6:00 pm Guess the flavors and play trivia. Escape Room * Buckeye - Thurs., July 20, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Put your sleuthing skills to the test and escape before time runs out! Juice & Smoothies * Brunswick - Mon., July 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Discover which combinations of fruits and veggies make tasty drinks and compete for the title of Best Juice and Smoothie Chefs! Silent Escape Room * Seville - Fri., July 28, 5:00 - 7:30 pm Shh! A Librarian has gone missing. Use your sleuthing skills to save them before it’s too late. Tissue Paper Painting * Lodi - Mon., Aug. 7, 6:00 pm Create a masterpiece using tissue paper and water. Make a Cootie Catcher * Highland - Fri., Aug. 11, 4:00 pm Make a paper fortune teller to bust your boredom. End of Summer Party * Medina - Fri., Aug. 11, 5:00 - 8:00 pm Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with Floor is Lava, Name That Tune, an egg drop contest, and slime the librarian! Rubik’s Cube Challenge Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 30, 2:15 pm Challenge your friends to a Rubik’s Cube battle! Reign (American Royals IV) by Katharine McGee After a tragic accident, the Washington family is in complete disarray with the Princess missing and the Prince on the throne. Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards A thriller set inside a boarded-up shopping mall, where the teens working the last shift find a dead body. We’ll Never Tell by Wendy Heard A whole new mystery begins when a team of YouTubers breaks into the house where an infamous murder happened fifty years ago. The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Fourth in The Inheritance Games series finds Grayson and Jameson "solving" a problem the only way they know how. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Events for Teens
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 14 Medina - Mon., 6:00 pm June 26 - And There Was Light by Jon Meacham July 31 - The Revolutionary by Stacy Schiff Aug. 28 - The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman Highland - Wed., 6:30 pm June 28 - All That is Mine I Carry with Me by William Landay July 26 - The Eighty Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts Aug. 30 - Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am July 10 - One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle Aug. 14 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center Events for Adults Book Discussions 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. Highland - Thurs., 9:00 am Held at Hinckley Donut Shop,1388 Ridge Rd., Hinckley June 1 - Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix July 6 - An Atlas of Extinct Countries by Gideon Defoe Medina - Thurs., 2:00 pm June 1 - The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts July 6 - Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Aug. 3 - The It Girl by Ruth Ware Medina - Fri., 2:00 pm June 9 - Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham July 14 - The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith Aug. 11 - Badlands by C.J. Box Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm June 12 - A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw July 10 - Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen Aug. 14 - We Know You Remember by Tove Alsterdal Lodi * - Tues., 9:00 am Held at Second Look Books & Brew, 119 Wooster St., Lodi June 13 - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid July 11 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Aug. 8 - It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Seville - Tues., 6:00 pm June 13 - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck July 11 - The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli Aug. 8 - The Woman Outside My Door by Rachel Ryan Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm June 19 - The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson July 17 - Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty Aug. 21 - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman Brunswick - Wed., 6:00 - 7:30 pm June 21 * - Held offsite, call for details. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune July 19, 6:30 pm - Horse by Geraldine Brooks Aug. 16, 6:30 pm Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn Books & Authors Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers Which is Better? Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing * Medina - Sat., June 10, 2:00-3:30 pm Hybrid author Abby Vandiver discusses the differences in publishing. Plot Twist Critique Group * Zoom - Thurs., July 20, 6:00-7:30 pm Give and receive encouragement as you polish your work-in-progress. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Write for Love or Money, Hopefully Both * Medina - Thurs., July 27, 6:00-7:30 pm Author, editor, and former journalist Mark Dawidziak talks about writing.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 15 Events for Adults Tech Classes * Medina - Wed., 6:30 pm June 14 - Managing Photos July 19 - PC Tips Aug 9 - Online Safety Learn new computer and technology skills with Pieri. Make It Monday! * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm June 26 - Laser Engraver: Cork Coasters July 24 - Laser Engraver: Pencils Aug. 21 - Buttonmaker Use Makerspace equipment while crafting. Supplies provided. Intro to hoopla * Brunswick - Thurs., July 6, 10:30 am Check out movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics, free. Bring your library card and a device. Using Canva * Medina - Wed., Aug. 2, 6:30 pm View a demonstration and learn to create banners and posters with Canva - a free, online graphic design resource - in the Makerspace. Computers & Technology Community Partnerships Camp Wired Medina - Every Thurs. 10:30 am -12:00 pm Learn or brush up on your computer skills and software with Sherri Meinke. Call for topics. DIAL Computer & Streaming Entry-level classes focusing on digital inclusion and basic online literacy skill-building. Topics include Streaming, Chromebooks, Gmail, and Online Safety. Classes offered at Highland, Brunswick and Lodi libraries. View class details and register at medinaco.org/dial/. One long-loan hot-spot renewal available after completing one DIAL class. Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm June 12 Sublimation Printer & Heat Press July 10 Scanning Photographs & Slides Aug. 14 Sublimation Printer & Heat Press Watch equipment demonstrations. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses Medina Soil and Water Conservation District Classes Enhance the Look of your Ditch * Highland - Mon., June 5, 6:00 pm Backyard Conservation Medina - Thurs., June 15, 6:00 pm Create a Wildlife Habitat Medina - Mon., July 10, 6:30 pm Soil Types and Native Plants * Highland - Thurs., July 13, 6:00 pm Invasive Species * Highland - Sat., Aug. 19, 10:30 am OSU Extension Master Gardener Classes * Composting Medina - Mon., June 5, 6:30 pm Seville - Mon, Aug. 28, 6:00 pm Convert kitchen scraps and grass clippings into organic fertilizer. Raised Bed Gardening Seville - Tues., June 6, 6:00 pm Lodi - Tues., June 13, 1:00 pm Construction, soil prep and more. Pawpaws: The Forgotten Fruit Buckeye - Mon., Aug. 28, 6:30 pm Learn the history of pawpaws, their uniqueness, and when to harvest. Cooking Classes * Jeanne Givelekian of Purposeful Eats shares recipes and samples. Seville - Wed., June 28, 6:00 pm Perfect Picnic Dishes Buckeye - Tues., July 11, 6:30 pm Cooking from the Garden Brunswick - Thurs., July 27, 6:30 pm Boost Your Energy with Food Highland - Thurs., Aug. 10, 10:00 am Navigating Picky Eaters Lodi - Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:00 pm Taste of Summer Ginger in July Medina - Tues., July 25, 6:30 pm Learn about ginger, the International Herb of the Year, and meet a Gingerbread Championship winner with the Medina County Herb Society. Cooking & Garden ESOL Services Classes * Buckeye - Every Sat. 3:00 - 5:00 pm Medina - Every Mon. & Wed. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm English language skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. Conversation Group * Brunswick - Fri., June 9, 23, July 14, 28, Aug. 11, 25, 10:00 am - Culture, vocabulary, customs, and more, followed by discussion. Zoom option available. GED Services Adult Basic Education Classes * Lodi - Every Thurs., 5:00 - 8:00 pm Brunswick - Every Mon. & Tues. 2:00 - 4:00 pm Medina - Every Tues., 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Prepare for the GED test or improve your skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. Pearson VUE GED Testing * Medina - Wed., June 28, July 26 Aug. 23, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more or schedule your test at mcdl.info/GED.
Events for Adults Arts & Crafts String Art * Lodi - Tues., June 6, 1:00 pm Create a colorful mason jar vase complete with flowers. Origami Crane Folding Party Brunswick - Thurs., June 8, 2:00 pm, Mon., June 19, 6:00 pm, Fri., July 7 11:00 am - Attend a folding party or stop by the reference desk anytime. All ages welcome. Coffee and Canvas * Seville - Sat., June 10 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Create an original painting. $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Yarn Bombing Brunswick - Tues. June 13 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Join Brunswick Library’s knit and crochet circle as they beautify the grounds with colorful creations. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 16 Sedona Bracelet * Buckeye - Tues., June 13, 6:00 pm Create a bracelet using beads, silk cord, and split rings. Many color options offered! Card Making * Brunswick - Mon., June 26, Tues., Aug. 1 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Create 5 cards. $20 fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive and scissors. Knitting and Crochet Drop-in Brunswick - Tues., July 11, 25, Aug. 8, 22 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Beginners are welcome for informal instruction. Group donates items to Warm Up Medina County. Tea Light Candle Holders * Brunswick - Wed., July 12, 6:30 pm Make gorgeous tea light candle holders created with alcohol ink. Wine and Canvas * Brunswick - Fri., July 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Medina - Sat. Aug. 19, 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 at each session. Bad Art Night * Seville - Tues., Aug. 1, 6:00 pm Create a piece of weird art. Pressed Flower Lanterns * Lodi - Wed., Aug. 2, 6:00 pm Decorate a miniature lantern using preserved flowers. Candle Making * Seville - Tues., Aug. 15, 6:00 pm Make a unique soy candle with your choice of color and scent. Folded Book Art * Seville - Sat., Aug. 26, 12:00 pm Transform a book into a centerpiece. Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon., June 5, Aug. 7 6:30 pm - Games, trivia and conversation for expats and lovers of British culture. Sign Language Level 1 * Medina - Mon., June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 6:00-7:30 pm Learn about American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Teens welcome. Dancing from the Inside Out * Highland - Weds., June 14 - Aug. 9 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Participants in this eight-week series will share the songs they love to listen and dance to while forming fresh habits to increase strength and agility for daily life. In partnership with the Ohio Arts Council and Lifetime Arts. Cookbook Club * Lodi - Thurs., 6:00 pm June 15 - Paula Deen July 20 - Cookout Food Aug. 17 - Tomatoes Prepare your favorite recipe to share. Afternoon Movie Brunswick - Tues., June 20, July 11, Aug. 15, 1:00 pm Enjoy snacks and a movie. Call for titles. Drumming Circle * Lodi - Mon., June 26, July 24, Aug. 21 6:00 pm - Create music with drums, chimes, and more to create a collective emotional release. Teens welcome. Movie Club * Highland - Tues., June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, 6:30 pm Watch on your own and meet for refreshments and discussion. Call for titles. Read with Pride: Book Speed Dating Medina - Wed., June 28 6:00-7:30 pm - Create book lists as you move around the room reading blurbs of LGBTQIA+ literature. Beginner Dungeons & Dragons * Medina - Thurs., June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn the basics and embark on an epic quest with fellow adventurers. Read a Book, Win a Book Brunswick - July 1-31 Every book read is a chance to win a free book. Entry forms at the Reference Desk. Great Anglophiles Bake Off * Brunswick - Sat., July 8, 1:00 pm Baking Through the Ages: create a retro bake from any era. Registration not required for spectators.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 17 Pride of Cleveland Hometown Rockers * Brunswick - Wed., June 7, 7:00 pm Listen to and share stories about the local groups and venues from the sixties and early seventies. Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. The Higher You Climb, the Broader the View Buckeye - Sat., June 17, 2:00 pm Hear the story of author Deseree Mitchell-Liddell and her memoir titled The Higher You Climb, the Broader the View: From the Jim Crow South to a Thriving Northern Community, from her daughter Deseree Perry. Using Historical Newspapers for Family History Research * Medina - Sat., Aug. 12, 2:00 pm Learn strategies for locating and searching historical newspapers. In cooperation with Medina County Genealogical Society. Zoom option available. The Bloody Corner & Beyond Medina - Mon., Aug. 14, 6:30 pm Learn about Cleveland's Prohibition Era Mob Bosses. Famous People from Ohio * Zoom - Wed., Aug. 23, 5:00 pm Susan Cannavino presents a glimpse into the personal lives of fan favorites: Paul Newman, Clark Gable, and Erma Bombeck. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy Going Green * Seville - Sat., July 8, 2:00 pm Learn simple changes to live a “greener” life. Create an eco-friendly item to take home. African Drumming Workshop Brunswick - Mon., July 10, 1:00 pm African culture and the importance of drumming with Sogbety Diomande. Up to 25 participants may drum along but spectators are welcome too! Sponsored by Medina County Arts Council for Medina County Arts Week. Bar Crawl Challenge * Medina - Tues., July 11, 6:00 pm Bring your homemade bar dessert (lemon bars, brownies, etc.) to share. Taste test and vote for the winner, prizes awarded. Bring a printed recipe with ingredients. Not an allergy friendly event. Cinephiles Film Club * Zoom - Thurs., July 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Watch and discuss classic, foreign, and indie films streamed via Kanopy. It Takes Heart: Foster Care & Adoption * Brunswick - Wed., July 19, 6:00 pm Ohio Children's Alliance shares resources for families considering kinship or foster care and adoption. Topics include licensing and local needs. Understanding Christianity Brunswick - Thurs., Aug. 17, 6:30 pm Join four Medina County clergy for moderated dialogue. In partnership with Medina Diversity Project. Health & Wellness mcdl.info/Health Lunch & Learn * Lodi - 12:00 pm Mon., June 12 - Healthy Eating Wed., Aug. 16 - Stay Fit While You Sit Lunch provided. Presented by Advanced Health and Wellness Center. Time-Out Tuesday * Brunswick - Tues., June 13, Aug. 29 1:30 pm - Explore new ways to lessen stress by channeling your creative energy. Your Kidneys and You * Brunswick - Thurs., June 22, 6:00 pm Keep your kidneys healthy. Presented by The National Kidney Foundation. Summer Smoothies * Lodi - Wed., June 28, 6:00 pm Learn to make smoothies for general health. Teens welcome. Memory Café Buckeye - Mon., July 10, 1:00 pm Socialization and support for care partners and those living with memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Herbal Tincture * Highland - Mon., July 10, 6:00 pm Learn about tinctures and infusing herbs. Mandela Art for Healing * Highland - Sat., Aug. 5 11:00 am - Center yourself through meditative drawing. Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly * Brunswick - Tues., Aug. 15, 6:00 pm The Cleveland Clinic shares steps to manage your cholesterol and prevent health complications.
Art Shows mcdl.info/Art 18 Medina Library B. Smith Gallery Branching Out May 22 - June 18 - Rick Williams shares his art from the back porch, out in the yard, around the town, and along the shore. Evergreen Artists - 15th Anniversary Members Exhibit June 26 - July 23 - The Evergreen Artists show works in a variety of mediums and many members are also in the Ohio Watercolor Society. Brothers in Art July 31 - Aug. 27 - Featuring works in a variety of mediums by local artists: Bill Beuther, George Harth, Darrell Kent, Craig Staufer, and Rick Williams. Brunswick Library The Garden of Chaos and Hope June 1-22 - April Richardson's collection of oil on canvas in an abstract impressionistic style inspired by locations around Medina County. Around the World in 80 Days July 31 - Aug. 25 - Inspired by the 1872 Jules Verne novel, Cleveland Photographic Society members’ exhibit of photographs celebrating the 80-day journey’s locations, cultures and modes of transportation. Lodi Library Gemini Show June 1-30 - View Medina County Art League members' work in this creative show. Highland Library Highland Alumni Art Show Aug. 14-26 - Art from local graduates. Pick up a current schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit mcdl.info/Bookmobile Visit the Bookmobile Visit the Bookmobile Kids Day Medina Square Sat., June 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Juneteenth Celebration Medina Square Sat., June 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Valley City Frog Jump Mill Stream Park, Valley City Sun., July 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Medina County Fair Medina County Fairgrounds July 31 - Aug. 5, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Pick up a schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit mcdl.info/Bookmobile Send Faxes & Scan for Free Scans may be sent to an email or saved to a flash drive. Copy Color copies, as well as black and white, are now available at all locations. Color copies are new at Buckeye, Highland and Seville libraries. Print Print on-site and remotely from any device. Three options are available for printing and pick-up. Visit mcdl.info/PaperCut for options, and links to PaperCut software and QR codes for emailing requests to your library. Copy & Print Costs $.10 Black & White $.50 Color Get $.50 in free prints per day at your library! Fax, Scan & Print Service
Connect with us of Medina County District Library FRIENDS Friends Book Sales & Fundraisers Support Youth Literacy in Medina County Visit friendsofmcdl.info for sale updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org Book Sales Visit ongoing sales or donate books at any MCDL location. Medina Library Tues. - Thurs. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Brunswick Library $3 Bag Sale Sat., June 17, July 22, Aug. 19 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Lodi Library $3 Bag Sale June 2-3, Sept. 1-2 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Seville Library Seville Giant Yard Sale June 16-17, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Friends Seek Treasurer The Friends of MCDL are seeking a new treasurer to join the Board. If you have experience with basic accounting and enjoy helping others, we would love to have you join us. Reach out at email@example.com to learn more about this fun group! Christmas in July Online Auction July 1-31 - Auction includes artwork from local artists, holiday-themed items, and gift baskets from Medina County businesses. Bid on the auction at friendsofmcdl.info. Proceeds will help the Friends support the Summer Reading Game, author visits, and more! Finish Line Beer! » 1:00 & 3:00 start times Races start and finish at Sully’s Irish Pub or Lager Heads Tap Room. » $40 Entry Fee includes One beer at finish line, T-shirt, carb loading aid station, and finisher medals to brag of your athletic prowess! » Register at Friendsofmcdl.info UN RUN (Running not required) To support Youth Literacy in Medina County Sponsored by: Lager Heads Brewing Co. • Sully's Irish Pub Sat., Sept. 23 0.5 mile run/walk Adults ages 21 & up Event & Beer hosted by Friends of MCDL 19
20 Research & Family History Services Medina County Yearbooks mcdl.info/Yearbooks Browse and search 110 yearbooks from Medina County schools, from 1910s to 1970s. Digital Archives mcdl.info/Newspapers Learn about our community’s past by searching historical newspapers and newsletters from the 1830s to the 1970s. This database is free to search from home or the library. Introduction to Family History Booklet This booklet helps you learn to research your family’s history in six easy steps. Pick up a free copy at your library, or download at mcdl.info/HistoryGuides. Family History is our Passion “We love history and mysteries. We can help you discover your ancestors and teach you how to preserve your family’s stories for future generations,” says Lauren Kuntzman, FHLC Manager. “The stories really pull you in. Genealogy research is addicting. What started as my hobby is my professional calling,” says Lisa Rienerth, FHLC Associate. Let their expertise help guide you on your family history journey or tackle a tough research problem! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with one of our genealogy specialists. Bee Festival Sat., July 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Medina Library Enjoy a day of bee-themed family fun including the opening of the hive, honey tasting, beekeeping information, crafts, and activities for kids. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Opening of the Hive 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Beekeeping Show & Tell 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Nate the Great bee balloon art Virginia Wheeler Martin Family History & Learning Center • mcdl.info/Genealogy mcdl.info/BeeFest Locations Medina Library 210 South Broadway Street Medina, OH 44256 330-725-0588 x5017 for Family History & Learning Center Brunswick Library 3649 Center Road Brunswick, OH 44212 330-273-4150 Buckeye Library 6625 Wolff Road Medina, OH 44256 330-725-4415 Highland Library 4160 Ridge Road Medina, OH 44256 330-278-4271 330-239-2674 Lodi Library 635 Wooster Street Lodi, OH 44254 330-948-1885 Seville Library 45 Center Street Seville, OH 44273 330-769-2852 Bookmobile/ Outreach 330-722-2590 Hours Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday Closed Connect with us Medina County District Library 2023 Board of Trustees Dr. Maria Griffiths, President • William Koran, Vice President • Caleb Parker, Secretary Ryan Carlson • Mark Krosse • Brian Harr • Jill McGarr Medina County District Libraries will be closed: July 4 6/1