Library Live Newsletter - Medina County District Library

Medina County District Library
Library Live Newsletter
June, July, August 2015
2015 Summer Reading Celebration
June 1 - August 8
Play online or in your library!
Grades 6-12
Every day you read moves you closer to winning fabulous prizes.
Play Online
Read a book and log your reading
online to earn badges and for a chance
to win a prize. The more you read,
the better your chances!
Sponsored in part by Buffalo Wild Wings
You could win:
gift cards to Chipotle , Starbucks ,
iTunes® and much more or the grand
prize, a $225 Target gift card! Plus,
stop by your local library all summer
to earn Bonus Badges and extra treats!
Track your progress online or play on a paper game board. Prizes
are given after reading for 10, 20 and 30 days. Pick them up at
your MCDL library. This year’s grand prizes are
gift cards for Target, Pizza Hut and Dairy Queen.
Get started at any MCDL location or
Adults, stay tuned for the
Adult Reading Celebration,
“New Year, New Book” in January 2016!
ever� reader ever� day
Sponsored by
of Medina County District Library
Mary Olson, our Readers’ Advisory Librarian, is the 2015 recipient of the Public Library Association’s
Allie Beth Martin Award. The award recognizes a librarian who demonstrates an “extraordinary depth of
knowledge about books and a distinguished ability to share that knowledge.” This describes Mary to a tee.
Mary has been with us since 1996. In 2012, she became our Readers’ Advisory Librarian. In 2014, as part
of our Every Reader Every Day campaign she served on the committee that teamed with United Way
to provide a copy of Wonder to every sixth grade student in Medina County. She also helped plan more
than thirty events at the libraries and helped secure the key note speaker, J.R. Martinez.
Mary shares her knowledge of books with our community through articles in local newspapers, a weekly book discussion
on Facebook, weekly e-newsletters and much more. She organizes dozens of library-led book clubs, presents book talks to
community groups and has been asked to present to staff at regional library events. She is also a huge resource for MCDL
staff. She trains on book displays and marketing, hosts a weekly Readers’ Advisory challenge for staff, and visits branches to
help refresh the library collection. Mary Olson does so much for MCDL, and amazingly she does it all at only 20 hours a
week. We are so proud of her. Olson will receive her award at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco this June.
Medina County District Library 2015 Board of Trustees
Mary Ogden, President
Howard Elko,Vice President
Kate Dunlap, Secretary
Adrienne Appleby-Bures
Robert Tomaselli
Brad Rice
Mary Schultz
for additional
library and event
Director’s Notes by Carole Kowell
We Baby Boomers – many of us retired or semi-retired – have found we have time to pursue
activities that we want to do. Recently I started taking a vintage jewelry class at the local university.
Why? Because I thought it would be fun and make me an expert on my grandmother’s costume jewelry.
And I get my very own loupe!
But for folks who want to learn without setting foot inside a classroom, a computer and MCDL library card create
a classroom anywhere you want it to be. At MCDL University tuition is free!
MCDLU offers a wide curriculum of online classes. Want to learn how to speak French? Take a practice ACT test for
giggles. Learn computer skills – beginning to advanced – in online Word, Excel and Mac classes. Track your family’s
history in genealogy how-to classes. Take a practice GED test. There’s even a practice driver’s license test.
At our libraries this summer are events on gardening (What’s New in the Garden: Plant Trends), the arts (Watercolor
Pencil Art), fashion (The Art of Accessorizing), crafts (Glass Fusion: Glass Pendants), and a variety of computer classes.
Our university is all about lifelong learning. Enroll today.
Outreach Services Now Offers Books by Mail
MCDL’s Outreach Services offers
delivery of materials for our
members who are unable to
visit the library. We have added
Books by Mail service. This new
service is not limited to books,
but may include DVDs or Blu-rays,
audiobooks or playaways and magazines. The materials will
arrive in a member’s mailbox. Materials will be checked
out for 6 weeks, when members are finished they simply
send the bag back with their outgoing mail. To find out if
home delivery service is right for you, or someone you
care about, contact us at 330-722-2590.
Food for Fines
Medina County District Library
delivered 6,804 pounds of
food ($11,295 value) to
Feeding Medina County
through our Food for Fines
program. Thank you to
everyone who made donations.
Retire Your Flag at MCDL
Mark Andrews, an Eagle Scout from Seville, developed
a drop off box for worn flags. Drop off your flag at any
MCDL location. Flags will be picked up by the Eagle Scouts
and retired with honor and respect.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s at Medina Hospital
and MCDL are Partnering to Promote
Literacy for Families of Newborns
Babies will receive a copy of Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader before
leaving the Family Birthing Center. The book educates
parents of reading’s importance by using traditional rhymes.
It also encourages new parents to visit their local library to
receive an additional gift and learn about our resources for
families. Funding is provided by gifts to the Children’s Fund
of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Café Coming Soon to Brunswick Library
MCDL is partnering with
Medina Creative Housing
to bring a café to Brunswick
Library. The café will be
staffed by Creative Housing
and will feature their Medina Creative Coffee blends.
This partnership will allow Creative Housing’s Enclave
employees to expand their skills from coffee production
to retail sales and provide members using Brunswick
Library with delicious coffee. Construction work on the
café began on Monday, May 4. The ribbon cutting for
the Cafe will be Monday, July 13, 1:00 pm.
Shelf Life
Upcoming Titles
From Your
Favorite Authors
by Mary Olson
There’s no rule against serious
reading in the summer! Here are
some upcoming nonfiction titles for
memoir, science and history fans.
Finders Keepers
by Stephen King
Blueprints by
Barbara Delinsky
The Rumor
The Breaking Point
by Elin Hilderbrand by Jefferson Bass
President’s Shadow
Pretty Girls
Perfect Touch
by Brad Meltzer by Karin Slaughter by Elizabeth Lowell
Code of Conduct
by Brad Thor
Dance of the Bones
by J.A. Jance
The English Spy
by Daniel Silva
by C.J. Box
After the Storm
by Linda Castillo
First Confessor
by Terry Goodkind
Dragonbane by
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Brown-Eyed Girl
by Lisa Kleypas
In The Dark Places
by Peter Robinson
Brush Back
by Sara Paretsky
All the Single Ladies
by Dorothea
Benton Frank
Death Wears a
Beauty Mask and
Other Stories by
Mary Higgins Clark
Invasion of Privacy
by Christopher
How To Catch a Russian Spy:
The True Story of an American
Civilian Turned Double Agent
by Naveed Jamali & Ellis Henican
I Can’t Remember If We Said Goodbye
by Steve Earle
Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus
Jimmy Hoffa by James Neff
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s
Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to
the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of
Motherhood, Hope and Service
by Kate Braestrup
How We’ll Live on Mars
by Stephen Petranek
Mary Olson
is a Readers’
Advisory Librarian.
Contact her at
[email protected] or
330-722-2590 x2946.
The Buzz on New Fiction
The Other Daughter
by Lauren Willig
(historical fiction)
Set in glittering 1920s
London, a young woman
learns the father she
thought long dead is
very much alive, with a life of privilege
and wealth. She seeks to destroy that
life - until she meets her half-sister.
Saint Mazie
by Jami Attenberg
(women’s fiction)
A bawdy good time girl
opens her NYC theater
to the homeless during
the Great Depression,
changing the heart of a city in dire straits.
Let Me Die In His Footsteps
by Lori Roy (suspense)
A lavender farm in rural
Kentucky is the setting
for this atmospheric
suspense novel, where
a past feud between
two families haunts the present.
Year of the Locust
by Terry Hayes (thriller)
On board the USS
Leviathan, a high-tech
submarine hosting a
newly perfected cloaking
technology, a junior
officer unearths secrets that will shake
the very foundations of world society.
Tin Men
by Christopher Golden
(sci-fi thriller)
In the near future,
the U.S. rules the world
with remote-controlled
AI-enhanced robotic
soldiers. What could go wrong?
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee (fiction)
The much-anticipated
second novel by
the author of
To Kill A Mockingbird.
Circling the Sun
by Paula McLain
(historical fiction)
Colonial Africa comes
to life through the
eyes of Beryl Markham,
renowned aviator of
the early 20th century.
Villa America
by Liza Klaussmann
(literary fiction)
The fictional story of
Sara and Gerald Murphy,
who were the real-life
inspiration for F. Scott
Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, and their
dazzling Riviera lifestyle in the 1920s.
Bradstreet Gate
by Robin Kirman
(psychological suspense)
In the ten years after
graduation from Harvard,
three friends must come
to terms with a murder
and the accusation that their beloved
professor was involved.
Vanishing Games
by Roger Hobbs (crime)
The piracy-gone-wrong
of a yacht carrying
immense wealth in uncut
sapphires reunites two
criminals in conspiracy
that’s bigger than both of them.
The Dog Master
by W. Bruce Cameron
(historical fiction)
An epic historical saga
of the first domesticated
wolves, who became
man’s best friend as
humans struggled to survive the Ice Age.
Two Across
by Jeff Bartsch (fiction)
A quirky romance
featuring a crossword
puzzle genius, a Spelling
Bee champion, and a
plan for a sham marriage
to thwart their overbearing mothers.
The Marriage of Opposites
by Alice Hoffman
The lush story of
forbidden romance on
the island of St. Thomas
between artist Camille
Pissarro’s mother and her brother-in-law.
The End of All Things
by John Scalzi
(science fiction)
The sequel to The Human
Division finds Earth
no longer willing to
be a supplier for an
intergalactic army of soldiers.
Last Ragged Breath
by Julia Keller (mystery)
All the landowners of
a depressed area of
West Virginia are happy
to sell to a developer,
except for one - the
man whose entire family perished in a
1972 flood. Does he know the truth
about what happened, or does the
president of the development company?
Beach Reads
The Secrets She Keeps by Deb Caletti
Wired by Julie Garwood
Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
ath by Ellen Hopkins
Love Lies Bene
One Way or Another by
izabeth Adler
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stra
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Writers Live Series
Mystery Panel
Moderated by Irma Baker
Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 pm
Weymouth Country Club
Amanda Flower a.k.a. Isabella Alan
India Hayes Series
Appleseed Creek Mystery Series
Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series
Linda Castillo
returns to MCDL!
July 16, 7:00 pm
Medina Library
Linda Castillo has
published 30 books
and won numerous
awards. Her debut
thriller, Sworn to Silence,
spent four weeks on
the New York Times
bestseller list.
Sworn to Silence was
adapted into a two hour original
movie re-titled An Amish Murder.
Her new book, After the Storm,
hits shelves on July 14, 2015.
Amanda is a three-time Agatha Award-nominated
mystery author and works as a librarian for a
college near Cleveland.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys trail
riding, and dabbles in barrel racing.
She resides in Texas with her husband.
Kylie Logan a.k.a. Casey Daniels
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Kylie was first published in 1992 and has since
published more than 50 novels.
Save the Date:
October 22
D.M. Pulley
The Dead Key (2014 Grand Prize Winner of
the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)
Ms. Pulley works as a Professional Engineer and lives
in Shaker Heights with her husband and two children.
She is currently at work on her second novel.
Lauren Oliver is the best-selling
author of the Delirium Trilogy and
Before I Fall for young adults, Rooms
for adults, and Leisl & Po for children.
More information coming in the fall.
Tickets: $25 (includes lunch)
Purchase tickets Aug. 5 - Sept. 9 at any
MCDL location or
Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL
Volunteer Fair 2015
Saturday, August 29
1:00 - 3:00 pm
at Medina Library
Want to make a difference in your community?
Are you looking for new ways to make friends
and build new skills?
Attend “Build a Better World” to learn how you can
support local area agencies through volunteering.
Medina R eading
County Opportunities
In Partnership
C reate
K indergarten
S uccess
A workshop for parents and
their kindergarteners covering:
importance of reading aloud,
letters and their sounds, rhyming words,
print awareness, story comprehension,
first steps to writing, basic computer skills,
and great books for reading together.
& volunteer
staff from
Buckeye and
Buckeye: Tues., June 9, Wed., June 17,
Thurs., June 25, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, at Buckeye Library
for Buckeye Local schools kindergarteners
Medina County District Library
is partnering with
Healthy Medina is a collaborative community initiative
designed to educate, encourage and empower residents to
incorporate overall health and wellness practices into their
lifestyles, improving not only their quality of life but that of
the whole community.
Look for this apple next to events to attend
that count for your overall wellness points!
See for details!
Healthy Medina is Sponsored by:
Medina Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, The City of Medina,
the Medina Community Recreation Center, Discount Drug Mart
In Partnership with:
Medina City Schools, Medina County Parks,
Medina County District Library, Medina Chamber of Commerce,
Feeding Medina County, Connection Church
Cloverleaf: Wed., July 8, 22, Aug. 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cloverleaf Elementary School
8337 Friendsville Road, Seville, OH 44273
for Cloverleaf Local schools kindergarteners
Mondays, 1:00 pm
Improve and polish your job seeking
skills with our monthly speakers. It’s a
great opportunity to learn about job
possibilities and a chance to network.
June 8 - Brunswick Library
June 15 - Lodi Library
June 22 - Medina Library
July 13 - Brunswick Library
July 27 - Medina Library
Aug. 10 - Brunswick Library
Aug. 17 - Lodi Library
Aug. 24 - Medina Library
Featured Summer Events
The Dinosaur Diaries
of Dr. T. Rex
Buckeye - Wed., June 3, 2:00 pm
All ages - Explore the Age of Dinosaurs
with Dr. T. Rex through magic, a
velociraptor puppet, fossils and music.
Akron RubberDucks
Visit with Their Mascot
Buckeye - Thurs., June 11, 11:00 am
All ages - Revel in baseball fun with
the RubberDucks and Webster. Enjoy
baseball treats: popcorn and hot dogs!
Kid’s Day of Safety
& Play on the Square
Medina - Sat., June 6, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
All ages - Experience an old-fashioned
day of play with your family! Crawl on
big toys, draw on the sidewalks, dance
to music and more!
Summer Fest: Everyday Heroes
Hosted by Lodi & Seville at Letha Fields
Thurs., June 11, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, all ages
Meet local heroes from the Fire
Department, Police Station and their
K-9 dog. Get your face painted, greet
Freddie the Frog, or get a treat from the
Tikiz Ice Cream and Shaved Ice Truck.
(If raining will be held in Lodi Library.)
The Spoon Man *
Mon., June 8, all ages
Seville - 11:00 am
Highland - 1:00 pm
Medina - 3:00 pm
Be amazed by Jim Cruise, the Spoon
Man, as he gives a stirring performance
featuring spoon playing talents!
Highland Library - enjoy ice cream and
meet Freddie the Frog, our library mascot.
Tiny Tails: Stories of
Small-Sized Superheroes *
Brunswick - Tues., June 9, 11:00 am
All ages - Lindsay Bonilla will enchant
with interactive folktales from around
the world. She will show us that no
one is too small to be a hero!
Highland Library
Cliffside Collaborative Gallery
May 27 - July 27 - Bob Moyer
July 27 - Sept. 28 - Pat Rohrbacher
Candy: The Sweet Side
of Chemistry *
Buckeye - Tues., June 23, 1:00 pm
Highland - Wed., June 24, 1:00 pm
Brunswick - Thurs., July 16, 1:00 pm
Lodi - Thurs., July 30, 1:30 pm
Medina - Tues., Aug. 4, 12:00 pm
Seville - Fri., Aug. 7, 2:00 pm
Grades 3-6 - Learn the chemistry
of candy and confections with
The American Chemical Society.
Jungle Safari Puppet Show *
1:00 pm, all ages
Highland - Tues., July 7
Brunswick - Thurs., July 9
Be entertained by Katie Bee
Entertainment’s puppetry,
magic and storytelling!
Our Zoo to You *
Medina - Fri., July 10, 10:00 am, all ages
Interact with a variety of unique,
live animals.
Mr. Bubble *
Lodi - Thurs., July 9, 1:30 pm
Rain date: Thurs., July 16, 1:30 pm
Brunswick - Mon., July 13, 11:00 am
Rain date: Fri., July 17, 11:00 am
Buckeye - Tues., July 14, 1:00 pm
Highland - Tues., July 21, 1:00 pm
Rain date: July 23, 1:00 pm
All ages - Make wild and
wacky bubbles outside.
Nate the Great *
Seville - Fri., July 17, 2:00 pm
Enjoy magic tricks and hilarious fun
with magician, Nate the Great!
Bubble Lady *
Medina - Mon., July 27, 11:00 am
All ages - See bubbles beyond your
imagination at this indoor bubble show
with the Bubble Lady!
Buckeye Library
Medina Library
Third Floor Gallery
May 18 - June 13
Photographers of the
Medina County Park District
June 22 - July 18 - Medina Arts Council
July 27 - Aug. 22 - Dan Knepper
Cleveland Photographic
Society Gallery
Aug. 11 - Oct. 11
Enjoy the juried themed gallery
focusing on farms, farming, country life
and Ohio’s Fall Foliage.
Reception - Sat., Aug. 15
1:00 - 3:00 pm - Meet the
photographers and enjoy
light refreshments and music.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Children & Families
Story Times
June 15 - July 31
(7 weeks this year!)
Registration begins Mon., June 1
Build language and early literacy skills
with books, songs, rhymes, movement
activities and play. Adult participation
is the key to success - make it fun!
Baby (Up to 24 months with adult)
9:30 am Medina
10:30 am Lodi
Tues. 9:30 am Brunswick
Tues. 10:30 am Highland
Wed. 9:30 am
9:30 am Medina
Thurs. 9:30 am Medina
Toddler (Ages 2-3 with adult)
10:30 am Medina
10:30 am Medina
Thurs. 10:30 am Highland
Thurs. 10:30 am Medina
Preschool (Ages 4-5 with adult)
Thurs. 10:15 am Buckeye
1:30 pm Medina
Family (All ages with adult)
Mon. 10:00 am Brunswick
Mon. 6:15 pm Seville
Tues. 10:30 am Lodi
Tues. 11:00 am Brunswick
Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye
Wed. 11:00 am Brunswick
Thurs. 10:00 am Brunswick
Thurs. 1:30 pm Seville
Drop in (All ages with adult,
no registration required)
Tues. 6:30 pm Brunswick
10:00 am Medina
Community Heroes
Brunswick - June 1-6, all day, all ages
Lodi - June 16-20, all day, ages 5 & up
Seville - July 6-11, all day, all ages
Medina - Aug. 3-8, all day, all ages
Celebrate the heroes in your community
with crafts, activities and more!
Dino Mania Week
Buckeye - June 1-6, all day, all ages Dinosaur fun all week: measure
footprints, dig for fossils, make a special
craft, go on a scavenger hunt and more!
Villain Week
Lodi - June 1-6, all day, ages 5 & up
Play games, make crafts and more.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover *
Medina - Wed., June 3, 10:30 am
Ages 2 & up - Enjoy this special story
time, then leave your stuffed animal for
a sleepover at the library. You never
know what shenanigans they’ll get into
Crazy 8s Math Club *
Brunswick - Thurs., June 4, 11, 18, 25
1:00 pm, kids entering grades 1-3
3:00 pm, kids entering grades 4-6
Bouncy dice, glow sticks, toilet paper...
oh my! Math will never be the same.
Music & Movement
with Learning Groove *
Brunswick - Fri., June 5, 10:00 am
Ages 1 mo. - 5 yrs. with adult
Be delighted by music, dancing and
activities with certified music therapists
from Beyond Words.
Play, Baby, Play! *
Brunswick - Wed., June 10 or Fri., June 12
10:00 am, ages 6-14 mos. with adult
Play, explore, have fun! Activities just
for baby and you.
Get Buggy @ the Library *
Medina - Fri., June 12, 10:30 am
Ages 3 & up
Creepy crawly stories and craft.
Sensory Story Time * Brunswick - Sat., June 13, July 11,
Aug. 8, 10:00 am
Brunswick - Sat., Aug. 22, 6:00 pm
All ages (best for ages 2-6) with adult
Engage children with autism, language
delays, sensory processing disorders
and other special needs. Time for play
and socialization afterwards.
Monday Movie Matinee
Medina - Mon., June 15, 11:00 am
Disney Day!
Minion Movie Marathon Monday
©Illumination Entertainment
Medina - Mon., June 29,
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, all ages
Prepare for Minion domination before
the new movie comes out in July!
We’ll be showing Despicable Me 1 & 2.
Bring your own snacks.
Chill Off with a Family Movie
Medina - Tues., July 7, July 28, 10:00 am
All ages
*Register for this event at your library or at 9
Events for Children & Families
Get Ready for School
Kindergarten Kids *
Brunswick - Thurs., June 18, June 25,
July 2, July 9, 6:30 pm
Medina - Thurs., Aug. 6, 20, 4:30 pm
Kids entering Kindergarten, with adult
Stories, rhymes, alphabet games, letter
crafts and more to help prepare you
for the exciting world of Kindergarten!
Superhero Saturday
Brunswick - Sat., June 27, all day, all ages
Medina - Sat., July 25
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, all ages
Daring deeds & feats of strength! Dress
as your favorite character, test your
superpowers, and make a super craft.
Back to School
Story Time *
Buckeye - Mon., Aug. 10, 10:30 am
All ages with adult
Highland - Thurs., Aug. 13, 1:00 pm
Grades Pre-K & K
Attending preschool or kindergarten in
the fall? Stories, activities and a craft will
help you get ready for the big day!
Bits ‘n Pieces
Brunswick - Fri., June 19, July 24,
Sat., June 20, July 25, all day, all ages
Create a unique masterpiece from our
bits ‘n pieces and all kinds of scraps.
Sit, Stay, Read *
Lodi - Sat., June 20, 11:00 am, ages 4 & up
Griffin the therapy dog is waiting for
you to read to him! Call for a time slot.
Rock Rookies *
Medina - Mon., June 22
Brunswick - Mon., June 29
1:00 pm, ages 5-7
Explore music through rock instruments,
song structuring, ear training and
rhythmic patterns. Presented by
School of Rock in Strongsville.
Amazing Superhero Week
Buckeye - July 6-11, all day, all ages
Build your own amazing superhero
identity! Create a costume, test your
skills and determine what kind of
superhero you are.
Superheroes Unite! *
Buckeye - Mon., July 6, 6:00 pm
Ages 4-12 - Calling all Superheroes:
We need you to band together to
vanquish the evil Book Bandit!
Be a Superhero!
Highland - July 14-17, all day, all ages
Lodi - Aug., 11-15, all day, ages 5 & up
Do you have what it takes to be a
superhero? Find your super powers
with activities and a craft!
Celebrate the Fourth of July!
Medina - June 29 - July 2
Activities, crafts, guessing games
and chances to win prizes!
Amazing Circles
Highland - June 29 - July 2, all day, all ages
Scavenger hunt, activities and a craft.
Young Inventors
Brunswick - July 15-29, all ages
Create a new invention with recyclables.
Pick up your bag beginning July 15 and
return your invention by July 29.
Finished inventions will be on display
in August, National Inventors Month.
Art to Go: Ancient Egypt *
Medina - Wed., July 15, 11:00 am
Ages 7-13 - Interact with Egyptian art
from The Cleveland Museum of Art in
a hands-on experience for students.
Family Game Night *
Buckeye - Wed., July 15, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Beat the summer heat and play
board games with us after hours.
Families welcome!
Ice Cream
We Scream for Ice Cream *
Lodi - Fri., July 17, 1:30 pm, all ages
Enjoy a sweet treat along with stories
and songs.
I Scream, You Scream, We
All Scream for Ice Cream
Medina - Wed., July 22, 4:00 pm
Ages 6 & up - Make your own
ice cream at the library!
Ice Cream Social *
Seville - Sat., Aug. 22, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
All ages - Celebrate a great summer
of reading, share your favorite book
and enjoy an ice cream sundae!
While supplies last.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Children & Families
Lemonade, Legos
& a Little Bit More
Brunswick - Mon., July 20,
Thurs., July 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, all ages
Quench your thirst at our lemonade
stand, build Lego creations, make a
lemony craft and hunt for yellow!
My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magical Party *
Buckeye - Mon., July 27, 6:00 pm
Ages 4-12 - Celebrate your favorite
friendly ponies with pony games,
colorful crafts and cutie marks for all!
Annual Lego® Tournament *
Buckeye - Sat., Aug. 1, 11:00 am
Ages 5-15 - Build your own creation
using our Legos. Then invite friends
and family to vote for your creation
the following week, Aug. 3-8. Prizes
and lots of fun! Register early.
Mini Golf in the Aisles
Buckeye - Aug. 3-8, all day, all ages
Play a round of mini golf library-style!
Candyland Day *
Medina - Thurs., Aug. 6,
10:00 am - 3:00 pm, ages 3 & up
Life size candy land, you’re the game piece!
Story Time on the Lawn *
Brunswick - Fri., Aug. 7, 1:00 pm, all ages
Stories, songs and rhymes with puppets,
props and pandemonium! Bring a blanket.
Will be held inside in case of rain.
Shake, Rattle & Read
Medina - Tues., Aug. 11, 25, 10:00 am
Up to 24 mos. with adult
Move, groove and sing to
music and rhymes.
Fairy Garden *
Medina - Fri., Aug. 14, 11:00 am
Ages 6 & up - Create your own fairy
garden at this special story time.
I Love Ballet *
Seville - Sat., Aug. 15, 11:00 am
Ages 3-7 - Learn the basics of ballet
with Laura Hutson. Little ballerinas are
welcome to wear their tutus.
Harry Potter
Birthday Bash
Brunswick - Fri., July 31, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
All ages - Dress as your favorite
character, compete against rival houses
and try homemade butterbeer!
Story Times with Miss Shirley
Medina County Health Department
4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina
Thurs., June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, 10:30 am
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, movement
and more while building language and
early literacy skills with your child.
Autism Family Night
Brunswick - Sat., Aug. 22,
5:30 - 7:00 pm, all ages with adult
Enjoy the library after hours with other
families with children having autism,
sensory challenges, or other special
needs. Sensory story time presented
at 6:00 pm. Registration required
for story time only.
Stop by for...
Make ‘n’ Takes
All library locations, all day, all ages
Mon., June 1, July 27,
Aug. 3, 10, 17
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Tweens & Teens
Crazy 8s Math Club *
Brunswick - Thurs., June 4, 11, 18, 25
3:00 pm, kids entering grades 4-6
Bouncy dice, glow sticks, toilet paper...
oh my! Math will never be the same.
Summer Volunteer
Orientation *
Buckeye - Tues., June 2, 1:00 pm
Ages 12-18 - Want to volunteer at the
library this summer? Apply at Buckeye’s
information desk; if you are chosen, plan
to attend this orientation and learn all
you need to know.
Yoga for Tweens *
Brunswick - Mon., June 15, 1:00 pm
Ages 9-12 - Relax and explore yoga
with instructor Laura Kuzak Srsa. Students
will learn beginning yoga moves; will be
introduced to aromatherapy and
a basic short meditation.
Bubble Gum Challenge *
Brunswick - Wed., July 15, 2:00 pm
Ages 9-12 - Are you up for the
challenge? Taste test and experience
different brands to see which one is
your favorite.
Beginning Robotics Camp *
Brunswick - June 15-16, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8
Medina - July 7-9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Grades 4-5
Learn the basics of using Lego
Mindstorm kits to build and
program robotics creations.
Intermediate Robotics *
Medina - July 14-16, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Grades 4-5 - Once you’ve mastered
the basics, it’s time to take it to the
next level. Must have prior experience
with Lego Mindstorm.
Teen After Hours Event *
Lodi - Fri., June 5, Aug. 14, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Ages 12 & up - Enjoy treats as you play
the Wii, Xbox, board games, recording
studio and more at our first ever Teen
After Hours Event.
Sew Simple PJ Pants *
Highland - Tues., June 9, 1:00 - 4:00 pm,
June 16, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, ages 12-18
Learn to sew with the Medina Honeybee
Quilters. No experience necessary.
You must attend both days to complete
the project. Call for supply list.
Code T *
Buckeye - Wed., 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Ages 9-12 - Come to one or all three.
A light lunch is served.
June 10 - Cook and eat your way
through solids, liquids and gases with
pancakes and syrup. July 8 - Create awesome art projects
and enjoy pizza! Aug. 12 - Play backyard games and
enjoy summer snacks outside. Wii Wednesdays
Seville - Wed., June 17, July 15, Aug. 19
4:00 pm, ages 11-18
Do you love gaming? Show off your
skills on your favorite Wii games.
Mehndi Henna Body Art *
Buckeye - Thurs., June 18, 6:00 pm
Ages 12-18 - Learn the ancient art of
mehndi henna designs while you enjoy
tea and light refreshments. Everything
you need is provided!
Hide and Seek *
Medina - Fri., June 19, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Grades 4-12 - Test your stealth skills
during after-hours hide and seek.
While the kids play, parents can
relax with refreshments and get book
recommendations from award-winning
librarian Mary Olson.
Silly Games Week
Medina - June 22-27, all day, grades 6-12
Play silly games with your friends!
S’mores Pops *
Seville - Mon., June 22, 3:00 pm
Ages 11-18 - Learn how to make tasty
S’mores on a stick!
Human Battleship *
Medina - Tues., June 23, 10:30 am
Grades 6-12 - Players become the ships
in this life-size version of Battleship.
Nail Art *
Brunswick - Tues., June 23, 2:00 pm
Grades 6-12 - Paint your nails with
cool desig ns for summer.
Lego Mindstorm Robotics Kits
Medina - July 17 - Aug. 7, grades 4-12
Practice programming in the library
only. Certificate of Completion from
MCDL’s Robotics Camp must be
presented at check-out. Quantities limited​.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Tweens & Teens
Jurassic Park ©Universal Pictures
Lodi - Tues., June 23, 5:30 pm
Ages 12 & up - Relax in air conditioning
with popcorn and a movie.
Despicable Me ©Universal Pictures
Lodi - Tues., July 14, 5:30 pm
Ages 12 & up - Relax in air conditioning
with popcorn and a movie.
Comic Book Movie Marathon
Medina - Tues., Aug. 11, all day
Grades 6-12 - Spend the day with
your favorite comic-inspired movies,
friends and snacks!
Movie Monday
Buckeye - Mon., Aug. 24, 2:45 pm
Ages 12 & up - Kick off the school
year with popcorn and the newly
released wizard movie The Seventh Son
©Universal Pictures.
Anti-boredom Week
Buckeye - July 20-25, all day, all ages Conquer the middle-of-summer blahs
with rock painting, a sidewalk chalk
contest, a scavenger hunt, games and more.
Harry Potter Birthday Week
Seville - July 20-25, all day, ages 11-18
Great fizzing whizzbee, it’s Harry
Potter’s birthday! Construct a wand
and test your magic knowledge.
Croquet in the Garden
Highland - July 27-31, all day, ages 12-18
Stop in for a quick game!
Bead Craft *
Brunswick - Thurs., Aug. 6, 2:00 pm
Grades 6-12
Create cool items using Perler beads.
Teen Writers Guild:
Fanfiction Workshop *
Medina - Mon., Aug. 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Grades 6-12 - Back by popular demand!
Get tips on writing your own fanfic.
Comic Books Week
Medina - Aug. 10-15, grades 6-12
Have fun with comic book-related
games and activities.
Geek Week
Medina - Aug. 17-22, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Grades 6-12 - Enjoy geeky and goofy
activities to celebrate the new school
year. Geek Games - Aug. 20!
Window Painting
Seville - Aug. 24-29, all day, ages 11-18
Unwind after your first week back at
school. Use window paint to decorate
our space.
Minecraft Mania *
Brunswick - Wed., July 22, 2:00 pm
Grades 6-12 - Play Minecraft,
enjoy snacks and activities.
*Register for this event at your library or at
June 1-4 - If you could have a
superpower, what would it be?
Help decorate our bus for summer.
Superheroes Unite!
June 8-11 - Create arm bands and a
mask to wear as you fight villains and use
your superpowers to beat our games.
Superheroes in the Movies
June 15-18 - Share your favorite movie
hero and receive a delicious treat.
June 22-25 - Can you name the villains
creating havoc on the Bookmobile?
Patriotic Week
June 29 - July 2 - Enjoy activities to
get you ready to celebrate July 4th.
Animal Heroes
July 6-16 - Learn about animal
heroes and find them hidden all
over the Bookmobile.
Community Heroes
July 27-30 - Celebrate local heroes
with crafts and activities.
Fair Week
Aug. 3-8 - Visit the Bookmobile at
the Medina County Fair.
Become a Community Hero
Aug. 10-13 - Learn what you can do
to become a hero in your community.
Celebrate our
Bookmobile Heroes
Aug. 18-20 - Tell us what you did to
become a community hero and get
a sweet treat!
For the current schedule, visit
Events for Adults
Books & Authors
Book Clubs
Lodi * - Wed., 6:00 pm
June 3 - The Great Zoo of
China by Matthew Reilly
July 1 - The Girl on the
Train by Paula Hawkins
Aug. 5 - Deep Down
Dark: The Untold Stories
of 33 Men Buried in a
Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set
Them Free by Hector Tobar
Medina * - Tues., June 16, July 21,
Aug. 18, 7:00 pm
Discuss contemporary and classic
fiction and nonfiction book selections.
Brunswick - Wed., 7:00 pm
June 17 - The Invention of
Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
July 15 - The Pearl
That Broke Its Shell
by Nadia Hashimi
Aug. 19 - The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
Brunswick - Mon., 10:00 am
July 20 - Plainsong
by Kent Haruf
Aug. 17 - Life and Times
of Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson
Seville * - Wed., 3:00 pm
June 24 - The Invention of
Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
July 22 - Calling Me Home
by Julie Kibler
Aug. 26 - Burial Rites
by Kent Hannah
Highland * - Thurs., 6:30 pm
June 25 - Room
by Emma Donoghue
July 16 - The Whip
by Karen Kondaszian
Aug. 20 - Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Cookbook Discussion Group *
Seville - Wed., 4:00 pm
June 3 - Barefoot
Contessa At Home
by Ina Garten
July 1 - Weight Watchers
50th Anniversary
Aug. 5 - Betty Crocker
The Big Book of Bread
Classic & Contemporary
Book Club Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm
June 15
The Kitchen House
by Kathleen Grissom
July 20 - The Strange
Case of Dr. Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde by Robert
Louis Stevenson
Aug. 17 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Explore new and interesting topics
with great books and tea.
Wednesday Night
Book Discussion
9:00 - 10:00 pm, MCDL’s Facebook wall
This casual, drop-in book discussion has
no assigned book. Just post what you’re
reading and see what other MCDL
followers are reading, too. It’s a great
place to find your next book!
7th Annual Author Panel
Fiction or Nonfiction:
What’s Your Story? *
Buckeye - Sat., June 20, 10:30 am
Both readers and writers will enjoy
exploring the differences and similarities
between writing fiction and nonfiction
with authors Robin Davis, Sam Thomas,
and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. Books will
be available for purchase and signing.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Adults
Computers & Technology
eReader Afternoons
Brunswick - Mon., 1:00 pm
Learn how to download free books,
magazines, movies and music from the
library. Bring in your device.
Camp Wired
Medina - Thurs., 9:30 - 11:30 am
Learn or brush up on computer skills
and software. Call for topics.
MCDL Computer Classes *
Medina - Wed., 7:00 pm
June 10 - Computer Basics
June 17 - Basic Word
June 24 - Intermediate Word
July 8 - Windows 8
July 15 - Basic Excel
July 22 - Intermediate Excel
Aug. 5 - Computer Basics
Adobe Support (InDesign,
Photoshop & Illustrator)
Medina - Thurs., June 11, July 9, Aug. 13
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Brunswick - Thurs., June 25, July 23,
Aug. 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Need help with blemish removal or
creating a brochure? Our experts
will be on hand to work with you.
First come, first served.
Computer Support
Medina - Sat., June 13,
27, July 11, 25, Aug. 8, 22,
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Need help cleaning viruses
and malware from your
laptop or want to be
shown how to do something on your
own? Our very own Technology
department will be on hand to work
with you. First come, first served.
Apple Help
Brunswick - Tues., June 9,
July 7, Aug. 11, 6:00 pm
Medina - Tues., July 28,
Aug. 25, 6:00 pm
Meet Dave. He will be
available to help with
your Apple device questions.
First come, first served.
State of Ohio Mobile
Technology Lab *
Highland - Tues., June 30, limited space
11:00 am - Troubleshooting common
device problems. Bring your device.
12:30 pm - Overview of iPad
audiobooks and eBooks.
Brunswick - Tues., July 21, limited space
11:00 am - Learn how to download
audiobooks and eBooks to your
Android device.
1:00 pm - Learn how to download
audiobooks and eBooks to your iPad.
3:00 pm - Troubleshooting common
device problems. Bring your device.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
Highland - Sat., June 6, 13, 20, 27,
July 11, 25, Aug., 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brunswick - Tues., June 9, 23, July 7, 21,
Aug. 4, 18, 10:00 am
Medina - Thurs., June 11, 25, July 9, 23,
Aug. 13, 27, 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Seville - Thurs., June 11, 25, July 9, 23,
Aug. 13, 27, 6:00 pm
Glass Fusion Workshop *
Lodi - Sat., June 6, 1:30 pm
Make a glass pendant with Sheree
Ferrato-Keron. $15.00 per pendant.
Cardmaking *
Brunswick - Mon., June 8, Aug. 17
6:00 pm - Create 10 cards.
$10 supply fee with registration.
Please bring adhesive.
Make a Patriotic Wreath *
Seville - Wed., July 1, 6:30 pm
Create a lovely wreath to decorate
your home with cardstock and a hot
glue gun! Refreshments will be served.
The Best of Pinterest *
Brunswick - Thurs., July 16, 6:30 pm
You’ve liked ‘em, and pinned ‘em, but
have you tried ‘em? Experience an
evening of crafting fun when we make
three Pinterest favorites.
Scrapbooking *
Brunswick - Mon., July 20, 6:00 pm
Create 4 pages. $8 supply fee with
registration. Please bring adhesive.
Sunflower Wall Hanging *
Brunswick - Wed., July 29, 6:00 pm
Make a no-sew wall hanging.
Project “Bad Art” *
Seville - Tues., Aug. 11, 6:30 pm
Bring a secondhand piece of art and
learn how to alter it to your style.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Adults
Cooking & Food
Cooking Quesadillas *
Seville - Mon., June 1, 6:00 pm
Learn how to make delicious
quesadillas with a hands-on demo.
Tasting included!
Drying, Freezing
& Using Herbs *
Buckeye - Tues., July 21, 6:00 pm
Learn how to cook with herbs to
enhance the flavor of foods and how
to store them to keep them fresh!
Freezing & Canning
Workshop *
Highland - Tues., Aug. 4, 6:30 pm
Preserve your summer harvest safely.
Presented by OSU Extension, Med. Co.
$5.00 fee payable at door.
Slow Cooking *
Highland - Tues., Aug. 18, 6:30 pm
Learn to cook healthy, safe and easy
meals. Presented by OSU Extension,
Med. Co.
Freezing Your Produce
Brunswick - Thurs., Aug. 20, 1:00 pm
Learn the best practices for freezing
fruits and vegetables. Presented by
OSU Extension, Med. Co.
No Produce Left Behind
Drop-Off Days
Brunswick, Buckeye, Highland
Mon., Aug. 24, 31
Tues., Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8
Everyone loves the fresh from the
garden goodness of homegrown
produce. Does your garden give you
more than you need? Donate your
extra produce to Feeding Medina
County. Last year, library members
donated over 220 pounds of vegetables
which were distributed to the hungry
in Medina County. If you can, plant a
little extra this year. Grow to give and
help fight hunger in Medina County.
Book-A-Librarian *
Medina - Book an expert for an hour.
Get one-on-one help with genealogy,
research, or eMedia.
Lodi - One-on-one help with Studio 635,
downloading eMedia to your device,
and technology questions.
Genealogist is In
Medina - Tues., 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Get help from one of our genealogy
and local history specialists.
World War II Roundtable
Medina - Mon., June 1, July 6, Aug. 3
7:00 pm - Hear personal stories
from World War II.
Watercolor Pencil Art Class*
Brunswick - Thurs., June 11, 6:30 pm
Highland - Sat., June 13, 1:00 pm
Mary Jo Clark teaches techniques to
beginners in this hands-on class.
Bring a #8 round synthetic brush.
Couponing with Rachel *
Medina - Sat., 2:00 pm
Couponing 101 - June 13
Discover where to get coupons,
how to organize them, and more!
Shopping at the Stores - July 25
Discover in-depth ways to save and
shop at all the stores! Also includes
money saving apps. Couponing 101
is recommended first.
What’s New in Your
Garden? Plant Trends *
Buckeye - Sat., June 6, 11:00 am
Learn about the freshest and
newest garden and plant trends
with Petitti Garden Center.
Movie Trivia Night *
Brunswick - Mon., June 22, 6:30 pm
Whether you’re a fan of classic or current
films, test your knowledge! Individuals
or teams of up to 4 are welcome.
ESOL Conversation Group *
Seville - Mon. June 8, July 13, Aug. 10
7:00 pm - Drop in for an informal chat
and practice speaking English.
Summer Solstice
Drumming Circle *
Highland - Mon., June 22, 6:30 pm
Celebrate the summer solstice through
the medicine wheel and drumming.
Anglophiles United
Brunswick - June 8, July 13, 7:00 pm
Games, crafts, trivia, conversation and tea
for expats and lovers of British culture.
Afternoon at the Cinema
Brunswick - Wed., June 10, July 8, Aug. 12
1:00 pm - Enjoy recent DVD releases
and light refreshments. Call for titles.
Southwest General
Health Screenings
Brunswick - Tues., June, 23, July 28,
Aug. 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blood pressure and glucose screenings.
Human Trafficking 101
Medina - Wed., June 24, 7:00 pm
Brunswick - TBA
Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 12, 6:30 pm​
What you want to know about
Human Trafficking to keep our
kids safe in Medina County.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
Events for Adults
Searching for Bigfoot in Ohio *
Brunswick - Wed., July 8, 6:30 pm
Lodi - Sat., Aug. 1, 1:30 pm
Bigfoot - fact or fiction? Marc DeWerth
from the Ohio Bigfoot Organization
will discuss.
Daylilies Stitch-in
Brunswick - Thurs. July 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
See a demo from The Daylilies, a
Medina County branch of Embroiderer’s
Guild of America, and get answers
while they work on their projects.
Staying Active & Engaged
to Keep a Mind Sharp *
Brunswick - Thurs., July 9, 5:30 pm
Learn to stay active and improve your
cognitive functioning with experts from
the Cleveland Clinic.
Toast & Jam @ Lodi Library
Lodi - Sat., July 11, Aug. 1, 10:30 am
Join in our no-pressure jam session!
Beginners and experts bring your
instrument to play with other
musicians and learn from each other.
Call for the set list.
Appalachian Trail *
Lodi - Sat., July 11, 1:30 pm
Hear Paul Stutzman discuss his book,
Hiking Through: Finding Peace and
Freedom on the Appalachian Trail,
a story of grief, healing and life.
Books available to purchase.
Medicare Seminar *
Highland - Wed., July 15, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
For those turning 65 within 12 months
or those already on Medicare.
Presented by Medicare Simplified.
Improving Your
Credit Score *
Brunswick - Tues., July 21, 6:30 pm
Learn the importance of credit scores
from Charter One representatives. Find
out what impacts your score and steps
you can take to raise it.
Adolph Hitler
& the Holocaust *
Brunswick - Thurs., July 23, 7:00 pm
How did Hitler come to power and
what lessons can we learn from the
Holocaust today? Tri-C Professor Chris
Kinsella. Recommended for adults only.
3rd Annual British Car Day
Brunswick - Sat., Aug. 8
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - See British cars,
old and new. Vote for the People’s
Choice and enter for a chance to win
a prize. British car owners contact
[email protected] for registration info.
ODNR Hunter Education Class *
Medina - Sat., Aug. 15, 22
9:00 - 5:00 pm, all ages - Learn the
proper handling of shotguns, handguns,
bow hunting gear, conservation, safety
and ethics from Don Garrison. Materials
are provided. Must attend both sessions.
Children under age 10 must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Art of Accessorizing *
Buckeye - Tues., Aug. 25, 6:30 pm
Learn how to accessorize for your
unique figure with fashion consultant
Pat Gibson from The Artistry of You.
Green Landscaping *
Highland - Tues., Aug. 25, 6:30 pm
Reduce storm water pollution with
green tips for gardens and landscaping.
Presented by Medina SWCD.
Relaxation Week
Highland - Aug. 10-14
Mon., Aug. 10, 12:00 - 4:00 pm *
15 minute chair massages provided
by Living Tree Center for Healing.
Tues., Aug. 11, 6:30 pm * - Acupuncture
demonstration and talk with Dr. Rai.
Wed., Aug. 12, 6:30 pm *
Nourishing traditional diet:
the key to vibrant health with
Whole Body Health.
Thurs., Aug. 13, all day - Free ice cream
treats! While supplies last.
Fri., Aug. 14, all day - Free lemonade
and cookies! While supplies last.
*Register for this event at your library or at Phone numbers on back cover.
MCDL is excited to announce the launch
of our new Digital Creation Stations.
Each station has a Mac computer with
Adobe Creative Cloud software. You will
now be able to edit photos or video,
create illustrations and animations,
design your own posters and much,
much more at your library.
Three stations will be available at Medina
Library and two at Brunswick Library
beginning on Mon., June 1. Walk-ins may
use the stations for half hour sessions.
Reservations for sessions of up to
3 hours can be made no more than
one month in advance by calling:
Medina Library - 330-725-4257
Brunswick Library - 330-273-4150
Adobe Creative Cloud includes:
• Acrobat Professional
• After Effects
• Audition
• Bridge
• Dreamweaver
• Edge Animate
• Fireworks
• Flash Professional
• Illustrator
• InCopy
• InDesign
• Lightroom
• Muse
• Photoshop
• Prelude
• Premiere Pro
• Speed Grade
Thanks to our Donors
Grants Received
Best Buy Foundation - $8,000 for Teen Mobile Media Labs
Target Foundation - $1,000
Walmart Foundation - $1,000 for children’s nutrition books,
partnership with Feeding Medina County
Wolff Family Charitable Trust - $1,000
Friends of MCDL - $26,150
Jerry & Janet Bender
Donald Canfield
Randy & Brenda Fuller
Pat & Richard Miller
William & June McMahan
Thomas & Judy Peterson
James & Janice Clark
Connie Lurtz
Jack & Genevieve Esgar
Brian & Bonnie Miller
Scioto Valley Chorus
Debra & Roger Rex
Theresa Laffey
Helen Z. Ungham
Medina County Chapter IAAP
Medina Needlework Guild
In-Kind Donations
Mary Ann Markusic • Maryanne Shaw
James E. Duffey • Kelly Conrad
Beth Meyers • Christie Meyers
Barbara Talbert • WVIZ-PBS
Ronald E. Decker
Lodi American Legion Post 1523
Jerry Elenz • John DiGennaro
Dennis Butcher • Brunswick High School
Gail Houk, Alternative Paths, Inc.
Kristyn Kolozvary, Greensmith Garden Center
of Medina County District Library
Book Sales
Medina Library
Book Store open Tues., June, July, Aug.,
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Look for special sales corresponding with events
at the library and on Medina’s Square.
Sat., June 20, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat., July 18, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
(During Bee Festival)
Sun., July 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
(During Art in the Park)
Fri., Aug. 14, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
(Friends Preview, memberships at door)
Sat., Aug. 15, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Buckeye Library
No dealers please.
Sat., June 13, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dine &
Dine at
Tues., June 2 and 15% of your bill
will be donated to
of Medina County District Library
Dominic’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
and JoJo’s Sports Bar & Grille
221 S. Jefferson St., Medina, Ohio 44256
Must present flyer to server.
Good on dine-in and pick up orders.
Excludes daily specials and delivery.
Thanks to our Donors
Grants Received
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio
$500 to fund Story Fest at Medina Library
The Wolff Family Foundation - $600
Raspberry and the Rose - $59.45
Buffalo Wild Wings Medina/Valerie Pavlik - $300
Dominic’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
and JoJo’s Sports Bar & Grille - $300
Sat., July 11, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ladies Night Out with the Friends of MCDL
Brunswick Library
Thurs., June 25, 5:00 - 8:30 pm, Friends Book Store at Medina Library
Browse for deals, enjoy refreshments and freebies, and get pampered!
Sat., June 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat., July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat., Aug. 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lodi Library
Ongoing sale, during library hours when
Community Room is not in use.
Highland & Seville Libraries
Ongoing sale in the lobby during library hours.
Volunteering is Good for Your Health!
According to research from both Harvard and Carnegie Mellon
Medical Schools, volunteering 100 + hours a year is linked to
lower blood pressure among older adults.
Well, the Friends of MCDL would like to help you get healthy
by volunteering in a fun, rewarding, atmosphere that allows you
to see immediate benefits in your community!
Book sale volunteers needed: email [email protected] or call
330-722-6235 ext. 2909. Buckeye, Highland and Lodi Libraries have
an immediate need.
The Friends fund MCDL’s Summer Reading Game, Medina Story Fest,
Author Events and much more!
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Medina Library
210 South Broadway Street
Medina, OH 44256
Brunswick Library
3649 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
Buckeye Library
6625 Wolff Road
Medina, OH 44256
Highland Library
4160 Ridge Road
Medina, OH 44256
Lodi Library
635 Wooster Street
Lodi, OH 44254
Seville Library
North Center Street
Seville, OH 44273
Schedule available at:
Medina & Brunswick
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buckeye, Highland,
Lodi & Seville
Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
rev. 5/15
Saturday, July 18
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Medina Library
Watch Beekeepers open a hive,
taste honey, learn about beekeeping,
meet Buzz the Bee, get a balloon
animal and more.
Visit for more information.
A partnership between
Medina County District Library
and Medina County Park District
at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park
4985 Windfall Road, Medina, OH
We are working together through our StoryWalk® to promote
literacy, physical activity and spending time together as a family.
Read our story as you walk along the trail. Through this experience
we hope to encourage a lifelong love of reading and the great outdoors.
Come back each season to enjoy a new book about nature.
Medina County Park District 50th Anniversary Fun for All
Sat., June 13, 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Mugrage Park
Ribbon cutting ceremony - 12:30 pm
A special thanks to park volunteers, Robert Bogdanski and Jim Schneider,
who built the display posts for our StoryWalk®.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT
and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian
Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.