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Writers Luncheon Features Amish Romance Writer

Writers Luncheon Features Amish Romance Writer

The Amish way of life and Romance may seem like they don’t go hand in hand, but leave it to award-winning author Wanda Brunstetter to meld the two into sweet, warm stories for the avid romance reader to lose their heart.

Writers Live Author Luncheon

Wanda Brunstetter

Wednesday, September 17 at Noon

Weymouth Country Club

3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina


The author of more than sixty books, Brunstetter is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre.

Wanda’s fascination with Amish culture developed when she met her husband, whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Her novels are based on research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life.

Tickets are $25 and include lunch. Purchase online at or at any MCDL location.

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

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Medina County Story Fest Returns with Renowned Line-up September 20

Medina County Story Fest Returns with Renowned Line-up September 20


World renownd Master Storyteller Donald Davis and world traveling professional storyteller Lindsay Bonilla will make you appreciate a truly great story! Discover the joys of storytelling with workshops, performances, story times, and activities at the:

Third Annual Medina County Story Fest

September 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St., Medina

Special Evening Performance by Donald Davis at 7:00 pm


Schedule of Events

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Workshop for Professional Storytellers with Donald Davis

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Performance from Donald Davis

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Story Swap with Janelle Reardon
Brown bag your lunch and join Janelle Reardon in the story swap.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Adventures in Storytelling by Lindsay Bonilla
Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla whisks audiences away on an imaginative, interactive, educational adventure featuring folktales from around the world. Boys and girls will get a chance to share the stage and use costumes, props and lots of imagination!

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Life Story Workshop with Donald Davis
Climb inside your own mind to discover memories waiting to become stories.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – OLIO
Professional storytellers present a medley that will entertain and delight.

7:00 pm – Evening Performance with Donald Davis

For the little ones…10:30 am , 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm - Storytelling with Miss Shirley.
Stories, crafts, and activities throughout the day.

The Medina Story Festival is a collaborative effort between the Medina County District Library and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Friends of Medina County District Library, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, and the Medina County Arts Council.

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Keep on Truckin’ at Buckeye Library

Keep on Truckin’ at Buckeye Library

Chrome, flashing lights and sirens, Oh My! Is there just something about heavy-duty equipment, tow trucks and emergency vehicles that gets your motor running?

Then you (and your family) need to be at the Keep on Truckin’ event, hosted by the MCDL Bookmobile and Outreach Services Department, at the Buckeye Library.

Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The library is located at 6625 Wolff Rd.,near the Buckeye Schools Campus.

Children and adults can climb aboard these working vehicles for an up-close look. The drivers may even let you touch a few buttons or run the sirens.

Bring your cameras for this fun, memorable, family event.

Event held rain or shine.

No need to register, just come to the Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Rd. or call 330-722-2590 for more info.

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Warm Up Medina County

Warm Up Medina County

Warm Up Medina County, now in its eleventh year at Medina County District Library, is readying donations and finishing projects in time for donations to many Medina County agencies this fall.

The program began in 2004, based on Warm Up America, a program that brings people together to learn how to knit and crochet, and allows experienced knitters to share their talents.

The items made through the knitting circles are then donated to those in need. In Medina County the Battered Women’s Shelter, Hospice of Medina County and the Salvation Army are just a few of the organizations that have benefited from the program throughout the years.

Check out these events at the Brunswick Library.

Warm Up Medina County Kick-Off – Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 am. Stop in to help our knitters and crocheters in assembling afghans or pick up a kit to take home to assemble. Beginners are welcome!

Knitting and Crocheting Circle – Every other Tuesday at 10:00 am beginning September 16 and wrapping up November 25.

Get together with other knitters and crocheters to learn, fine tune, or teach your skills to others. The group works on finishing projects during these knitting sessions.


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October Month of Outdoor Fun at Medina County District Library

October Month of Outdoor Fun
at Medina County District Library

Medina County District Libraries are the place to be for outdoorsy fun this Fall.

It all begins October 11 and 12 as the Lodi Library is a stop on the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour. This weekend is part of a 45-year tradition in Medina County for this drive-it-yourself tour of agricultural, educational and historical stops along the way.

The Lodi Library will feature historical display and presentations, crafts for kids and a Plein Air art demonstration. The Foliage Tour is from Noon to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.

The next weekend, in the same neck of the woods, is the Seville Library’s Harvest Festival. Celebrate the harvest with live music, Irish Dancing, the Spring Mist Farms petting zoo, crafts, balloon art, games and the return of the pumpkin pie contest!

Seville Library is located on North Center Street in the heart of Seville.

Harvest Festival is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For a complete list of activities and times go to

MCDL and the Medina County Park District wrap up the month with Once Upon a Forest, Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Plum Creek Park.

Travel along the trails of Plum Creek forest and meet delightful characters with interesting tales along the way. Crafts and activities will follow. This unique blend of storytelling and nature is brought to you by MCDL and the County Park District.

For more information on any of these events go to and click Events.

You may also visit for information and printable maps for the Fall Foliage Festival.

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One Book One Community Read of “Wonder”

One Book One Community Read of “Wonder”

One Book One Community – an effort for all Medina County to read one impactful book and then nurture discussion about it, kicked off August 23 at the Medina International Festival on the Square.

The community is invited to stop by the library Bookmobile and display to learn more about the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. The story is about a boy born with severe facial differences going to school for the first time in the fifth grade. It follows his struggles and those of his family, friends and classmates.

“The book touches on tolerance, anti-bullying, self-esteem and overcoming obstacles. Everyone can relate to his story, we hope it also facilitates discussion about difficult topics that need to be addressed in our community”, says Holly Camino, MCDL One Book Committee Chair.

In partnership with the United Way of Medina County, every sixth grader in the county has already or will receive a copy of the book to read. Book are available in hard back and digital copies by reserve at   Book clubs, classrooms, families, everyone is invited to read the book and discuss it. Then attend one of the nearly two-dozen programs at MCDL libraries beginning September 1.
Go to for a complete list.

Two special events in October wrap up the One Book One Community campaign.

J.R. Martinez: Full of Heart     Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm,
Medina Performing Arts Center Main Stage, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina

J.R. Martinez is a U.S. Army veteran, actor, best selling author, motivational speaker, and Dancing With the Stars Champion. Martinez is the author of Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit, a memoir of how he took his personal tragedy and turned it into inspiration for others. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Wonder: The Big Blue Bouncy Ball Drop

Friday, October 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Medina Library

Celebrate Wonder and drop thousands of blue bouncy balls from our third floor! Pizza, cookies and tons of fun provided.

Learn more or give to the One Book One Community Campaign at Book .

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Book Clubs at MCDL This Fall

Book Clubs at MCDL This Fall

Lodi - Wed., 6:00 pm

Oct. 1 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Nov. 5 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Brunswick - Mon., 10:00 am

Sept. 15 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Oct. 20 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Nov. 17 - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


Brunswick - Wed. 7:00 pm

Sept. 17 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Oct.15 - Longbourn by Jo Baker

Nov. 19 - Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto

Medina * - Tues., 7:00 pm

Sept. 16 - The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

Oct. 21 - The Supreme’s at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey

Nov. 18 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Highland * - Thurs., 6:30 pm

Sept. 18 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Oct. 16 - Reunion at Red Paint Bay by George Harrar

Nov. 20 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


Seville - Wed., 3:00 pm

Sept. 24 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio    

Oct. 22 - Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Nov. 19 - Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen

Cookbook Club *

Seville - Wed., 4:00 pm

Oct. 1 - The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila

Nov. 5 - The Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan

Pick a recipe and bring it to share.

Book Club for the Busy Bee *

Medina - Sat., 3:00 pm

Sept. 13 - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Oct. 11 - Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Nov. 8 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

All titles 200 pages or less.


Classic & Contemporary Book Club

Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm

Sept. 15 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Oct. 20 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Nov. 17 - The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton


Books to Movies Discussion *

Medina - Thurs., 7:00 pm

Sept. 18 - Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) by Vikas Swarup

Oct. 16 - Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Nov. 20 - Howards End by E.M. Forster

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

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