1 Register for these events at mcdl.info/Readers. Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL. Authors at MCDL January 3 - March 4, 2023 Read books, eBooks, audiobooks, Playaways or downloadable audiobooks. Enter the titles to win one of eighty Cozy Up and Read prize bundles, complete with a blanket, sticky note booklet, mug, cocoa, and more. Pick up entry forms at your library. Winter Reading for Adults Shirlene Obuobi is a Ghanaian-American physician, cartoonist, and author. When she's not in the hospital, she can be found drawing comics, writing stories, and obsessing over her three cats. Her debut novel, On Rotation, is "part rom-com, part coming-of-age novel." She currently lives in Chicago, where she is completing her cardiology fellowship. Chuck Wendig is the NYT Bestselling author of Wanderers, The Book of Accidents, Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as several books on writing. He has also worked in comics, games, film, and television. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. CHUCK WENDIG Shirlene Obuobi mcdl.info December 2022, January, February 2023 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library Tues., Jan. 10 6:30 pm Tues., Jan. 31 6:30 pm Author Events on Zoom of Medina County District Library FRIENDS Sponsored by mcdl.info/Readers

Browse additional titles and reserve at mcdl.info/BookClubBags Book Buzz: Nonfiction December The Earl and the Pharaoh: From the Real Downton Abbey to the Discovery of Tutankhamun by The Countess of Carnarvan Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files: A Cookbook by Deb Perelman Anatomy of 55 More Songs: The Oral History of 55 Hits That Changed Rock, R&B, and Soul by Marc Myers January Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy—And the Sister She Betrayed by Jim Popkin Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweater by Peggy Orenstein Spare by Prince Harry February I Know Who You Are: How an Amateur DNA Sleuth Unmasked the Golden State Killer and Changed Crime Fighting Forever by Barbara Rae-Venter The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph by Oksana Masters The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts that Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of Space Travel by Meredith Bagby The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry RECENTLY READ BY AMANDA The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd Honor by Thrity Umrigar The Measure by Nikki Erlick 2 (she buys the books!) Book Club Bags Includes 10 books & discussion questions Check out for six weeks Additional formats may be available Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb New Titles for 2023! Amanda is an Acquisitions Librarian

Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 3 December The Last Invitation by Darby Kane (thriller) A secret group of women exacts the ultimate revenge on abusive men, until one of the members wants out. The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin (fantasy) The sequel to The City We Became finds the avatars joining forces with other great cities to bring down the enemy. The Ingenue by Rachel Kapelke-Dale (fiction) A piano prodigy returns home after her mother’s death to confront secrets from her past. White Horse by Erika T. Wurth (horror) A bracelet haunted by her mother’s restless spirit leads Kari to a dark truth. The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights by Kitty Zeldis (historical fiction) Friendships are formed and tested in Jazz Age New York. February The Maltese Iguana by Tim Dorsey (thriller/humor) Serge Storms embarks on his latest Florida Keys caper, where he meets the CIA’s Most Wanted. The Porcelain Moon by Janie Chang (historical fiction) Set in France during the Great War, a novel of love and resilience among Chinese workers helping the Allied war effort. Maame by Jessica George (fiction) British-Ghanaian Maddie branches out from her dutiful daughter life and struggles to find her place in the world. I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai (psychological) Returning to the boarding school where a classmate was murdered, Bodie confronts the past. Murder at Haven’s Rock by Kelley Armstrong (mystery) Haven’s Rock, Yukon Territory, is a town where people on the run can start over— until a body is discovered in the woods. January The Villa by Rachel Hawkins (suspense) An Italian summer retreat inspires a young woman’s creativity but threatens to destroy her oldest friendship. What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall (thriller) Naomi’s testimony put her attacker in prison, but years later she wants to confess that she lied. Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman (fiction) A disgraced attorney’s house arrest leads to romance. The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict (historical fiction) Three sisters take dramatically different paths during WWII, leading one to try to save not only her sisters, but their country. Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood (romance) A trio of novellas featuring female engineers and their archnemeses. Book Buzz: Fiction

MCDL News & Notes Winter StoryWalk® StoryWalk® is a partnership between MCDL and: • Medina County Park District, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Rd., Medina • Medina City Schools, Northrop Elementary, 950 E. Reagan Pkwy., Medina It promotes literacy, physical activity, and spending time together as a family. Each season brings a new story. Watch for A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett on Dec. 1. Snuggle Up & Read Dec. 1-29 - Create a cozy evening for children in need by donating new books and pajamas at any MCDL location. Volunteers will package PJs with a book, then distribute to Medina County children. Director’s Notes by Julianne Bedel Stronger Together One of the reasons I love working in a public library is the sense of cooperation and partnership. At MCDL, improving quality of life is our mission. We have a rich tradition of partnering with community groups to achieve common goals. Whether we’re working with the Juvenile Detention Center, Park District, Feeding Medina County, or local schools, we strive for the very best outcomes. We love hearing from groups or agencies wanting to develop new ways of working together. Helping each other extend our reach makes us all more effective. This spirit of partnership extends to cooperative efforts with other libraries. The best example of this is our CLEVNET membership. CLEVNET was launched by Cleveland Public Library in 1982 as a regional bibliographic database. What started as an automation project for card cataloging became an opportunity for libraries to share resources. MCDL joined in 1985 and was part of the group’s growth. Forty years later, CLEVNET has 47 member libraries across 12 counties. CLEVNET libraries share cataloging services, system administration, computer equipment, professional support, and digital and physical collections with partner libraries. This means MCDL patrons have access to more than 12 million items! In May, economic analysts Howard Fleeter & Associates conducted a study to determine the value of CLEVNET membership. Simply put, for every dollar MCDL invests in the CLEVNET partnership, our patrons receive $19.00 in services and resources. I am fortunate to work in Medina County where partnership and collaboration are the standard. Beyond our county, that alliance continues through the benefits of CLEVNET. United through partnerships; we’re stronger together. Tax Forms MCDL offers federal and state tax forms to the public for distribution or copying. City tax forms vary by location. Use MCDL’s public computers, Wi-Fi, and printers to access tax forms and publications online. Download and print your own at mcdl.info/Tax. 4

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Children & Families Special Storytimes Storytimes Jan. 9 - Feb. 11 Registration begins Mon., Dec. 19 at mcdl.info/Storytimes 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. Baby * (Up to 24 months with adult) Mon. 1:00 pm Medina Tues. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick Toddler * (Ages 2-3 with adult) Wed. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 10:30 am Highland Preschool * (Ages 4-5) Tues. 1:30 pm Brunswick Thurs. 1:30 pm Medina Family * (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Brunswick Mon. 10:30 am Lodi Mon. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Fri. 10:30 am Brunswick Drop-In (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:00 pm Medina Thurs. 6:30 pm Brunswick 5 Cookies * Lodi - Tues., Dec. 6, 10:30 am All ages - Delicious fun with stories, rhymes and, of course, cookies! Arctic Animals * Highland - Wed., Dec. 7, 10:30 am Ages 2-4 - Bring your stuffed animal for this cool storytime! Holiday * Highland - Tues., Dec. 13, 10:30 am All ages - Get in the spirit of the holidays with stories and songs. Holidays with Pete the Cat * Buckeye - Wed., Dec. 14, 10:30 am Ages 2-5 - Stories about everyone’s favorite cat, Pete! Snacks and activities. Winter Critters * Seville - Thurs., Dec. 22, 3:30 pm All ages - Music, rhymes, and books featuring adorable snow loving animals! Noon Year’s Eve Medina - Thurs., Dec. 29, 11:30 am All ages - Stories, songs, and a confetti drop when the clock strikes 12! Adapted Storytime * Brunswick - Sat., Jan. 14, 10:30 am All ages - Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges. Bedtime Stories * Zoom - Mon., Jan. 16, Feb. 13, 6:30 pm All ages - Snuggle up for virtual bedtime stories from the comfort of home. Snowmen at Night * Highland - Thurs., Jan. 26, 6:00 pm All ages - A fabulous, frosty, and fun winter tale. Hot cocoa and cookies served along with games. All in a Winter’s Day * Brunswick - Sat., Jan. 28, 10:30 am All ages - Snow stories and a craft. Silly Storytime * Seville - Sat., Jan. 28, 2:00 pm, all ages Goofy stories, songs, rhymes, and craft! Winter Animals * Buckeye - Tues., Jan. 31, 6:00 pm Ages 3 & up with adult - Celebrate animals who thrive in winter and those that hibernate. I Love My Library Medina - Mon., Feb. 13, 10:30 am All ages - Celebrate National Library Lovers Month with stories about books, libraries, and our love of reading! Valentine’s Day * Brunswick - Tues., Feb. 14, 10:30 am All ages - Stories, rhymes, and a craft. Hippos * Lodi - Tues., Feb. 14, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Learn about hippos through stories, crafts, and games. Snowman Stories & Craft * Medina - Wed., Feb. 22, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Listen to stories, rhymes, and songs about snowmen! Parachute Parties * Brunswick - Wed., Feb. 22 10:15 am, ages 6-23 mos. 11:30 am, ages 2-5 Songs, rhymes, and movement using the big parachute. How Big is Storytime? * Brunswick - Sat., Feb. 25, 10:30 am All ages - Stories, rhymes, and activities all about size. Let It Snow Storytime * Lodi - Mon., Feb. 27, 10:30 am All ages - Snow themed fun with stories, rhymes, and a craft.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 6 Events for Children & Families Naturebrary * Medina - Tues., Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 10:30 am, ages 2 & up Children who have regular contact with nature learn and grow better! Explore, discover, and connect with indoor and outdoor nature activities. Story Walk & Hot Cocoa Highland - Wed., Dec. 21, all day, all ages Celebrate the first day of winter with our outdoor story walk. Read To Teddy Highland - Wed., Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30 pm All ages - Read a story to Teddy, a mini golden doodle! Therapy Dog Days Seville - Thurs, Jan. 5, Feb. 23 10:30 am, all ages Visit with a therapy dog. Wintertime Snow Painting * Seville - Thurs., Jan. 12, 5:00 pm All ages - Create your own unique snowman painting with puffy snow paint! Edible Blob Science Seville - Sat., Jan. 14, 1:00 pm, all ages Learn how to make edible juice blobs and test your taste buds! Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Medina - Mon., Jan. 16, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm & 3:00 - 4:30 pm All ages - Complete service projects honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Royal Tea Party * Lodi - Mon., Jan. 16, 1:30 pm Ages 3-9 - Your presence is requested for tea and fun! Dress for the occasion any way you choose. Snow Day Sensory Play * Medina - Tues., Jan. 17, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Leave the hats and gloves at home! Visit us for messy sensory play with homemade snow. Wildlife in Winter * Seville - Sat., Jan. 21, 1:00 pm All ages - A Medina County Park District Naturalist shares the strategies and adaptations local wildlife use to cope with winter’s challenges. Music & Movement * Brunswick - Fri., Dec. 9, Sat., Jan. 21, Mon., Feb. 27, 10:30 am or 11:30 am Medina - Fri., Jan. 13, 10:30 am or 11:30 am Ages birth - 6 - Class led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Includes opportunities for instrument playing, singing, dancing, finger play, cuddle time, story time, and more! Gingerbread House Contest * Seville - Dec. 5-19, all ages Submit a photo of your gingerbread house to rathbun@mcdl.info for a chance to win a prize! Santa Stories * Brunswick - Tues., Dec. 6, 10:30 am or 6:00 pm, all ages - Stories, songs, and a special visitor from the North Pole. Santa’s Elf Workshop * Buckeye - Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, all ages with adult Calling all Santa’s elves! Join us at the “North Pole” for crafts, caroling, and holiday fun featuring our special guest: Santa Claus! Visit with Santa Medina - Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm All ages - Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your list and cameras to have a nice visit from the North Pole. Picture Book Bulbs * Medina - Mon., Dec. 12, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up Make a beautiful ornament for your tree with pages from picture books! Gingerbread Building * Medina - Tues., Dec. 13, 6:00 pm Ages 5 & up - Decorate a gingerbread house! Bring candy to share and decorate your creations. Santa Night * Seville - Tues., Dec. 13, 6:00 pm All ages - Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget to bring your list! Sensory Friendly Santa * Brunswick - Wed., Dec. 14, 6:00 pm All ages - A Santa visit for families with special needs, sensory/autism integration challenges. Call to reserve a timeslot. All Aboard the Polar Express! * Medina - Wed., Dec. 21, 6:30 pm All ages - Settle in with your pajamas and a cup of cocoa as we read this classic holiday book. Holiday Fun

Events for Children & Families Meet Marshall the Fire Dog Seville - Thurs., Feb. 2, 10:30 am All ages - Visit with Seville Fire Department’s very own fire dog. Kindergarten Readiness Night * Brunswick - Wed., Feb. 8, 6:00 pm Ages 4-6 with adult - Stories, rhymes, and activities to help your child prepare for kindergarten. Art History Craft Time * Seville - Thurs., Feb. 9, 5:00 pm, all ages Learn about Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and create your own unique painting inspired by his artistic vision. Strong & Stretchy Stories * Highland - Tues., 10:30 am, ages 3 & up Feb. 14 - Yoga movements Feb. 21 - Strength movements Brittfit Family Fitness offers imaginative play and bonding using partner yoga poses for you and your little ones! Music & Movement Jr. * Brunswick - Mon., Feb. 20, 10:30 am Ages 3-12 mos. - Led by a Board- Certified Music Therapist. Give your infant an early introduction to music and allow you both bonding opportunities in nurturing musical environment. Arctic Animal Science * Brunswick - Mon., Feb. 20, 1:30 pm Grades K-2 - Learn about arctic foxes, polar bears, and do a camouflage experiment on this day off from school. Backyard Birds * Lodi - Sat., Feb. 25, 10:30 am, all ages Learn about birds of winter, observe birds we see at the library’s feeder, and craft a treat for your backyard birds. Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) Stop by for... Letters to Santa, Reindeer Food & Elf on the Shelf All Library Locations Dec. 1-22 Arctic Adventure Week Buckeye - Jan. 30 - Feb. 4 Black History Month Medina - Feb. 1-28 Shapes Week Buckeye - Feb. 13-18 *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 7 Let it Snow! Craft Club * Highland - Thurs., 3:30 pm Dec. 1 - Beaded snowflake Jan. 5 - Crafty snowman Feb. 2 - Yarn snowball Board Game Bonanza Medina - Thurs., Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2 4:00 pm, grades 3-8 Play familiar favorites or try something new. Siblings welcome. Handmade Gifts * Seville - Mon., Dec. 5, 6:00 pm Add a personal touch to gift giving. Learn how to make hot chocolate spoons, cinnamon and applesauce ornaments, and candy cane sugar scrub. Be a Paleontologist * Buckeye - Tues., Jan. 10, 6:00 pm Learn how a paleontologist evaluates fossils and create one of your own. Pinecone Art * Brunswick - Mon., Jan. 16, 1:30 pm Use pinecones to make winter crafts on this day off from school. Bookends Book Club * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 pm Share, chat, and snack about books. Jan. 17 - Action Feb. 14 - Kindness Create Computer Coding You Can Wear * Medina - Thurs., Jan. 19, 4:00 pm Learn about binary code, the language computers use, then create a necklace with your name in binary code. Indoor Snowball Fight * Medina - Fri., Jan. 27, 4:00 pm Make a snowball launcher, then test it with our indoor “snowballs” in a series of games and challenges. Snowflake Salt Art * Seville - Sat., Feb. 11, 2:00pm Make watercolor snowflake art using simple ingredients. Tween Trivia Night * Medina - Wed., Feb. 15, 6:00 pm Are you smarter than a Librarian? Test your knowledge and enjoy snacks while you play. Dog Man Party * Buckeye - Mon., Feb. 27, 6:00 pm Celebrate your favorite crime-fighting canine with "supa" crafts and activities.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 8 Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted) Holidays Teen Advisory Group Medina - Mon., Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6 6:00 pm - Do you love the library? Here’s your opportunity to take part in planning programs, discuss books, help decorate the teen room and more. Dungeons & Dragons Club Medina -Wed., Dec. 7, Jan. 4, 18, Feb. 1, 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Seville - Tues., Dec. 20, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, 6:00 pm Embark on a magical journey using a character of your own design. Pride Time Brunswick - Thurs., Dec. 8 2:30 - 4:00 pm Medina - Wed., Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 4:00 pm LGBTQIA+ teens and allies talk about movies, literature, and more, while making Pride themed crafts in a supportive environment. 14th Annual Mini Con * Medina - Fri., Dec. 16, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Fun Fandom and all things anime! Join us for a sushi making demo from Project Sushi, karaoke, button-making, cosplay contest, Artist Alley, and much more! Permission slip required for this after-hours event. Mini Con Art Contest - Bring an original anime-inspired illustration. Prizes awarded in categories grades 6-8 and 9-12. Intergenerational Knitting & Crochet * Brunswick - Tues., Dec. 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. Paper Flower Bouquet * Highland - Wed., Jan. 4, 3:00 pm Create a colorful Bouquet of flowers out of paper to last the whole year. Art Inking Buckeye - Wed., Dec. 14, 2:15 pm Raymond Gardner teaches basic inking and detailing skills to create dynamic poses of eye-catching images using color and light. Scribble Society * Seville - Thurs., Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, 6:30 pm, grades 3-12 Talk all things writing! We’ll have writing prompts and the option to share your work. Zoom option available. Cast & Crew Club * Medina - Wed., Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 6:00 pm Film enthusiasts gather to discuss and create movies. Premiere Mar. 1. Teen Writers Group * Brunswick - Tues., Jan. 17, Feb. 7 6:00 - 7:30 pm Get inspired with fun writing activities and advice. Also share and discuss your work with other teen writers. Stop Motion Animation * Brunswick - Tues., Jan. 31 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn to make a stop-motion film, then direct your own. Screening party at the end! Marshmallow Architect Buckeye - Wed., Feb. 22, 2:15 pm Build with mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. mcdl.info/STEAM Hot Cocoa Bar Buckeye - Wed., Dec. 7, 2:15 pm Concoct the perfect cup of cocoa. Weasley’s Winter Ugly Sweater Party * Lodi - Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Wear your ugliest sweater (or wizard attire) for treats, crafts, and games from the wizarding world. Buckeye Ornament * Highland - Tues., Dec. 13, 3:00 pm Create an ornament with real buckeyes. New Year Vibes Buckeye - Wed., Jan. 4, 2:15 pm Create affirmations, share your dreams, and say cheers to 2023.

Love these titles and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson What would Stevie’s senior year abroad be without a double murder cold case to investigate? Chain of Thorns (graphic novel) by Cassandra Clare The conclusion to The Last Hours series finds James and Cordelia fighting to save their marriage and city. The Stolen Heir by Holly Black First in a duology set in Elfhame. Suren, the young queen, is brought back from the human world by the Prince she was promised to as a child. Hex You by P.C. Cast Third in the Sisters of Salem series. Mercy and Khenti are trapped in the ancient Egyptian underworld, and it’s up to Hunter to save them. The Headmaster’s List by Melissa De La Cruz After a deadly car accident, privileged students on the Headmaster’s List are all suspected of playing a part in the tragedy. Teen Book Buzz 9 Events for Teens *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Kindergarten for a Night * Lodi - Wed., Jan. 4, 6:00 pm Relive the simpler days with finger paints, Play-Doh, LEGO bricks, and more. Self Care Week Buckeye - Jan. 9-14 Stop in for reflection, ideas, and gentle reminders to make self-care a priority. Sharpie Mugs Buckeye - Wed., Jan. 11, 12:15 pm Decorate your new favorite mug using Sharpie markers and stencils. DIY Snow Globe * Seville - Mon., Jan. 16, 6:00 pm Grades 3-12 - Create a winter themed snow globe. Mosaic Creation Buckeye - Wed., Jan. 18, 2:15 pm Uncover a surprise mosaic with stickers. Otaku Tuesdays * Medina - Tues., Jan. 24, Feb. 28, 6:00 pm View and discuss anime, do geekcrafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Cosplay welcome! Have S’more Fun Buckeye - Wed., Jan. 25, 2:15 pm Make s’mores and play games! Notebook Art * Lodi - Thurs., Jan. 26, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Is your goal to write or journal more in 2023? Personalize notebooks, pens, and pencils to use for your resolution. Snuggle Up & Read Buckeye - Wed., Feb. 1, 2:15 pm Pay it forward by matching snuggly pajamas with great books for children in our community. Puzzle Palooza Buckeye - Wed., Feb. 8, 12:15 pm Relax with friends while piecing together fun puzzles. Candy Sushi * Seville - Wed., Feb. 8, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Create your own sushi inspired dessert. Intro to Fencing * Highland - Wed., Feb. 8, 6:30 pm Learn history, rules, and try equipment. Make Your Own Chocolates * Highland - Mon., Feb. 13, 3:00 pm Mold chocolates for Valentine’s Day gifts. Fork Painting Party Buckeye - Wed., Feb. 15, 2:15 pm Show us what you can paint with a fork! Then taste the rainbow with Skittles and Kool-Aid! No-Sew Sock Owl * Lodi - Mon., Feb. 20, 6:00 pm Make an adorable owl out of a sock. Art Attack! * Brunswick - Tues., Feb. 28 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Turn thrift store art into your own personal masterpiece.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 10 Book Lover’s Luncheon * Seville - Sat., Jan. 7, 12:30 pm Bring a covered dish and your favorite books to share as we hear about the latest books from Readers’ Advisory Librarian, Mary Olson! 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 Dec. 1 - Tea and Cake with Demons by Adreanna Limbach Jan. 5 - From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty Feb. 9 - In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent Medina - Thurs., 2:00 pm Dec. 1 - True Biz by Sara Nović Jan. 5 - The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle Feb. 2 The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm Dec. 12 - The Maid by Nita Prose Jan. 9 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Feb. 13 - The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm Dec. 12 - The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Jan. 16 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Feb. 20 - Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney Highland - Weds., 6:30 pm Dec. 28 - The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley Jan. 25 - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Feb. 22 - Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am Jan. 9 - The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri Feb. 13 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg Seville - Tues., 6:00 pm Jan. 10 - All Adults Here by Emma Straub Feb. 14 - The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris Brunswick - Wed., 6:30 pm Jan. 18 - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Feb. 15 The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Medina - Mon., 6:00 pm Jan. 30 - The Road to Character by David Brooks Feb. 27 - One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson Books & Authors Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers Plot Twist Critique Group * Zoom - Thurs., Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16 6:00 pm - Give and receive encouragement as you polish your work-in-progress in a supportive environment. Writers of all experience levels welcome. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction * Zoom - Thurs., Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 6:00 pm - An in-depth writing workshop through The Great Courses video series with expert instructor James Scott Bell. The series covers everything from character and plot to dialogue and voice. Register for any or all sessions. Author Visit Throwing Back the Chair: Meet Phil Bova Buckeye - Tues., Feb. 7, 6:00 pm Legendary official Phil Bova shares his untold stories and memories from three decades working Big Ten and NCAA basketball. Book sale and signing to follow. mcdl.info/Readers

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 11 Events for Adults Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Dec. 12 - Laser Engraver Jan. 9 - Digitizing Photos, Slides, Negatives Feb. 13 - VHS & Camcorder Transfer Watch demonstrations of the equipment in the Makerspace and Digital Lab. Tech Classes * Medina - Wed., 6:30 pm Dec. 14 - Excel 101 Jan. 25 - Computer Lingo Feb. 15 - Options for Word Processing Learn new computer and technology skills with Pieri. Make It Monday! * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Dec. 19 - Cricut: New Year’s Headbands Jan. 23 - Cricut: Valentine’s Day Cards Feb. 20 - Laser Engraver: Pencils Learn to use Makerspace equipment while crafting. Supplies provided. All About Streaming * Brunswick - Wed., Jan. 11, 6:00 pm Streaming for TV and other devices. Computers & Technology Camp Wired Medina - Every Thurs., 10:30 am Learn or brush up on computer skills and software. Call for topics. No session Dec. 22, 29. Using Canva * Medina - Mon., Dec. 5, 6:30 pm View a demonstration and learn to create banners and posters in Canva - a free, online graphic design resource. Includes discussion of how to print creations in the Makerspace. What is a Virtual Chat? * Brunswick - Tues., Dec. 6, 1:00 pm Learn how to participate in a virtual chat including Zoom, Duo, and Facetime. How to Start a Podcast 101 Medina - Sat., Dec. 10, 10:30 am Highland * - Thurs., Feb. 9, 6:30 pm Podcasts are popular ways to promote businesses, tell stories, and voice opinions. Aaron Calafato, host of the top-ranked podcast 7 Minute Stories, shows how to create your own. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses ESOL Services Conversation Group * Brunswick - Fri., Dec. 2, 16, Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, 10:00 am - Culture, vocabulary, customs, and more, followed by discussion. Zoom option available. Classes * Every Mon. & Wed. Medina - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Gain English language skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. No session Dec. 19, 21, 26, 28, Jan. 2. Brunswick - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm English language classes for all skill levels. Contact Aspire at 440-891-7647 or polaris.edu/aspire to register. No session Dec. 26, 28, Jan. 2. GED Services Adult Basic Education Classes * Lodi - Every Thurs., 5:00 - 8:00 pm Medina - Every Tues. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Prepare for the GED test or improve your math, reading, and writing skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. No session Dec. 20, 22, 27, 29. Pearson VUE GED Testing * Medina - Wed., Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more or schedule your test at mcdl.info/GED. AARP Tax Preparation Medina - Mon. & Wed., Feb. 1 - Apr. 12, 10:15 am - 2:00 pm Brunswick - Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 7 - Apr. 13, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AARP Tax-Aide provides free personal income tax assistance and form preparation to taxpayers in Medina County and surrounding areas. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults at 330-723-9514 beginning Jan. 16 for an appointment. Health & Wellness Herbal Infused Body Oil * Highland - Sat., Jan. 7, 10:30 am Learn to make natural herb-infused body oil to combat dry skin. Vision Boards * Lodi - Thurs., Jan. 12, 6:00 pm Create a vision board to help you discover and achieve your goals. Lunch & Learn * Lodi - Thurs., Jan. 26, 12:00 pm Learn how to stay fit while you sit. Lunch provided. Presented by Advance Health and Wellness Center. mcdl.info/Health Salsa Dance Class * Buckeye - Thurs., Jan. 26 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Instructors from the LeSalsa Cleveland Dance Studio will teach the basics of this energetic Latin dance. Then taste salsa samples and vote on your favorites. Registration required with a partner. Food Habits for a Healthy Heart * Brunswick - Tues., Feb. 21, 6:30 pm Learn which foods support your heart and cardiovascular system. Recipes and samples available. Community Partnerships

Events for Adults Arts & Crafts DIY Giftwrap * Highland - Mon., Dec. 5, 6:00 pm Watch a short presentation on Creative Bug and make your own work of art wrapping paper. Bag It & Tag It * Medina - Tues., Dec. 6, 6:00 pm Create your own gift bags, tags, and crepe paper floral decorations. Use stamps, stencils, markers, and paints to personalize all your holiday gifts. Supplies provided. Card Making * Buckeye - Tues., Dec. 6, 6:00 pm Brunswick - Tues., Jan. 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Tues., Feb. 7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Create five cards. $20 supply fee due to presenter at the event. Please bring adhesive and scissors. Wooden Photo Ornaments * Seville - Tue., Dec. 6, 6:00pm Create a personalized photo ornament. Festive Countdown * Lodi - Wed., Dec. 7, 1:30 pm Create a beautiful dish to add to your décor this season! Resin Jewelry Pendants * Highland - Wed., Dec. 7, 6:30 pm Create a unique resin pendant to wear or give. Woodland Snowflake * Brunswick - Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:00 pm Create a picture suitable for framing. Rustic Ornaments * Highland - Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:30 pm Create three rustic ornaments made from twigs and branches. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Wine & Canvas * Highland - Fri. Dec. 9, 5:30 pm Brunswick - Fri., Feb. 24, 6:00 pm Adults 21 & up - Bring wine and go home with an original painting by you! $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Different paintings each session. Knitting & Crochet Group Brunswick - Tues., Dec. 13, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7, 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Share tips. Beginners welcome for informal instruction. Group donates items to Warm Up Medina County. Winter Ornament * Lodi - Wed., Dec. 14, 1:30 pm Create an ornament from Perler beads. Seasonal Centerpiece Class * Seville - Thurs., Dec. 15, 6:00 pm 7:00 pm - Create a festive centerpiece. $30 due to presenter at event. Please bring clippers. Held at Seville Flower & Gift, 4 E. Main St., Seville. Wine Cork Pine Tree * Seville - Mon., Dec. 19, 6:00 pm Craft a tree out of recycled wine corks. Slow Stitching * Highland - Sat., Jan. 14, 11:00 am Learn sewing that focuses on simple hand stitching techniques and gives total creative freedom. Cricut Demonstration Class * Brunswick - Tues., Jan. 17, 6:30 pm Learn how to use a Cricut machine. Coffee & Canvas * Seville - Fri., Jan. 27, 10:30 am Enjoy our coffee bar and create an original painting. $20 supply fee due at event. Teens welcome. DIY Crochet Slippers * Seville - Sat., Feb. 4, 1:00 pm Crochet a pair of cozy slippers. Beginning skills required; single crochet and foundation chain. Wire Wrapped Crystal Necklace * Seville - Mon., Feb. 6, 6:00 pm Create a wire wrapped crystal necklace to take home. Teens welcome. Paint Pouring * Brunswick - Wed., Feb. 8, 2:00 pm Mix and pour paints to create original artwork. Wear old clothes. Cookie Mix in a Jar * Highland - Sat., Feb. 11, 11:00 am Make a homemade cookie mix to gift for Valentine’s Day. Bad Art Night * Brunswick - Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:00 pm Calling all mediocre artists! Let your silliness run wild as you aim to create the worst art in the room! Book Nook * Medina - Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:00 pm Decorate your bookshelf with a literary diorama. Build your own fantasy-themed book nook. Materials provided. Book Art * Medina - Wed., Feb. 22, 6:00 pm Create two projects with local book artist Mary Harrison. Teens welcome.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 13 Ghosts of Christmas Past * Highland - Mon., Dec. 12, 6:30 pm Enjoy a Victorian holiday season and explore the ghosts and folklore that shaped 19th century holidays in Cleveland. Presented by the Western Reserve Historical Society. Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family * Zoom - Wed., Jan. 25, 6:00 pm In the wake of Emancipation, African Americans searched for missing family members. Learn to search the Freedmen’s Bureau and newspapers to discover stories from your family’s history. Presented by Ari Wilkins. Optional viewing at Medina Library. Medina County Local History Fair Medina - Sat., Jan. 28, 12:00 - 4:00 pm Medina County Historical and Genealogical societies showcase their collections and answer questions about the people, places, and events of Medina County. Lodi Railroad Museum * Lodi - Wed., Feb. 1, 6:00 pm Learn the railroad’s effect on the Village of Lodi and Harrisville Township. Presented by the Lodi Railroad Museum. Ancestry Library Edition * Medina - Wed., Feb. 15, 6:30 pm Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition to grow your family tree. Zoom option available. The Life of Frederick Douglass * Brunswick - Thurs., Feb. 23, 6:00 pm The life, career, accomplishments, and legacy of Frederick Douglass. Presented by the National Park Service. Zoom option available. Spies & Coded Quilts of the Civil War Buckeye - Sat., Feb. 25, 2:00 pm Local historian, Kathy Kraus, shares stories from Sarah Emma Edmonds, a Civil War spy, and the role of quilts in the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon., 6:30 pm Dec. 5 - Annual Holiday Party Feb. 13 - London Underground Games, trivia, and conversation for expats and lovers of British Culture. Cinephiles Film Club * Medina - Thurs., 5:00 pm Dec. 8 - Group Choice Screening Jan. 12 - Force Majeure Feb. 9 - Il Posto View these films on Kanopy (free at mcdl.info/eMedia) then discuss. Cookbook Club * Lodi - Thurs., 6:00 pm Dec. 15 - Cookies Jan. 19 - Appetizers Feb. 16 - Chocolate Prepare your favorite recipe to share. Woodwind Duet Seville - Sat., Dec. 17, 2:00 pm Seasonal classics performed on clarinet and flute. Sign Language Level 2 * Medina - Mon., Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 6:00 pm - For those who attended Beginning Sign Language or have a basic knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture. Teens welcome. Afternoon Movie Brunswick - Tues., Jan. 10, Feb. 14, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Enjoy a movie you may have missed. Call for titles. Iditarod: The Last Great Race Medina - Thurs., Jan. 12, 6:00 pm Lodi - Mon., Feb. 6, 6:00 pm Brunswick - Thurs., Feb. 9, 6:00 pm Learn about the Iditarod and how it connects to Cleveland. Understanding Tarot * Highland - Wed., Jan 18, 6:30 pm Lucy from Busy Witch will reveal the history and appeal of Tarot. African American Gospel Music Medina - Wed., Jan. 18, 6:30 pm Musician Erica Nicole Neal performs and takes us through the evolution and culture of African American gospel music. In partnership with ORMACO. Beginner Dungeons & Dragons * Medina - Thurs., Jan. 26, Feb. 23 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Learn the basics and embark on an epic quest with fellow adventurers. Bingo Seville - Mon., Jan. 30, 5:00 pm Classic Bingo with library themed prizes. Maple Sugaring * Highland - Mon., Feb. 6, 6:00 pm Learn the art of maple sugaring with Sugar Harvest Farm.

Art Shows mcdl.info/Art 14 Medina Library B. Smith Gallery Blake Student Art Show Nov. 14 - Dec. 10 - H.G. Blake Elementary artists showcase mixed media artwork. Seasons Dec. 19 - Jan. 22 - Cuyahoga Valley Area Plein Air Painters show their spontaneous plein air studies alongside their more polished studio paintings. 19th Annual Aquarius Exhibition Jan. 30 - Mar. 5 - View Medina County Art League members’ works in this popular show. Highland Library Through the Lens of Mathew Conder Dec. 1-29 - Mathew Conder shares his artistic vision through the medium of photography. Mandala Art for Healing Jan. 3-31 - Renew your spirit and health through Mandala designs. Lodi Library The Garden of Dreams & Wanderings Dec. 1-29 - A.E.F. Richardson is a self-taught painter and potter. Her paintings are often inspired by music, literature, and the beauty of Medina County. Brunswick Library St. Ambrose Student Art Show Dec. 11-17 - Students showcase their artwork. Seville Library Mini Masterpieces Juried Show Feb. 7-12 - View a variety of works on tiny canvases. Reception - Tues., Feb. 7, 5:00 pm Call for Entries - Jan. 30 - Feb. 4 Pick up and design a tiny canvas anyway you want. Categories include kids, teens, and adults. For registration details, visit mcdl.info/art. More information at mcdl.info/Passport Passport & Photo Service Pick up a current schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit Visit the Bookmobile Available by appointment only at Medina, Brunswick & Lodi Libraries The last appointment of the day is scheduled two hours before closing Give to your library at mcdl.info/Donate Giving is Always in Season Support literacy efforts with an annual gift, planned giving, or a bequest. Honor a loved one on our donor walls. mcdl.info/Bookmobile

Connect with us of Medina County District Library FRIENDS Friends Book Sales & Fundraisers Support Youth Literacy in Medina County Book Sales Visit ongoing sales or donate books at any MCDL location. Medina Library Book Cellar closed Dec. 21 - Jan. 2 Thurs., Dec. 1, 8, 15 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Every Tues., 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Every Wed., 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Every Thurs., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Extended Thurs. hours begin Jan. 5 Sat., Jan. 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Ice Festival Weekend Sat., Feb. 18, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Brunswick Library Sat., Jan. 28, Feb. 18 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Lodi Library $3 Bag Sale Dec. 2-3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Visit friendsofmcdl.info for sale updates or email mcdlfriends@gmail.com Booze Brews Tour for & Books Sept. 22, 2022 - March 20, 2023 Tour Medina County’s craft beer, spirits, and dining scene, support youth literacy, and win prizes. Tour Stops Akronym Brewing • BKO Distillery Blue Heron Brewery • DasWeinhaus MAD Brewing Co. | Foundry Social High & LowWinery • Hoppy Dude Brews JilbertWinery | D.J. Malthopper Brewing Co. Lager Heads Brewing Co. &Tap Room Medina Brewing Co. • The TangledVine West Branch Malts | Distillery Wrecking Crew BrewWorks Purchase your $20 VIP Pass at friendsofmcdl.info 15 New Early Literacy Efforts at MCDL mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy Kits available at all locations in February, while supplies last. Caregiver Kits contain a board book, song booklet, bib, egg shaker, and information about early childhood development and literacy. Designed for parents and caregivers of new babies. Kindergarten Kits prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. They feature activities and information addressing the educational domains of kindergarten readiness. Geared toward children ages 3-5. Funding provided by Medina Sunrise Rotary and Medina Noon Kiwanis.

16 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 1:00 - 5:00 pm Medina & Brunswick only Connect with us Medina County District Library 2022 Board of Trustees Ryan Carlson, President • Dr. Maria Griffiths, Vice President • Brian Harr, Secretary KyleWhite • Caleb Parker • Mark Krosse •William Koran 12/1 Medina County District Libraries will be closed: Dec. 23-26, 30-31, Jan. 1-2 action aRT in Sat., Feb. 18 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Medina Library Leave your winter blahs outside and experience inspiring works of art inside. Talk with local artists, learn their techniques, and create some art. Wonderland Winter Sat., Dec. 3, 4:00 - 7:00 pm Lodi Village Square Kick off your holiday season with a visit from Santa, reindeer from Spring Mist Farms, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, crafts, a bonfire, and treats! Held in conjunction with Lodi Village, Lodi Harrisville Historical Society, and Lodi Railroad Museum. mcdl.info/WinterWonderland Lodi Library’s Drop off library items at Buehler’s: • Forest Meadows 75 Forest Meadows Dr. • River Styx - 3626 Medina Rd. This is a return service only. Pay fees, renew, request, or check out items at your library. Don’t forget! Library items can be returned to any MCDL bookdrop 24/7. mcdl.info/FAQ Return mcdl.info/ArtInAction Request items online or by calling. We'll have your items waiting for you with one of the pick up options below. mcdl.info/Shop Shop Choose Anytime Lockers and pick up items at your convenience. mcdl.info/Lockers Select Curbside Service and a staff member will bring items to your car. mcdl.info/Curbside Pick Up Time Saving Services Fit the library into your busy schedule