1 ONE COMMUNITY Many Stories MCDL’s community reading event is a chance for children, teens, and adults to read and discuss shared books. For 2022, the theme is simple: books that celebrate a love of reading and the library. Find events and more at mcdl.info/ManyStories mcdl.info March, April, May 2022 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library Robin Ha Fri., Apr. 22, 7:00 pm Medina Performing Arts Center, Main Stage, 851 Weymouth Rd. Free event; no registration required Robin Ha was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to the U.S. at fourteen. Almost American Girl is a teen graphic novel memoir about her struggles with extreme culture shock and isolation until she discovers her passion for comic arts. Author Visit! The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams A heartwarming debut for adults about how a chance encounter with a list of library books forges an unlikely friendship between two people. Almost American Girl by Robin Ha The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer A fast-paced adventure for middle grade readers that uniquely combines our modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. Nia and the New Free Library by Ian Lendler This picture book tells the story of one girl who reminds an entire town of the joy of books.

A collection of nearly two dozen pieces of equipment for your creative and media conversion projects. Embroider • Laser engrave • 3D print Convert home movies or photos to digital Reservations recommended. See website for hours, equipment, and training information. Makerspace & Digital Lab at Medina Library mcdl.info/Makerspace 2 Outreach Services Bringing the Library to You mcdl.info/Outreach • 330-722-2590 Grief Kits have books and resources to assist children and their caregivers in the grief process. Memory Care Kits contain interactive tools and games, music, photo cards, discussion starters, and self-care information for caregivers. Kits for all ages available for check out at your library MCDL to Go! Discovery Packs feature themed books, a video and toy in a handy backpack. Check out nature versions to encourage outdoor fun! Outreach Services’ mission is to provide library materials and services to patrons with limited access to libraries. Library Items Delivered MCDL staff and volunteers deliver library items to patrons at homes and senior facilities. Books by Mail is another option. Short and long-term service is available. Services for Visually Impaired Borrow a Magnifier Kit to sample a variety of magnifiers for all uses. Talking Books are available free by mail to Ohio residents who qualify. Playback equipment is provided. Memory Care Kits Kits include a support book for caregivers, adult picture book, music CD, and activities. Kits are designed for anyone caring for an individual experiencing memory loss. Available for check out at your library.

mcdl.info/MacAndCheese Mac & Cheese Drive April 1-30 All Library Locations Donate macaroni and cheese (boxes or cups) to support Feeding Medina County’s food bags. Please check items are not opened or expired prior to donating. Monetary donations welcome at feedingmedinacounty.org/donate. To benefit: March, April, May All Library Locations Share the harvest from your garden with our seed share collection. Dry and donate seeds for next season. Special focus on native, heirloom and pollinator plants. Support for first time growers and seed savers available. mcdl.info/SeedShare Share Seed 3 Medina County Earth Day Festival Sat., Apr. 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Buffalo Creek Retreat 8708 Hubbard Valley Rd., Seville Earth Day related activities, exhibits, and more! Visit the Bookmobile Pick up a schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit mcdl.info/Bookmobile Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics No appointment needed! Highland - Fri., Mar. 4, Apr. 1 Buckeye - Fri., Mar. 18, Apr. 15 Lodi - Fri., Mar. 25, Apr. 22 2:00 - 5:00 pm Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines and FDA-approved boosters are provided by the Medina County Health Department. Appointments may be made through the ArmorVax App, but are not required. Exception: appointment required at Buckeye Library after 4:00 pm. Tools & Tech mcdl.info/ToolsTech A collection of useful gadgets available at your library • Acer Chromebook • Dry Erase Board • Headphones • Mini Mouse • Portable Monitor • USB Microscope • USBWebcam • Wi-Fi Hotspot Available at Medina Library • Action Camera • Binoculars • Blood Pressure Monitor • Car Engine Fault Code Reader • HDMI Projector • Kill A Watt Electricity Monitor • Metal Detector • Portable Telescope • Radon Detector • Scanner Pen • Soprano Ukulele • Stud Finder • Thermal Leak Detector • USB Microphone

Includes 10 books & discussion questions Check out for six weeks • Additional formats may be available Browse additional titles and reserve at mcdl.info/BookClubBags Book Club Bags 4 Book Buzz: Nonfiction March How To Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer by Kathy Kleiman Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It’s Different Than You Think) by Reshma Saujani April Milk Street: The World in a Skillet by Christopher Kimball Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura Philpott Left On Tenth: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir by Delia Ephron May Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewis Hometown Victory: A Coach’s Story of Football, Fate, and Coming Home by Keanon Lowe Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico by Rick Martinez Recently Read by True Crime Story by Joseph Knox The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency by John Dickerson 2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman The Unwilling by John Hart Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames Eric Manager of Highland Library New Titles for 2022! The Ballad of Laurel Springs by Janet Beard Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang

Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 5 March Sundial by Catriona Ward (horror) A mother and daughter journey into the desert to confront the darkness in each of them. The Resting Place by Camilla Sten (suspense) A woman with an inability to recognize and remember faces must piece together a murder before she is the next victim. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi (science fiction) A delivery driver enters a portal which takes him to an otherworldly jungle filled with monsters. The Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers (historical fiction) In 1940s North Carolina, the dressmaker to the wives of wealthy tobacco executives learns ugly secrets hiding underneath the town’s beauty. The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez (fantasy) A warrior and a goddess elude their enemies on a chase through a lush kingdom. May Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak (thriller) Mallory’s delightful new job as Teddy’s nanny turns sinister when the 5-year-old’s drawings depict a murder. Meant to Be by Emily Giffin (women’s fiction) A son of privilege and a rags-to-riches model with secrets to hide struggle to guard their relationship from the glare of celebrity scrutiny. The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian (historical thriller) A starlet’s dream safari turns deadly when she and her entourage are kidnapped. Mustique Island by Sarah McCoy (fiction) A private island playground for the rich and famous is the setting for both celebrity romps and a mother-daughter reunion. Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (historical fiction) In the years after WWII, three women working in a London bookshop are determined to change the course of their lives. April The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth (suspense) A former wife with dementia, a new wife with suspicions, and two adult daughters wonder if they really know the man central to their lives. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (literary fiction) The author of Station Eleven returns with a novel of time travel, memory, and plague. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (fiction) A female chemist in the early 1960s finds herself the star of an unconventional cooking show. Hope and Glory by Jendella Benson (fiction) When Glory’s very close Nigerian immigrant family begins to fall apart, she returns to London from sunny LA to try to put it back together. Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (fantasy) An epic, modern retelling of the misunderstood Queen of Hindu mythology. Book Buzz: Fiction

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 6 Events for Children & Families Virtual Bedtime Stories * Zoom - Mon., Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, 6:30 pm, all ages - Snuggle up for stories from the comfort of home. Stuffed Animal Sleepover * Medina - Tues., Mar. 8, 6:30 pm Seville - Thurs., Apr. 28, 6:00 pm All ages - Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. Tuck your friend in for their slumber party! Baby * Brunswick - Thurs., Mar. 10, Apr. 21, May 12, 10:30 am, ages birth - 18 mos. Introduce your littlest darling to books, bouncy rhymes, and musical beats. Buzzard Day Highland - Wed., Mar. 16, 6:30 pm All ages - Buzzards, crafts, snacks, and stories. Outdoor Drive-In Storytime * Medina - Mon., Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16, 9:30 am, all ages Relax in your car and enjoy storytime. Restrooms unavailable until 10:00 am. Ready for Kindergarten * Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 30, 6:00 pm Ages 4-6 - Stories and literacy-based activities to prepare for kindergarten. Garden * Medina - Thurs., Apr. 21, May 5, May 19, 9:30 am, all ages Held at Medina Community Garden (302 E. Liberty St., Medina). Hosted in partnership with SustainEd and the Community Garden. mcdl.info/Storytimes Mar. 14 - Apr. 15 Registration begins Mon., Feb. 28 Give your children an early star t with books and help them develop a lifelong love of reading, plus the skills they’ll need to succeed at school. Baby * (Up to 24 months with adult) Tues. 10:30 am Highland Toddler * (Ages 2-3 with adult) Wed. 10:30 am Highland Thurs. 10:30 am Highland Preschool * (Ages 4-5) Thurs. 1:30 pm Medina Family * (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Brunswick Mon. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Brunswick Tues. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Lodi Wed. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 6:30 pm Brunswick 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. 6:30 pm Medina Saturday Stories Medina - Sat., Apr. 23, May 14, May 28, 10:30 am, all ages Swing by for super special stories. Let’s Get Ready for Bedtime * Buckeye - Mon., Apr. 25, 6:00 pm All ages - Come in your PJs and bring your stuffed animal friends. Nursery Rhymes Highland - Thurs., Apr. 28, 6:00 pm Ages 0-6 - Nursery rhymes, songs, and crafts. Garbage Truck * Brunswick - Sat., Apr. 30, 10:30 am All ages - Meet a truck driver, listen to stories, and throw away (clean) trash on a Rumpke garbage truck. Fire Truck * Brunswick - Sat., May. 14, 10:30 am All ages - Meet a firefighter in full gear, listen to stories, and visit a Brunswick fire truck. Adapted Storytime * Brunswick - Sat., May 21, 10:30 am All ages - Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges. The Curious Garden Highland - Thurs., May 26, 6:00 pm Ages 2-6 - Learn how you can create your own garden. Storytimes Special Storytimes

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 7 Events for Children & Families MAD SCIENCE: Fire & Ice * Medina - Sat., Mar. 5, 10:30 am Ages 4 & up Experience foggy dry ice storms and how giant beach balls can float in the air. Be amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers! After School Club Medina - Wed., Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 6, 20, May 4, 18, 4:00 pm, grades K-5 Join us for fun after school. Parking Lot Stroller Workout * Medina - Fri., Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13, 9:30 am, all ages - Get a workout while your kiddos are in their strollers. Restrooms unavailable until 10:00 am. Kindermusik * Brunswick - Fri., Mar. 11, Apr. 22, May 6, 10:30 or 11:30 am Ages birth - 5 with adult Move and groove in these music and movement classes. Register for one or all. How to Catch a Leprechaun * Brunswick - Sat., Mar. 12, 10:30 am Grades K-2 - Build a trap for this mischievous creature. Unicorn Party * Lodi - Wed., Mar. 16, 6:00 pm Ages 3 & up - A magical night of crafts, games, and more! Toy Factory * Seville - Sat., Mar. 19, 1:30 pm Grades K & up - Make several toys you can take home and enjoy. Comedy Juggling Show Brunswick - Sat., Apr. 2, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, all ages - A high energy juggling show presented by International Gold Medalist, Matt Jergens. Egg Hunt * Lodi - Sat., Apr. 2, 1:30 pm, ages 3-8 Where did the bunny hide the eggs? Hop in for a story, craft, and egg hunt. Owl Pellet Dissection * Seville - Sat., Apr. 16, 10:30 am Grades K-8 - Have a hoot learning about owls, their diet, and digestion. Herb Gardening for Everyone * Seville - Tues., Apr. 19, 6:30 pm Ages 4 & up with adult Create an herb garden in containers or add them to your existing landscape. Spring Spin Painting * Medina - Wed., Apr. 27, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Welcome spring by creating a spin painting flower craft and listening to a story about springtime. Derby Party * Buckeye - Sat., May 7, 10:30 am Grades K-2 - Gallop to the winner’s circle with games, crafts, and a mini horse visitor. Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) Rubber Band Racecars * Medina - Thurs., Mar. 24, 4:00 pm Make a rubber band-powered racecar and test your invention on the track. Chapter Book Read Aloud * Lodi - Mon., Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 6:30 pm, grades 3-6 - Listen to All Four Stars by Tara Dairman. Want to read along? Copies available at Lodi library. Zoom option available. Protect your Peeps * Brunswick - Tues., Mar. 29, 1:30 pm Build a boat that floats to protect your marshmallow peeps. Hide & Seek * Buckeye - Tues., Mar. 29, 7:45 - 8:45 pm Grades 2-5 - Run, yell, and play games in the library after we’re closed. Create Your Own TALL Tales * Buckeye - Tues., Apr. 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Learn about famous tales then create and illustrate one of your own. Whimsical Windchimes * Brunswick - Sat., May 7, 10:30 am Make your own windchimes to brighten cloudy days. Computer Coding You Can Wear * Medina - Thurs., May 12, 4:00 pm Learn about binary code, the language computers use to encode information, then test your knowledge by creating a personalized binary code necklace. Pressed Flower Lanterns * Highland - Tues., May 17, 3:00 pm Make a flower lantern as a nightlight for your room. Bird Watching Highland - Sat., May 28, 10:30 am Learn how to identify local birds with Medina County Parks District. Family Photo Day * Medina - Sat., May 7, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm All ages - Sign up for a time slot to have portraits taken. Receive digital copies of the photos taken, same day. Marvelous Marbles * Highland - Sat., May 14, 11:00 am Ages 5 & up - Learn the game and history of marbles; shoot to win your own. Baby Prom * Brunswick - Tues., May 17, 10:30 am Ages birth - 24 mos. - Make prom memories with your little ones. Hula Hoop Dance Class * Seville - Sat., May 28, 2:00 pm Grades 1-6 - Learn hula hoop tricks to impress your friends and family! Held at Cy Hewit Park (54 Liberty St., Seville)

*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) National Banana Cream Pie Day! Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 2, 2:15 pm Create a Mood Mandala Box and feast on pie! Find your next favorite dessert in our cookbooks. Cast & Crew Club * Medina - Wed., Mar. 2, 9, 23 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Film enthusiasts gather to discuss and create movies. Who’s Your Superhero? Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 9, 2:15 pm Make a superhero coaster and learn your superhero name. Take a free comic book home. Scribble Society * Seville - Thurs., Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 5, 6:30 pm, grades 3-12 - Talk all things writing! We will have writing prompts and the option to share your work. Zoom option available. Sister-to-Sister: Positively You * Sun., Mar. 13, 12:00 - 4:30 pm, ages 11-14 Held at Medina County University Center (6300 Technology Ln., Medina) Activities led by high school mentors and a fitness trainer to build confidence and self-esteem. Hosted by Medina County Association of University Women. Register at medinacounty-oh. aauw.net/sister-to-sister/. Teen Book Club * Highland - Tues., 4:00 pm, grades 9-12 Mar. 15 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman Apr. 12 - A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi May 24 - Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Dungeons & Dragons Club Medina - Wed., Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 13, 27, May 11, 25, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Embark on a magical journey using a character of your own design! Otaku Tuesdays Medina - Tues., Mar. 22, Apr. 26, May 24, 6:00 - 7:30 pm View and discuss anime, do geekcrafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Racetrack Challenge Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 23, 2:15 pm Learn the dynamics of motion while challenging your friends to races using our long track and weighted cars. Spring Break Out Escape Room * Medina - Tues., Mar. 29, 6:00 pm This Spring Break may be your LAST if you can’t get out of our fiendish escape room in less than an hour! Work together to follow a trail of clues to solve puzzles and avoid traps. Manga Club * Lodi - Thurs., Mar. 31, 3:00 pm Share what you're reading and enjoy crafts and activities. Book Lovers’ Bonanza * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 - 7:30 pm Apr. 5, grades 6-8 Apr. 19, grades 9-12 Share your favorite books, get recommendations, enjoy crafts and games, and leave with books just for you. Mindful Meditation Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 6, 2:15 pm Leave your worries at the door and de-stress during a guided meditation. After School Fun Brunswick - Wed., Apr. 13, May 18, 2:30 - 4:00 pm - Enjoy snacks and games after school. Peeps STEM Challenge * Brunswick - Mon., Apr. 18, 6:00 pm Use Peeps to make slime, test gravity, and compete in structural challenges. Ping Pong Fun Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 27, 2:15 pm Play in our tabletop ping-pong tournament. National Star Wars Day Buckeye - Wed., May 4, 2:15 pm May the Fourth be with you! Make Star Wars puppets and check out a movie or book. Free Comic Book Day Medina - Sat., May 7, all day Enjoy comic book activities and take home a free comic book. Guess the Celebrity Buckeye - Wed., May 11, 2:15 pm Think you know who’s famous? Compete individually and in teams. LEGO Challenge Buckeye - Wed., May 18, 2:15 pm What can you create with LEGO bricks?

Love these titles and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys In Communist Romania, a teen is recruited to be an informer, forcing him to choose between betraying those he loves or acting to subvert the government’s oppression. Gallant by V.E. Schwab Olivia is summoned from boarding school to return to the family home she hardly knows, only to find ghosts and secrets. The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra Foxham Prep is home to three girls who are about to learn how rumors, gossip, and social media can turn lives upside down. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir Set in the California desert, a contemporary novel about two lifelong friends struggling to reconcile their pasts and create their own futures. Teen Book Buzz Arts & Crafts *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. 9 Events for Teens Macrame Mania * Highland - Thurs., Mar. 3, 2:30 pm Create a modern macrame wall hanging for your home décor. Funfetti Candles Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 16, 2:15 pm Create a delicious, colorful candle. Coffee Art * Brunswick - Mon., Mar. 21, 6:00 pm Create works of art with coffee and a canvas. Paper Mache Sculpture * Brunswick - Mon., Mar. 28 & Thurs., Mar. 31, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Build a sculpture, then return to paint it. Henna Party * Highland - Wed., Apr. 6, 2:30 - 4:30 pm Experience ancient body art for yourself. Enjoy crafts and cookies. Gearheads: Metal Image Transfer * Medina - Tues., Apr. 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Learn to transfer photos onto metal sheets with this fun artistic technique. Upcycled Planters Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 13, 2:15 pm Transform something old into something new! Choose your seeds and get creative. Lucky Star Jar * Lodi - Thurs., Apr. 14, 6:00 pm A relaxing evening of folding origami stars to fill your own lucky star jar. Sustainable Crafts Highland - Tues., Apr. 19, 3:00 pm Decorate your own tote bag and enjoy sustainable crafts in honor of Earth Day. Decoupage Tiles Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 20, 2:15 pm Create a unique tile with recycled magazines and books. Prom! Make Your Own Corsage or Boutonniere * Highland - Wed., Apr. 27, 6:00 pm Grades 11-12 - Learn to make your own corsage or boutonniere in this hands-on class. Shrinky Dink Craft * Highland - Thurs., May 5, 3:00 pm Make your own Shrinky Dink jewelry or keychain. Crayon Charms * Lodi - Wed., May 18, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Use melted crayons for a pendant craft. Stuffed Animal Taxidermy * Seville - Wed., May 18, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Upcycle an old stuffed animal into a beautiful and unique wall hanging for your room! Bring a stuffed animal or choose from ones provided.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 10 Events for Adults Book Discussions Facebook - EveryWed., 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. Medina - Thurs., 2:00 pm Mar. 3 - Almost American Girl by Robin Ha Apr. 7 - The People We Keep by Allison Larkin May 5 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am Mar. 14 - Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Apr. 11 - Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka May 9 - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm Mar. 14 - The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Apr. 11 - How Lucky by Will Leitch May. 16 - The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth Seville * - Tues., 6:00 pm Mar. 15 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Apr. 12 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman May. 17 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich Brunswick - Wed., 6:00 pm Mar. 16 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Apr. 20 - The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi May 18 - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Lodi * - Thurs., 2:00 pm Mar. 17 - The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende Apr. 21 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett May 19 - The People We Keep by Allison Larkin Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm Mar. 21 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Apr. 18 - Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan May 16 - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Medina * - Mon., 6:00 pm Mar. 28 The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell Apr. 25 - The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer Highland - Wed., 6:30 pm Mar. 30 - The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore Apr. 27 - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr May 25 - All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle Books & Authors Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers For Openers * Zoom - Thurs., 6:00 pm Mar. 17 - Short Stories Mar. 24 - Novels Explore the components of a gripping first page with author Shelley Costa. Events include writing prompts and the opportunity to share. Attend one session or both. Writing for TV * Zoom - Sat., Apr. 23, 3:00 pm Join a live interview with TV writer Justin Kohlas. Hear his experiences working in Hollywood for the show NCIS: Los Angeles. Learn what it takes to earn a seat in the writers’ room and ask questions. Writing Multiple Storylines * Zoom - Thurs., May 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Author D.M. Pulley discusses parallel story structures and combining different timelines or points of view to deepen the plot, suspense, and mystery of a novel. Pulley will review techniques for writing resonant storylines and guiding the reader along a shifting path.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 11 Events for Adults mcdl.info/Readers Janet Beard * Medina - Thurs., May 5, 6:30 pm Born and raised in East Tennessee, Janet Beard studied screenwriting at NYU and earned an MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her novels include Beneath the Pines and The Atomic City Girls, an international bestseller. Janet's latest book, The Ballad of Laurel Springs, is a provocative historical novel about multiple generations of women in one East Tennessee family haunted by violence and redeemed by their rich inheritance of folk music. Janet lives in Columbus. Author Visit Windows 11 Intro * Medina - Sat., Mar. 26, 10:30 am orWed., May 18, 6:30 pm Not sure if you want to upgrade to Microsoft’s new OS? Get an inside look before you decide at this lecture-style presentation. Mobile Device Q&A Lodi - Wed., Mar. 30, 6:00 pm Pieri shares her most asked mobile device questions and takes questions that have stumped you. Bring your device for a hands-on class. Data Back Ups * Medina - Wed., Apr. 20, 6:30 pm Learn why data backup matters, when to do it, and how often you should back up your devices. Beginning Excel * Brunswick - Tues., May 10, 6:00 pm Learn to create spreadsheets and use functions. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses Computers & Technology Safety & Security Online * Medina - Wed., Mar. 9, 6:30 pm With constant internet connection, how do you stay safe from scammers? We’ll cover pop-ups, phishing, fake emails, mysterious links, and more. Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Mar. 14 - Digitizing Slides Apr. 11 - VHS & Camcorder Transfer May 9 - Laser Engraver Demos of how to use equipment in the Makerspace and Digital Lab. Password Management Brunswick - Tues., Mar. 22, 6:00 pm Do you use the same password for all your accounts or forget them regularly? Pieri explores managing passwords so your accounts are safe and accessible. Ohio Means Jobs Workshops * Medina - Thurs., 6:00 pm Mar. 24 - STAR Stories Apr. 28 - Personality Type Assessments May 26 - Modern Resumes & Understanding Applicant Tracking Software Health & Wellness Sepsis: The Silent Killer * Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 2, 6:00 pm Sepsis, an extreme response to infection, is a medical emergency that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death without timely treatment. Chair Yoga * Brunswick - Thurs., Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 26, 6:30 pm - Improve flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting your mood and reducing stress. Mindful Mondays * Brunswick - Mon., Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, 1:30 pm - Increase well-being and create daily calm. Clearing the Clutter Highland - Tues., Mar. 29, 6:00 pm Games and practical strategies for decluttering and organizing your home in this interactive program. Green Cleaning Buckeye - Tues., Apr. 5, 6:00 pm Explore how making the switch to greener cleaning methods may protect family members, pets, and waterways from harmful chemicals. Eco-Friendly Spray Highland - Thurs., Apr. 7, 6:30 pm Make eco-friendly sanitizing spray. Power of Vision Brunswick - Tues., Apr. 12 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Define, design, and experience your dream and receive the blueprint for how to turn your greatest possibility into your reality. Advance Directives Workshop * Lodi - Tues., May 3, 11:30 am Find out how to appoint a health care power of attorney and create a living will.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Events for Adults ESL Discussion Group * Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 2, 16, Apr. 6, 20, May 4, 18, 10:00 am Medina - Every Mon. & Wed. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (no session May 30) Culture, vocabulary, customs, and more followed by a discussion. Zoom option available for Brunswick. Legal Resource Center Thurs., 5:30 - 7:30 pm Medina - Mar. 3, May 5 Brunswick - Apr. 7 Medina County Domestic Relations Court volunteers are available for individuals not represented by lawyers in family court. Information, forms, books, and more are available. First-come, first-served. The court requires masks. Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon., Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, 6:30 pm - Games, trivia, and conversation for ex-pats and lovers of British culture. Reaching Your Financial Goals * Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 9, 6:00 pm Citizens Bank will help you plan for future goals: a new home, education, car, retirement, and more. Sign Language Discussion Group * Medina - Wed., Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Learn about Deaf culture and practice sign language. Living Library Brunswick - Sat., Mar. 19 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Check out a living book for a 20-minute one-on-one conversation. Ask questions, learn, and meet someone new who has overcome adversity and challenges in their life. Classic Movies Brunswick - Mon., Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16, 1:00 pm Enjoy watching a classic movie. Pearson VUE GED Testing Medina - Wed., Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more or schedule your test at mcdl.info/GED. Afternoon of Irish Tunes Highland - Sat., Mar. 26, 3:00 pm Back by popular demand, Pat Masalko and Jamieson Bowman fill the library with high-energy Irish tunes. Fly Fishing Highland - Wed., Apr. 13 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Learn all about fly fishing from the Chagrin River Outfitters. Songs of the Human Condition * Medina - Wed., Apr. 13, 6:30 pm Matt Harmon’s flat-picking guitar style is inspired by the best players of Bluegrass. Enjoy a concert presented in partnership with ORMACO. Puppy Training Tips Highland - Thurs., Apr. 21, 6:00 pm Dr. Carolyn Lincoln, DVM, from Play to Behave shares tips to stop barking and other misbehaviors. Bridges Out of Poverty * Medina - Tues., Apr. 26 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Explore the experience of living in poverty, build skill sets to best serve under-resourced communities, and create an opportunity of self-discovery to reflect on poverty and its causes. Arts & Crafts Adult Craft Kits All Library Locations - Reserve a kit at mcdl.info/TakeNMake. Date indicates when kits will be available for pick up. All supplies provided, except scissors. Mar. 14 - Mason Jar Vase Apr. 4 - Rustic Twine Bowl May 2 - Spa Kit Hyacinth Papercraft * Lodi - Thurs., Mar. 3, 6:00 pm Create a beautiful bouquet of hyacinth with paper. Knitting & Crochet Circle Brunswick - Tues., Mar. 8, 22, Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Share tips. Beginners welcome for informal instruction. Group donates items to Warm Up Medina County. Bunny Wreath * Lodi - Tues., Mar. 15, 6:00 pm Buckeye - Thurs., Mar. 17, 6:30 pm Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 30, 6:30 pm Create a festive springtime wreath. Japanese Book Binding * Medina - Thurs., Apr. 14 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Learn how to make traditional Japanese sketchbooks using binding techniques such as four-hole, noble, hemp leaf, and tortoise shell. High school students welcome. Beaded Wine Cork Pulls * Brunswick - Wed., Apr. 27 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Use a wine cork to create a beaded ceiling fan pull. Wine Cork Vase * Lodi - Tues., May 3, 6:00 pm Make a vase using recycled corks. Wine & Canvas * Buckeye - Fri., May 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Brunswick - Fri., May 20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Adults ages 21 & up Bring your own wine and go home with an original painting by you! $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Paintings are different each session. Pinecone Terrariums * Seville - Tues., May 10, 5:00 pm Transform a pinecone into a faux succulent and design a beautiful terrarium! Bring your own container, other supplies provided.

*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 13 Beginning Beekeeping Class * Medina - Sat., Mar. 19 & 26 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Learn beekeeping basics from the Medina County Beekeepers Association. Registration $85 Single, $100 Family. Fee includes book, handouts, and one-year membership. Observation only at no charge. Register at medinabeekeepers.com. Native Plant Gardening Lodi - Tues., Apr. 12, 6:00 pm Learn the importance of including native plants in the home landscape. Balancing Your Garden with Annuals & Perennials Brunswick - Thurs., Apr. 21, 6:30 pm Flowers enhance the natural beauty of a yard by integrating color and character. Look at old favorites (perennials) and new favorites (annuals), and Plant of the Year award winners. Mason Jar Herb Garden * Lodi - Thurs., May 12, 6:00 pm Start an herb garden for your windowsill in Mason jars. Nature Intro to the Air Fryer * Brunswick - Tues., Apr. 26, 6:00 pm Learn air fryer cooking techniques, tips for eating healthy, recipe demos, and taste testing. Ghosts & Legends * Zoom - Thurs., Apr. 28, 7:00 pm Find haunts around the world and in your own back yard! Join Ghost Adventures writer, Jeff Belanger, for a trip through the unusual and the unexplained. Mothers, Murder & Mayhem Highland - Wed., May 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Tea, scones, and an education on the most powerful women in art. Musicals vs. Operas Brunswick - Tues., May 24, 6:30 pm Explore the commonalities shared by the two most popular genres uniting music and drama in the 21st century: opera and the Broadway musical. Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. Meet Mahalia Jackson Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 23, 6:30 pm This American gospel singer was an influential vocalist who sold 22 million records during a time when racial segregation was pervasive in America. Using FamilySearch for Family History Research * Medina - Wed., Mar. 30, 6:30 pm Explore the new FamilySearch interface and learn how this website can help you research your family tree. Zoom option available. Understanding DNA Matches * Medina - Mon., Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 6:30 pm - Confused by your DNA test results? Learn techniques for understanding your DNA matches through mini-lectures and small group discussion. Weekly assignments included. British Invasion * Seville - Wed., Apr. 6, 6:00 pm Take a ferry ‘cross the Mersey for a trip to the ‘60s. Learn about the British invasion in music and which events in America and Britain led up to the pop culture explosion. Genealogy Slam: Census Records * Brunswick - Sat., May 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm The 1950 U.S. and 1921 U.K. censuses become available in 2022. Learn where to find and get the most out of these records. Zoom option available. Lodi History Walk * Lodi - Sat., May 7, 2:00 pm Embark on a historical walking tour of downtown Lodi led by the Lodi Harrisville Historical Society. Meet at the historical society (111 Harris St., Lodi). The Magnificent Seven: Seville’s First Settlers Seville - Thurs., May 12, 6:30 pm Henry Hosmer’s sister, Mary, shares the story of building the first cabin, challenges of life in the wilderness, and the first wedding in Guilford Township. Carpathia: The History of Titanic’s Rescue Ship Brunswick - Tues., May 17, 6:00 pm Explore the full life of Carpathia from construction to sinking with historian Roger Pickenpaugh. Military Records for Family History * Medina - Wed., May 25, 6:30 pm Discover Fold3 and other resources to learn about the military service of your relatives and ancestors. Zoom option available. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy

Art Shows mcdl.info/Art 14 Medina Library B. Smith Gallery 18th Annual Aquarius Exhibition Jan. 31 - Mar. 6 - View Medina County Art League members’ works in this popular show. Teen Juried Art Competition & Scholarship Show Mar. 21 - Apr. 10 - View the works of talented student artists. Reception - Wed., Mar. 30, 6:00 pm Call for Entries - Mar. 14-16 MCDL will award prizes in categories: grades 6-8 and 9-12. Medina County Art League will award scholarships to seniors continuing their art education in college. For entry details, visit mcdl.info/art. Favorable Places Apr. 18 - May 15 - Acrylic and mixed media pieces featuring Little Italy, Cleveland bridges, Lake Erie islands, and Ohio parks by Therese Kramer. Seasons: Between the Branches May 23 - June 19 - Inspired by nature and the change in seasons, Wendy Luedy’s landscape paintings depict Ohio barns and Michigan’s beauty. Highland Library The Art of Viktor Schreckengost Apr. 2-30 - Pottery, painting, and prints on loan from the private collection of the Kisvardai Family. Brunswick Library Student Art Shows Apr. 18-24 - St. Ambrose School Apr. 25 - May 15 - Brunswick Middle School Buckeye Library Buckeye Student Art Show Apr. 25 - May 7 - Be wowed by the talents of students from Buckeye Local Schools. MCDL News Tax Forms MCDL offers federal and state tax forms 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. Welcome to the Board of Trustees Mark Krosse came of age in Medina. He has many fond memories of being a regular at Franklin Sylvester Library, along with his many siblings. In 2012, Mark and his wife, Lisa, moved back to Medina County after many years on the East Coast and Japan in the tech industry. Mark is a founding member of Save the Lake Coalition - Chippewa Lake and volunteers as a small business mentor. Mark is an advocate for the library and the many community services it provides: “I look at this appointment to the MCDL Board as an opportunity to serve the library and further its presence as an important part of our community.” William Koran is a Hinckley resident and recently retired educator. He was the principal at Highland Middle and High Schools before serving 19 years as the Superintendent of the Medina County Educational Service Center. He is involved in the community through Medina Sunrise Rotary and the Medina Hospital Board. He has also served as president or chairman of the Community Development Commission, Drug Abuse Commission, and Educational Service Association. He’s an avid reader and lifelong advocate of public libraries. StoryWalk® Spring Selection StoryWalk® is a partnership between MCDL and Medina County Park District at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985Windfall Rd., Medina. It promotes literacy, physical activity, and spending time together as a family. Each season brings a new story. Watch for The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson on Mar. 1.

Connect with us of Medina County District Library FRIENDS Thanks to our 2021 Donors The Bokom Foundation / Shawn & Kristin Spindel Jeff Campbell • Howard & Nancy Fagan Judy Scaife • Barb Steingass •Wolff Family Charitable Trust Dine & Donate Chipotle (N. Court St.) • Corkscrew Saloon Courthouse Pizzeria • The Farmer’s Table Five Guys Burgers & Fries Thirsty’s Pop-up Irish Pub UNrun Buehler’s Fresh Foods • Domino’s Homestead Insurance Agency Inc. Icandi Graphics • Lager Heads Brewing Co. Midwest Tape • Minuteman Press OneDigital Health and Benefits OverDrive, Inc. • Sully’s Irish Pub The Raspberry &The Rose • VCS Salon & Spa Summer Reading Akron Community Foundation Armstrong Cable • Discount Drug Mart Ohio Children’s Foundation Medina Teacher’s Association • Stuart & Pat Neal Christmas in July Online Auction Aimee Adams • Akron Rubber Ducks Donna Barger • Cheryl Bogucki • Bill Buether BW3 • Cleveland Cavaliers • Friends of MCDL The Heath Family • Lake Erie Monsters Stuart Neal • OhioValley Pizza • Jim Osborne Kami Perdue • Queen Bee’s Closet Reflections Spa & Hair Salon Rinky Dink • Danica Zeise Studios Library Giving Day Bob Smith & Ann Cole • Joan Braun Donna Jaklitsch • Kelly Obermeier Maureen Stuchal Grants Walmart Community Grant Book Sales Ongoing book sales are available at all libraries. Public donations are accepted at all MCDL locations. Medina Library Tues., Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Thurs., Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Thurs., Apr. 14, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Brunswick Library $3 Bag Sale Sat., Mar. 26, Apr. 23, May 21 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Highland Library $3 Bag Sale Fri., May 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat., May 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Lodi Library $3 Bag Sale Mar. 4-5, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Thurs., May 12, 5:00 - 8:00 pm 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Friends of MCDL. The Raspberry &The Rose 241 S. Cour t St., Medina Nibble Special Gourmet Gifts & Simply Charlotte 229 S. Cour t St., Medina Shop to Share UN RUN Save the Date Sat., Sept. 17, 2022 Look for more info in the next Library Live Newsletter Visit friendsofmcdl.info for book sale updates or email mcdlfriends@gmail.com 15

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 6625Wolff Road Medina, OH 44256 330-725-4415 Highland Library 4160 Ridge Road Medina, OH 44256 330-278-4271 330-239-2674 Lodi Library 635Wooster 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 (through May 22) 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 • Gail Ostrowski • Mark Krosse •William Koran Medina County District Libraries will be closed: April 17, May 8, 30 Celebrate National Library Week This annual celebration highlights the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. Connect with MCDL by picking up a copy of our 2021 Annual Report for a year in the life of MCDL! 10:15 am - Storytime 11:00 am - Animals Around the World with Outback Ray 12:15 pm - West African Drum & Dance Workshop 1:00 pm - O’Kennedy Holland Irish Dance Academy mcdl.info/InternationalFest Sat., Apr. 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Brunswick Library Crafts, dance, exotic animals, and more. Join us for this family friendly event. International Fest April 3-9 mcdl.info/AnnualReport Read books, win prizes! • mcdl.info/SummerReading Look for more information in the next Library Live Newsletter for Children & Teens June 1 - August 13 Summer Reading GAME