1 mcdl.info/SummerReading mcdl.info June, July, August 2022 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library reading game Summer June 1 - August 13 Teen Game Grades 6-12 (and 2022 grads!) Read and log your minutes online at mcdl.info/SummerReading Earn a trip to the mystery box, a book, and a chance to win a grand prize bundle: Anime • Art • Gaming • Outdoors • Polymer Clay • Room Décor • Self-Care R E A D Childrenʼs Game Birth to grade 5 Pick up a game board at your library Read books, win prizes! of Medina County District Library FRIENDS SPONSORS Waite Family Foundation Stuart & Pat Neal Medina City Teachers Association
Recent national news has included stories of school and public libraries responding to requests to ban certain books from their collections. While this has not been the case in Medina County, I’m happy to share our process on curating MCDL’s collection. We choose materials according to the interests, needs, and demands of the community. The criteria include: accuracy; literary merit; contemporary significance or permanent value; authority of the author, editor, or illustrator; attention of critics and reviews; and availability of materials in partner libraries. The responsibility for materials selection rests with the Library Director, and I operate within the policies determined by the Library Board of Trustees. We have a centralized selection process, which means our Collection Resources Department staff, who have specific education and expertise in collection management, implement our collection policy with input from branch staff. Some reasons that may lead us to exclude an item from the collection include lack of community interest, expense, or space. The decision is not based on ideology of the subject matter. The presence of an item in our collection does not imply library endorsement of the ideas expressed in that item. We are fulfilling our role as a neutral provider of information from diverse points of view. It is our role to protect your right to have access to a broad selection of materials. What should you do if you can’t find something that represents your point of view or life experience? Ask for the materials you want! Library staff are pleased to help you locate materials, borrow items from partner libraries, and welcome suggestions for items to include in our collection. We strive to serve the interests of the entire community. We are here to help you find the information and material you need and want. Director’s Notes by Julianne Bedel Literacy & Learning for Children Take advantage of these services and learn more at mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Accept the challenge and pick up a packet at any MCDL location. Learn more and download the gameboards online. Early Literacy Kits are great to use with children at home or in a classroom. Every kit centers around a topic of interest to young children and contains books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme. Reserve one online and pick up at your favorite library location. Try one of our most popular themes: Alphabet, Confidence, Dinosaurs, Feelings, and Manners. Storytimes are a fun way to enrich your child with reading skills, rhymes and songs, all delivered by familiar library faces. Get Ready to Read monthly flyers feature a calendar of early literacy activities and skills along with rhymes, songs, and activities to do with your child. Discovery Packs feature themed books, a video, and toy in a handy backpack. Check out nature versions to encourage outdoor fun. Available at all MCDL locations. 2
3 Kids Day of Safety & Play Medina Square Sat., June 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Summer Fest Fields across the street from Lodi Library Thurs., June 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Juneteenth Celebration Medina Square Sun., June 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MCDL News Finance Department Recognized Congratulations to our Finance Department (pictured) for receiving an “unmodified” audit rating for the 2020/2021 fiscal years. This is the most positive audit rating awarded to a public entity by the Ohio State Auditor. Once the audit is finalized it will be available to the public. StoryWalk® Summer Selection StoryWalk® is a partnership between MCDL and Medina County Park District at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Rd., Medina. It promotes literacy, physical activity, and spending time together as a family. Each season brings a new story. Watch for Henry David Thoreau, Who Can He Be? by Donna Marie Przybojewski on June 1. Granger Bicentennial Parade Highland High School Parking Lot Sat., June 25, 10:45 am Medina Fest Medina Square Sat., July 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Medina County Fair Medina County Fairgrounds Aug. 1-6, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Pick up a schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit mcdl.info/Bookmobile Visit the Bookmobile Staff Graduations Leadership Medina County Congratulations to Brunswick Library Manager, Connie Sureck, and Seville Librarian, Roxanna Rathbun, both graduates of 2022 Leadership Medina County programs. Connie represented the Signature Class and Roxanna represented the LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development) Institute. High School Congratulations to our high school graduates this spring: Nick Carano, Kayley Cesarski, and Meredith Zelinko. MCDL is proud of your accomplishments! Congrats, Dewey Decimators! MCDL’s team, the Dewey Decimators, placed third at Project: LEARN’s 12th Annual Match Wits fundraiser! Nine staff members from across the system had a blast connecting with the community and competing with other teams to answer trivia questions.
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 4 mcdl.info/OnlineLearning Resources for Educators MCDL supports educators by offering helpful, time saving resources to enhance your classroom • Request materials on a research topic • Borrow multiple copies of a book for a classroom read • Try an Early Literacy Kit • Educator loan cards provide longer loans for most items • Proctoring is available at all MCDL locations • Search local scholarships • College info for prospective students about financial aid, textbooks, rankings, and more MCDL’s Online Learning collection puts the next new thing at your fingertips • New! Northstar Digital Literacy Test your computer skills and earn certificates. Proctoring now available. • LearningExpress Library ACT/SAT practice tests • Mango Languages - Foreign language skills • LinkedIn Learning - Career training Need help getting started? Try MCDL Academy MCDL has helpful video tutorials to get you started. In minutes, learn to sign up for and use online resources. mcdl.info/Educational Online Learning
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Bodyguard by Katherine Center Family of Liars by e. lockhart Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton The It Girl by RuthWare Mika In Real Life by Emiko Jean Get started at mcdl.info/eMedia FREE eBooks • Audiobooks Magazines • Music • TV • Movies Audiobooks for Family Road Trips Beach Reads 5 New to eMedia? Try MCDL Academy MCDL offers video tutorials to help you get started with streaming and downloadable content. In minutes, learn to sign up for and use: eMedia check outs continue to increase each year 2021 743,093 2020 533,989 2019 438,727 28% eMedia 72% Physical Check Outs In 2021 TheWishing Spell by Chris Colfer Ages 8 & up • 9 hours The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer Ages 8 & up • 5 hours Operation Do-Over by Gordon Korman Ages 8 & up • 6 hours Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake Ages 8 & up • 3 hours Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly Ages 8 & up • 5 hours Fable by AdrienneYoung Ages 12 & up • 9 hours
Book Buzz: Nonfiction Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 6 June The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World by David K. Randall Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath by Bill Browder The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II by Buzz Bissinger July All-American Dogs: A History of Presidential Pets from Every Era by Andrew Hager Code Gray: Death, Life, and Uncertainty in the ER by Farzon A. Nahvi An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong August Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis by Beth Macy Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure by Rinker Buck Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss Just a Story by Jeff Mack Sometimes Cake by Edwina Wyatt Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Adam Rex World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman Spy School, the Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs Available at Brunswick & Highland Libraries Featured for Summer Russian, Ukrainian, Hindi, Arabic, French, Polish, and German language items. Browse or request materials for adults and children, including magazines and DVDs from more than 40 languages. Perfect for ESL students or those learning a second language. Made possible through a partnership with Cleveland Public Library. Foreign Language Collection Chi ldren’s Department Supervisor at Medina Library Recently Read By Gail Gail’s husband wrote this! ROVER by George Ebey
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 7 June Aurora by David Koepp (thriller) A solar storm has knocked out power around the globe, forcing a woman and her brother to cope in very different ways. Good Husbands by Cate Ray (domestic suspense) Three wives receive letters accusing their husbands of rape thirty years prior. Horse by Geraldine Brooks (literary fiction) This epic novel traces the legacy of a real Civil War-era racehorse. Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho (contemporary fiction) After a breakup, Lucie still wants to be a mother and finds a perfect match in Collin – but will her traditional family approve? Jackie & Me by Louis Bayard (historical fiction) A fictional account of the courtship of Jacqueline Bouvier, narrated by Jack Kennedy’s closest friend and confidant. August Firestorm by Taylor Moore (crime) DEA Special Agent Garrett Kohl uncovers a plot by a giant energy company to benefit Russia, using violence and kidnapping as tools in their takeover attempt. Mr. Perfect On Paper by Jean Meltzer (romantic comedy) Thanks to her dear but meddling grandmother, a successful matchmaker finds her own search for romance front and center on reality TV. The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman (historical fiction) During the Civil War, two women – one Jewish, one Creole – use their stitchery to secretly help soldiers and men both enslaved and free. Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger (mystery) Cork O’Conner races against the clock to save an Ojibwe healer, a woman, and his own wife from hunters in the North Woods. The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell (suspense) A companion novel to The Family Upstairs, a tale of murder, marriage, and family secrets. July The Hidden One by Linda Castillo (mystery) In this 14th Kate Burkholder mystery, the police chief unearths secrets when a missing Bishop’s body is found. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (horror) A retelling of The Island of Doctor Moreau set in 19th-century Mexico. Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore (contemporary fiction) The author of Oona Out of Order is back with a genre-bending novel about a magician whose disappearance leaves her sister picking up the pieces. Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley (historical fiction) The Haitian revolution told through the eyes of two courageous female leaders. The Ruins by Phoebe Wynne (gothic) A suspenseful comingof-age novel set in a chateau on the French Riviera. Book Buzz: Fiction
Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show Medina - Tues., June 7, 10:30 am Lodi - Mon., July 18, 10:30 am Seville - Wed., July 27, 10:30 am Brunswick - Tues., Aug. 2, 10:30 am All ages - Meet Outback Ray and his amazing animal friends! Magic Show Buckeye - Wed., June 8, 10:30 am All ages - Enjoy an unforgettable experience featuring high energy music, side-splitting comedy, and unexplainable magic with Magician Michael Mage! Summer Fest Lodi - Thurs., June 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm All ages - Enjoy summertime treats, games, magic, face painting, and more! Held at fields across the street from Lodi Library. Kindermusik * Brunswick - Fri., June 10, July 22, Aug. 12, 10:30 or 11:30 am Medina - Sat., Aug. 13 10:30 am or 11:30 am Ages birth - 5 years - Move and groove in this music and movement class presented by Royalton Music Center. Siblings welcome. Meet a Mermaid Highland - Sat., June 11, 10:30 am Seville - Sat., June 25, 10:30 am All ages - Get face to fin with a magical mermaid named Gem. Conductor Cody Magic Show Lodi - Thurs., June 16, 10:30 am Ages 3-8 - Trains… and the ocean? Not a combo that makes sense, right? Well in Conductor Cody’s Railroad Submarine, anything can happen with a bit of magic! Sensory-Friendly Magic Show * Brunswick - Thurs., June 16, 1:30 pm All ages - Magician Cody Clark is a self-advocate for autism awareness who uses visual and direct magic to safely stimulate the senses. Whether you’re able to directly participate in the magic or just wave your hands to make the magic happen, you'll all feel empowered exactly as you are. for Children & Families Featured Summer Events Summer Reading Kick-Off Brunswick - Wed., June 1 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Ages birth - grade 5 Register for the summer reading game, enjoy crafts, face painting, and a visit from Mr. Molecule! He will take you deep beneath the waves to learn about amazing and unusual creatures. Roller Coaster Science * Seville - Thurs., June 2, 6:00 pm Grades 1-6 - Explore Ohio’s connection to the early days of roller coasters. Bring your imagination and engineering skills because we’re going to create a prototype roller coaster! Kids Day of Safety & Play Medina Square - Sat., June 4 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, all ages Kick off Summer Reading with outside activities, lawn games, face painting, big trucks, the Bookmobile, and more! *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 8
Storytimes June 13 - July 15 (no session July 4) Registration begins Mon., May 30 Give your children an early start with books and help them develop a lifelong love of reading, plus the skills they’ll need to succeed at school. mcdl.info/Storytimes 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) Tues. 1:30 pm Medina Family * (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Brunswick Mon. 10:30 am Buckeye Mon. 10:30 am Lodi Mon. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 6:30 pm Brunswick Fri. 10:30 am Brunswick Drop-In (All ages with adult) Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:30 pm Lodi Wed. 6:30 pm Medina *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 9 Special Storytimes for Children & Families My First Storytime * Brunswick - Thurs., June 2, 9, July 21, 28, Aug. 18, 25, 10:30 am Ages birth - 18 mos. - Enjoy music, rhymes, and books with your little ones. Virtual Bedtime Stories * Zoom - Mon., June 6, July 11, Aug. 8 6:30 pm - Snuggle up with bedtime stories from the comfort of home. Nursery Rhymes * Brunswick - Wed., June 8, 10:30 am Ages 18 mos. - 5 yrs. All your favorite nursery rhymes. Storytime Around Town * Lodi - Wed., 10:30 am, all ages June 8 - Held at Earth Song Discovery Park, 7634 Lafayette Rd., Lodi July 20 - Held at Lodi Square Gazebo Garden Stories Medina - Thurs., June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, 9:30 am, all ages Held at Medina Community Garden (302 E. Liberty St., Medina). Hosted in partnership with SustainEd and the Community Garden. Cinderella Stories from Around the World Highland - Sat., June 18, 10:30 am Ages 0-6 - Dress up like your favorite prince or princess for a magical storytime. Drive-In Storytime * Medina - Fri., June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, 9:30 am, all ages Relax and enjoy storytime from the comfort of your car. Restrooms unavailable before 10:00 am. Construction Vehicles * Brunswick - Sat., June 25, 10:30 am All ages - Beep, beep! Listen to construction truck stories and visit a mini excavator and loader. Courtesy of Southeastern Equipment Company. Pirates! * Buckeye - Mon., June 27, 6:00 pm Lodi - Thurs., July 7, 1:30 pm All ages - Ahoy, mateys! Set sail with tales of treasure and adventure. Teddy Bear Picnic * Brunswick - Sat., July 9, 10:30 am All ages - Bring your favorite stuffed friend and a picnic blanket to celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day with songs, rhymes, and stories. Adapted Storytime * Brunswick - Sat., July 16, 10:30 am All ages - Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges. Under the Sea * Brunswick - Mon., July 18, 10:30 am All ages - Enjoy ocean-themed stories, songs, activities, and dance like undersea animals! Oceans * Medina - Wed., July 20, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Join us for a special ocean-themed storytime. K-9 Storytime * Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 10, 10:30 am All ages - Hear stories about police officers, meet a K-9, and ask questions. RE AD
Events for Children & Families Dino Dig * Medina - Wed., June 1, 2:00 pm Grades K-2 - Become a Junior Paleontologist, dig for fossils, and make a fossil craft to take home. Let’s Play Outside! Medina - Wed., June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, 1:00 pm, ages 3 & up - Bubbles, chalk, hula hoops, jump rope, and more! Be prepared for messy fun. Book Bingo * Highland - Mon., June 20, 6:30 pm Grades K-5 - Win prizes while playing a fun family game. Casa Madrigal Fiesta * Brunswick - Sat., July 30, 10:30 am Grades K-2 - Test your talents and feats of power at this magical event based on a favorite Disney movie. LEGO Tournament * Buckeye - Sat., July 30, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Grades K-9 - Drop in during the session to build your own creation using our LEGO bricks. Invite friends and family to vote on your creation July 30 - Aug. 13. Prizes for those with the most votes! DIY Tie Dye * Lodi - Thurs., June 23, 1:30 pm All ages with adult - Bring a white cotton T-shirt and wear clothes that can get messy. Baby Handprints * Lodi - Thurs., July 14, 10:30 am Ages birth - 24 mos. - Create a keepsake handprint of your little one. Alice in Wonderland Celebration Highland - Sat., July 23 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, all ages Play croquet, chess, have tea and cakes, enjoy card tricks, find the Cheshire cat, and meet the Queen of Hearts. Under the Sea Under the Sea Art * Brunswick - Sat., June 18, 10:30 am Grades K-2 - Use your handprints to make sea artwork. Mermaids vs Pirates * Medina - Mon., June 27, 1:30 pm All ages - Whether you prefer sailing the seven seas or swimming in the deep, enjoy ocean crafts, games, and snacks! Ocean Life * Lodi - Thurs., June 30, 1:30 pm Grades K-3 - Create a sea creature using Perler beads. Didgeridoo Down Under: Oceanography Show Brunswick - Tues., July 5, 6:00 pm Ages 3 & up - Learn about Aussie culture, sea creatures, and more, all while moving and grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didgeridoo. Plastic Bag Monster Highland Wed., July 27, 2:00 pm All ages - Defend against plastic pollution and meet the plastic bag monster. Underwater Journey * Lodi - Thurs., July 28, 1:30 pm All ages with adult - View a movie presentation about coral reefs and the creatures living beneath the water. Light refreshments provided. Under the Sea Putt-Putt * Lodi - Thurs., Aug. 4, 1:30 pm All ages with adult - Play a round of putt-putt library style. If you have a favorite putter, bring it! Under the Sea Party Seville - Sat., Aug. 6, 10:30 am All Ages - Meet Ariel and Moana, enjoy games, crafts, and more. Sponge-tacular Play Day * Seville - Wed., Aug. 10, 12:00 pm All ages - Make your own water toy with sponges and play games on the lawn. Wonderful World of Bubbles Buckeye - Thurs., July 7, 6:30 pm Lodi - Thurs., Aug. 11, 1:30 pm All ages - See bubbles beyond your imagination at this indoor show with the Bubble Lady. Messy Sensory Play * Medina - Sat., July 9, 10:30 am, ages 2-5 Brunswick - Wed. July 27, 10:30 am or 11:30 am, ages 6 mos. - 3 yrs. Wear old clothes and be ready for some messy, sensory, ocean fun! Shark Tank Science Show Medina - Fri., July 15, 10:30 am Grades K-5 - Mr. Molecule takes you beneath the waves to meet amazing and unusual creatures. Sun Fun & Water Works! * Buckeye - Wed., July 20, 10:30 am All ages - Play in the sun and water! Come dressed to get wet. Don’t miss the grand finale – a dousing from the Erhart Fire Dept! DIY Fish in a Bag Slime * Lodi - Thurs., July 21, 1:30 pm All ages with adult Get ready for fish-tastic fun. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 10
Paw Patrol Academy * Seville - Sat., July 30, 2:30 pm Ages 4 & up - Join us on your biggest mission yet! Save the day and earn your Paw Patrol Academy badge. Family Movie Matinee Highland - Wed., Aug. 3 1:00 pm, ages 3-8 - Escape the heat and enjoy popcorn and a family friendly movie. Coloring activity to follow. BeeBops * Medina - Thurs., Aug. 4 10:30 am, ages 6 mos. - 4 yrs. with adult Engage in musical activities that foster creativity, interpersonal skills, and kindergarten readiness with Ms. Kimberly. Parachute Party * Brunswick - Wed., Aug. 10 10:15 am, ages 6-23 mos. 11:30 am, ages 2-5 Songs, rhymes, and movement using the parachute. Flower Petal Sun Catchers * Highland - Wed., Aug. 10, 11:00 am All ages - Create colorful sun catchers using natural materials found around the library gardens. LEGO Bricks on the Lawn Medina - Fri., Aug. 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Ages 3 & up - Play with LEGO bricks on the library lawn. Vole & Troll Puppet Show * Brunswick - Sat., Aug. 13, 10:30 am All ages - “Troll-dee-roll” with Vole and Troll in this fairy tale puppet show. Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) Camp Curiosity * Medina - Thurs., 1:30 pm Investigate Bigfoot, sea shanties, and legends of the deep during this four-week hands-on camp. June 9 - Cryptozoology June 16 - Mythology: Not Just for the Greeks June 23 - Nautical Folklore & Superstition June 30 - Real or Not Real: Legends & Tall Tales After-Hours Hide & Seek * Medina - Fri., June 10, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Grades 4 & up - Run around, be loud, and hide in the library. Bookends Book Club * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 pm Share favorites and discover new books. June 14 - Graphic Novel July 12 - Mystery Aug. 9 - Fantasy/Sci-Fi Water Science * Buckeye - Wed., June 22, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Have you ever wondered how the Titanic could float or how water striders walk across the surface of a pond? Conduct experiments and explore the magic of H2O. Art Gallery Week * Highland - Mon., June 27, 4:00 pm Create any kind of art you want: paint, draw, collage. Display it in the library’s gallery for the rest of the week. Ocean STEAM * Brunswick - Tues., June 28, 1:30 pm Salt and water experiments. Bad Art Night * Medina - Mon., July 11, 6:30 pm Grades 4 & up - In this off-the-wall contest, the worst piece of art takes home the prize. Ocean Rumble * Buckeye - Tues., July 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Create an ocean animal and compete in the ultimate “Who Would Win” battle. Tiny Library: Become an Author! * Highland - Mon., July 18 & Thurs., July 28, 6:30 pm, grades 2-6 Author a book that stays in the library for all to read. Brainstorm and write your book, then return to celebrate the publishing of it. National Moon Day * Highland - Wed., July 20, 1:00 pm Celebrate the day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon with a fun craft. Pokémon Palooza * Seville - Sat., July 23, 1:00 pm Grades 3-6 - Can you catch ‘em all? Design a Pokédex, hunt for Pokémon, and more! Freezer Bag Ice Cream * Buckeye - Mon., July 25, 1:00 pm Learn to make delicious homemade ice cream and enjoy your sweet treat! Create Your Own Zen Garden * Medina - Mon., Aug. 8, 2:00 pm Beat the back-to-school stress by making a miniature zen garden and learning mindfulness tips and tricks. Bring your own rocks, shells, and crystals to decorate. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 11
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted) Blade Breaker byVictoria Aveyard AYear to the Day by Robin Benway Go Hunt Me by Kelly deVos Tabletop RPG Club * Medina - Thurs., 4:30 - 7:30 pm Learn to play a new tabletop role-playing game system each month. June 2 - Call of Cthulhu July 7 - Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Aug. 4 - Dungeons & Dragons Volunteens Orientation & Oceans of Fun * Buckeye - Tues., June 7, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Attend summer volunteer orientation and stay to create ocean art. Mill Stream Clean Up * Buckeye - Tues., June 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Help our parks look beautiful! Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District will guide hands-on learning. Held at Mill Stream Park, 1200 Maple St., Valley City. End of Summer Party * Buckeye - Tues., Aug. 9, 12:30 - 2:30 pm Enjoy a pizza party to wrap up summer. Cool Shoelaces * Highland - Wed., June 8, 3:00 pm Grades 5-12 - Learn ten cool shoelace designs. Bring your shoes with laces! After-Hours Hide & Seek * Medina - Fri., June 10, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Now’s your chance to run around, be loud, and get lost in the bookshelves. Otaku Tuesdays * Medina - Tues., June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm View and discuss anime, do geekcrafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Cosplay welcome. Bring your artistic side July 26 when we host manga instructor Doug Laubacher. Dungeons & Dragons Medina - Wed., June 8, 22, July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Seville - Tues., June 21, July 26, Aug. 30, 6:00 pm Embark on a magical journey using a character of your own design. The Ultimate 90s Party * Brunswick - Thurs., June 30 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Celebrate the music, pop culture, and aesthetic of the 90s with crafts, games, and snacks. Tiny Arcade Seville - Fri., July 8, all day, grades 3-12 Stop in and try our tiny arcade games. Earn tickets and win prizes! Dimension of Illusion Magic Show Brunswick - Tues., July 12, 2:00 pm One part comedy, one part magic, and 37 parts audience participation, enjoy the illusion with Magic Man, Rusty Ammerman. Magic Workshop * Brunswick - Tues., July 12, 3:30 pm Discover the history of magic, learn magic tricks, and the artistry that goes into being a magician. Presented with Medina County Arts Council. Summer Escape Room * Medina - Tues., July 19, 6:00 pm Work together to solve puzzles and riddles to escape the 1907 Room in under an hour. Freezer Bag Ice Cream * Buckeye - Mon., July 25, 2:00 pm Learn to make ice cream and enjoy your sweet treat! Book Share Bonanza * Lodi - Wed., July 27, 2:30 pm Share books you’ve read and get ideas for what to read next. Create a cool bookmark. End of Summer Party * Medina - Fri., Aug. 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Game with Squid Games, an egg drop contest, slime the librarian, button-making, and more! Mindfulness Hangout * Medina - Mon., Aug. 15, 3:00 pm Get your mind and body ready for a new school year with relaxation, mindfulness tips, and freebies to take home. Game Day Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 24, 2:15 pm Unwind with life-sized versions of your favorite games. After School Meet & Greet Brunswick - Tues., Aug. 30, 2:30 pm Grades 9-12 - Come to the library after school to enjoy pizza, meet the librarians, learn how the library can help you, and hang out with your peers! Nerd Trivia Buckeye - Wed., Aug. 31, 2:15 pm Are you a Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Doctor Who expert? Test your nerdy knowledge at our ultimate trivia tournament. teen book buzz
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 13 Arts & Crafts WhoWeWere in the Dark by Jessica Taylor The Song That Moves the Sun by Anna Bright All Signs Point toYes edited by G. Haron Davis Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted) Ocean Crafts * Brunswick - Fri., June 3, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Make a mason jar aquarium, a seashell necklace, and ocean slime! No-Sew Sock Donut * Lodi - Fri., June 3, 2:00 pm Celebrate National Donut Day by making one out of a sock. LGBTQIA+ Teen Craft Club Medina - Wed., June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 4:00 - 5:30 pm - LGBTQIA+ teens and allies talk about movies, literature, and more, while making Pride themed crafts in a supportive environment. Scribble Society * Seville - Thurs., June 16, July 14, Aug. 18, 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. Teen Writers Workshop * Brunswick - Mon., June 20 & Wed., June 22, 3:00 - 4:30 pm Gain inspiration and advice from fellow writers during this two-day event. Bring an original written work to share. Soapsicles * Seville - Mon., June 20, 6:00 pm Make soap that looks like a popsicle. Soda Bottle Planters * Lodi - Tues., June 28, 2:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Upcycle a plastic bottle into a custom planter. Ocean Art * Lodi - Wed., June 29, 1:30 pm Use sand, seashells, and imagination to design your wall art. Morse Code Bracelets * Seville - Wed., June 29, 6:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Create a beaded bracelet using Morse code. Water Gun Tie-Dyed T-Shirts * Brunswick - Thurs., July 7, 2:00 pm Use water guns to create a tie-dyed shirt! Bring a washed and dried white T-shirt. Polymer Clay Class * Buckeye - Thurs., July 14, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Create a polymer clay sea turtle in this Medina County Arts Week event. Presented with Med. Co. Arts Council. Create Your Own Flag Highland - Thurs., July 14, 3:00 pm Create your own personal flag out of fabric and craft supplies. Altered Books * Lodi - Tues., July 19, 6:00 pm Create illustrated blackout poetry with books. Improv Alive! * Brunswick - Wed., July 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Escape into your imagination while learning the art of improvisation. Laugh together while improving communication and teambuilding skills. Cast & Crew Club * Medina - Wed., July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Film enthusiasts gather to discuss and create movies. International Friendship Day * Highland - Sat., July 30, 12:00 pm Grades 6-8 - Make bracelets and cards and enjoy the magic of friendship. 3D Printed Project * Brunswick - Thurs., Aug. 4 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Learn to create and code a 3D printed object. Projects will be available to pick up after the event. Altered Art * Highland - Tues., Aug. 9 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Add your personality to a pre-painted piece of art. Back to School Crafternoon * Lodi - Tues., Aug. 16, 1:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Get creative and personalize your school supplies. Sand Art Terrarium * Highland - Mon., Aug. 29, 3:00 pm Use colored sand and create your own decorative masterpiece.
Highland - Wed., 6:30 pm Held at Berry’s Blooms, 2040 Granger Rd., Medina June 29 - All Adults Here by Emma Straub July 27 - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll Aug. 31 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Highland * - Thurs., 6:30 pm Held at Hoppy Dudes Brewery, 1369 Ridge Rd., Hinckley June 30 - The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley July 28 - The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi Sept. 1 - The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 14 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 June 2 - Doctors and Friends by Kimmery Martin July 7 - Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Aug. 4 - Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald Medina * - Fri., 1:30 pm June 10 - The Searcher by Tana French July 8 - The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Aug. 12 - The Long Call by Ann Cleeves Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am June 13 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate July 11 - The Power by Naomi Alderman Aug. 8 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm June 13 - The Dilemma by B.A. Paris July 11- Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae Aug. 8 - Until I Find You by Rea Frey Seville - Tues., 6:00 pm June 14 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams July 12 - Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt Aug. 9 - Atonement by Ian McEwan Brunswick - Wed., 6:30 pm June 15 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams July 20 - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Aug. 17 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Lodi - Thurs., 2:00 pm June 16 - Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal July 21 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Aug. 18 - Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm June 20 - Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid July 18 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Aug. 15 - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead Medina * - Mon., 6:00 pm June 27 - The Pioneers by David McCullough July 25 - How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch by Harry Cliff Aug. 29 - The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard & Clint Howard Books & Authors Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers Plot Twist Critique Group * Zoom - Thurs., June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Connect virtually with other writers. Give and receive constructive feedback and encouragement as you polish your work-in-progress in a supportive environment. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Breaking the Mystery of Picture Book Writing * Medina - Thurs., July 14, 6:00 pm Prolific children’s book author Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton shares the five basic structures of picture books and how to prepare your manuscript for submissions. Book sales and signing to follow.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 15 Events for Adults Intro to 3D Modeling with Tinkercad * Medina - Thurs., June 30, 6:00 - 7:30 pm An introduction to 3D modeling with Tinkercad, a free, browser-based software accessible on most devices. Safe Easy Shopping Online Brunswick - Wed., July 13, 6:30 pm Learn the basics of safe online shopping in this lecture-style class. Bring your device to follow along. Files & Folder Organizing * Medina - Wed., July 20, 6:30 pm Learn to organize files in folders, move documents and pictures, and save to a flash drive. Practice the skills in this hands-on class. Computers & Technology Camp Wired Medina - Every Thurs., 10:30 am Learn or brush up on computer skills and software. Call for topics. Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm June 13 - Digitizing Photos July 11 - 8mm & 16mm Transfer Aug. 8 - Laser Engraver Demos of how to use equipment in the Makerspace and Digital Lab. Tour The Computer: Inside & Out * Medina - Wed., June 15, 6:30 pm Pieri shows the components of a computer and shares the lingo to help you gain computer confidence. Basic Browser Tools Brunswick - Tues., June 21, 6:30 pm Learn basic tools to navigate and use a browser window in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Bring your laptop for a hands-on class. Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. James A. Garfield & Cleveland During the Civil War Brunswick - Thurs., June 16, 6:00 pm Explore the military life of our twentieth president and how the city of Cleveland contributed to the Northern cause. Victory on Two Fronts: Cleveland Indians & Baseball Buckeye - Mon., July 11, 6:00 pm The story of the Cleveland Indians and baseball during World War II and beyond. Presented by Scott Longert. Just How Weird is Ohio Seville - Mon., July 25, 6:00 pm Giant concrete corncobs, the world’s largest crystal ball, the enigmatic Boy with the Boot statue – explore Ohio’s oddities with James Willis. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy MCDL Digital Archives for Local & Family History * Medina - Wed., Aug. 24, 6:30 pm Learn to use the MCDL Digital Archives. Search historic newspapers from Medina County and discover forgotten stories from our community’s past. Zoom option available. PC Tips Every User Should Know * Medina - Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30 pm Learn beginner tasks in Windows and on the internet in this hands-on class. Navigating YouTube Brunswick - Tues., Aug. 30, 6:30 pm There’s more to YouTube than cat videos. Find out how to navigate this popular platform with Pieri. Bring your device for a hands-on class. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses
Events for Adults ESL Discussion Group * Brunswick - Wed., June 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 10:00 am Culture, vocabulary, customs, and more, followed by a discussion with staff and Project: LEARN volunteers. Zoom option available. Beginners Sign Language * Medina - Wed., June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Introduction to sign language. Afternoon Movie Brunswick - Tues., June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, 1:00 pm - Watch an independent film. Call for titles. Arts & Crafts Pressed Flower Bookmark * Medina - Mon., June 6, 6:00 pm Make a unique bookmark using dry, pressed flowers. Macramé Wine Bottle Holder * Lodi - Thurs., June 9, 6:00 pm Create a macramé wine bottle holder that can be used in multiple ways. Coffee & Canvas * Medina - Fri., June 10 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Lodi - Tues., July 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Create an original painting by you! $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Knitting & Crochet Circle Brunswick - Tues., June 14, 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Share tips. Beginners are welcome for informal instruction. Group donates items to Warm Up Medina County. Card Making * Brunswick - Tues., June 14, Aug. 9 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Create 5 cards. $15.00 fee payable to presenter at class. Bring adhesive and scissors. DIY Striped Beach Luminary * Lodi - Wed., June 15, 1:30 pm Transform an ordinary jar into an adorable summer decoration. Mermaid Wall Art * Lodi - Tues., June 21, 10:30 am Create a nautical wall hanging. Teens welcome. Wine & Canvas Night * Medina - Fri., June 24, July 29 5:30 - 7:30 pm, 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 for each session. DIY Resin Bookmark * Seville - Thurs., July 7, 5:00 pm Craft a colorful and unique bookmark with epoxy resin. Event held at Leohr Park, 99 High St., Seville. Bad Art Night * Lodi - Thurs., July 14, 6:00 pm Glitter, glue, paper, paint, feather, or fabric - anything goes as we strive to create awful art. Teens welcome. Beach Craft * Brunswick - Tues., July 19, 6:00 pm Seville - Thurs., Aug. 11, 6:00 pm Create a coastal beach wall hanging. Sunflower Papercraft * Lodi - Thurs., Aug. 11, 6:00 pm Create a paper sunflower to enjoy through autumn. DIY Paper * Seville - Tues., Aug. 16, 5:00 pm Recycle old paper scraps into beautiful usable paper. Alcohol Ink Washer Necklaces * Buckeye - Tues., Aug. 30 5:30 - 7:00 pm - Beautiful and stylish, these necklaces are super easy to make! Stop by any time during this session. GED Services Classes * Lodi - Every Thurs., 5:00 - 8:00 pm Medina - Every Mon., 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. No session July 4. Pearson VUE GED Testing * Medina - Wed., June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more or schedule your test at mcdl.info/GED. Legal Resource Center Thurs., 5:30 - 7:00 pm Brunswick - June 2, Aug. 4 Medina - July 7 Medina County Domestic Relations Court volunteer is 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. The Great Anglophile Bake Off * Brunswick - Mon., June 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Celebrate Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee by creating a dessert fit for a queen. Registration not required for spectators. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 16
Health & Wellness Summer Smoothies * Buckeye - Tues., June 14, 6:00 pm Brunswick - Thurs., July 7, 6:00 pm Learn to make three vitamin-rich, superfood smoothies to nourish your cells, boost energy, decrease cravings, and improve digestive health. Cleveland Clinic: Managing Diabetes * Brunswick - Wed., June 22, 6:00 pm Dr. Richard Shewbridge, endocrinologist and President of Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, reviews medications and treatments for type 1 and 2 diabetes. Mindful Mondays * Zoom - Mon., June 27, 1:30 pm Dr. Jane Ehrman shares the benefits of guided imagery on wellness and leads a meditation for stress relief and relaxation. Optional viewing at Brunswick Library. Brunswick - Mon., July 25, Aug. 29, 1:30 pm - A different activity each month to inspire calm in daily life. Air Fryer Class * Seville - Tues., June 28, 6:00 pm Learn the basics of using the air fryer, cooking techniques, and tips for eating healthy. Enjoy a demo and samples. Intro to Pilates * Highland - Tues., June 28, 6:30 pm Enjoy the mind-body connection and practice endurance in this beginner’s Pilates session with Tru Barre Studio. Bring a yoga mat. Mental Health 101 * Brunswick - Thurs., July 21, 6:30 pm Learn about mental health, disorders, and its impact on quality of life. Drum Group * Medina - Tues., Aug. 2, 11:00 am Celebrate community and life through rhythm and music. Keep Calm & De-Stress * Lodi - Mon., Aug. 8, 6:00 pm A relaxing evening with activities to help you unwind. 10 Ways to Reduce Exposure to Common Toxins * Brunswick - Mon., Aug. 22, 6:00 pm Toxins: we eat them, breathe them, and put them on our skin. They’re impossible to avoid, but you can reduce exposure. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 17 Understanding Christianity Panel Medina - Wed., June 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Join a moderated dialogue with four Medina County clergy members. They share traditions and beliefs within their respective denominations. Presented in partnership with Medina Diversity Project. Zoom option available. Dungeons & Dragons * Medina - Thurs., June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn the basics and embark on a quest with fellow adventurers. This is Not a Book Club * Medina - Wed., 6:00 pm Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Events are accessible and may be adapted for participation. June 29 - Magic Show with Nate the Great July 27 - Mermaid Wall Art craft Aug. 31 - Animal Show with Akron Zoo Crafting Beer at Home * Brunswick - Mon., July 25, 6:30 pm Vine n Hop covers the fundamentals of the brewing process: equipment, brewing vocabulary, and ingredients. Leave with an understanding of how to craft your first batch of beer. Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon., Aug. 1, 6:30 pm Games, trivia, and conversation for expats and lovers of British culture. Knowing Your Hindu Neighbor Brunswick - Wed., Aug. 10 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Dr. Kamala Adury shares the basic beliefs and practices of Hindu people, common stereotypes and misconceptions, and what it’s like to be Hindu in America. Library Card 101 * Highland - Mon., Aug. 15, 6:30 pm Learn to take full advantage of your library card. Butterfly Garden Club Highland - Thurs., June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, 6:30 pm Create new garden plots featuring native plants and butterfly habitats with our community partners. Pollinator Exploration * Seville - Mon., June 6, 6:00 pm Learn about common native pollinators, how to attract them to your yard, and ways to support them in this hands-on program. Attendees receive free native wildflower seeds. Growing Hops Highland - Thurs., June 16, 6:00 pm Discover the process of growing hops with Jenny from Barn Talk Hops Farm. Planting for Butterflies & Other Pollinators * Highland - Thurs., Aug. 25, 6:00 pm Pollinators are in decline; learn how you can support pollinators in your community through gardening. Glass Jar Gardening * Highland - Sat., Aug. 27, 2:00 pm Reuse your glass jars to plant an indoor garden that will produce into the fall. Vegetable and herb seeds provided. Gardening
Art Shows mcdl.info/Art 18 Medina Library B. Smith Gallery 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. The Perfumery June 27 - July 24 - Paintings in acrylic and oil by A.E.F. Richardson. Interlaced Art Aug. 1-28 - Women in Ar t share works in a variety of mediums that reflect their friendships and individuality. Lodi Library YAM Exhibition June 1-30 - View works from Ohio Ar t Education Association’s Youth Ar t Month. Brunswick Library Abstract Art by Mike Rozack June 13-18 - Explore abstract art paintings. Vintage Artists June 24 - July 22 - Selection of paintings from a group of senior citizens who enjoy creating art and sharing it with others. Highland Library Granger Elementary Art Show June 13-27 - Students share work created to celebrate the Granger Bicentennial. Two Moms and a Paint Brush July 1-30 - Leslie Conder and Angela Glasser share their exploration into acrylics and oil paints. Highland High School Alumnae Art Show Aug. 13-27 - Open to all alumnae. Contribute, share, and show your talent. Friends of MCDL Discount Drug Mart • Family of Elaine Vanderschrier Kiwanis of Medina • Anonymous Wayne Savings Community Bank • Mallory Bergstressor Healing Hearts • Medina Needlework Guild Betty’s Book Club • Janice Clark Theresa Laffey • William McMahan Thanks to our Donors Monetary In-Kind Give to your library at mcdl.info/Donate Hollo’s PaperCraft Store • Bev Yaros • Randy Bergdorf William Arthrell • Pat Wagner • Doc Loomis • Thomas Mason John W. Tesar • Ursula Messina • Kathie Jones Julie Tague • Shelby Warner • Jenna Elswick Jaclyn Welder • Steve Hambley • Alison Duiker Fax, Scan & Print Service Send Faxes & Scan for Free Scans may be sent to an email or saved to a flash drive. Copy Make black and white copies at all locations and color copies at Medina, Brunswick, and Lodi Libraries. Color copy and print service is coming soon to all locations. Print Print on-site and remotely from any device. Three options are available for printing and pick-up. Visit mcdl.info/Fax for options, and links to PaperCut software and QR codes for emailing requests to your library. Copy & Print Costs $.10 Black & White $.50 Color Get $.50 in free prints per day at your library!
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20 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 Closed 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 Medina County District Libraries will be closed: July 4 Research & Family History Services Medina County Yearbooks mcdl.info/Yearbooks Browse and search 110 yearbooks from Medina County schools, from 1910s to 1970s. Digital Archives mcdl.info/Newspapers Learn about our community’s past by searching historical newspapers and newsletters from the 1830s to the 1970s. This database is free to search from home or the library. Introduction to Family History Booklet This booklet helps you learn to research your family’s history in six easy steps. Pick up a free copy at your library, or download at mcdl.info/HistoryGuides. Family History is our Passion Lisa Rienerth, Family History & Learning Center Associate, was inducted into the First Families of Ohio lineage society. Lisa’s research underwent a stringent review process and confirmed she descends from an individual living in Ohio before 1820. The ancestor she honored was educated as a minister and owned a popular pioneer tavern in Ashtabula, County. Let her expertise help guide you on your family history journey or tackle a tough research problem! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with one of our genealogy specialists. Bee Festival Sat., July 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Medina Library Enjoy a day of bee-themed family fun including the opening of the hive, beekeeping information, crafts, and activities for kids. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Opening of the Hive 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Beekeeping Show &Tell 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Nate the Great bee balloon art 11:30 am - Storytime Virginia Wheeler Martin Family History & Learning Center • mcdl.info/Genealogy mcdl.info/BeeFest