March 2 – May 30

 

Storytimes

Mar. 16 – Apr. 18

Registration begins Mon., Mar. 2

Give your little ones an early start with books and help them develop

a lifelong love of reading, plus the skills they’ll need to succeed at school.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes or by calling your home library.

 

AARP Tax Preparation

Medina – Mon. & Wed.,

Mar. 2 – Apr. 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Brunswick – Tues. & Thurs.,

Mar. 3 – Apr. 14, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

AARP Tax-Aides provide free personal income tax assistance and form

preparation for taxpayers. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults at

330-723-9514 for an appointment.

 

Food for Fines

All MCDL Locations – March 2 – 31

Eliminate past years’ fines by donating one item per fine.

For complete list of accepted items and restrictions visit mcdl.info/Food

 

Anglophiles United

Brunswick – Mon., Mar. 2, Apr. 6

6:30 pm – Games, crafts, trivia, and

conversation for expats and lovers

of British culture.

 

Beginning Beekeeping Series

Medina – Tues., Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

6:00 – 8:15 pm – Get started with beekeeping. Registration is $85 single, $100 family paid to presenter.

Includes book, handouts, and one-year membership. Presented by Medina County Beekeepers Association.

Register at medinabeekeepers.com or call 330-723-6265.

 

Smart Snacks

Highland – Tues., Mar. 3, Apr. 7, 3:00 pm, grades 4-12

Learn to make healthy snack options for growing brains and bodies.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Camp Wired 

Lodi – Every Tues., 11:00 am

Medina – Every Thurs., 9:30 – 11:30 am

Learn or brush up on computer skills and software. Call for topics.

No session Apr. 28.

 

GED Classes

Brunswick – Tues. or Thurs.,

10:00 am – 1:00 pm or 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Classes taught by Polaris Career Center. Must attend orientation.

Call 440-891-7647 to register.

 

Cleveland Indians Spring Preview

Brunswick – Tues., Mar. 3, 6:30 pm

Medina – Wed., Mar. 4, 6:30 pm

Front Office Executive, Hank Winters, will recap the off-season, raffle prizes, and answer your Tribe questions for

the 2020 season.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

ESL Conversation Group

Brunswick – Every Wed., 10:00 am

Practice English in a relaxed setting.

 

Library Scavenger Hunt

Buckeye – Wed., Mar. 4, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

How well do you know where to find things in the library?

 

Genealogist Is In

Medina – Every Wed., 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Get help from one of our genealogy and local history specialists.

 

Perils of Petticoats

Buckeye – Thurs., Mar. 5, 6:30 pm

An overview of women’s mid-19th century fashions debunking myths surrounding items such as

hoopskirts and corsets.

 

After-School Club

Medina – Every Thurs., 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Grades 3 & up – Kick back and relax, play games, and enjoy a snack or two. No session Mar. 26 or May 28.

 

Wine & Canvas Night

Brunswick – Fri., Mar. 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Lodi – Sat., Apr. 11, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Medina – Fri., May 15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Adults ages 21 & up – Bring your own wine and snacks, and go home with an original painting by you! $15 supply fee due to presenter at event. Paintings are different for each session.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Fitness Friday

Medina – Fri., Mar. 6, 10:00 am

Ages birth – 4 yrs. with adult

Enjoy a workout and bonding activity with your baby/toddler. Bring a yoga mat or towel.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Lodi – Fri., Mar. 6 & Sat., Mar. 7, 10:00 am – 3:300 pm

$2 Bag Sale in the Community Room

 

Board Gamers United

Medina – Sat., Mar. 7, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Join us after hours to try board games that you might not have played before.

 

Step Into a Story

Highland – Sat., Mar. 7, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stroll in to experience folk and fairytales galore.  From puppet shows to the art of spinning.  You get to be the character in the storybook! Enjoy shows, science, and storytelling.  mcdl.info/Story for event details and times.

 

Fairies & Gnomes

Brunswick – Mon., Mar. 9, 10:30 am

Ages 3 & up – Magical and mischievous stories, songs, and crafts.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Kindergarten Readiness Week

Lodi – Mar. 9-14

Seville – Mar. 9-14

Help your preschooler prepare for kindergarten this fall.

 

Murder Mystery Party

Seville – Mon., Mar. 9, 6:00 pm

Lord Heathcliff is throwing a party for his new bride until a guest throws a wrench in the celebration. Play your part to solve the mystery.

Register at mcdl.info/MurderMystery

 

Downsizing & Decluttering 

Brunswick – Mon., Mar. 9, 6:30 pm

Highland – Mon., Mar. 23, 7:00 pm

Buckeye – Thurs., Apr. 16, 6:30 pm

Get the leap on spring by learning to downsize and declutter.

Register at mcdl.info/Downsize

 

New Parent Support Group

Medina – Mon., 6:30 pm

Mar. 9 – Baby Care Basics

Apr. 13 – Car Seat Safety

May 11 – Joyful Together Activities

Help for new or expectant parents and caregivers. Hear from community groups and share with others.

 

Tech Tuesdays 

Medina – Tues., 12:00 pm

Mar. 10 – Laser Engraver

Mar. 24 – VHS, Super8/8mm Conversion

Apr. 14 – 3D Printer

Apr. 28 – Embroidery Machine

May 12 – Large-Format Printer

A demo on how to use new equipment in the Makerspace and Digital Lab.

 

Who Was… (Women’s Edition)

Buckeye – Tues., Mar. 10, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Grades 3-5

Explore the lives and contributions of history’s famous women.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Gearheads

Grades 6-12

Paper Circuits

Medina – Tues., Mar. 10, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Use copper tape and LED lights to make your own ‘lit’ works of art.

Roblox World Building

Medina – Tues., Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28

6:00 – 8:00 pm – In this four week workshop, learn skills for building your own world in Roblox.

Shrinky Plastic Art

Medina – Tues., May 5, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Create a work of art using a special plastic that shrinks when heated due to its molecular structure.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Pour Painting

Brunswick – Tues., Mar. 10, Grades 6-12

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Create unique works of art using pour painting techniques.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Mario Day

Seville – Tues., Mar. 10, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Stop by for Mario-themed activities and show off your Mario Kart skills.

 

Cocoa Mania 

Buckeye – Wed., Mar. 11, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Create your own hot cocoa and vote on your favorite flavors and toppings.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Medina – Wed., Mar. 11, 6:30 pm

Find serenity through meditation to help you obtain harmony and balance.

 

STEAM Club

Brunswick – Wed., Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13

4:00 pm, grades K-5 – Stop by after school for challenges like LEGO building.

 

Parachute Play

Highland – Wed., Mar. 11, 10:30 am

Ages 2 & up – Parachute play keeps toddlers moving.

 

Whatever the Weather

Brunswick – Thurs., Mar. 12, 6:30 pm, Grades K-2

Hands-on science experiments all about weather.

Register at mcdl.info/events

 

Legal Resource Center

Thurs., 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Highland – Mar. 12

Medina – Mar. 26, May 21

Lodi – Apr. 9

Brunswick – Apr. 23

Seville – May 7

Medina County Domestic Relations Court volunteers are available for

individuals not represented by lawyers in family court. First-come, first-served.

 

Bop, Romp & Stomp

Medina – Fri., Mar. 13, 10:30 am

Ages 2 & up with adult – Bop, romp, and

stomp along with our musical storytime.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Silent Book Club

Highland – Sat., Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, 10:30 am
Shhh… Bring that book you have yet to finish. Read for an hour and enjoy coffee and cookies.

 

Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Highland – Every Sat. beginning Mar. 14,

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Share tips; beginners are welcome.

 

Living Library

Brunswick – Sat., Mar. 14, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Check out a “human book,” a real person with a unique story, for a one-on-one conversation to learn something new from someone who is different from you.  Topics include overcoming adversity due to religion, culture, addiction, health challenges, and more.mcdl.info/Living Library for event details.

 

Saturday Storytimes

Medina – Sat., 10:30 am, all ages

Mar. 14 – Think Spring

Apr. 11 – Something’s Hatching

May 9 – Mud

 

Escape Room: Friday the 13th

Medina – Fri., Mar. 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Grades 6-12

It’s Friday the 13th, and you are trapped in a room with a group of people. Can you work together to solve the fiendish puzzles to help you escape? Participants must be in the Teen room prior to closing.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Sit, Stay, Read

Seville – Sat., Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 2 1:00 pm, grades 1-4 – Build self-esteem and skills by reading to a furry friend.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Calling all Princes & Princesses: Meet Elsa & Moana

Buckeye – Sat., Mar. 14

10:30 am – 12:00 pm, all ages

Meet Elsa and Moana and discover what it means to be royalty.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Teen Writer’s Guild

Medina – Mon., Mar. 16, Apr. 20, 6:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Join aspiring writers for workshops, brainstorming sessions, and constructive

feedback. Bring your work to share.

Register at mcdl.info/TeenWriters

 

Beginner Herb Garden

Buckeye – Wed., Mar. 18, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Choose your seeds, decorate containers, and take them home.

 

Teen Advisory Group

Medina – Wed., Mar. 18, Apr. 15, 5:00 pm, Grades 6-12

TAG members discuss books, library events and title suggestions, and may even take on volunteer tasks.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Writers Critique Group  

Medina – Wed., Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20

7:00 pm – Bring your work-in-progress to share with a group of like-minded creators for a positive, constructive critique. All types of writing welcome.

 

How Women Served in the Civil War

Lodi – Wed., Mar. 18, 6:30 pm

A look at the unsung heroes, both in battle and on the home front.

 

What is the Cloud?

Medina – Thurs., Mar. 19, 7:00 pm

Discover what the Cloud is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Bring your device for a hands-on class.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

Kindermusik *

Seville – Thurs., Mar. 19, 11:00 am

Brunswick – Thurs., Apr. 23

9:30 or 10:30 am

Ages birth – 5 yrs. with adult

Move and groove in this music and movement class presented by Royalton Music Center. Siblings welcome. Bring socks. Please register for only one session. Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Painting Party 

Medina – Fri., Mar. 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Bring your own alcohol-free refreshments and go home with an original painting by you! $15 supply

fee due to presenter at event. Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Storytime Français 

Brunswick – Fri., Mar. 20, 10:30 am

Ages 2 & up – Bonjour from the library! French stories, rhymes, and treats.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Books & Barks 

Lodi – Sat. Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16 10:30 am, all ages – Join us for a special storytime featuring therapy dog, Griffin!

 

Marble Run Mania

Highland – Sat., Mar. 21

11:00 am – 12:30 pm, grades 2-5

Experiment with principles of mechanics and physics such as gravity, speed, inertia, and weight by building a giant marble run.  Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

STEM Saturdays

Medina – Sat., 2:00 pm, Grades 3-5

Mar. 21 – “Firework” water

and “Volcano” plate

Apr. 18 – Magnets

May 16 – Marshmallow engineering

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Wire Wrapped Pendant *

Brunswick – Sat., Mar. 21, 1:00 pm

Create an adorable bird’s nest pendant from wire and beads.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Medina – Sat., Mar. 21, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Scrapbooking

Brunswick – Mon., Mar. 23, May 13, 6:00 pm – Create 4 pages. $8 supply fee due to presenter at event. Bring adhesive.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Chip Challenge

Lodi – Mon., Mar. 23, 2:00 pm, Grades 4-12
Test your taste buds! Identify different types and flavors of potato chips while blindfolded.

 

Otaku Tuesdays

Medina – Tues., 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Mar. 24 – Paper Crafts

Apr. 28 – Cosplay Share

May 26 – Manga Drawing

Enjoy all things anime including watching

and discussing anime, crafting, and learning about Japanese culture at

our teen anime club.

 

Hide & Seek

Buckeye -Tues., Mar. 24, 7:30 pm, Grades 2-5
Run, yell, and play games in the library after we’re closed and the lights are off.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Therapy Dog Days

Brunswick – Tues., Mar. 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Medina – Thurs., Apr. 2310:00 am – 4:00 pm All ages
Have a pawsitively good time visiting with our special guests.

 

World War II Women Pilots

Seville – Tues., Mar. 24, 6:00 pm

Kathy Kraus brings stories of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP), an elite band of female flyers during WWII.

 

Battle for the Ballot: Cleveland’s Suffragist Movement

Medina – Wed., Mar. 25, 6:30 pm

Discover the story behind Cleveland women who advocated for suffrage through the League of Women Voters.

 

Snack Attack

Medina – Wed., Mar. 25, 3:00 pm, Grades 3-5

Create easy recipes. Amaze friends and family with the foods you can make.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Protect your Peeps

Brunswick – Wed., Mar. 25, 6:30 pm, Grades 3-5

Build a boat that floats to protect your marshmallow peeps.

 

Afternoon at the Cinema

Brunswick – Wed., Mar. 25, Apr. 22,

May 27, 1:00 pm – Enjoy a recent movie and light refreshments. Call for titles.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Wellness Yoga

Brunswick – Thurs., Mar. 26,

Mon., Apr. 13, 7:00 pm

Learn soothing stretches with gentle yoga. Attend one session or both.

 

New Parent Resource Fair 

Medina – Sat., Mar. 28, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

New parents and caregivers can meet local organizations that offer resources

to help you care for your children. Get a free book and giveaways. Children are welcome for storytime and activities.

 

Wonder Woman Party 

Brunswick – Sat., Mar. 28, 10:30 am

All ages – Meet Wonder Woman and learn what it takes to be a hero!

Register at mcdl.info/WonderWoman

 

Rockin’ Tots

Medina – Sat., Mar. 28, 10:30 am

Ages 1-3 with adult

Enjoy songs with motions, fun props like scarves, wands and maracas, and dance games like freeze dance.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Brunswick – Sat., Mar. 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Know Your Power

Seville – Sat., Mar. 28, 1:00 pm, Grades 3-5

Celebrate Women’s History Month by hearing about inspirational women. Make a vision board to focus your goals.

Register at mcdl.info/Power

 

Beginning Web Design

Lodi – Mon., Mar. 30, Apr. 6

5:30 – 7:30 pm, grades 4-8

Learn to create and design your own web page. Please attend both sessions.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

Movie Mondays

Buckeye – Mon., Mar. 30, Apr. 27, May 18, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12
Relax after school with popcorn,

pillows, and a newly released movie.

 

APRIL

 

Census Day

All locations beginning April 1

Complete your census information online at MCDL. Staff is available to assist.  No library card needed for access to public computers when completing census counts.

 

April Foolishness

Buckeye – Wed., Apr. 1, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Celebrate foolishness and spot as many wacky mistakes in the library as you can to win a prize.

 

Hatch the Chicken

Lodi – Wed., Apr. 1, 11:30 am

Seville – Wed., Apr. 1, 2:00 pm

Medina – Wed., Apr. 1, 3:30 pm

Brunswick – Wed., May 13, 6:00 pm

All ages – These library visitors won’t make a peep – yet. Over the upcoming weeks observe a clutch of seven eggs reveal new life and fuzzy baby chicks. Provided by Earth Song Discovery Farm.

 

West African Drumming

Medina – Wed., Apr. 1, 7:00 pm

Capture a glimpse of West Africa through drumming and dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs with Sogbety Diomande in an interactive performance for the whole family.

 

Ukranian Egg Decorating

Highland – Thurs., Apr. 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn about this Ukranian art form and decorate eggs with wax and dyes. $10 supply fee due to presenter at event.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Baby Footprint Art

Medina – Fri., Apr. 3, 10:30 am

Lodi – Wed., Apr. 8, 10:30 – 12:00 pm

Brunswick - Mon., Apr. 27, 9:30 am

Ages birth – 2 yrs.

Paint a spring memory with your baby.

Register for the Medina and Brunswick events at mcdl.info/Events

 

Pet Palooza

Brunswick – Sat., Apr. 4, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Featuring Doctor Insecta Bug Lab, Spring Mist Farms animals, Realm of the Reptile show, Outback Ray show and much more!  mcdl.info/PetPalooza for event details and times.

 

Perler Bead Keychains

Buckeye – Mon., Apr. 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Grades 3-5

Let your imagination run wild to

create a cool design for a keychain.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Teen Writers Workshop 

Brunswick – Apr. 7-8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Get inspiration and insight during this two-day workshop with teen author and

editor, Lydia Sharp. Bring a writing sample.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Don’t Be Bored!

Buckeye – Wed., Apr. 8, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Board games at the library, of course.

 

Building a Pollinator Habitat

Medina – Wed., Apr. 8, 6:30 pm

Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds

are pollinators. Learn what to do in your own backyard to attract them.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Bug Zoo

Medina – Thurs., Apr. 9, 4:00 pm

All ages – Make creepy crawly new friends and touch insects and arthropods.

 

Wondrous Worms

Brunswick – Fri., Apr. 10, 10:30 am

Ages 3 & up – Worm stories, dances, races, and dirt treats.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Playdough Creation

Medina – Fri., Apr. 10, 2:00 pm, Grades 3-5

Make your own playdough using

different sodas and ingredients.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Bad Art Night

Seville – Fri., Apr. 10, 2:00 pm, Grades 4-12
Think “disaster-piece” as you create the worst artwork you can imagine. Supplies provided.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Eggs-stravaganza

Seville – Sat., Apr. 11, 11:00 am

Ages 2-12

Discover a new way to color eggs and search for a special treat.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Yoga for Teens

Lodi – Tues., Apr. 14, 5:30 pm, Grades 6-12

Learn soothing stretches.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Stress Less with Meal Prep

Medina – Tues., Apr. 14, 6:30 pm

Share tips on what and where to buy and what you can freeze for later.

 

Open Mic Night

Brunswick – Wed., Apr. 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Grades 6-12
Share your feelings and talents with your peers in a creative, accepting environment.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Spring Flowers Storytime

Medina – Wed., Apr. 15, 4:30 pm

Ages 4 & up – April showers bring May flowers! Plant marigolds to take home.
Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

Buckeye – Wed., Apr. 15, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Invent new life for old items through upcycling challenges.

 

DIY Clay Succulents

Highland – Wed., Apr. 15, 3:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Paint a flowerpot and create a clay succulent that will live forever.

Register at mcdl.info/DIY

 

Bloody Corner & Beyond: Cleveland’s Prohibition Era Mob Bosses 

Lodi – Wed., Apr. 15, 6:30 pm

The Prohibition Era was the bloodiest period in Cleveland’s history. Many mob leaders didn’t survive, a few lived to old age, and some became respected icons.

 

DIY Terrariums

Brunswick – Thurs., Apr. 16, 6:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Create your own terrarium.

Register at mcdl.info/DIY

 

Pasta 101

Seville – Thurs., Apr. 16, 6:00 pm

Learn to make traditional and vegan versions of fettucine-style pasta and

a stuffed pasta. Samples provided. Register at mcdl.info/Cooking

 

Basket Weaving 101

Highland – Sat., Apr. 18

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Learn the art

of basket weaving. $18 supply fee due to presenter at event.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Genealogy Slam!

Medina – Sat., Apr. 18, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Preserve your past. Learn to protect heirlooms, document your family’s

history through a lineage society,

and digitize photos and videos

using the new Digital Lab.

Register at mcdl.info/SLAM

 

Vegetable Gardening

Brunswick – Sat., Apr. 18, 10:00 am

From plant selection to plot preparation, get your garden off to a great start

with OSU Master Gardeners.

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Medina – Sat., April 18, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Medina County’s Annual Earth Day Celebration

Sat., Apr. 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Rd., Seville

Family fishing derby, food trucks, workshops, displays, and more.  Visit the Bookmobile and MCDL table and make an Earth Day craft.

 

National Library Week

All locations – Apr. 19 – 25

Pick up a 2019 Annual Report or access it online at mcdl.info/AnnualReport during this week that honors all things libraries!

 

Cardmaking

Brunswick – Mon., Apr. 20, 6:00 pm

Create 10 cards. $10 supply fee due to presenter at event. Bring adhesive.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Elephant & Piggie 

Seville – Mon., Apr. 20, 11:30 am, all ages

Brunswick * - Mon., Apr. 20, 6:30 pm Grades K-2

Highland – Tues., Apr. 21, 6:30 pm Ages 4 & up

Lodi – Wed., Apr. 22, 1:30 pm

All ages with adult

Medina – Wed., Apr. 22, 4:30 pm, Grades K-2

Buckeye – Sat., Apr. 25, 10:30 am

All ages with adult

Celebrate friendship with stories and crafts and meet your favorite duo. All events except Lodi require registration at mcdl.info/Events

 

Rainy Day

Medina – Tues., Apr. 21, 9:30 am

All ages with adult

April showers bring great stories.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Love Our Earth Storytime

Medina – Tues., Apr. 21, 10:30 am

or Fri., Apr. 24, 2:00 pm, all ages

Held at Medina Community Garden & Education Center, 302 E. Liberty St., Medina.  Rain location: Medina Library.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Alcohol Ink Art *

Lodi – Tues., Apr. 21, 6:30 pm, Grades 6-12

Use our supplies to create your own cool project.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Photo Management  

Medina – Wed., Apr. 22, 7:00 pm

Digital cameras and smartphones entice us to snap with ease, while many photos are never seen again. Learn to

download, save, organize, and edit photos in this hands-on class.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClassses

 

Growing Up Cleveland

Medina – Wed., Apr. 22, 10:30 am

Baby boomers raised in Cleveland grew

up with unique children’s television hosts – lovable Barnaby, affable Captain Penny, and outrageous Ghoulardi.

 

Hemp Farming 101

Lodi – Thurs., Apr. 23, 6:00 pm

Learn how to become a hemp farmer, getting started, laws and regulations, and requirements for growing from

an OSU Extension Office educator.

 

Using Astrology to Build Strong Characters

Medina – Thurs., Apr. 23, 6:30 pm

Author Amanda Uhl shows how to use  astrological signs in the psychology and hidden motivations of your characters. Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Messy Play Day

Lodi – Sat., Apr. 25, 11:00 am or

1:30 pm, ages 4-9

Medina – Tues., Apr. 28, 10:00 am, all ages

Let the kids make a mess and let us clean it up.  Wear old clothes.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

S’mores Pops

Buckeye – Wed., Apr. 22, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Enjoy a delicious twist on a classic treat

 

Hair-Raising Troll Party

Seville – Sat., Apr. 25, 1:00 pm

Grades Pre-K – 3 – Put your hair in the air and join us for cupcakes and rainbows.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Brunswick – Sat., April 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Wall Hanging Weaving

Highland – Mon., Apr. 27, 6:00 pm, Grades 3-5

Weave a wall hanging to enjoy.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Jenga Challenge

Buckeye – Wed., Apr. 29, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Challenge each other to see whose team will have the last tower standing.

 

Author Visit with D.M. Pulley

Brunswick – Wed., Apr. 29, 7:00 pm

Local author, D.M. Pulley, talks about her latest book, No One’s Home. Book signing to follow.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Smart Phones

Medina – Wed., Apr. 29, 7:00 pm

Master your smart phone. Learn

about changing settings, Bluetooth,

app management, and more in this hands-on class. Bring your phone.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

MAY

 

STEAM Wars

Brunswick – Sat., May 2, 10:30 am, Grades 3-5

May the force be with you as you build the best Star Destroyer and

display it for a chance to win a prize.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Book Lovers Lunch

Seville – Sat., May 2, 11:00 am

Mary Olson brings us the newest and best reading for spring. Bring a dish to share.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Farm Day

Buckeye – Sat., May 2, 10:30 am

All ages with adult – Learn about fun on the farm and animal husbandry

with activities and live animals.

Register at mcdl.info/Farm

 

Great British Bake-Off

Brunswick – Mon., May 4, 6:30 pm

Put your baking skills to the test. Register at mcdl.info/Cooking

 

Best Mom in the Universe

Highland – Tues., May 5, 6:30 pm

Ages 3 & up – Create a gorgeous galaxy glitter jar with your mom or special friend.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Beginning Computers

Brunswick – Tues., May 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn terminology, navigating computers and internet, and perform other basic functions in this hands-on class.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

Is Seeing Really Believing?

Buckeye – Wed., May 6, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Examine optical illusions and make one of your own to trick your friends.

 

Lifesize CLUE

Medina – Wed., May 6, 4:30 pm, Grades 3-5

Help us solve the mystery with this life-size version of the board game where you are the game pieces.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Pokemon Club

Highland – Wed., May 6, 6:30 pm

All ages – Calling all Pokémon trainers! Whether you play on a phone,

handheld console, or with cards, join us.

 

Diversity & Inclusion Series: What Does it Mean to be LGBTQ? 

Medina – Wed., May 6, 7:00 pm

Equality Ohio explains the terms associated with the LBGTQ community, the challenges they face, and how you can be an ally. Presented in partnership with the Medina Diversity Project.

 

Saving Money with Little Effort

Lodi – Thurs., May 7, 6:00 pm

Financial Planner Amanda Sharratt shares ways to save money in everyday life. Discover cash-back apps, grocery pick-up, using cash, and more.

 

Medical Issues of Presidents

Highland – Thurs., May 7, 7:00 pm

Tom Strong, medical lecturer, discusses Washington to Trump and how

medical issues impacted history.

Register at mcdl.info/History

 

Car Day 

Medina – Thurs., May 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, all ages

Vrroom on in to play with our cars.

 

Mother’s Day DIY Gift

Seville – Thurs., May 7, 6:30 pm, all ages

Make a gift for mom, grandma, aunt, or favorite female in time for Mother’s Day.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Rainbows & Raindrops

Brunswick – Sat., May 9, 10:30 am

All ages – Springtime rainbow stories, games, and crafts.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Paint Pour Art *  

Highland – Sat., May 9, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn the technique, the chemical reactions, and how to create cells. $20 supply

fee due to presenter at event.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Search Engine Showdown

Medina – Sat., May 9, 10:30 am

Find out if your favorite search engine is truly the best while you learn about many others and their offerings.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

Tabletop RPG Day

Seville – Sat., May 9, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Bring your Magic: The Gathering cards to battle opponents, embark on a game of D&D, or bring a new game to share! Teens welcome.

 

Self Portrait Collage

Highland – Mon., May 11, 3:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Create a self-portrait using your creativity and magazines.

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Indian Cooking

Brunswick – Mon., May 11, 7:00 pm

Discover commonly used Indian spices and their healing elements for your gut and anti-inflammatory properties.

Register at mcdl.info/Cooking

 

Road Scholar 

Brunswick – Tues., May 12, 7:00 pm

Learn about traveling with Road Scholar and educational opportunities.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Native Perennials

Buckeye – Tues., May 12, 6:30 pm

Learn about favorite native perennials for the Ohio landscape including care, selection, and benefits.

 

Candy Grab

Buckeye – Wed., May 13, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Roll the dice and grab candy in this fun party game.

 

Plotting Your Story with Save the Cat 

Medina – Wed., May 13, 6:30 pm

Disney storyboard artist, writer, and Development Art Director David Schwartz shows how the Save the Cat beat sheet can help you plot your story, build character arcs, and eliminate plot holes.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Preschool Dance Party

Brunswick – Thurs., May 14, 6:30 pm

Ages 3 & up – Bust a move, wiggle, and jump at our dance party.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Monsters Love Colors

Highland – Thurs., May 14, 11:00 am

Ages 3-5 – Explore what happens when colors are mixed at this

storytime.  Wear clothes to get messy!

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Friends of the Library Shop to Share at Raspberry and the Rose

Thurs., May 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Shop at The Raspberry & the Rose and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Friends of MCDL.

Held at 241 S. Court St., Medina

 

Adapted Storytime

Brunswick – Sat., May.16, 10:30 am

All ages – Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Medina – Sat., May 16, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Books for Breakfast Storytime

Medina – Sat., May 16, 10:30 am

All ages – What do our favorite breakfast foods do when we’re not looking?

 

Unicorns & Rainbows

Highland – Sat., May 16, 11:00 am

Grades 1-3 – Enter the glittery world of mythical creatures and rainbows.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Mouse & Keyboard 101

Medina – Sat., May 16, 10:30 am

Utilize online interactive skills to develop mouse mastery and learn what all those buttons are for on a keyboard.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

Donauschwaben Kindergruppe

Brunswick – Mon., May 18, 6:30 pm

Enjoy a performance by this children’s dance group.

Register at mcdl.info/Kindergruppe

 

Making the Most of the U.S. Census

Medina – Tues., May 19, 6:30 pm

Learn tips for locating U.S. Census records, and how to make the most of them for family history research.

Register at mcdl.info/History

 

eMedia 101

Highland – Wed., May 20, 6:30 pm

Learn to use free eMedia offered through the library in this hands-on, interactive class. Bring any devices or laptop to download media.

Register at mcdl.info/ComputerClasses

 

Garden Storytime

Medina – Wed., May 20, 10:30 am

Ages 3 & up – Grow some readers.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Buckeye – Wed., May 20, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Join us for baseball, cornhole, hotdogs, and popcorn.

 

Herbert Hoover

Lodi – Thurs., May 21, 6:30 pm

Noted local historian, Betsy Anderson, explains the man, myths, and

misunderstandings of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.

 

Writers Live Series Featuring: Vivien Chien

Thurs., May 21, 12:00 pm, Weymouth Country Club

Vivien Chien is the author of the Noodle Shop Mystery series

set in Cleveland’s Asian community. Featuring amateur detective and restaurateur Lana Lee,

the series includes Death By Dumpling, Dim Sum of All Fears, Murder Lo Mein, Wonton Terror,

and Egg Drop Dead.  Vivien lives in Cleveland with her toy fox terrier.

Tickets: $25 (includes lunch).  Purchase Apr. 20 – May 15 at any MCDL location or mcdl.info/Readers

 

Little Chicks Storytime

Brunswick – Fri., May 22, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 2 yrs. – Peep, peep!

Chicken stories, art, and fun.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes

 

Escape Room: Mystery Mayhem

Seville – Fri., May 22, 4:00 – 5:30 pm Grades 4-12
You have 20 minutes to solve the case and retrieve the evidence. Do you have what it takes?

Register at mcdl.info/EscapeRoom

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Brunswick – Sat., May 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

End of School Celebration

Buckeye – Wed., May 27, 2:15 pm, Grades 6-12

Grab a snack and chill with your friends before school’s out for summer.

 

Movie Matinee: Sing-Along 

Medina – Fri., May 28, 3:00 pm, all ages

Chill out and sing-along with two of our favorite icy sisters and their friends. Popcorn provided.

 

Pages for Change

Highland – Thurs., May 28, 7:00 pm

Grades K-5 – Enjoy stories that

introduce world diversity, shatter gender stereotypes, and prepare children to understand issues affecting them.

Register at mcdl.info/Events

 

Gratitude Practice 

Brunswick – Thurs., May 28, 7:00 pm

Explore living your life with gratitude.

 

Instant Pot Tips & Tricks

Lodi – Thurs., May 28, 6:00 pm

Learn how the Instant Pot works.

 

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Brunswick – Fri., May 29

11:00 am – 1:00 pm, all ages

Summer reading is coming! Register for the game, enjoy crafts, face painting, and balloon art with Nate the Great.

 

Will It Waffle?

Lodi – Sat., May 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Grades 6-12

Will brownie batter waffle? What about biscuit dough? Let’s find out!

Register at mcdl.info/STEAM

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Buckeye – Sat., May 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

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