October & November Events at MCDL and Friends of MCDL

 

These events are being hosted by Medina County District Library via virtual platforms and in the libraries. Also check out the Friends of MCDL fundraisers this fall. Public donations of books are now being accepted by the Friends at the Medina Library only. Public book sales are suspended, but lobby sales are open in select libraries.

 

Art Show

Medina (B. Smith Gallery)

Margaret Pappas

Sept. 21 – Nov. 7 – View peaceful oil

paintings by this self-taught prolific artist.

 

Sherlock Holmes Trivia Night

Zoom – Mon., Oct. 5, 6:30 pm

Calling all Sherlock aficionados! Don

your deerstalker caps and enjoy trivia

about all things Holmes and Watson.

Brush up on the novels and short

stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

as well as the adaptations of his

characters on the big and small screen.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Watch Party

Facebook – Every Mon., 8:00 pm

Discuss the movies and TV shows

you’ve been watching lately. Join Facebook events at facebook.com/MedinaCountyDistrictLibraryOhio

 

Beginning Genealogy

Zoom – Tues., Oct. 6, 6:30 pm

Research your family history the right

way! Learn important first steps and

common pitfalls to avoid.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

ESL Discussion Group

Zoom – Wed., Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18,

10:00 am – Converse with others

in this informal group.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Samuel Salsbury: North Indian Sarangi

Zoom – Wed., Oct. 7, 7:00 pm

Akron-based musician Samuel Salsbury

presents a special Indian classical music

concert and talk. Samuel will play the

sarangi, a rarely heard bowed string

instrument of North India. Presented

in partnership with ORMACO.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Family Storytimes

Zoom – Every Mon., 10:30 am

Thurs., Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 6:30 pm

Enjoy books, rhymes, songs and

fingerplays! All children and their

caregivers are welcome.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes. Link sent after registration.

 

Book Discussion

Facebook – Every Wed., 9:00 pm

A casual, drop-in book discussion with

no assigned book. Post what you’re

reading and see what others are reading. Join at facebook.com/MedinaCountyDistrictLibraryOhio

 

Baby Storytimes

Zoom – Thurs., Oct. 8, 10:30 am

Thurs., Nov. 5, 10:30 am

Caregivers and their babies ages

birth to 24 mos. are invited to

participate in a special program of

rhymes, songs, movement, and books.

Register at mcdl.info/Storytimes. Link sent after registration.

 

Pearson VUE GED Testing

Medina – Fri., Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 4

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn about testing or schedule

your test at mcdl.info/GED.

Harvest Celebration Week October 12 – 17 Seville – Special events virtually,

at the library, and around Seville.

View more events at

youtube.com/MedinaLibrary.

Scaredy Squirrel Storytime

Zoom – Mon., Oct. 12, 10:30 am

Scaredy doesn’t like to venture far from home. Find out how he

overcomes his fears. Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Virtual Author Visit with Margaret Peterson Haddix

Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30 pm

Margaret Peterson Haddix is

the author of more than forty books for children

and teens including Remarkables,

Into the Gauntlet (the tenth book

in the 39 Clues series), the Missing

series, and the Children of Exile

series.

Register at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

Book Discussion

Zoom – Thurs., 6:30 pm Oct. 15 – Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Nov. 19 – Call Your Daughter Home by Deborah Spera

Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Otaku Tuesdays

Discord – Tues., Oct. 20, Nov. 24,

6:00 – 7:30 pm, grades 6-12

Join our discussion of all things anime!

Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Job Searching in a Pandemic

Zoom – 6:00 pm

Tues., Oct. 20 – Job Searching

Thurs., Oct. 22 – Resumes

Tues., Oct. 29 – Virtual Interviewing

Presented in partnership with Medina County Ohio Means Jobs.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/JobSearch.

 

Getting Started with FamilySearch

Zoom – Tues., Oct. 20, 6:30 pm

FamilySearch is a free genealogy site

with a large database of digitized

and indexed records. Learn how to

navigate the site to help begin your

research or find that elusive ancestor.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

Virtual Author Visit and Storytime with Todd Parr

Fri., Oct. 23, 3:00 pm

Todd Parr is a New York Times

best-selling and award-winning

author and illustrator of more

than fifty books for children,

including The Family Book and

It’s Ok to Make Mistakes. You have

seen many of his short films on

Sesame Street. Todd likes fog, sea

lions, and macaroni and cheese.

Register at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

Ask the Genealogy Team

Zoom – Sat., Oct. 24, 2:00 pm

The MCDL Genealogy Team will be

available to help answer your family

history questions. With 80+ years of

combined experience, they are happy

to share tips and resources.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

Fall Storytime

Zoom – Sat., Oct. 24, 10:30 am

Fall for a good storytime.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/Storytimes. Link sent after registration.

 

Virtual Author Visit with Jarret J. Krosoczka

Tues., Oct. 27, 6:30 pm

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the

best-selling author of more than

forty books for young people,

including Hey, Kiddo, a National

Book Award finalist, the Lunch

Lady graphic novels, and some

titles in the Star Wars: Jedi Academy

series. He also hosts a YouTube

show, Draw Every Day with JJK.

Register at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

Great Anglophile Bake-Off

Zoom – Mon., Nov. 2, 6:30 pm

Have you been honing your baking skills

while sheltering at home? Make a

showstopper using any baked medium

– just make sure the appearance, flavors,

and presentation scream autumn.

Share your creation and process.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/events. Link sent after registration.

 

Spreading Cheer Take & Make

All Library Locations – Nov. 2-7

Pick up a kit and create a greeting

card for one of our homebound

members. Return your finished cards

to any library location by Nov. 21.

 

Warm Up Medina County

Fri., Nov. 6 is the final donation day at all locations.

Bring finished knitted items to service desks.

Items accepted include: hats, scarves, mittens/gloves, blankets of any size

 

Squash Soiree

Facebook – Tues., Nov. 10, 6:30 pm

Learn about different fall and winter

squashes and their uses in a live Q&A.

Join Facebook events at facebook.com/MedinaCountyDistrictLibraryOhio

 

Turkey Tales Storytime

Zoom – Sat., Nov. 14, 10:30 am

Gobble up these stories.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/Storytimes. Link sent after registration.

 

Census Records for Family History

Zoom – Sat., Nov. 14, 2:00 pm

Find out how census and related

non-population records can tell us

much more than our relatives’ names,

ages, and birthplaces. Includes tips for

locating hard-to-find ancestors.

Register for this event at mcdl.info/ManyStories. Link sent after registration.

 

Art Show

Medina (B. Smith Gallery)

The Bird Watcher

Nov. 16 – Jan. 16 – Donna Bargar’s

watercolors and drawings of birds,

nests, feathers, and backyard treasures.

 

Introduction to Coded Language

Zoom – Tues., Nov. 17, 6:30 pm

Examine the definition, history, and

implications of coded language (also

called dog-whistles). Increase your

awareness of the coded language used

in our daily lives, gain skills to assess

one’s own language, and respond when

others use it. Presented in partnership

with the Medina Diversity Project.

Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/

mcdlcodedlanguage

Meeting ID: 822 0183 3098

Password: language

 

Friends of MCDL Events

Get into Character Virtual Fundraiser Oct. 1 – 31, 2020 The Friends of MCDL invite you to Get Into Character to support youth literacy in Medina County. Here’s how you can participate: 1) Dress as your favorite literary character. Any genre. Any time period. Even graphic novels and comics. The most important thing is to have fun and be creative. You can even dress your pet. 2) Take a selfie and post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: Facebook: @FriendsofMCDL Instagram: @medina_library_friends Twitter: @mcdlfriends 3) In your post, tag three friends and the Friends of MCDL. Include the link to either the Friends website at friendsofmcdl.info/donate or use directly to PayPal at paypal.me/FriendsofMCDL If you don’t want to dress up, take a picture of yourself with your favorite book or simply make a donation to the Friends. For more information email friendsofmcdl@gmail.com

 

Shop to Share at The Raspberry and The Rose

Thurs., Nov. 12, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Raspberry and The Rose

241 S. Court Street in Medina

Get a head start on holiday shopping or pick out a few things for yourself … guilt-free because 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Friends.

 

Dine and Donate at JoJo’s and Dominic’s Restaurants

Thurs., Nov. 19, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Dine in or carryout and 15% of your bill will go back to the Friends of MCDL.

Show flyer from friendsofmcdl.info or pick one up at your library.

 

Dine and Donate at Applebee’s in Medina

The night before Thanksgiving …. who wants to toil away in the kitchen? Simply call 330-723-2311, order your favorites from their menu, present a donation flyer to your server, and 15% of your total will be donated to the Friends. Donation flyers available at friendsofmcdl.info and at the library. Good on to-go orders only.

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