2 GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG There’s no place like home is something I usually say walking through the door after a week away. It is a feeling of comfort and familiarity that makes you glad you are home once again. Similarly, this is how I feel when I enter the door of Grafton-Midview Public Library after a week’s vacation. I hear the familiar sound of an employee welcoming me inside. The rows of shelving draw me in to browse the old and new books! In addition, maybe young voices are coming from the second floor or the hustle and bustle from the back room with new items Thursday, September 15, 8 AM - 8 PM Join us on September 15 for the annual Community Foundation of Lorain County CONNECT TO a CAUSE fundraiser. This event allows donors to shop a grant catalog for our GMPL Endowment Fund, letting you know how these funds help our community. This special 12-hour campaign provides an online opportunity to leave your legacy or honor someone through a donation. Last year, GMPL put funds from this event towards our outdoor lockers, thus providing materials to patrons 24/7. You may make your donation online at peoplewhocare.org from 8 AM – 8 PM or send a check to GMPL Endowment by September 15. Thank you for your support! arriving. Yes, in spite of some time off, it feels good to come back to work. I hope you feel the same about your community library as I do. Our excellent staff provides great service, making you feel at home when you walk in the door. This September is our annual campaign for Library Sign-up Month, where we encourage everyone to get a free card to open your window to the world. If you are new to the district, I invite you to visit our facility. You will find a welcoming place to call your second home! What is that familiar phrase I often say, my home is your home? Lastly, I encourage you to read this colorful brochure filled with new things to discover, connect with, and inspire you. Mark your calendar for the New England Folk in Concert with Andy & Judy, sponsored by the Friends of GMPL Read Between the Wines on September 8. It is sure to get your foot stompin’. Adele FROM THE DIRECTOR CONNECT TO A CAUSE
GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 3 ALL AGES & FAMILY PROGRAMS Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins August 17. Christmas Movie Trivia Night Friday, December 9, 7 PM Grafton VFW, 783 Huron Street All those cozy winter nights spent watching holiday movies are about to pay off. Join us at the VFW of Grafton for a Christmas Movie Trivia Night! Bring your own team of six or make one there. Enjoy pizza, hot chocolate, and seasonal cookies and break out your ugly Christmas sweater because anyone who comes in a festive outfit will be entered into a raffle to win a Charlie Brown Christmas tree! TEEN PROGRAMS Join the Anime and Manga Society to watch and discuss Anime, draw Manga, and have a light Japanese style snack and drinks. Anime & Manga Society Thursdays, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, 3:30 PM Video Game Day Thursdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15, 3:30 PM Come hang out with us and play one of these great systems: PS3 or PS4, Nintendo Switch or Wii, XBox 360 or One. Enjoy light refreshments. Retro 1980's & 90's Note Folding Tuesday, September 27, 4 PM Before there were cell phones, the youth of the 80s & 90's mastered the art of origami note folding. Register for this fun program to learn some of the secret techniques that you can try when communicating with your friends in place of using your phone. While we fold, we will discuss the book Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren. Participants may pick up Library copies of the book starting Wednesday, August 17. Teen Advisory Group Thursdays, September 29, November 29, 3:30 PM Monday, October 31, 6 PM Teen Advisory Group and others interested in earning community service hours, Snack provided. 9/29 - Decorate for Halloween 10/31 - Hand out candy during trick or treat. Come dressed in a costume 6 - 7:30 PM 11/29 - Decorate for Christmas Wreck This Journal Club Thursdays, 10/6, 12/1, 3:30 PM Our Wreck this Journal club will continue this fall. If you did not get to join us last year, contact the teen librarian to see if there is still availability. Do you like to write, journal, draw, create or destroy? Then this club is definitely for you. We will be working our way through Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith. Participants will receive a free copy of the journal. VolunTeens Wednesday, October 12, 4 PM Teens interested in volunteering at the library should attend this informational meeting to learn about our teen volunteering opportunities. Community service looks great on college, scholarship, and job applications. All Boxed Up Tuesday, December 6, 3:30 PM Decorate your own paper mache box to keep your stuff in or give as a gift to someone for the holidays. DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOMS Test your sleuthing skills in these digital escape rooms. Age levels are recommended for each game room, however anyone is welcome to give it a try. Visit the Teen webpage to participate. September - A Day in the Life at Conway High Recommended for grades 6 - 8 October - The Haunted Park Recommended for high school grades November - Animal Run-On Around Recommended for grades 6 - 8 December - The Night Before Christmas Recommended for grades 4+ CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Programs are for teens ages 12 - 18 and in grades 7 - 12. It may be cold outside but that's nothing warm hugs can't fix! GMPL will once again play host to not one, but TWO friends from Arendelle! Have a magical visit with sisters Anna and Elsa as they journey into the unknown of GMPL with photo opportunities, games, crafts, and more! Please only register the children who will be in attendance. A big thank you to Believe Dream Dare for letting their friends come visit us! Frozen: An Amazingly Warm Visit from Arendelle Saturday, December 3, 1:30 PM TWEEN PROGRAMS Tween Video Games Tuesday, September 13, October 11, November 15, December 13, 4 PM Come hang out with us and play one of these great systems: PS3 or PS4, Nintendo Switch or Wii, Xbox 360 or One. Enjoy light refreshments. Tween Cafe Mondays, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 5, 4 PM Registration is not required. 9/26: No Bake Recipe(s) 10/24: Get your Act Together: A Lesson in Improv Acting 11/28: Part I of Author for a Day: Tweens will brainstorm and begin writing/workshopping their books. It can be a book of poetry, a screenplay, a play or musical, graphic novel, picture book--- the sky is the limit! 12/5: Part II of Author for a Day: Tweens will read their original stories. Choose to keep your literary masterpiece or turn them in to Maggie to be added to GMPL's permanent collection! The 2nd Annual Harry Potter Cooking Challenge Monday, October 24, 6 PM Midview High School Welcome to The 2nd Annual Harry Potter Cooking Challenge (it's our Chamber of Secrets year!) Five teams of three will compete against each other by preparing a magical appetizer, entrée, and dessert with their own pantry ingredients brought from home while also transfiguring mystery basket ingredients! Our Cooking Challenge will once again take place at Midview High School, Room 212. YOUTH SERVICES Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins August 17. Music & Movement Wednesdays, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, 11:30 AM Toddlers and high energy preschoolers will love this program! Learn your letters, explore numbers, and interact with a great story while you move to the music. Parent participation is encouraged! Registration is not required. Children - First Monday of Each Month 4 - 5 PM Come on in and kick it with Korra! Read her a story, sing her a song, or just spend some quality time with Korra. Every first Monday of the month, Korra comes with her caregiver, Tina. The Triumph and Tragedy of Edgar Allan Poe With Presentations with Pizzazz Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 PM Join Susan Cannavino of Presentations with Pizazz for a creative and informative presentation on the life of Edgar Allan Poe. This 19th century American writer suffered so much loss and death; as the tragedy of his life unfolded, Poe expressed his overwhelming sadness and suffering through his poetry and short stories. Registration required. A handkerchief is optional. This is a hybrid program and can be attended either in person or on Zoom. Escape Room - Space Station Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 PM or 4:30 PM Do you have what it takes to escape the space station? Can you keep your cool under pressure? Register for this fun board game style Escape Room. This escape room is recommended for ages 16+. Perfect for teens (ages 12-18 and in grades 7-12) and their parents to try and solve together. Register for one event or another please. Teens - Second Monday of Each Month 4 - 5 PM Come hang out with Korra, the new therapy dog, in the Teen Zone. KICKIN' IT WITH KORRA
Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Friday Saturday Wednesday Thursday Sunday Monday Tuesday Sunday Monday Saturday Friday 21 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 23 26 27 1 4 26 27 2 28 29 30 28 29 30 31 Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM New England Folk in Concert with Andy & Judy 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tween Video Games 4 PM Board Meeting 7 PM Inspired Readers 12 PM Hope & Healing with the Hospice of Western Reserve 10 AM Video Game Day 3:30 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM Graphic Novel Book Club 11 AM New Adult Books for New Adults 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Egyptian-Inspired Necklaces 1:30 PM Tween Cafe 4 PM Funny You Should Ask: A Comedy Presentation for Senior Adults 10 AM Retro 1980s & 90s Note Folding 4 PM Teen Advisory Group 3:30 PM Metal Detecting 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Escape Room: Space Station 3:30 & 4:45 PM Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Wreck This Journal Club 3:30 PM Armored Warriors of the Deep 6:30 PM BYOB Board Game Night 6 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM The Importance of a Community Health Center With Lorain County Health & Dentistry 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tween Video Games 4 PM Board Meeting 7 PM Inspired Readers 12 PM VolunTeens 4 PM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM Dark & Twisty Book Club 6:30 PM Training a Happy, Healthy Dog 6:30 PM Graphic Novel Book Club 11 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM The Triumph and Tragedy of Edgar Allan Poe 6:30 PM Music & Movement 11:30 AM Hope & Healing with the Hospice of Western Reserve 10 AM Video Game Day 3:30 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM Tween Cafe 4 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls 6 PM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 10 AM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 6:30 PM Music & Movement 11:30 AM Egyptian-Inspired Necklaces 1:30 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM Community Collaborator Connect to a Cause Community Collaborator Old Grafton School Happy Halloween Friends Preview Day 9:30 AM - 1 PM Teen Advisory Group 6 PM Library Closed Saturday hours return to 9:30 AM - 5 PM Sunday hours return to 1 - 5 PM
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Thursday Wednesday Sunday Monday Tuesday 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 30 27 4 5 23 24 25 26 5 28 1 2 3 29 30 31 Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM History and Music of the 1960's 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Board Meeting 7 PM Inspired Readers 12 PM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM Brines, Rubs, & Marinades 6 PM Graphic Novel Book Club 11 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tween Video Games 4 PM Music & Movement 11:30 AM Hope & Healing with the Hospice of Western Reserve 10 AM Video Game Day 3:30 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM BYOW Glitter Nutcrackers 7 PM New Adult Books for New Adults 6:30 PM Tween Cafe 4 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Teen Advisory Group 3:30 PM Lotus Flower Lanterns 6 PM Wreck This Journal Club 3:30 PM Frozen: An Amazingly Warm Visit from Arendelle 1:30 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM Tween Cafe 4 PM The Discovery of a Masterpiece 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM All Boxed Up 3:30 PM Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM Dark & Twisty Book Club 6:30 PM Christmas Movie Trivia Night 7 PM Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration 6 - 8 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tween Video Games 4 PM Board Meeting 7 PM Music & Movement 11:30 AM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 6:30 PM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 10 AM Inspired Readers 12 PM Hope & Healing with the Hospice of Western Reserve 10 AM Video Game Day 3:30 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM Kickin' It With Korra 4 PM Friends Book Sale October 31 - November 4 Bag Day November 4 Community Collaborator Boys and Girls Club of Lorain County Community Collaborator Shop Our Local Businesses
6 GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG Inspired Readers Wednesdays at 12 PM 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14 Join facilitator Peggy Wyar for a lively discussion of a different inspiring book each month. Feel free to bring your lunch. Dark & Twisty Book Club Thursdays, 10/13, 12/8, 6:30 PM If you like things that go bump in the night, please join Kim every other month for a scarily good discussion! Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion Wednesdays, 10/26, 12/28,10 AM or Thursdays, 10/27, 12/29, 6:30 PM Join us every other month for a lively discussion of a chosen book. Light refreshments are served. ADULT BOOK CLUBS Copies of books are available in the Library in advance prior to the meeting, while supplies last. Call the Library for more information or to place a book on hold. Registration is not required. We offer book clubs for every reader - choose one or more. All are welcome. Level Up Gaming Thursdays, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 6 PM Are you missing video games, but are too old to attend the teen program? If you are an adult who loves to play video games, then this program is for you. Come hang out with other adults, play, and enjoy one of our consoles or bring your own. Light refreshments served. Panel by Panel: Graphic Novel Book Club Saturdays, 9/17, 10/15, 11/12, 11 AM For young and old, new and experienced readers graphic novels are more than just bigger comic books. They allow the reader to experience stories through new perspectives. Not sure where to start? Come to the monthly Panel by Panel book club! Egyptian-Inspired Necklaces Wednesday, September 21, 1:30 PM Saturday, September 24, 1:30 PM Join Evelyn Finley for a hands-on class in jewelry making. Learn how to create beautiful Egyptian-inspired necklaces that make the perfect statement accessory for your fall outfits. BYOB Board Game Night Friday, October 7, 6 PM Bring your friends, your competitive spirit, and the beverage of your choice to the Library for a board game night! Choose from a variety of games, socialize, and enjoy light refreshments. Ages 21 and up. Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Tuesday, October 25, 6 PM Come decorate sugar skulls, a traditional Mexican decoration for the holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn about Día de los Muertos and the importance and cultural context of sugar skulls and design your own to take home! BYOW Glitter Nutcrackers Friday, November 18, 7 PM VFW Grafton Lotus Flower Lanterns Tuesday, November 29, 6 PM Join Chloe Gwon of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for an evening of crafting and education! First, make a beautiful lotus flower paper lantern, perfect for brightening up any room in your home. Then, watch a short documentary on Korean culture to put your new lantern in cultural context. It's the most wonderful time of the year: wine and glitter time! Bring your friends, some snacks, and the beverage of your choice to the VFW of Grafton for some fun holiday painting. This year, we are creating glitter nutcrackers! Sugar plum fairies and mouse kings not included. Ages 21 and up. New Adult Books for New Adults Mondays, 9/19, 11/21, 6:30 PM Join your fellow new adults at Lu's Pizza for a bi-monthly discussion of a new adult book! Attendees are encouraged to order their own food and beverage. September The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz October A Nest of Sparrows by Deborah Raney November Life After by Katie Ganshert December Manchester Christmas by John Gray October Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo December The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson September Stitches by David Small October Kindred by Octavia E. Butler November Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore September One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston November Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin October White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi December Winter People by Jennifer McMahon CRAFTS & GAMES FOR ADULTS Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins August 17.
GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 7 Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins August 17. ADULT PROGRAMMING Need help with your tech? Give us a call! We'll set up a one-on-one appointment for you. Join the Library and Grafton's own Always Best Care Senior Services for a weekly educational program, fun games, and included FREE lunch. Come and meet other seniors, socialize, and learn about all the great assistance available in your own community on a variety of topics! No registration required. TECH TUTOR Hope & Healing with the Hospice of the Western Reserve Thursdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15, 10 AM Join Laurie Mason, LISW-S, ACHP-SW, Bereavement Coordinator for the Hospice of the Western Reserve, who will facilitate a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Come and learn about helpful techniques to deal with your grief and find comfort in a supportive group setting. The Hospice of the Western Reserve asks those who have experienced the loss of a pet, a child under the age of eighteen, or a person who passed away from suicide or homicide to not attend this program. Hunting for Treasure with Metal Detecting Thursday, September 29, 6:30 PM Do you wonder what treasures are in your own backyard? Find out through metal detecting! Join local enthusiast Bruce Bishop for a deep dive into this fascinating activity that leads to exciting discoveries. Armored Warriors of the Deep Thursday, October 6, 6:30 PM Join Shipwreck Hunters Georgann and Mike Wachter for a presentation on early hard hat divers and their “dive armor.” Come hear tales of salvage and treasure about these early diving pioneers in the Great Lakes and see demonstrations of their commercial equipment! The Importance of a Community Health Center With Lorain County Health & Dentistry Monday, October 10, 6:30 PM During Cancer Screening Month, join Judy Cilona of Lorain County Health & Dentistry for a presentation on the value of a strong community healthcare system. She will share information about the services Lorain County Health & Dentistry provide and also discuss the importance of screening yourself for cancer and other key components of taking care of yourself. Training a Happy, Healthy Dog With Paramount Training Thursday, October 13, 6:30 PM Do you have a new puppy in your life you are trying to train? Are you attempting to teach an old dog new tricks? Do you want to learn more about man’s best friend? Join Mel McGrath of Paramount Dog Training and his four-legged friend for a crash course in dog care and obedience training. Discover what your furry friend truly needs to live a balanced life. History and Music of the 1960's Monday, November 7, 6:30 PM The 1960’s were full of historical importance and great music. Join Joel Keller for a deep dive into the memorable events, trends, and music of this turbulent decade. Joel will discuss the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Bobby Kennedy, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the “Summer of Love” and the hippie movement, Woodstock, the British Invasion, and more. Brines, Rubs, & Marinades Thursday, November 10, 6 PM Learn the simple steps of brining your Thanksgiving bird from home chef Tami Mullins. Tami will also share great ideas for injecting pork butt, chicken, and delicious side dishes for the holidays. Be sure to pick up a list of her favorite store brands as well. Your stomach wants you here. Attendees will also enjoy tasty samples. The Discovery of a Masterpiece Monday, December 5, 6:30 PM Join Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, New Jersey, for a presentation on her incredible story of unearthing art history. While cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial, she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s. Come and hear about the search for a mysterious piece’s provenance and how it became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. This is a hybrid program and can be attended either in person or on Zoom. Join Susan Cannavino of Presentations with Pizazz for a creative and informative presentation on the life of Edgar Allan Poe. This 19th century American writer suffered so much loss and death; as the tragedy of his life unfolded, Poe expressed his overwhelming sadness and suffering through his poetry and short stories. Registration required. A handkerchief is optional. This is a hybrid program and can be attended either in person or on Zoom. The Triumph and Tragedy of Edgar Allan Poe With Presentations with Pizzazz Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library Tuesdays at 10 AM September 13, 20, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29 December 6, 13, 20 Funny You Should Ask: A Comedy Presentation for Senior Adults Tuesday, September 27, 10 AM Join Joel Keller for a humorous hour of fast-paced jokes, one-liners, funny cartoons, and novelty songs—all especially for senior citizens. Registration is not required.
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