2 GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || MAY - AUGUST 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG FROM THE DIRECTOR... Summer is around the corner which means a new summer reading program is about to unfold! While construction goes on within the downtown village, our doors are open. We are here for all your reading and entertainment needs. Make sure to explore the numerous programs we offer for all ages. There are oceans of possibilities for things to do this summer at your public library! Looking forward to seeing you, Adele Infante
GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || MAY - AUGUST 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 3 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. CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS TEEN PROGRAMS ALL AGES & FAMILY PROGRAMS Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins April 20. Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins April 20. Please join Crystal to decorate the Teen Zone for summer, suggest teen programs for the fall, and consider materials for the YA collection. Participants earn community service/volunteer hours. Snacks provided. Teen Advisory Group Tuesday, May 24, 3:30 PM Free Comic Book Day For Teens Saturday, May 7 - During Library Hours The Teen Zone will be giving away free comics to teens on Free Comic Book Day. All comics are rated Teen. Anime & Manga Society Wednesday, May 11, June 8, July 6, 3:30 PM Join the Anime and Manga Society to watch and discuss Anime, draw Manga, and have a light Japanese-style snack and drinks. Video Game Day Thursday, May 19, June 16, July 21, 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 XBox One. Enjoy light refreshments. Tinker Tuesdays at 10 AM June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, 12, Join our partners from the OSU extension office every Tuesday morning at 10 AM to explore and create some wild STEM themed projects. This program is for children ages 7-12. Space is limited. Family Storytime at 11:30 AM Wednesday, June 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6, 13 Join us in the Children's Department every Wednesday at 11:30 AM as we read stories, sing songs, practice finger rhymes, and explore a variety of other early literacy activities designed to create lifelong readers. Registration is not required for this family event. Oceans of Fun Magic Show Saturday, July 16, 11 AM Oceans of Fun Magic show with Jim Kleefeld and his puppet friend Parker Possum is a fun, interactive program for all members of the family, in particular those ages 3-12. Bringing years of experience as a library entertainer, Jim is a favorite throughout the state of Ohio for a reason! You won't want to miss this event! Nora the Explorer Saturday, June 18, 11 AM Grafton's own Nora the Explorer is back with her amazing animals! Explore some creepy, cute, and cool critters. Learn about animals from around the world. Feel the scales of a snake, the breeze off of a parrot's wings, or see a spider tip-toe. Audience participation is a must! What It's Like Being a Photographer at NASA Thursday, June 9, 6:30 PM Marvin Smith, Lead Photographer at NASA Glenn Research Center, will speak about the excitements and challenges of capturing imagery of scientific history in the making. He will also show and speak about his abstract artwork, which was inspired by his work at NASA. Harry Potter Trivia Night Friday, June 24, 7 PM Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with a Harry Potter trivia night! Bring your own team of six or make one here. Enjoy pizza and refreshments, enter a Hogwarts-house-inspired raffle, and compete for the grand prize! Ages 12 and up. Event is free for all who register. MAY The Get Me Home (If You Can) Digital Escape Room i Middle School - Adults Oh no! Your 1968 weekend adventure has turned to disaster. After spending a lovely 3 days in Oregon, you want nothing more than to be home...however it seems that the airline has different plans. Dressed in your best garb, you embark on an adventure just to get yourself home. Can you get there while the happy vacation memories are still fresh? JUNE The Silly, Snacky Sight Words Digital Escape Room Pre K - 2nd Grade Who is hungry? Let's fix up these sight words and have a snack! JULY The Lost Ladybug Digital Escape Room Elementary through Middle School Lola Ladybug wandered off and found herself lost! She needs your help to get back to her favorite window and the rest of her family. AUGUST The Trapped in the Upside Down Digital Escape Room Middle School through Adults As a member of the Hawkins MS AV club, you are distraught to hear that your friend Will has gone missing. You and the remaining members of the party find yourselves in the principal's office, where you discover a police file along with a strange locked box that you realize contains the mysterious portal between you and Will. Upon closer examination of the evidence in the file, you realize that Will is trying to communicate with you from the Upside Down. Can you decipher his messages and get him back to the portal before it closes for good? Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins April 20. For Teens 12-18 and in grades 7-12. This program is funded by the Friends of the GMPL and Read Between the Wines Sponsors. PLEASE NOTE: The Library has recently joined the automated, worldwide OCLC WorldShare interlibrary loan service which will greatly expand our ability to borrow materials we do not have on our own library shelves. Being a part of this large system allows us to borrow materials from institutions all over the United States and bring them here for our patrons. Ask any Information Desk staff member for details about this amazing new service!
Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Friday Saturday Wednesday Thursday Sunday Monday Tuesday Sunday Monday Saturday Friday 25 26 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 1 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 1 2 3 4 29 27 Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins April 20. 30 31 2 3 4 4 29 30 Free Comic Book Day for Teens (During Library Hours) ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Board Meeting 7 PM Inspired Readers 12 PM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM Dark & Twisty Book Club 6:30 PM Phone Photography: How to Make Your Cell Phone Pictures Look Professional 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Video Game Day 3:30 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM Know Your Rights: Workers' Rights with Legal Aid 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Teen Advisory Group 3:30 PM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 10 AM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 6:30 PM Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Library Closed Unlock the Power to Overcome 6:30 PM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tinker Tuesdays 10 AM Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Family Storytime 11:30 AM Inspired Readers 12 PM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Dark & Twisty Book Club 6:30 PM What It's Like Being a Photographer at NASA 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tinker Tuesdays 10 AM Board Meeting 7:00 PM Mindful Breaks with Common Ground 10 AM Family Storytime 11:30 AM Nora the Explorer 11 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tinker Tuesdays 10 AM Family Storytime 11:30 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tinker Tuesdays 10 AM Pompom Dandelion Bouquet 6 PM Family Storytime 11:30 AM Friends of the Library Book Sale during Library Hours Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Pompom Dandelion Bouquet 6 PM Get Me Home (If You Can) Digital Escape Room throughout the month of May. What could you do this month? Be a Volunteer! Silly, Snacky, Sight Words Digital Escape Room throughout the month of June. What could you do this month? Learn about the new invasive species the spotted lanternfly from the OSU Extension Office. Pick up your Mini Masterpiece kit starting today through May 31. Video Game Day 3:30 PM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM Hope & Healing with Hospice of the Western Reserve 10 AM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Hope & Healing with Hospice of the Western Reserve 10 AM Harry Potter Trivia Night 7 PM Treat Thursdays in June and July 3 - 4 PM Bring your dog up to the Library and we'll give your pet a treat. Who knows? There could be people treats too! We hope to see you then. 5
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Thursday Wednesday Sunday Monday Tuesday 30 29 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 30 31 1 2 26 27 28 28 29 5 31 Library Closed Independence Day Tinker Tuesdays 10 AM Friends Meeting 6:30 PM Family Storytime 11:30 AM Anime & Manga Society 3:30 PM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Crash Course in Creative Writing with Michael Garriga 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Tinker Tuesdays 10 AM Board Meeting 7 PM Family Storytime 11:30 AM Inspired Readers 12 PM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Saltwater Painting 6 PM Dark & Twisty Book Club 6:30 PM Oceans of Fun Magic Show 11AM Saltwater Painting 2:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Mindful Breaks with Common Ground 10 AM Hope & Healing with the Western Reserve 10 AM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Video Game Day 3:30 PM Level Up Gaming 6 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 10 AM Treat Thursday 3 - 4 PM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 6:30 PM Friends Meeting 6:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Board Meeting 7 PM Inspired Readers 12 PM BYOB Board Game Night 6 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM ALWAYS Learning at the Library 10 AM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 10 AM Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion 6:30 PM Paper Quilling Greeting Cards 6 PM Paper Quilling Greeting Cards 6 PM The Lost Ladybug Digital Escape Room throughout the month of July. What could you do this month? Donate to the GMPL Endowment Fund. Trapped in the Upside Down Digital Escape Room throughout the month of August. What can you do this month? Learn about Path & Green. Help an area teenage girl. New Adult Books for New Adults 6:30 PM Up, Up, and Away! Balloon Event & Summer Movie 6:30 PM Adult Summer Reading Wrap-Up! 6 PM Up, Up, & Away Movie Rain Date 6 PM Come see us out at the Lorain County Fair! Summer Sizzler Event at North Park 10 AM Get your engine running and tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs FREE from our website
6 GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || MAY - AUGUST 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Registration begins April 20. Inspired Readers Wednesdays at 12 PM 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10 Join facilitator Elizabeth Smith for a lively discussion of a different inspiring book each month. Feel free to bring your lunch. Dark & Twisty Book Club Thursdays at 6:30 PM 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, If you like things that go bump in the night, please join us each month for a scarily good discussion! Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion Wednesday,5/25, 7/27, 8/24, 10 AM or Thursday, 5/26, 7/28, 8/25, 6:30 PM Join us every month for a lively discussion of a chosen book. Light refreshments are served. 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. May - As the Tide Comes In by Cindy & Erin Woodsmall June - The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund July - The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright August - The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels May - The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb June - Wonderland by Zoje Stage July - The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward May - Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber July - Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein August - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan GMPL has a few different genres of book clubs that will meet each month. There's something for everyone. ADULT PROGRAMMING ALWAYS Learning at the Library Tuesdays at 10 AM May 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 August 9, 16, 23, 30 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. Hope & Healing with Hospice of the Western Reserve Thursday, May 5, June 23, July 21, 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. Registration required. Phone Photography: How to Make Your Cell Phone Pictures Look Professional Monday, May 16, 6:30 PM With graduations and summer vacations around the corner, come learn how to shoot photos like a professional with the camera you carry in your pocket. We will discuss basic framing, composition, lighting, and more to help you capture all your picture-perfect moments. Level Up Gaming Thursday, May 19, June 16, July 21, 6 PM Are you an adult who plays video games, but too old to attend teen programs? Then this program is for you. Come hang out with other adults and play video games. Enjoy one of our consoles or bring your own. Light refreshments. Know Your Rights: Workers and Homeowners with Legal Aid Monday, May 23, 6:30 PM Join lawyers from The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for an informational Know Your Rights presentation. They will speak on the rights of workers and homeowners and answer any general questions you have on the topic. Unlock the Power to Overcome Thursday, June 2, 6:30 PM Join Mark Oster, author of the book Unlock the Power to Overcome: Inspiration to Renew Purpose and Hope and Staff Chaplain on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic, for a talk about spiritually—what he learned and what inspired him in working with patients and families going through hospitalizations and traumas. Mindful Breaks with Common Ground Wednesday, June 15, July 20, 10 AM Do you want to go from a feeling of burnout to a feeling of thriving? Do you wish you could be more responsive instead of reactive? Do you want to bring more awareness and focus into your everyday life? Join Karen Jaynes of Common Ground for two unique, interactive sessions of mindfulness activities and learn to live a more peaceful life. No experience necessary.
GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || MAY - AUGUST 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 7 Having trouble with your laptop or phone? Want help digitizing your old photos or learning the best ways to organize and save them for the future? Need to learn how to use digital books with Overdrive for an upcoming trip? Tech Tutor appointments provide one-on-one assistance for all of your technology related questions. Call or visit the Information Desk to book an individual session with a tutor! TECH TUTOR BYOB Board Game Night Friday, August 12, 6 PM Pompom Dandelion Bouquet Tuesday, June 28, 6 PM or Thursday, June 30, 6 PM Join us on either date to learn how to use ordinary yarn in a creative way by making a bouquet of adorable pompom dandelions. They make perfect centerpieces for summer picnics! All materials for the activity are provided. Saltwater Painting Thursday, July 14, 6 PM or Saturday, July 16, 2:30 PM Join us on either date to learn and experiment with a fun watercolor technique! Create your masterpiece with salt and watercolors on a canvas. Please dress comfortably as this might get messy. Crash Course in Creative Writing with Michael Garriga Monday, July 11, 6:30 PM Dr. Michael Garriga, local author and Professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University, will speak about the art of flash fiction: what makes it special and how you can craft it yourself. He will share his best tips for creative writing and read from his own book of flash fiction, The Book of Duels. New Adult Books for New Adults Monday, July 18, 6:30 PM Join your fellow new adults at Franklin Brewing for a bi-monthly discussion of a new adult book! July's title is Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. Fabricating a respectable relationship with a man with whom he shares nothing in common when his rock star father's comeback leads to unwanted attention, Luc stages publicity-friendly dates that become complicated by all-too-real feelings.Copies of the book are available approximately one month before the meeting. Please contact the library at 440-926-3317 for more information or to check on book availability. Bring your friends, your competitive spirt, 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. Paper Quilling Greeting Cards Monday, August 15, 6 PM or Thursday, August 18, 6 PM Join us on either Monday, August 15 or Thursday, August 18 to learn the art of paper rolling called "paper quilling" and make unique greeting cards! All materials and tools needed are provided. Adult Summer Reading Wrap-Up Monday, July 25, 6 PM Come celebrate the end of summer reading with a wrap-up event. Talk about the media you enjoyed over the summer, do a fun activity, and have special ocean-themed treats! Up, Up, and Away! Balloon event and Starlight Summer Movie Saturday, July 23, 6 PM Our Lady Queen of Peace Field Come out and join the Library for an amazing double feature: first, an up-close hot air balloon experience with "Just a Dream" courtesy of Michael Miller and second, once it's dark, a special showing of Disney Pixar's film Up. Bring your blankets and chairs and get ready to have a fun night out. You won't want to miss this family-friendly event!
GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || MAY - AUGUST 2022 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 8 WE THANK OUR VERY GENEROUS DONORS FRIENDS OF GMPL Friends Meetings First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2 A Donation to the Library: Emily, Eve, Larry, & Thomas Dixon in memory of Deborah Gresh Schrum Emily, Eve, Larry, & Thomas Dixon in memory of Millie Karpinski Jane Haught Randall Honoshofsky Katherine Larizza Terry & Karen MacMath in memory of Maryann Remick Lois Newton in memory of Mike Bubb Patricia Samol in memory of John Terenzio III The Smith Family in memory of Frona Wilczak Massey Herron Underwood LLC Wheatley Endowment Fund All Friends members and potential members are welcome to attend!