fine-free! Pet Food and Toy Drive Friday, July 1–Saturday, July 30 in the Library Girard Swing Band (6:308pm) 50/50 & Basket Raffles Strawberry sundaes & shortcakes for sale Thurs., Jun. 9, 6pm Thurs., Jul. 28, 6pm The Library is excited to announce that we have eliminated fines for overdue materials, except for WiFi hotspots. Replacement fees must still be paid for materials not returned. 40 North Main Street, Niles, OH 44446 www.mcklib.org 330-652-1704 Readers and listeners of all ages are encouraged to participate in summer reading. Participate on paper or online using Beanstack. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, visit www.mcklib.org/SummerReading2022. Summer Reading for All Ages Sat., Jun. 4–Sat., Jul. 30 2022 Ohio GeoClash: a Geocaching Event Wed., Jun. 8–Sunday, June 12 Join treasure hunters all over Trumbull County by enjoying special events and finding these mysterious GPS locations— free and hosted by the Ohio Geocaching Association. Register at ohgeo.org. Oceans of Possibilities Art Contest Fri., Jul. 1–Saturday, July 30 on Facebook Calling artist of all ages! Submit your entries from July 1–19; vote from July 21–28. Winners announced on July 30—prizes must be picked up at the Library. Visit www.mcklib.org/ArtContest for more information. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us from 6:30-8pm on Thursdays on the grounds for free summer concerts! June 9 June 16 June 23 July 7 July 21 July 28 Girard Swing Band Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Niles The John Reese Project Cortland Community Band Full House Band Random Strangers Cin City and the Saints Show your love for our furry friends by donating to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County! For details on needed donations, please visit mcklib.org/PetFoodDrive. Donations may be dropped off at the Library or at the Animal Welfare League. Please make sure all donations are unopened and unexpired. Thank you! Sponsored by the Bauman Estate Sponsored by the Steib Family Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Sponsored by the Bauman Estate Sponsored by the Bauman Estate Jazz/Oldies/Motown Country and Western 60s & 70s variety Classic Rock/Motown/Oldies Join the Friends of the Library for food, basket raffles, music and fun! Cin City and the Saints will play from 6:30-8pm.
First Lady Ida McKinley’s 175th Birthday Celebration Sat., Jun. 11, 12–4 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home and National McKinley Birthplace Museum Join us to learn about William and Ida McKinley, enjoy light refreshments, and participate in a scavenger hunt for the chance to win a prize! The Mahoning River: Past, Present, and Future Sat., Jun. 25, 2–3 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home and on Zoom Felicia Armstrong and Colleen McLean from the Friends of the Mahoning River will discuss the river's history, including its importance to industry and use as a shipping corridor. They will also discuss the pollution of the river and past and current conditions, including ways to get involved. To register for the in-person event, please call 330-652-1704, ext. 3. Register for the Zoom event at mcklib.org/river. One-on-One Technology Help in the Library Tuesdays, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. Looking for help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? Not sure how to set up an email address? Need a crash course in Libby or Hoopla? We’ve got your back! Sign up for a Technology Help appointment in the library. Appointments last 45 minutes. Make an appointment at 330-652-1704, ext. 3. Book Chat Mondays, June 27, July 18, August 15, 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home -or- Thursdays, June 2, July 7, August 4, 3 p.m. at Niles S.C.O.P.E. Books are available at the Library. June The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton by Eleanor Ray July The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl August Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Mystery Readers’ Book Club Wednesdays, June 29, July 27, August 31, 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home or on Zoom Books are available at the Library. To register for the event on Zoom, please call 330-652-1704, ext. 3 or visit mcklib.org. June The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman July The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran August The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Pirate Murder Mystery Events Sat., Jun. 18, 10:30–11:30 a.m., 2–3 p.m. -or- 3:30–4:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home Captain Al B. Tross has been killed, and his treasure is nowhere to be found. Can you solve the mystery (or avoid being caught) before the time runs out? To register, please call 330-652-1704, ext. 3. Limit 6 people per event. Mini-Canvas Painting at McKinley Birthplace Home for Families, Saturday, July 9, 2–3 p.m. for Adults, Saturday, July 9, 3:30–4:30 p.m. All materials will be provided—just bring your creativity! To register, please call 330-652-1704, ext. 3. For those who cannot attend, craft kits will be available for pickup from the library starting the Monday after the event. Craft kits are first come, first served while supplies last. Play Like a Viking: Tablut Tournament Saturday, July 23, 2:30–4:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home or on Zoom Join us to learn the ancient Viking board game Tablut. Once you know the rules, you’ll face off against other attendees in a winner-take-all tournament. To register, please call 330652-1704, ext. 3. Register for the Zoom event at mcklib.org/Tablut. Grief 101 Thurs., Aug. 11, 6–7 p.m. on Zoom Learn about the grieving process and how to create a new normal as you work through your grief. Presented by Hospice of the Valley’s LSW Bereavement Facilitator Kimberly Calhoun. To register for this virtual program, please visit mcklib.org/Grief101 or call 330-652-1704, ext. 3. This program will not be recorded. Green Crafting with “Plarn” Sat., Aug. 20, 2–3 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home or on Zoom Learn how to make “plarn” (plastic yarn) and crochet a dish scrubber. To register for in-person, please call 330-6521704, ext. 3. Register for the Zoom event at mcklib.org/Plarn. Craft kits will be available for pickup starting the day before the event, while supplies last. DISCUSS PLAY Understanding Depression with Cadence Care Network Tues., Aug. 23, 6–7 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home and on Zoom Struggling with feelings of depression? You're not alone. Join us as Ms. Barb, LISW and adjunct professor at YSU, explains the symptoms of depression and when to ask for help. She’ll also share tips for keeping yourself in a positive frame of mind and discuss why it's so hard to talk about mental illness. To register for the in-person event, please call 330-652-1704, ext. 3. To register for the virtual event, please visit mcklib.org/Understanding-Depression. If unvaccinated, please wear a mask at in-person events. CREATE LEARN
If unvaccinated, please wear a mask at indoor events. SUMMER READING KICKOFF Oceans of Fun Magic Show presented by Jim Kleefeld Sat., Jun. 4, 2-3 p.m. on the grounds, weather permitting Join us as we experience the magnificent magic show "Oceans of Fun," presented by Jim Kleefeld. Registration is not required. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the National McKinley Birthplace Museum. STORYTIME Tuesdays June 7-July 28, 10 a.m. on the side lawn of the McKinley Birthplace Home, weather permitting Storytimes encourage a love of reading with fun stories, rhymes, and crafts. Stop by to celebrate a different theme each week! Caregivers and their children ages 0–4 years are invited to attend in-person storytimes. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the youth programming room of the McKinley Birthplace Home. Please enter using the left rear door of the Home. SUMMER READING FINALE Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show Sat., July 30, 2-3 p.m. on the grounds, weather permitting Enjoy a fun and very hands-on event for kids of all ages. See captive-born exotic animals up close and personal with Outback Ray as he presents his animal show! Registration is not required. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the National McKinley Birthplace Museum. WONDROUSWEDNESDAYS Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Families are invited to join us for fun weekly programs. Registration not required. Events scheduled June 8 The Wonderful World of Bubbles, presented by Zap Entertainment in the National McKinley Birthplace Museum June 15 Think Blue, Go Green! presented by Trumbull County Soil & Water Conservation on the grounds June 22 Beach Blanket Bingo on the grounds - join us with a beach blanket or beach towel for a chance to win prizes! June 29 Oceans of Possibilities presented by storyteller and author Lindsay Bonilla on the grounds July 6 Mad Science of Northeast Ohio on the grounds July 13 Full STEAM Ahead with interactive technology in the National McKinley Birthplace Museum July 20 Sinking of the Maine presented Museum Director Belinda Weiss in the National McKinley Birthplace Museum July 27 Lawn Games, including cornhole, giant Connect 4 and PLINKO, on the grounds TEEN PROGRAMS Join us on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm at the McKinley Birthplace Home June 9 Summer Reading Kickoff - Under the Sea Trivia and Pizza Party Join us for fun, games, pizza and drinks and try your hand at trivia for chances to win gift cards. June 16 Tie Die Make your own beautiful tie dye creation! Bring your own item or use what we provide. June 23 Seashell Painting Sit back and relax while painting a seashell that you could enter into this year's art contest! Shells will need to be picked up at a later date to allow time for drying. June 30 Slime & Anime Enjoy the first few episodes of the anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime while making your own slime version of main character Rimuru to take home. July 7 Paper Making Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Learn how used paper can be transformed into your own custom sheet. Final products will need picked up at a later date to allow time for drying. July 14 Ocean UV Resin Art Make your own ocean-themed UV resin art using mermaid tail molds, seashell molds and glitter. July 21 Build a Coral Reef Use pasta, paint, and more to create your own coral reef. July 28 Summer Reading Finale Close out the summer with a "pool party," as we enjoy snacks and the first few episodes of an anime about a boy's high school swim team. take place on the grounds will be moved to the National McKinley Birthplace Museum in case of inclement weather.
featured Database Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects—including electrical, plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, and remodeling. Library Board of Trustees Michelle Gray, President James A. Yuhasz, Vice President Meredith Elliott, Secretary Sandy Bilovesky Kadie Bowen Jeffrey Thomas John Yuhasz Friends of the Library Kadie Bowen, President 330-544-0199 Follow us on social media @McKinleyLibrary McKinley Memorial Library @McKinleyMemorialLibrary GRAB & GO HOURS CURBSIDE HOURS Mon - Thu: 9am-7pm Fri & Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: CLOSED Mon - Thu: 9am-6pm Fri & Sat: 9am-4pm Sun: CLOSED McKinley Birthplace Home Mondays & Wednesdays 10am - 4pm, closed from 12-1pm for lunch Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 6 to arrange for different times. CONTACT US Phone: 330-652-1704 Fax: 330-652-5788 Email: email@example.com Department Extensions Circulation, ext. 1 Reference/Adult Services, ext. 3 Children's Room/Teens, ext. 4 Birthplace Home, ext. 6 Library Director Michelle Alleman, ext. 5 Made possible by the Friends of the Library. Call 330-652-1704 ext. 1 to make an appointment. Check out Home Improvement Reference Center by visiting www.mcklib.org > Find Information > Research Databases > H > Home Improvement Reference Center Flash Drives for Sale Need a storage device? We've got you covered! 8 GB flash drives are available to purchase for $5. HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day The Library and the City of Niles Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to offer a StoryWalk in Stevens Park. For more details, visit www.mcklib.org/StoryWalk. June July August I Love You with All of My Hearts by Lindsay Bonilla The Sea Knows by Alice B. McGinty and Alan B. Havis Change Sings by Amanda Gorman